The Pacific Forum — a Honolulu-based foreign policy think-tank associated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) — is now accepting applications for its Korea-focused James A. Kelly Korean Studies/Fellowship Program. The application deadline is November 10 and fellows are anticipated to start in January. You must have a bachelor’s degree by the start of the fellowship.
Not a Korea expert but interested in a career in international affairs? Also check out the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program, which selects and sends graduate students and young professionals to participate in policy dialogues and conferences around the world with seasoned security experts. Quite a few NSEP award recipients have participated in the YL program.
Details about all of the Pacific Forum’s fellowships and foreign policy programs, including application forms, can be found at the Pacific Forum’s web site.
Description of the Kelly Fellowship Program
The duration of the Fellowship is between three and 12 months, and is expected to be full time (35 hours per week). Pacific Forum can accommodate one Fellow at a time, and will select the Kelly Fellow depending on the match of interests. Fellows will live and work in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pacific Forum will provide a modest cost-of-living stipend of $2,000 per month, but otherwise Fellows must be able to cover their own transportation costs and living expenses. Fellows will spend approximately 50-60% of the time on a self-directed research project (with guidance from Pacific Forum senior staff), which should culminate as a monograph published in the Pacific Forum Issues and Insights series. The remainder of the time will be spent on research supporting Pacific Forum programs, activities, and senior staff research.
- Open citizenship with a focus on Korea.
- A bachelor’s degree by the start of the Fellowship.
- Proficient in English (verbal and written skills).
- For non-U.S. citizens, applicant must possess or be eligible for an extended stay visa.
Pacific Forum is currently accepting applications for the Kelly Fellowship. The deadline for application is August 15 and fellowship start date will be in Fall 2012.**Please note the change in application deadline.**
The application packet should include:
- Kelly Fellow application (Download PDF or MS Word)
- A cover letter detailing interests and why the Pacific Forum Kelly Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development
- Curriculum Vitae
- A letter of recommendation
- A description of a research project to undertake as a Kelly Fellow (not to exceed 1,800 words)
Applications can be submitted via postal mail or e-mail at:
Duties and responsibilities of the Kelly Fellow
- Conduct independent research aimed at producing a publishable monograph.
- Assist and participate in Pacific Forum conferences and Hawaii-based workshops and seminars.
- Screen international media for articles relating to nuclear energy transparency.
- Conduct research for Comparative Connections.
- Conduct research for senior staff on various economic, political, and security issues as may arise.