The Institute for Women's Policy Research is a non-profit, scientific research organization that works primarily on issues related to equal opportunity and economic and social justice for women. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and advocacy groups around the country to conduct research, disseminate its findings, and build a network of individuals and organizations concerned with policy issues for women.
The Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy assists in the professional development of students and college graduates by providing an opportunity to work at IWPR for nine months as a Researcher or as a Communications Assistant. The Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Attending congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings are also integral to the fellowship program. Research areas may include: ·The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility. ·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. ·The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
Compensation for the fellowship is $23,088 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. 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.
Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Competitive applicants will, however, have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues. Qualitative research skills are a plus,, as are knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
Graduating senior, alumnus, or graduate student.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Usually March 1.
How To Apply:
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.