Criteria for candidates for the RI Resident and Non-Resident Fellows Program:
- Must have completed at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study,
- Must have previous work experience relevant to RI’s work or can demonstrate an ability to do research,
- Must submit a one page proposal which includes research relevant to RI’s work prior to being offered a position and subject to review through the supervisor by the Management Team,
The proposal must include a final product—e.g., a longer report—for possible publication by RI,
The proposal must include a work schedule which is at a minimum three months in duration and ten hours per week (Resident Fellows only),
- RI will provide fellows with a work station and materials to perform their tasks. RI will not provide any additional compensation.
- RI encourages fellows to seek outside funding and will assist the fellows with the application where possible.
- Fellows must renew with RI on an annual basis which includes submitting a new one page proposal;
- RI reserves the right to publish the final product of the fellowship. If RI does not choose to publish the report then the fellow can use the document as they wish;
- Fellows will be assigned to one staff person at RI and all work assigned to the Fellow must go through the supervisor;
- Fellows are required to update their assigned staff person as to work they are doing and communications made regarding RI at a minimum on a monthly basis;
- Fellows are strongly encouraged to draft blogs on relevant issues at least once a month—to be reviewed by RI staff;
- Non-resident fellows are expected to have significant knowledge of the organization and have spent at least three months in RI’s Washington office prior to serving as a non-resident fellow;
- Non-resident fellows may have an RI account: meaning they would have an email address and they would have access to RI folders.
For more information on RI fellowships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.