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June 21, 2010

Relief International Offers Fellowships to Iranian-American Students

Washington, DC – Relief International, an Iranian-American aid organization that provided humanitarian relief to Iran after the Bam earthquake, is now offering four fellowships to qualified students of Iranian descent who are interested in international development and committed to humanitarian relief. The PARSA-Relief International Fellowships foster research, project management, and leadership skills for Iranian Americans looking to pursue careers in international public policy and development.

Applicants must have an average GPA of at least 3.5 and be committed to working 15-20 hours weekly for a period of six to nine months. Applicants should also have a general knowledge of world affairs and international/intergovernmental institutions. One of the four fellows will be selected for an international posting in one of RI’s field offices after the successful completion of the domestic fellowship. PARSA fellows will receive $750 per month, and the student chosen for the international component will receive an additional stipend plus the cost of airfare.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, proof of current enrollment in a full-time US or UK university, 3 supervisory references (name, email and phone number), and a date of availability for an interview to [email protected]. The email subject line should include the following: “PARSA Fellowship.” The deadline to apply for the fellowship is June 30, 2010.

Relief International was originally founded in 1990 by an Iranian American in response to the Roudbar earthquake in Iran. It has now become a leading international non-profit organization that provides emergency relief and development assistance to vulnerable communities worldwide. Click here for more information on the PARSA Fellowship.




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