Diversity Abroad Fellowship Program
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The Diversity Abroad Global Education Fellowship invites graduate students and new professionals interested in pursuing careers or gaining professional development experience in global education to apply for a 10 month fellowship to work remotely with Diversity Abroad in the following functional 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
  • Co-chair a Diversity in Global Education Task Force


Educational Resources & Member Engagement

  • Develop and enhance online offerings, including the Good Practices Series, Advising Manuals, Community Discussions, 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
  • Provide insight and administrative support for The Global Impact Exchange quarterly publication
  • Co-Chair a Diversity in Global Education Task Force

Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Engagement

  • MSI Engagement to include co-chair of MSI task force 
  • Create unique content for students from MSIs
  • Provide support for MSI Global Education Summit
  • Generate ideas and execute MSI-specific research
  • Other thought leadership related to MSIs

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 external conferences and events
  • Involvement in the Diversity in Global Education Task Force

Depending on project timelines, fellows can expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week on Diversity Abroad projects, mostly during business hours for the duration of the Fellowship period (July 2, 2018 to May 3, 2019). Applicants will have an opportunity to provide details regarding any scheduling conflicts in the application form. 


  • Be a currently enrolled graduate student at a North America 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, minority serving institutions, 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 telecommunications



Fellows will receive the following compensation package:

  • A total of $5,000 US dollars will be equally divided into a monthly stipend and distributed throughout the entire Fellowship period (July 2, 2018 to May 3, 2019)
  • Registration, flight, and lodging to attend the 7th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference (March 2-5, 2019 | Boston, MA) as a staff volunteer.
  • $1,000 grant to cover registration, transportation, and accommodations for an external professional 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 are encouraged to apply.


The following materials must be compiled into one document and submitted in PDF format to jobs@diversityabroad.org by May 4, 2018:

  • Submit details via the application form linked below (NOTE: application form functionality is optimal when using Chrome or Safari browsers)

  • A résumé or curriculum vitae

  • A cover letter that describes your background and prior experience in global education/related field, what interests you about the fellowship program, the strengths you would bring to the organization, and your personal/professional/academic goals for participating in the fellowship (2 pages).

  • A professional letter of recommendation from a current/recent supervisor, academic advisor or dissertation chair, as applicable. 



Application Timeline:

Depending on project timelines, fellows can expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week on Diversity Abroad projects, mostly during business hours for the duration of the Fellowship period. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

  • Applications Open April 2, 2018
  • Application Deadline May 4, 2018
  • Fellowship Offers Sent to Applicants week of June 4, 2018
  • Fellowship Period July 2, 2018 to May 3, 2019




Please contact jobs@diversityabroad.org.