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Hurford Youth Fellowship Program 2025 for Youth Leaders

Deadline : July 31, 2024

Apply for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program 2024 for Youth Leaders. The main aim of the Hurford Youth Fellowship Program is to build the leadership skills as well as to harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. The Program brings together young activists, every year, who spend three months at the World Movement’s Secretariat. Program participants work to expand their global connections, share experiences with other activists from democracy movements around the world.

At the end of the programme, participants will have been equipped with the necessary skills and abilities to contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy and the World Youth Movement for Democracy. The program runs on the following themes:

  • Expanding Civic Space for Young People
  • Countering Disinformation
  • Building Citizen-Centric Accountability
  • Delivering Democracy

Among the many activities that fellows will engage in during the program, include:

  • Conducting research on topics related to the democracy themes mentioned above
  • They will have the opportunity to develop online resources, such as a collection of related publications and training materials
  • As a fellow, you will take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Movement/World Youth Movement


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits

  • Fellows will receive a monthly stipend to cover their daily expenses for the entire duration of the programme
  • You will receive basic health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay in the US
  • The programme will provide you with a roundtrip plane ticket to and from Washington, D.C.
  • Fellows will be provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.
  • You will receive assistance to secure a J-1 exchange visitor visa to enable you travel to the United States to attend the program.


To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Applicants are welcome from any country around the world
  • Fellows for the programme must be 30 years or younger at the time of application
  • You must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and the passion to advancement of democracy in you community and country
  • Applicants affiliated with civil society organizations will have an added advantage
  • You must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English as this is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes.


Applications for the Hurford Youth Fellowship program must be submitted using the online portal, by the deadline of July 31, 2024. You will be required to submit support documents along with your application, as described below.

  • Your fully completed Applicant Form
  • The candidate’s most recent CV
  • Request two (2) Letters of Recommendation from persons who know you well.
  • You will be required to submit a project proposal on one of the program themes

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