United Nations Foundation Malaria Fellowship Program

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Eligibility:
Applicants should be enrolled in a degree-granting program in an undergraduate school during the fellowship and have a demonstrated interest in global health, international development, and Jewish social justice values. Preference given to Sophomores and Juniors.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm EST, September 30th, 2014

Program Description:
The United Nations Malaria Fellowship Program is a year-long program which aims to increase awareness about malaria among college students and empower them to act Jewishly in support of malaria prevention, diagnostics, and treatments - especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.  UN Foundation Malaria Fellows will work under the Nothing But Nets campaign of the United Nations Foundation and will work in partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.  The program will incorporate awareness-raising activities, advocacy, and fundraising in support of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The United Nations Foundation Malaria Fellowship Program will begin in October 2014 and continue through early May 2015.  The program is broken into four themes: education, advocacy, fundraising and partnership. Fellows will be asked to complete two to three substantial education and advocacy actions per semester and two fundraising and partnership actions per year. 

Throughout the year, fellows will also fundraise to help raise awareness and send insecticide-treated mosquito nets to Sub-Saharan Africa. Fellows will be expected to think creatively and appropriately about what methods they use to achieve each month’s objective with the involvement and support of the Religious Action Center and Nothing But Nets.

Expectations:

Malaria Fellows should expect to spend 4-7 hours per week on activities related to the fellowship.  While both the Religious Action Center and Nothing But Nets will offer continued support and guidance throughout the fellowship, individuals will be expected to be self-starting and self-reliant and should feel confident in their own ability to promote messaging, manage people and events, and schedule meetings and other activities.  

Fellows will work with program staff to set year-long goals in October and will be expected to report monthly progress toward each goal. 

There will be several mandatory events throughout the fellowship, including one live webinar at the beginning of October, a 2-day training in Washington, D.C. (to be held November 16th and 17th), and six 30-minute phone calls throughout the Fellowship to train fellows and provide ongoing support.

Please ensure that you are available on the dates of the training (November 16-17) in Washington, DC, before applying to the program. Flight, hotel, and most food expenses while in Washington will be provided. In addition, each fellow will receive a $300 stipend to offset activity and outreach costs on campus.

Benefits to Fellows:

Fellows will gain professional experience in grassroots fundraising, global development, and advocacy. Fellows will also have the opportunity to build professional relationships with Religious Action Center and Nothing But Nets staff.

To Apply:

Click here to access the application. Please fill out the application in its entirety and upload a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in this fellowship and why you are well-suited to it, along with a resume. Applications are due on September 12th at 5:00pm EST. Please email inuell@rac.org should you have any technical issues with the application.  

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