Bolsa de Estudos OEA – Romulo Gallegos Fellowship 2018

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Venue of Fellowship: Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ES/IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS). Address: 1889 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, United States of América.

Deadline to present applications: September 30, 2017 at 11:59pm (E.S.T.)

Start and End Dates: January 15, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Objective: To provide an opportunity for young lawyers from OAS Member States to understand and apply the mechanisms of protection of the inter-American system of human rights.

Program: The fellow will provide support to the work of the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR, under the supervision of its human rights specialists during the period of the fellowship and, at the end of the fellowship, present to the ES/IACHR a detailed report on activities carried out by the fellow.

Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of an OAS Member State;
  • Make a commitment to return to the country of origin upon completion of the fellowship;
  • Be bilingual in Spanish and English (attach certificates proving intermediate-advance level); knowledge of Portuguese or French desirable;
  • Have graduated in law from an officially recognized university (attach copy of the law degree and grades obtained);
  • Have received law degree within the past 7 years;
  • Be admitted to practice as an attorney in a jurisdiction of an OAS Member State (in the absence thereof provide the reason);
  • Professional or educational experience in the area of human rights; and
  • Written essay of up to five pages, not edited by another person, on any human rights issue of interest to the candidate. The essay shall be presented half in English and half in Spanish using any format; if is not possible, please explain (no cover letter and/or bibliography are required).

Required documents: The following documents are required in order to be considered for the fellowship:

  • Letter of interest (cover letter from the interested person)
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certification of second language from any qualified institution
  • Copy of law degree and grades obtained
  • Proof you are admitted to practice as an attorney in a jurisdiction of an OAS Member State (in the absence thereof, include an explanatory note)
  • Written essay of up to five pages, not edited by another person, on any human rights issue of interest to the candidate. The essay shall be presented half in English and half in Spanish using any format; if is not possible, please explain (No cover letter and/or bibliography are required).

Please note: All documents required for the fellowship may be submitted in English or Spanish, with the exception of the written essay. Only simple copies of the original documents are required. There is no need to notarize or legalize them. The letters should be addressed to the INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS.

Subject to the discretion of the Commission, the shortlisted candidates may be requested to respond to additional questions.

Benefits:

    • The ES/IACHR provides a monthly stipend of US$3,200.00 during the period of the fellowship. With the stipend provided, the fellow is responsible and required to obtain health insurance coverage of his/her choosing for the duration of the fellowship, and shall provide proof of coverage to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR prior to initiating the fellowship.
    • Round-trip economy class air transportation from the participant’s country of residence to Washington, D.C. Terminal and transfer expenses are not covered.
    • The ES/IACHR will award a certificate of participation in the Fellowship Program to the fellows who satisfactorily complete the entire period of the fellowship.

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