Offer: Zahi Khouri Fellowship Program
About the Zahi Khouri Fellowship Program
The Zahi Khouri Fellowship (ZKF) program provides Palestinian American students and graduates the experience of professional development in Palestine in the fields of education, youth/female empowerment and economic development based on a psychosocial and multigenerational approach. Based at Tomorrow's Youth Organization (TYO), an American non-profit based in Nablus, Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with a leading institution in community development.
The Zahi Khouri Fellowship enables talented and motivated Palestinian Americans to contribute to and learn from the next generation of Palestinians living in the most underprivileged areas of Nablus. The efforts of ZKF recipients, managed by Tomorrow's Youth Organization, offer huge benefits to the community, including:
educational programming for children and women that help participants develop tangible skills for life and work, while also becoming healthier, more self-confident, and hopeful about fulfilling their own potential.
person-to-person contact across divides of age, socio-economic status, religion, gender, and culture. TYO programs break down barriers between children and families from different neighborhoods (including refugee camps) and economic classes. ZKF recipients' participation in these programs is particularly powerful because of their deep personal ties to the community.
essential skills such as creativity, constructive communication, identity building, and problem solving that will help the participants become catalysts and leaders for a peaceful and prosperous future in the Middle East.
This Fellowship has been established and generously funded by Mr. Zahi Khouri. Mr Khouri is a prominent business and civic leader in Palestine, the US, and beyond. He is currently the CEO of the National Beverage Company, sole distributors of Coca Cola, and Chairman of Partners for a New Beginning Palestine, established by the Aspen Institute.
Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to receive personal mentoring with Mr. Khouri, one of the most successful Palestinian businessmen and philanthropists.
Compensation and Benefits
roundtrip airfare from fellows' US city of residence,
housing (room & board) at TYO's expansive facility in Nablus,
three mentoring sessions with Mr. Khouri,
multiple educational trips throughout the West Bank with other fellows and interns.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014 Number of Fellowships awarded: 1-2 Period of Residence: one to three months (March-May 2014)
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send:
A detailed cover letter demonstrating qualifications and interest
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2014.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a Skype video interview on a rolling basis. Selected interns should plan to arrive in Nablus March 1. The program will end mid - May.
Program and Arrival Dates are approximate and subject to change.