Zolberg-IRC Fellowship: President’s Office

  • New York, NY
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Website The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

The Zolberg Institute is pleased to open applications to join the Fall 2019 cohort of Zolberg – International Rescue Committee Fellows. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2019. To be eligible, you must be a matriculated student at The New School for the full duration of the fellowship.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to the hiring committee, CV and three work samples (writing and/or design portfolio) as one single PDF to Meryl Makielski makielsm@newschool.edu with “IRC Zolberg Fellow” and the position for which you are applying clearly in the subject line.

Project Aim: Foundational research on migration and humanitarian policy to support the President’s Office at the IRC

Project Description: The President’s Office in the IRC is currently engaged in a series of forward-thinking policy discussions examining the evolution of trends in conflict, displacement, and crisis relief. As the IRC pursues a goal of becoming a policy and thought leader in the humanitarian aid community, engaging with these challenging, cross-cutting policy issues will be critical. This fellow will help achieve that goal by focusing on the following:

  • Help identify key policy debates in the conflict, displacement, and crisis relief space where there has been insufficient critical thinking but are likely to gain importance over the next decade.
  • Research these policy issues, including developing a literature review and identifying key subject matter experts.
  • Synthesize research and present information in both written and oral form, highlighting key points of debate that IRC organizational leadership should discuss in greater depth.
  • Assist the President’s Office with additional administrative tasks and short-term research as necessary.

This fellow would get the opportunity to work directly with the IRC’s executive leadership on key policy debates within the migration and humanitarian community. They would get the opportunity to help the president’s staff develop a research plan to explore emerging policy issues and generate a conversation within the organization on to best approach these issues.

Potential Travel: TBD

Student skill-sets sought: Humanitarian policy, migration and refugee policy, conflict studies, professional writing, organizational and administrative skills