The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research will offer one fellowship for 2010-2011:
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women’s studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women’s issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for 2009-2010 include:
- The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, and paid sick leave.
- The work and welfare experiences of low-income women at the state and national levels.
- Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
- Expanding access to income supports for women such as Unemployment Insurance and Family Leave.
- Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.
- Older women’s economic issues, including social security and pensions.
- Women’s civic activism and new strategies for engaging a diverse range of organizations in women’s-issue activism.
- The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
All Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including such tasks as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library, and answering telephones.
Compensation for the fellowship is $20,000 over the 9 month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The positions are full-time and generally span the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is an affirmative action employer and people of color are encouraged to apply.
A Cover letter, a resume, a list of relevant classes taken (this list can be included with the resume), a 3-7 page writing sample, should be submitted via MOJO.
Two confidential (sealed) letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the address below.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
Letters of recommendation must be sent by mail or emailed to the Fellowship Coordinator directly by the recommender.
Applications for the 2009-2010 Fellowships are due by March 2, 2010.