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Offer: Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship In Women And Public Policy, Washington, DC

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). Washington, DC, USA.

Closing date: March 1, 2012.

IWPR will offer one fellowship for 2012-2013:

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 2012-2013 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.
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.

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 $25,500 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 committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
To Apply:

Mail a cover letter, 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
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036

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

Applications for the 2012-2013 Fellowships are due by March 1, 2012. 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 No phone calls, please.


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