Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.
Al-Shabaka is seeking a short-term US fellow to work on a topic of relevance to Palestinian policy. Possible themes include, but are not limited to, conditioning US aid to Israel or US-Palestine relations in the age of Trump. The fellowship will last for a four-month period, with an anticipated start date in late October 2020. The position is part-time and remote-based, though we require that the fellow be located within the US.
The Visiting US Fellow will undertake research on their proposed topic and produce a thorough and innovative policy brief of approximately 3,000 words. They will present the policy brief’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations to different audiences. This outreach work will include speaking on webinars, meeting with civil society representatives, briefing policymakers, penning an op-ed for major news outlets, and appearing on local and international media.
In particular, the fellow will be expected to organize and undertake the following outreach activities at a minimum:
- 2 webinar talks
- 2 meetings with civil society representatives
- 2 meetings with policymakers
- 1 op-ed
- 1 media appearance
Fellows will be mid-career professionals and are in the first instance identified from among the members of Al-Shabaka’s policy network. The successful candidate will have a command of English and a proven track record of published policy analysis in think tanks, academic institutions, and/or media outlets. Expertise on US policy and a good knowledge of Arabic is preferred. Al-Shabaka is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we actively recruit people of color, women, persons rendered disabled, and LGBTQIA+ people.
The Visiting US Fellow will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the fellowship term.
- Policy Brief: 120 hours
- 2 webinars: 6 hours (including prep)
- 2 meetings with policymakers: 6 hours (including prep)
- 1 op-ed: 8 hours
- Total: 140 hours
Please email your resume to [email protected] with your name and "Visiting US Fellow" in the subject line. Please also include a brief abstract (1-2 paragraphs) summarizing your proposed area of research, as well as a cover letter providing additional information regarding your work as it relates to this position and why you would be interested in working for Al-Shabaka. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2020.