Diversity Abroad Fellowship Program
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Diversity Abroad invites graduate students and new professionals interested in pursuing careers or gaining professional development experience in global education to apply for a 1-year Fellowship to work remotely with Diversity Abroad in one of the following four areas:


 Student Support Services

  • Create student-centered content online, including identity-specific country guides and weekly articles
  • Connect with Diversity Abroad alumni to collect narratives and stories
  • Create social media and marketing content to strengthen online presence
  • Moderate community forums
  • Engage with Diversity Abroad campus chapter presidents and advisors


Educational Resources & Member Engagement

  • Develop and enhance online resources, including the Country Diversity Climate Notes, Good Practices Series, Advising Manuals, etc.
  • Connect with Diversity Network member institutions and organizations to identify their needs and create content to strengthen member engagement
  • Research and develop cutting-edge global education content for Diversity Network members
  • Involvement in the Diversity in Global Education Task Force

Research and Scholarship

  • Compile literature reviews of existing research and scholarship in global education
  • Conceptualize and assist with research projects in the areas of research design, data collection, data analysis, etc.
  • Write articles, briefs and thought pieces for the Diversity Network. Opportunities may arise for co-authoring articles
  • Assist with and prepare conference presentations, e-learning and short courses
  • Involvement in the Diversity in Global Education Task Force

Event Coordination

  • Assist in the execution of events such as the Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, Regional Workshops, Online Webinars
  • Support Diversity Abroad’s presence at global education conferences and events
  • Aid in the planning and development of the Global Institute for Inclusive Leadership
  • Involvement in the Diversity in Global Education Task Force


  • Be a currently enrolled graduate student at a North American institution or a new professional seeking experience in global education

  • Show passion for and familiarity with global education issues and diversity and inclusion work

  • Have an academic or professional background in one or more of the following areas: student support services, educational resource development, research and scholarship, and/or event coordination

  • Be able to take initiative and work independently with little supervision
    Show tact and diplomacy in constituent relations, and exhibit professional conduct and decorum

  • Be well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible, adaptive, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills

  • Have regular access to a computer, the internet, and other forms of telecommunication



Fellows will receive the following compensation package:

  • A total of $7,500 US dollars will be equally divided into a monthly stipend and distributed throughout the entire Fellowship period
  • Registration, flight, and accommodations at the 6th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference (April 7-10, 2018 in Miami, Florida)
  • Registration, flight, and accommodations for up to 3 nights at an external professional development conference in North America
  • Unlimited access to resources in the Diversity Network, including enrollment in the Inclusive Advising eLearning Course and community discussions/webinars
  • Mentoring from Diversity Abroad staff member(s) and others in the Diversity Network

Application Process:

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in global education or a related field. Offers will be based on the candidates’ interests and strengths, as well as the needs of Diversity Abroad. Diverse applicants, including international students studying abroad at a North American institution during the Fellowship period are encouraged to apply.


The following materials must be compiled into one document and submitted in PDF format to jobs@diversityabroad.org by April 20, 2017:

  • A cover letter that includes your contact information, intended city or base of operation, availability of time, and a description of other commitments you have during the Fellowship Period. Please rank from 1 to 4 your preferences for the various Fellowship areas.

  • A résumé or curriculum vitae

  • A letter detailing your background and prior experience in global education or related field, what interests you in the Fellowship, the strengths you would bring to the organization, and your intended learning outcomes as a Fellow (2 pages)

  • A letter of support from your academic advisor or dissertation chair (required for graduate students only) or from your current supervisor.

  • Submit details via the application form linked below.



Application Timeline:

Fellows are expected to work 15 hours per week, mostly during business hours for the duration of the Fellowship period.

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required

  • Application Deadline April 20, 2017

  • Fellowship Offers Sent to Applicants the week of May 8, 2017

  • Fellowship Period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018




Please contact jobs@diversityabroad.org.