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The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women &
Public Policy

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

 

Salary: $20,000 for 9 months
Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States
Posted by: Institute for Women's
<http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Org/18023-81> Policy Research

Type: Full time
Last day to apply: March 2, 2009
Last updated: January 15, 2009

Language(s): English
Job posted on: January 14, 2009
Area of Focus: Economic Development, Research and Science, Women's Issues

 

Description:

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy

IWPR will offer one fellowship for 2009-2010:

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,
and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Research areas for 2009-2010 include:

*The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance,
and paid sick leave.

*The work and welfare experiences of low-income women at the state and
national levels.

*Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for
low-income women.

*Expanding access to income supports for women such as Unemployment
Insurance and Family Leave.

*Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.

*Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions.

*Women's civic activism and new strategies for engaging a diverse range of
organizations in women's-issue activism.

*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 $20,000 over the 9 month period, plus
health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The positions are
full-time and generally span the academic year (September-May), but starting
and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is an affirmative action
employer and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Additional Qualifications:

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, and graphics software a plus.
Qualitative research skills also a plus.

How to Apply:

To Apply:
Mail a letter of interest, 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 address below.

Fellowship Coordinator
Institute for Women's Policy Research
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

Applicants may email the above materials to crum@iwpr.org. However letters
of recommendation must be sent by mail or emailed to the Fellowship
Coordinator directly by the recommender.

Applications for the 2009-2010 Fellowships are due by March 2, 2009. 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 crum@iwpr.org.

No phone calls, please.

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