Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public PolicyAre you still looking for something to do after graduation? If you hold any interest in Women and Public Policy, the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship may be for you.

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.

Fellowship Coordinator
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.

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