Careers / Fellowships

The FAIR Girls fellowship program is an intensive 12-week program designed to prepare future leaders in the anti-trafficking experience.  While most fellowships take place in Washington, D.C., select international fellowship opportunities are available in FAIR Girls’ global offices for young professionals and students with appropriate language skills. Applicants should be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week unless stated otherwise. All fellowships are unpaid unless otherwise indicated. There are three fellowship cycles offered per year: Winter/Spring (January – May), Summer (June – August), and Fall (September – December).

General Requirements

FAIR Girls is seeking individuals with a strong passion to work in the anti-trafficking and girl’s empowerment arena.  These individuals should be highly motivated, organized, possess a professional demeanor, be reliable and organized, be able to commit to the entirety of the fellowship experience, and have a sense of compassion for girls at risk of or surviving human trafficking.

Applications

Please send your current resume including two references, a short writing sample, and a cover letter explaining your specific interest in working with FAIR Girls, including area of concentration, and your specific interest in the area of combating modern day slavery. Please also include a completed Fellowship application, found at the link below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified by email if you are selected for an interview.  Please send materials to the email address listed for the specific fellowship you are applying for.

Please click here to download a copy of the fellowship application (this content will be linked to: http://fairgirls.org/images/PDFs/Fellowship%20Application%20Updated%202014.pdf  )

Enrollment Deadlines

Summer 2017

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2017.  Applications are strongly encouraged to apply early as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Fall 2017

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2017. Applications are strongly encouraged to apply early as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Winter/Spring 2016

Deadline to Apply: December 15, 2016. Applications for this position are currently closed.

Fellowship Opportunities

(for each of these, I would like them to be designed like the fellowships page on this site https://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/   where each fellowship title is listed and then when you click the arrow it drops down a description of the position, then you can retract it again, and look at the next position. The Content for each dropdown menu is listed below each title)

Development and Communications

  • Development and Grants Fellow

Dropdown description:  FAIR Girls is currently seeking strong candidates for the position of Development and Grants Fellow to directly assist the Executive Director and Director of Operations in marketing and coordinating our online JewelGirls e-commerce store (www.jewelgirls.org), managing donor relationships, and creating savvy communication materials. This position will include prospecting, researching, and writing grant applications and will involve weekly collaboration with the Operations and Development team.

 

Our ideal candidate will already have a background in these areas, and also be passionate about the field of anti-trafficking, women empowerment, and youth-capacity building. This position has the potential for growth in responsibilities and position. As FAIR Girls is a small non-profit, this position allows easy access and insight into our direct services work, for a truly immersed experience. This is an unpaid fellowship and requires a commitment of 21 hours over a three-day period per week.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject line: Development and Grants Fellow Application.

 

Client Services

  • Vida Center Fellow

Dropdown description:  Under the supervision of the FAIR Girls’ Director of Programs, the Vida Center/Crisis Apartment fellow will assist with day-to-day operations at our overnight crisis apartment.

 

Required Hours/ Length of Commitment: Minimum 4 to 6 month commitment. This position requires fellow to commit to working 3 nights a week (shifts are either from 5pm-9pm or 9pm-9am the next morning) at our crisis house.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overnight supervision to up to 4 adult female survivors of trafficking at the FAIR Girls crisis apartment.
  • Facilitate cooking and other evening activities with residents.
  • Budget for groceries and other necessary household supplies with residents and go on shopping outings to purchase these items with them.
  • Provide supportive counseling and mentorship to each individual youth in order to assist them in accomplishing personal, educational and career goals.
  • Solicit donations for crisis apartment including furniture, clothes, food, toiletries, gift cards etc.
  • Keep apartment clean and organized.
  • Maintain accurate and updated case notes and other related documentation as required by FAIR Girls.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Bachelors or Masters degree in social work/public health/youth development or other related field. Fluent in Spanish. Experience in and passion for case management and counseling youth survivors of trauma, especially gender-based violence including but not limited to: sexual abuse, assault and sex trafficking. Experience working with LGBTQ youth. Experience working overnight shifts at domestic violence or homeless youth shelters. Experience facilitating engaging groups and workshops for youth. Strong work ethic, positive energy and attitude, empathetic outlook, excellent written and verbal communication, and flexibility. Please note FAIR Girls appreciates diversity and encourages all those interested in this position to apply.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject Line: Vida Center Fellow Application

 

 

  • Drop In Center Fellow

Dropdown description:  Under the supervision of the FAIR Girls’ Director of Programs, the drop-in center fellow will assist with day-to-day operations in our drop-in center for youth survivors of human trafficking. Required Hours and Length of Commitment: Minimum 4 to 6 month commitment. 24 hours a week (Preferred 32-40 hours a week) Fellow will also be required to sign up to staff our crisis apartment for survivors of trafficking a minimum of 3 nights a month.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide case management inside our drop-in center to youth survivors of human trafficking referred by law enforcement, social workers, probation officers and court officials in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Case management may involve liaising with judges, prosecutors, probation officers, social workers, other service providers and family members involved in the youth’s case. It may also involve ensuring the youth obtains proper identification, safe housing, medical care, mental health care, legal representation, and public benefits.

 

  • Provide supportive counseling and mentorship to each individual youth in order to assist them in accomplishing personal, educational and career goals.

 

  • Coordinate and facilitate multiple daily recreational and educational workshops for youth including health education groups, jewelry making groups, dance groups, art groups, resume building workshops, etc.

 

  • Provide emergency response services to survivors of trafficking when needed at the drop in center. This will include crisis counseling, conflict mediation, and staffing our overnight crisis apartment at least 3 nights a month.

 

  • Solicit donations for drop in center including furniture, clothes, food, toiletries, gift cards etc.

 

  • Keep drop-in center clean and organized.

 

  • Maintain accurate and updated case notes and other related documentation as required by FAIR Girls.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters degree in social work/public health/youth development or other related field. Fluent in Spanish. Experience in and passion for case management and counseling youth survivors of trauma, especially gender-based violence including but not limited to: sexual abuse, assault and sex trafficking. Experience working with LGBTQ youth. Experience developing and managing youth leadership programs and community service projects. Experience facilitating engaging groups and workshops for youth. Strong work ethic, positive energy and attitude, empathetic outlook, excellent written and verbal communication, and flexibility. Please note FAIR Girls appreciates diversity and encourages all those interested in this position to apply.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini, at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject Line: Drop In Center Fellow Application

 

  • MSW Internship

Dropdown description:  (FAIR Girls may hire 1-2 volunteer MSW interns a semester depending on our capacity to offer required clinical supervision)

 

Under the supervision of the FAIR Girls’ Director of Programs, MSW interns will assist with day-to-day case management, counseling and crisis response for youth survivors of human trafficking. Required Hours and Length of Commitment: Minimum 2 semester commitment. 24 hours a week (Preferred 32-40 hours a week) Interns are also required to staff our crisis apartment for survivors of trafficking a minimum of 3 nights a month and be on call for crisis response in the field one weekend a month.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide case management to youth survivors of human trafficking referred by law enforcement, social workers, probation officers and court officials in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Case management may involve liaising with judges, prosecutors, probation officers, social workers, other service providers and family members involved in the youth’s case. It may also involve ensuring the youth obtains proper identification, safe housing, medical care, mental health care, legal representation, and public benefits.

 

  • Provide supportive counseling and mentorship to each individual youth in order to assist them in accomplishing personal, educational and career goals.

 

  • Provide emergency response services to survivors of trafficking when needed. This will include staffing our overnight crisis apartment at least 3 nights a month and may also require you to respond to crises in the field during off-work hours such as during the middle of the night and/or on weekends.

 

  • Facilitate a weekly therapeutic group.

 

  • Maintain accurate and updated case notes and other related documentation as required by FAIR Girls.

 

Qualifications: Current MSW student. Fluent in Spanish. Experience in and passion for case management and counseling youth survivors of trauma, especially gender-based violence including but not limited to: sexual abuse, assault and sex trafficking. Experience working with LGBTQ youth. Experience in conflict –mediation. Experience in working overnight shifts. Strong work ethic, positive energy and attitude, empathetic outlook, excellent written and verbal communication, and flexibility. Please note FAIR Girls appreciates diversity and encourages all those interested in this position to apply.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini, at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject Line: MSW Internship Application

 

Training and Prevention Education

  • Teen Trafficking Prevention Educator

Dropdown description:  FAIR Girls seeks two teen trafficking prevention educators for our fellowship program each term.  These educators will work primarily inside public schools, group homes, and youth homeless shelters where FAIR Girls conducts its teen trafficking prevention curriculum.  This position requires an individual who can commit at least three days a week during the hours of 8AM until 3:30 PM.  This position also requires an attention detail; a demonstrated interest in working with teens, flexibility, and the ability to work under emotionally charged conditions.  Students in education, counseling, and social services are strongly encouraged to apply.  An ability to speak Spanish is highly preferred but not necessary. Fellowship participants will gain hands on experience in trafficking prevention for youth and develop strong community relationships with social service providers and local anti-trafficking leaders.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject Line: Teen Trafficking Prevention Educator Application

 

 

  • Community Outreach and Training Fellow

Dropdown description:  FAIR Girls seeks two community outreach and training fellowship participants to assist in the delivery of our signature training to better prepare teachers, social service providers, and law enforcement to identify and assist youth victims of trafficking. This position requires someone very comfortable with public speaking, highly organized with an attention to detail, and a demonstrated capacity to manage multiple tasks.  Responsibilities will include: identifying training locations, managing training schedules, preparing training materials, co-delivering trainings, administering training evaluations, preparing training evaluation reports.  Students in public administration, public policy, government, education, and advocacy are strongly encouraged to apply.  An ability to speak Spanish is highly preferred.  Fellowship participants will gain hands on experience in how to prepare and deliver both international and local trainings in anti-trafficking and working with leaders and future leaders of the anti-trafficking movement.

 

To apply please email the FAIR Girls Fellowship Application, a detailed resume and cover letter to the FAIR Girls Director of Operations, Hannah DeMartini at hdemartini@fairgirls.org with the Subject Line: Community Outreach and Training Fellow Application

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