Hurford Youth Fellowship Applications 2015-2016. Apply Now!


Trainings & Fellowship

Location (s)

  • United States of America

Required Language (s)



The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program in Washington, DC. Youth leaders from around the world will be considered for two positions throughout the year. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills and benefit from and contribute to the development of the World Youth Movement.



A project developing online discussion platforms to generate active engagement among World Youth Movement members around the world will be central to each fellowship. Hurford Youth Fellows will organize and lead a series of online discussions and information-sharing sessions on key democracy issues that they will identify in consultation with the Secretariat and Leadership Board. Materials for, and the results of, each discussion will be compiled, presented, and shared globally in a creative manner.

Specifically, each fellow will engage in the following activities:  Facilitate online discussions;  Maintain a weekly blog for the World Youth Movement website;  Conduct research on topics such as civic education, the role of youth in policy development, and youth activities against corruption;  Develop online resources, such as a collection of related publications and training materials;  Write articles for the World Youth Movement newsletter;  Identify a current, ongoing activity, develop strategies for enhancing its impact, and take the lead in implementing those strategies;  Take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Youth Movement; and  Participate in relevant events and discussions in Washington, D.C., to deepen understanding of issues and build working relationships.

Each fellow will also make at least one formal presentation of their work during their stay. Presentations may be open to the public or geared to a more select audience and will typically focus on the fellow’s online discussion topics. Upon the successful completion of each fellowship at NED, the fellow will serve as a regional/country focal point, working with the Youth Democracy Ambassadors to remain involved and take the lead in World Youth Movement activities.

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April 27, 2015

Cost for a participant:

Fully Funded


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