In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The MKC Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women.
Reviewing and compiling literature and information.
Collecting, checking and analyzing data.
Preparing reports and report graphics.
Fact checking and editing.
Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings.
Fellows are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including tasks such as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library and research files, and answering telephones.
RESEARCH AREAS for 2015-2016
The quality of women's jobs, including wages, paid sick leave, paid family leave, and workplace flexibility.
Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women and women with children.
Examining socioeconomic supports for women in job training programs, and for college students with children.
Older women's economic issues, including social security and retirement plans.
The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline (such as sociology, psychology, education, or public policy), statistics, economics, mathematics 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, or graphics software a plus.
Qualitative and or survey research experience also a plus.
Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 before taxes over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September–May), though starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.
IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, and cultural, economic back grounds, as well as sexual orientations to apply.
a CV/resume, including a list of relevant classes taken;
a 3-7 page writing sample; and
two confidential letters of recommendation (instructions below).
Please email your cover letter, CV/resume, and writing sample to MKCfellowship@iwpr.org. All application materials must be submitted in a single Word or PDF document.
Two confidential letters of recommendation are required in addition to the application materials listed above. Letters of recommendation must be emailed directly by the recommender to Lindsey Reichlin, the Fellowship Coordinator, at MKCfellowship@iwpr.org. Letters can also be mailed to the following address:
Lindsey Reichlin, Fellowship Coordinator
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301 Washington, DC 20009
**Please note that only complete applications submitted in a single document will be considered.
Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowships are due by February 20, 2015.
Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by mid-May or earlier. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Reichlin at MKCfellowship@iwpr.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.