Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) is accepting applications for its 2018-19 Nonresident Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to constructive dialogue surrounding U.S.-Turkey relations and Turkey’s role in the international community. We encourage graduate students, young researchers and professionals, and practitioners with a special interest in U.S.-Turkey relations to apply. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): security, education, humanitarian aid and refugee issues, energy, economy, technology, citizen diplomacy, and international exchange.
DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP
Starting in September or October 2018, successful applicants will serve as nonresident fellows for a duration of nine months, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three months. ** This is a remote position. **
NONRESIDENT FELLOWSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
THO Nonresident Fellows will be expected to:
- Contribute remotely, on a regular basis, to THO scholarship and discussions through both formal research and informal consultation.
- Participate in an online network of other nonresident fellows.
- Support the development of initiatives that enrich people-to-people ties between the U.S. and Turkey.
- Create platforms for relevant stakeholders, opinion leaders, civil society members, and policy-makers to engage in constructive dialogue on issues related to Turkish foreign policy and U.S.-Turkey relations.
REQUIRED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THO
During the fellowship period, THO Nonresident Fellows will be expected to:
- Produce one blog post per month, between 800 and 1000 words in length.
- Produce one article every three months between 1000 and 4000 words in length.
- Lead the organization of and/or participate as a speaker in at least one THO webinar/teleconference on topics related to THO’s mission.
- Organize at least one event in their own cities with relevant institutions, such as universities, NGOs, or social action groups. At the event, the nonresident fellow will represent THO and help facilitate THO’s connection with global partners.
- Applicants may be of any nationality between the ages of 22 and 40.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A major in political science, international relations, or another relevant field preferred.
- At least two years of relevant work or academic experience in a field related to the proposed area of study.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English. Turkish or other foreign language proficiency is a plus but not required.
- Committed to THO’s mission to promote discussion and dialogue around Turkey’s role in the international community and issues of importance in the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship.
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