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Recent college graduates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to global affairs are invited to apply for a Research Fellow position that will provide them with up to a two-year-long opportunity to engage on global public policy issues and support the intellectual and programmatic dimensions of Perry World House, Penn's hub for international policy research and global engagement. Fellows will be expected to play a critical role at Perry World House. This will include working to implement two signature, competitive student-engagement programs: the World House Student Fellows Program and the Graduate Associates Program. Over time, Fellows will also focus on providing research and programmatic support to our two inaugural research themes, New Global Order: Power, Technology and Governance, which examines the implications of changing global power dynamics, impacts of new technologies, and contributions of governance institutions for the future of international cooperation; and Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography, which focuses on trends in migration, urbanization, demographic change, and what cities can do to mitigate the impacts of climate change and lead efforts for a more sustainable future. Fellows will also have the opportunity to advance the work of Perry World House by conducting policy-relevant research, engaging in direct research, and by helping to prepare various types of intellectual outputs. In addition, Fellows will support general student programming, particularly through efforts to expand PWH's engagement with Penn undergraduates, and provide general administrative office and programmatic support to Perry World House to carry out its public programming.
The Fellow assumes a critical role in helping to implement two signature, competitive PWH student-engagement programs:Â the World House Student Fellows Program and the Graduate Associates Program, as well as supports general student programming, particularly through efforts to expand PWH's engagement with Penn undergraduates.
The Fellow will have the opportunity to advance the work of Perry World House by conducting policy-relevant research, engaging in direct research, and by helping to prepare various types of intellectual outputs.
The Fellow will focus on advancing the programmatic and research work of our two inaugural research themes.Â Duties include, but are not limited to, initiating and developing research, briefings, and agendas, conducting research and data analyses, providing event support, and supporting visits by fellows and partners.
In addition, the Fellow will provide general administrative office and programmatic support to Perry World House to carry out its public programming.
A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidate should have a strong interest in global affairs as demonstrated through course of study and/or work experience is highly encouraged, including as demonstrated through internships or travel abroad experience. Candidate should enjoy working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.Â Candidate should have excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills, as well as strong oral presentation, organizational, and overall communications skills. Candidate should work well with others, and be self-motivated.Â Knowledge of Penn preferred. Candidate should also have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office with expertise in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.Â This is a two year term position.
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