2013-2014 Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

December 14, 2012

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The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

IWPR will offer one fellowship for 2013-2014:

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women’s studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women’s issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Research areas for 2013-2014 include:

  • The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid      sick leave, and workplace flexibility.
  • Increasing  access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
  • Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.
  • Older  women’s economic issues, including social security and pensions.
  • The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women      across the United States.

All Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including such tasks as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library, and answering telephones.

Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.

To Apply:
Applicants should email or mail a cover letter, a resume, a list of relevant classes taken (this list can be included with the resume), a 3-7 page writing sample, and two confidential (sealed) letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Coordinator at yi@iwpr.org or the address below.

Fellowship Coordinator
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC  20036

Letters of recommendation must be emailed or sent by mail to the Fellowship Coordinator directly by the recommender.

Applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowships are due by March 1, 2013.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered.  Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview. Questions may be addressed to the Fellowship Coordinator via E-mail at yi@iwpr.org.

No phone calls, please.

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