Designed to meet the specific needs of SIDS, the AOSIS Fellowship Programme is a unique opportunity for young professionals from Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) countries to get hands-on training and experience on issues of law, policy, and science, and to build enduring capacity in AOSIS member governments to engage in international processes.During the yearlong Fellowship Programme, Fellows will work at their UN Permanent Mission in New York, receive comprehensive training on climate change, oceans, environmental protection, and sustainable development issues, and gain real-world negotiation experience working with their national delegations and AOSIS at related UN conferences.
At the conclusion of the Programme, Fellows will return to their home country having developed the skills and knowledge needed to continue to engage on these issues and in the international process—as many former Fellows have continued to do.
About Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Since 1990, AOSIS has represent the interests of the 39 small island and low-lying coastal developing states in international climate change, sustainable development negotiations and processes. As a voice for the vulnerable, its mandate is more than amplifying marginalized voices as it also advocates for these countries’ interests. In terms of size, AOSIS closely resembles the countries it represents on the global stage, but often punches far above its weight, negotiating historic global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, among other achievements.
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Aim and Benefits of AOSIS Fellowship
Fellows will receive:
- A roundtrip economy airfare ticket to New York City;
- A fixed settling-in allowance of $5,000;
- A laptop computer and cell phone for use while an AOSIS Fellow;
- A monthly stipend of $4,000 USD per month (housing costs are to be covered by the stipend); and
- A travel budget to cover the costs of attending major international meetings
Requirements for AOSIS Fellowship Qualification
The candidate must:
- Be a national of an AOSIS country;
- Be 25 to 32 years old at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme;
- Hold a degree in a relevant field (international relations, international law, environment, climate change, sustainable development, fisheries, oceans, finance, etc.);
- Have 1 to 3 years of experience (maximum 5 years) working in national government, or a regional or international organization.
- Commit to work in the national government following the completion of the Fellowship;
- Demonstrate discretion and sound judgment in dealing with politically sensitive issues in a diplomatic environment;
- Demonstrate excellent academic record and writing skills; and
- Be proficient in written and spoken English.
Interview date, Process and Venue for AOSIS Fellowship
Fellows agree to:
- Work full-time in the AOSIS Fellowship Programme under the direction of the AOSIS Fellowship Directors and their Mission;
- Report to the AOSIS Fellowship Directors for instructions and assignments on AOSIS priorities;
- Attend all Fellowship meetings and trainings in New York; and
- Attend and actively participate in international meetings, including covering priority areas for AOSIS as assigned by the AOSIS Fellowship Directors.
Application DeadlineDecember 8, 2023
How to Apply
For more details, visit AOSIS website.