Fellowship Program

The World Youth Alliance North America has launched four fellowship opportunities for young, passionate, highly motivated, mission-driven, committed young leaders, and offers a rare opportunity for leadership, project management, strategic planning, networking, and on-the-ground work with projects that build up a culture that respects and responds to the dignity of the person.

Each hired fellow will be tasked with building WYA projects through content development or on-the-ground implementation. Specifics are available via each tab.

 

North America Fellowship

Overview

WYA is looking for talented, passionate, and mission-driven individuals to contribute to the rebuilding of the culture in North America. Fellows must have completed undergraduate studies.

WYA NA fellows are tasked with helping to build regional offices and networks for WYA and the implementation of WYA’s global projects, including the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC), as well as an affiliate women’s health program, FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management), in their local communities and regions. The fellow supports the development and expansion of the mission through the establishment of local high school, university, and city chapters, that offer training in the dignity of the human person; networking for and recruiting school administrators, teachers, and doctors for participation in the projects; identifying potential donors; managing and developing local conferences parallel to conferences at WYA headquarters in New York; and more.

Logistics

Application

To apply for this fellowship position, submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for two references), and writing sample to northamerica@wya.net with “NA Fellowship Application – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

Education Fellowship

Overview

Fellows with a background in education, teaching, and/or philosophy may apply. Fellows must have completed undergraduate studies.

Education fellowship work is related to the development of the World Youth Alliance’s Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) project, a K-12 curriculum that educates students in the dignity of the person, their anthropology and powers (i.e., intellect and will), freedom, friendship, and the pursuit of excellence. The fellow develops HDC content as well as contributes to the development of teenFEMM, the sexual education module that follows the core HDC for grades 6-12. He or she also teaches HDC & teenFEMM classes, serves as an International Summer Camp instructor for teenFEMM sessions.

Logistics

  • logistical option #1:
    • move to NY; housing (approx. $1,500 in value) entirely provided
    • fundraise or identify grants to cover monthly stipend to off-set additional costs
  • logistical option #2:
    • come to NY for a month-long internship/training
    • spend the following two months fundraising monthly stipend
    • commit to 6-24 months of working with WYA
    • complete the Certified Training Program (CTP)
    • complete the white paper training and exam

Application

To apply for this fellowship position, submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for two references), and writing sample to northamerica@wya.net with “Education Fellowship Application – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

Advocacy Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

Fellows with experience and education in international relations, law, and/or policy, or advanced degrees (master’s/magister degree, J.D. or L.L.M., or Ph.D.), may apply.

Advocacy fellowships work is related to our international advocacy efforts. Depending on current needs and the fellows’ skills, work may involve: representing WYA at the UN; communicating WYA’s work, viewpoint, and mission to our members and/or to possible allies who are delegates or members of civil society; research and writing; and developing advocacy materials.

Advocacy fellows must have: education and/or experience in international relations and law/policy; command of core principles of international law; good analytical abilities; and excellent oral and written English. The following qualifications, while not required, will be viewed favorably: a degree in law; an advanced degree in international relations; Spanish language skills; French language skills. Depending on the applicants’ skills and interests, and WYA’s needs, skills in networking and maintaining contacts, writing, teaching/presenting, creating content for training and campaigns will be useful.

Logistics

  • Move to NY; housing (approx. $1,500 in value) entirely provided
  • Fundraise or identify grants to cover monthly stipend to off-set additional costs
  • Commit to 6-24 months of working with WYA/FEMM
  • Complete the Certified Training Program (CTP)
  • Complete the white paper training and exam

Application

To apply for this fellowship position, submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for two references), and writing sample to northamerica@wya.net with “Advocacy Fellowship Application – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

Women’s Health and Education Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

A women’s health & education fellow works with WYA’s sister organization, FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management). The fellow supports the development & expansion of FEMM programs, particularly FEMM Teacher Training & teenFEMM; the Online Teacher Training Course; and FEMM & teenFEMM presentations for schools, etc. She also teaches FEMM & teenFEMM classes, serves as an International Summer Camp instructor for teenFEMM sessions, and contributes to research, materials development, promotion and marketing through local contacts and various social media platforms, as website maintenance and development.

Fellows must have completed undergraduate studies.

Logistics

Application

To apply for this fellowship position, submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for two references), and writing sample to northamerica@wya.net with “Women’s Health & Education Fellowship Application – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

Fellowship Overview

WYA is looking for talented, passionate, and mission-driven individuals to contribute to the rebuilding of the culture in North America.

A fundraising management fellow is responsible for the creation and implementation of an annual regional strategic fundraising plan together with the WYA NA Regional Director, and will work to support the fundraising targets of the region by writing grant proposals, meeting with donor targets, doing research on funding opportunities and organizing fundraising projects or campaigns.

Fellows must have completed undergraduate studies.

Logistics

Application

To apply for this fellowship position, submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for two references), and writing sample to northamerica@wya.net with “Fundraising Management Fellowship Application – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who supervises working fellows?

Fellows report directly to the Regional Director for WYA NA.

2. What is the selection process?

Upon submitting their resume and cover letter, fellows will be asked to submit a more extensive application, answering a selection of questions specific to their fellowship of choice. Two interview rounds follow before hiring for the fellowship.

3. Are there fellowship deadlines? When do fellows start to work?

All fellowship applications are considered on a rolling basis. Fellows begin to work as soon as they’re hired–most will begin over the summer following graduation.

4. Who can apply to be a fellow?

We require all fellows to be 18-30 years old and have a completed B.A. degree.

5. Are fellows trained?

Hired fellows receive training in fundraising, project management, leadership, networking, the WYA mission, and more.

6. Of what does training in fundraising consist?

Training in fundraising prepares a fellow to fundraise their entire stipend by building a financial support team through their local communities, etc. Training gives the fellow all necessary tools in order to build this team–networking, fundraising, accounting, and more.

7. Where can fellows live?

Fellows can live anywhere of their choice, but it is recommended that fellows select a location with many networking opportunities–locations with universities, high schools, medical clinics, and a large young adult community are recommended for growing WYA projects.

8. Can I work a part-time job while working a WYA fellowship?

No. A hired fellow commits to the WYA mission full-time during the fellowship.

9. Do fellows receive vacation time and sick days?

Yes. Certain holidays are given to fellows, with ten additional paid vacation days and five sick days.

10. Does WYA provide health insurance?

No, WYA is unable to provide health insurance.