Connecting and advocating for Black Women globally through acts of kindness and public policy.

Fellowship Program 2016-2017

The vision of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) is to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy. IBWPPI’s mission is to work in the United States and internationally to convene hearings and discussions to evaluate the impact of current public policies and to initiate new policies that address the major threats to the well-being of Black women and their families.

Fellowship Summary:

IBWPPI has an opening for a 2017-2018 Fellow who will join the leadership team in Washington D.C. The Fellow will be granted a stipend and ground transportation allowance for the duration of the fellowship.

Under the direction of IBWPPI’s leadership, the fellow will also assist with membership development, communications and the coordination of IBWPPI’s Internship Program. The ideal candidate will be able to gain a better understanding and appreciation for the passion and drive behind grassroots advocacy and the mobilization between Black women worldwide as the catalyst to social change and transformation. Fellows will have an opportunity to travel abroad and participate in the annual international convening of key influencers and policy shapers.

Responsibilities include:

• Conduct Research for Projects, Programs and Funding.

• Provide leadership and coordination of internship program.

• Represent the organization and President as needed.

• Provide leadership and administrative coordination of core projects.

• Participate in the Young Ambassadors Program.

• Participate in the production of the Annual Impact Report for IBWPPI.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a graduate or post graduate student, or a mid-level career woman interested in international relationships, global citizenship, public diplomacy and public policy. Candidates must have secured housing and access to transportation to get to the IBWPPI office daily.

Interested applicants must also have strong writing skills in addition to strong communication skills. Such individuals should be a motivated self-starter capable of taking the initiative to produce tangible results.

Compensation:

While this is an unpaid position, a ground travel stipend, expense allowance and meal stipend will be provided throughout the duration of the internship. The time-frame is September 30, 2017, through September 30, 2018.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (2-5 pages) as one document with the subject line, “Executive Fellowship” to Barbara@ibwppi.org by September 30, 2016.

Internship Program – Year Round

About Us:

The vision of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) is to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy. IBWPPI’s mission is to work in the United States and internationally to convene hearings and discussions to evaluate the impact of current public policies and to initiate new policies that address the major threats to the well-being of Black women and their families.

Internship Summary:

IBWPPI is looking for an intern to play an instrumental role in expanding our research and policy efforts domestically and abroad. The opportunity to work with a young and influential organization like IBWPPI will allow the policy analyst to creatively explore areas of interest relating to public policy making, global citizen participation, and community economic development while having a meaningful impact on the organization’s growth and development. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to gain a better appreciation for the passion and drive behind grassroots advocacy and the mobilization between Black women worldwide as the catalyst to social change. With a small and dedicated staff, the policy analyst will regularly engage directly with members of IBWPPI’s leadership.

Responsibilities include:

• Data base management and social media coordination

• Membership drive coordination and tracking

• Research congressional policies and briefings that supports the mission of IBWPPI.

• Determining and analyzing the policy platform of selected members of congress as it relates to IBWPPI’s constituencies;

• Supporting the organization research and advocacy portfolio relating to the human trafficking, education, healthcare, etc. of Black women and girls in the United States;

• Providing written summaries and/or analyses on research reports within the aforementioned subject areas;

• Providing assistance in identifying and developing relationships with key collaborators around international issues; and

• Other administrative tasks as needed

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is an upper level under graduate, first year graduate student or recent graduate with interests in public policy, international development, sociology, anthropology or a related field. Interested applicants must also have strong research and writing skills in addition to strong communication skills. Such individual should be a motivated self-starter capable of taking the initiative to produce tangible results. The duration of this internship is 8-10 weeks (or one semester) with the option to renew for a second semester.

While this is an unpaid position, a travel and meal stipend will be provided throughout the duration of the internship.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line, Applicant Internship 2016-2017 Policy Analyst” to Admin@ibwppi.org

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