International Strategy Fellow (Middle East) – Yale Office of International Affairs
Mentor: Eddie Mandhry, Director for Africa & the Middle East
GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship applications for the Fall 2021 Term are now open! GPE Fellowships are an opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain professional experience and develop transferable skills by working on meaningful projects in administrative offices across the university.
The Yale Office of International Affairs
The Yale Office of International Affairs (OIA) is a university-wide resource that serves as the global liaison for all students, faculty, staff, and organizations involved in international activities and initiatives. Combining regional expertise with administrative capabilities, OIA fosters connections within the Yale community and abroad, while further strengthening Yale’s position as a leading global university.
OIA seeks an International Strategy Fellow – Middle East, to support the strategic planning of Yale initiatives in the region. The fellow will help to determine how Yale focus its presence in the region, factoring in opportunities involving new programming, strategic outreach, partnership exploration in correspondence with Yale’s academic strengths, strategic priorities, and research interests. The fellow will also contribute to the mapping of new pathways for potential engagement in the region. The fellow will inform the strategy of the office by helping to address questions such as:
- Why is the region important to Yale?
- What worked and did not work in our earlier initiatives?
- Which faculty, departments, schools, centers, institutes and labs have ongoing engagements in the region?
- What trends and developments in the region dovetail with Yale’s stated priorities?
- What is the higher education landscape, and what does it portend for opportunities?
- To what extent are Yale faculty interested in expanded engagement in the region?
- How many students travel to the region for research, study, internships, or other reasons?
- How many Yale alumni live in the region and what is their level of engagement?
The duties of the position will also include support with communications by developing and writing articles to promote international activities across the university; and enhancing OIA’s coordination with schools, departments and centers involved in international partnerships and collaborations. It will entail conducting research and creating reports as needed by the vice president, executive director, and regional directors. This may include materials to prepare for speeches, travel, hosting visitors, announcements, and other uses.
In addition, fellowship offers an opportunity for mentorship by a designated supervisor, and interactions including job shadowing and conversations with members of Yale’s senior administration.
Required Background and Preferred Qualifications
This position will be a great fit for a PhD student with strong research, organizational and communication skills and a desire to gain experience in strategic planning.
- May 24, 2021- June 11, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- June 11, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- July 16, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- August 16, 2021– August 27th, 2021: New fellows on-boarding
- August 30, 2021– Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to July 2, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2021 Fall Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Fall 2021 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
- International students should consult with your OISS advisor to confirm eligibility.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.