HURFORD USA Youth Fellowship Program 2024


Duration:-Mar 1st 2024 to May 31st 2024 (3 months)

Deadline:- 31st July 2023


HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWS PROGRAM The Hurford Program seeks to build the leadership skills, enhance the organizational talents and har￾ness the potential of emerging democracy leaders from around the world. Through the Fellowship program, youth activists spend three months in the Washington D.C during which they expand their global network, learn lessons from activists from democracy movements around the world, and con￾tribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy. Fellows will be expected to organ￾ize online discussions to generate active engagement among youth activists around the world. Hur￾ford Youth Fellows will engage in strategic meetings, conduct research, and organize and lead presen￾tations, and information-sharing sessions on the following specific areas outlined in the “What’s Next? Youth Declaration:”

• Expanding Civic Space for Young People

• Countering Disinformation • Building Citizen-Centric Accountability

• Delivering Democracy


Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age. They must demonstrate a strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply

Selection Process:

Fellows will be selected by the World Movement Secretariat staff, NED regional program staff, and the Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni Network following an application process. Selection will be based on a set of criteria including demonstrated activism or interest in the advancement of democracy, a desire to network with others, and a clear explanation of how the fellowship will benefit their own efforts for advancing democracy.

Visa Issues:

Prior to their arrival in the United States, prospective fellows who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the United States must secure a J-1 exchange visitor visa. The International Forum for Democratic Studies assists fellows with the documentation needed to obtain visas

To apply:- Registration Form

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