Call for Applications: The Hurford Youth Fellowship 2022

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications for the 2022 Hurford Youth Fellowship for Young Leaders worldwide.

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program aims to help young democracy advocates around the world develop their leadership abilities and realize their full potential. Young activists participate in the Program by spending three months at the World Movement for Democracy’s Secretariat, where they strengthen their global connections, share experiences with other activists from around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy. Hurford Youth Fellows participate in strategic meetings, conduct research, and plan and lead presentations, online discussions, and information-sharing sessions on important democratic topics.

Specifically, each fellow will engage in the following activities:

  • Conduct research on one topic related to the democracy themes above
  • Develop online resources, such as a collection of related publications and training materials Ă˜ Facilitate online discussions
  • Contribute to the World Movement through social media posts
  • Take part in planning and implementing other activities of the World Movement and
  • Participate in relevant events and discussions in Washington, D.C., to deepen understanding of issues and build working relationships.
  • Identify, compile, present, and creatively share discussion materials and results.

Duration: 3 months


  • Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C.
  • They are provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and email access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long-distance phone calls.


  • The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country.
  • Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age.
  • They must demonstrate a strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.
  • Youth affiliated with civil society organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
READ ALSO  EU: CD Cyber Diplomacy Fellowship for Junior and Mid-Level Experts

Application Process

Interested applicants for the Hurford Youth Fellowship are to submit the following

  • Applicant Form;
  • C.V./Resume; and
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.

To apply for the Hurford Youth Fellowship, click here.

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

Verified by MonsterInsights