The Women, Peace and Security Programme is very excited to have such a dynamic team with diverse backgrounds and interests. We are pleased to work with Eleanor Bennett, Colleen Bromberger and Mikayla Varunok from July to December 2018.
Eleanor Bennett joins WILPF/PeaceWomen from London, United Kingdom. is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, having studied History and Contemporary Chinese studies. Most recently she has been working with Columbia University's HIV programme as a qualitative research coder.
As the communications fellow, she will be supporting the Security Council monitor programme, managing social media and the newsletter, and assisting in managing the website. Eleanor likes to read books, eat food and watch movies in her spare time.
Colleen joins WILPF/PeaceWomen from New York City, New York. Colleen recently completed an internship with the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs in the Regional Disarmament Branch, where she created educational content for the Disarmament Education online platform. Colleen holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Her research focused on the intersection between international refugee law, human right abuses in refugee camps and voluntary donation patterns to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the context of the post-2011 Arab Uprisings in the Middle East.
Colleen is excited to join the WILPF team as a United Nations and Security Council Monitor Fellow. As a passionate advocate for gender equality, she looks forward to monitoring, analysing and reporting the development of the women, peace and security agenda in the Security Council. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys exploring new places, jogging through the city and practicing yoga.
Mikayla joins WILPF/PeaceWomen from Poughkeepsie, NY. She recently graduated from University of Vermont with a B.S. in Public Communication and Applied Design.
She was a member of the WILPF delegation attending UN CSW 61 and 62, where she had the opportunity to speak on a panel with distinguished WILPF members on engaging youth from intersectional backgrounds in the women’s movement. In 2017, she also served as a member of the social media team for the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb, which was a part of decades of Nobel Peace Prize-winning work by ICAN towards achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Mikayla is extremely excited to join the WILPF team as the United Nations Monitor. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge of security, disarmament and international relations during this fellowship. In her spare time, Mikayla likes to create digital art, read novels and embroider clothing.
Apply for a PeaceWomen Fellowship/Internship
Are you interested in peace, disarmament, and gender justice? Join our team!
The Women, Peace and Security Internship and Fellowship Programme, based in New York City, is an unpaid position offered to current graduate students, recent graduates or professionals with expertise and background in gender, human security and international peace and security issues.
We intend to provide professional development skills and opportunities for engagement with civil society on the implementation of the WPS Agenda at the local, national and international levels. Categories currently being recruited are:
No positions are currently available.
The Women, Peace and Security Programme is a programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the longest-serving women's peace organisation, founded in 1915. WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme promotes feminist peace by strengthening women’s meaningful participation, transforming gendered power, and bridging local gender conflict analysis with global efforts to implement a holistic Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
We work to advance the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda through our mission, team, partners, strategy, and outreach. The Women, Peace and Security Programme advocates for complete stigmatisation of militarisation; holistic implementation of the WPS Agenda and feminist foreign policy; and accountability through monitoring and evaluation of international entities and systems.
Women, Peace and Security Programme's Projects
Fellows will be responsible for at least one of the Women, Peace and Security Programme's projects, while also working together across the board as part of the Women, Peace and Security Programme's team.
The United Nations and Security Council Monitor (UNSCM) is the project that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all Security Council's work and other international forums, including the Commission on the Status of Women, High-Level Political Forum, and General Assembly General Debates. The fellow monitors Security Council debates and related events, writes policy analysis, posts monitoring information on the website and provides WILPF staff with information allowing timely and relevant interventions or advocacy with the UN Member States.
National Action Plan (NAP) Monitoring is the project that includes ongoing monitoring of the Women, Peace and Security implementation both locally and globally to provide consistent and comprehensive information about national and regional action plans (NAPs and RAPs) on UNSCR1325 and on translating global commitments on Women, Peace and Security into practice. The position involves working with Women, Peace and Security Programme's staff to ensure localisation of the WPS Agenda and support local WILPF partners in their national and internaitonal work for feminist peace.
Communications and Outreach Internship/Fellowship is a project aimed at developing and carrying out WILPF’s communications strategy to mobilise key stakeholders around women, peace and conflict issues. This position involves working closely with WILPF staff to conduct social media outreach, coordinate our website redevelopment work, and edit and publish our monthly E-Newsletter to broaden audience and impact. This position may also involve creating outreach materials for policy advocacy, membership and fundraising, including tools for specific program activities.
Please note that we are unable to provide work visas for this position.
How to apply
All applicants must submit AS ONE PDF document the following:
1. Resume: indicating education, relevant past activities and experience;
2. Cover Letter (1 page, single-spaced), including availability (start/end date and days/week);
3. Contact information for three references
4. Writing Sample that highlights understanding and knowledge of issues relating to women, peace and security (no more than 5 pages and in English please).
Please submit your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a subject line of "PeaceWomen 2018 Fellowship Application" and attach all application materials as a single PDF. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until slots are filled; please be sure to indicate which category you wish to apply for.