Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is inviting applications for International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) for the 2014/15 academic year. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Overseas
Level: This 8-12 months fellowship program is awarded to increase overseas experience and exposure to CRS programs.
Field(s): The program will focus on Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these.
Deadline: December 1, 2013.
Funded By: Catholic Relief Services
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is targeted for USA applicants (must be legally authorized to work in the United States).
‣ Award No: Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September.
‣ Scholarship covers:
CRS provides the IDFP participants with the following benefits:
‣ The Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs.
‣ Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September.
‣ Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program’s focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these).
‣ The goal of the IDFP is to place Fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills.
‣ Most of our fellowships lead to regular positions with CRS.
To avail Catholic Relief Services (CRS) International Development Fellows Program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
‣ Graduate degree in a field relevant to international development.
‣ Professional proficiency in French, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese. French preferred. -Must be legally authorized to work in the United States;
‣ At least 12 months overseas work or volunteer experience in a developing country. -Strong cross-cultural skills with the ability to adapt to the local culture.
‣ Ability to operate effectively in a stressful, fast changing environment where security could change unexpectedly.
‣ Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills and strong analytical skills.
‣ Interest in a career in development or emergency relief with Catholic Relief Services.
‣ Commitment to CRS Principles
‣ Desire to work for a faith-based organization.
‣ CRS considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.
‣ Approximately 125 candidates will be selected from October through mid January for phone interviews.
‣ Of these, 50-60 will be chosen for a full day of interviews in Late February/early March. Interview Invitations will be extended by early February.
‣ CRS will make offers for the Fellowship in late April.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply online.
‣ Scholarship Applications are Due by 01 December 1, 2013.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
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