Migration & Asylum Project (M.A.P) Catalyst for Change Fellowship Call for Applications

The CFC Fellowship Programme is a social impact fellowship for early-career lawyers interested in refugee law and migration studies. Apply now!
Migration & Asylum Project
Migration & Asylum Project

The CFC Fellowship Programme is a social impact fellowship for early-career lawyers interested in refugee law and migration studies. It is designed to be a dynamic learning experience and a transformative career opportunity for legal professionals – to nurture a community of rights-defenders and justice leaders to advance access to justice for one of the most vulnerable communities in our society – migrants and refugees.

CFC Fellows will have an unparalleled opportunity to spend twelve to eighteen months gaining both academic and field experience working in the niche area of refugee law and migration studies, and being part of a movement to build an inclusive and responsive legal protection landscape through a rule of law-focused approach.

The Fellows will work directly with migrant and refugee communities across India and will have the rare chance to use core human rights and international law principles to directly impact the lives of their clients.

Over the course of the Programme, the Fellows will be trained to effectively leverage the law as a tool to protect the rights of displacement populations, contribute to ongoing advocacy and policymaking efforts and undertake pathbreaking research and work in the field. Fellows will also have exposure to the workings of MAP’s key partners and collaborators, which includes UN agencies, CSOs, state legal aid authorities etc.

The CFC Fellowship can be used as a springboard towards a wide range of academic and professional opportunities in the future. MAP’s alumni have gone on to pursue careers in the development sector including in within the UN system and graduate degrees, other prestigious academic fellowships and PhDs.

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for applicants who are qualified lawyers, with 0-2 years of experience, with good academic qualifications, and a demonstrated commitment towards human rights and development issues.

What are the terms of the Programme?

New Delhi

Commencement: January 1, 2022

Duration: 12 months, extendable by a maximum of 6 months

Monthly Stipend: INR 45000 (subject to applicable TDS)

How to Apply?

Send in an updated curriculum vitae, and a Letter of Motivation, along with contact details of two referees to recruitments@aratrust.in.

The deadline for receiving applications is 22nd October 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test between between 1st and 3rd November 2021 and interviews will be conducted between 8th and 12th November 2021. Conditional offers will be issued to prospective Fellows on or before 17th November, pending verification of any additional documents and background and reference checks. Final offers will be issued on 30th November 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Any extensions or modifications to these dates will be notified through our website, social media handles, and emails to prospective candidates.

Please read our Fellowship FAQs before completing your application.

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