Hawaiʻi: AF3IRM Justice for Women Fellowship

AF3IRM Hawaiʻi presents a new fellowship opportunity for community college or university students in the state of Hawaiʻi!

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Deadline to apply: September 30th

[View information as a PDF: Description, Requirements + Application Instructions]

The AF3IRM Justice for Women Fellowship offers the  opportunity to gain  a hands-on policymaking experience at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature as part  of a project toward the  full  integration of women’s concerns in the mainstream ofHawaiʻi politics.

Working closely with AF3IRM Hawaiʻi , the  Justice for Women Fellow  will be assigned to an individual state legislator’s office to support their  staff to research, draft legislation, and advise  around current, pressing problems affecting women  and girls in Hawaiʻi .

The position is at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol in Honolulu and, as unpaid, should be taken for academic credit at a local college or university. Fellow  will receive one roundtrip travel to Maui for a community presentation of their project. The fellowship requires a minimum  of 12 hours  per week. Qualifying credit hours  will vary by academic institution.

AF3IRM Hawaiʻi is a multiethnic, transnational feminist organization that demands the  State affirm women’s rights through gender equity. We seek  to develop women leaders fundamentally committed to feminism and to laying the  ground for just spaces  in Hawaiʻi and globally.


Fellowship Information

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Part-time or full-time student of any age and any major attending an accredited community college or four­ year university in the  State of Hawaiʻi
  2. Working knowledge of women’s issues and feminist organizing
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills

Duties

  1. Research gender discrimination
  2. Assist in drafting legislation to address unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality for women in Hawaiʻi
  3. Brief staff on policy developments
  4. Interact with local stakeholders
  5. Outreach to national organizations
  6. Lead presentation on Maui

Benefits

  • Academic credit as determined by applicant’s academic institution
  • Bus pass
  • Paid roundtrip travel to Maui
  • Mentorship by legislators
  • Knowledge of interworkings of the State Legislative Process
  • Knowledge of local women’s issues  and advocacy

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume  with references
  • Writing sample

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 30, 2016.

For questions, please contact [email protected]

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