Deadline: 10 January 2018
The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Public Health Program is currently inviting applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).
The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design that acknowledges the intersection between the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and Roma communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination this community faces in healthcare settings. The projects we seek to support could focus on any area of health rights relevant to the young Roma LGBTQIA community, including sexuality, reproductive rights, disability, quality of life, and access to health care services.
- Applicants must be based in one of the following countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, or Slovakia.
- Applicants should be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the fellowship. Their proposed projects must focus on any area of health rights relevant to the young Roma LGBTQIA community, including sexuality, reproductive rights, disability, quality of life, access to health care services, respectful health care, consent, and stigma.
- Applicants should be at an early stage of their careers and want to learn more about what it takes to be most effective as an activist in a particular place or on a particular issue. Applicants directly affected by, or with significant direct personal experience of, the challenges, policies, practices, and systems that perpetuate discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA Roma community are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Effective and meaningful support will be provided to ensure the candidate is successful. This option is open to all candidates who meet the criteria regardless of support required. There are no minimum education requirements and full-time work experience is not necessary. Candidates who have not typically had access to this type of opportunity are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must fill the online form via given website.
Eligible Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, or Slovakia.
For more information, please visit Public Health Community Youth Fellowship.