Enhance your Passion about Global Peace and Equality: WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme (WPS) is looking for a Fellow! (remote opportunity)

WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme (WPS) is hiring a Fellow to start approximately June 1 for a 4-month term, with the possibility of extension.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a leading global organisation focused on addressing the root causes of violence through a feminist lens. We are working to create a world of permanent peace built on feminist foundations of freedom, justice, nonviolence, human rights, and equality for all.

WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme (WPS) is hiring a Fellow to start approximately June 1 for a 4-month term, with the possibility of extension. The WPS Programme is looking for a creative and organised individual with solid written and oral communication skills, the ability to take initiative, and the ability to remain flexible while working in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to WILPF’s feminist, anti-militarist mission and values while maintaining WILPF’s high professional standards.

The Fellow will work closely with the WPS Programme Team on country and issues monitoring, research, and communications initiatives. The Fellow will provide communications, research, and policy analysis support to various WPS Programme initiatives, both online and in-person.

The WPS Fellowship is primarily aimed at individuals early in their careers who want an opportunity to research and write about women, peace and conflict issues while gaining professional experience with a non-governmental organisation.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (e.g., MA, MS, JD, LLM, PhD) or recently graduated (no more than one year out of school) with studies in fields such as international relations/affairs, international law, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, and/or gender studies.
  • Comparable professional related experiences in these areas may also be considered in lieu of education requirements.
  • A demonstrated interest in working with a feminist, anti-militarist organisation and a dedication to intersectional feminist values.
  • Knowledge of, or a strong interest in, issues related to women, peace and security, gender, and/or conflict prevention, including but not limited to militarism, sexual violence in conflict, and/or women’s participation in political and peace-related decision-making.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English as well as attention to detail. Ability to speak additional languages (especially Arabic, French, or Spanish) is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of media, event planning, and social media platform X.


This is a remote opportunity, with the option to work from the WILPF NY office, with preference to those based within 3 hours of New York’s time zone (Eastern Time). The Fellow’s primary working hours must be aligned with New York working hours.


  • WILPF will provide the WPS Fellow with a stipend of $2,000 USD/month.
  • Start Date and Work Schedule ASAP, ideally June 2024 for up to 4 months, with a possibility to extend.
  • This fellowship has been established at an 80% work rate (32 hours/week). The Fellow must be willing to work 4 days a week, 8 hours a day (exact work schedule to be determined).

How to Apply

Submissions To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit the following in one single document to [email protected]. Please note that any incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline for application submissions is May 21, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Cover letter indicating availability (including preferred start and end date) and interest in WPS and WILPF.
  • CV indicating education and relevant past activities and experiences relevant to this fellowship.
  • Writing Sample (no more than 5 pages), preferably addressing an issue related to women, peace and security, conflict prevention, or human rights, that demonstrates your ability to write in short, clear and concrete language (may be an excerpt of longer work).
  • Two references with names and contact information from an academic or field professional.

WILPF thanks all applicants for your interest; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The fellowship will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified.

WILPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, WILPF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion, or belief. During the different stages of the recruitment process, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities

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