If you are passionate about youth-led change, love mobilizing and empowering others to act, and want to be part of a global team that helps young people make a difference ​right now​, we invite you to apply to the Fellowship-in-Residence – a year-long, paid program for emerging social change leaders who want to make an impact by leading Peace First’s support to young people in their part of the world.


Peace First is currently hiring Fellows-in-Residence in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East & North Africa. Applications are due June 28th.

What you’ll learn from this experience?

A growth opportunity and a learning community.

The Fellowship-in-Residence, a paid, year-long Fellowship with Peace First, is an unparalleled opportunity to build your skills and networks as an emerging leader -- and set you up for a career of lifelong leadership for social change.

Build a diverse skill set: In your day-to-day work, you’ll hone your skills at program design, facilitation and training, grantmaking, organizing, and more.


Fellows-in-Residence will also have opportunities to interact with and learn about the other operational areas of a global nonprofit, and regularly meet with and work alongside members of our senior team. Build a network: As the lead ambassador for Peace First in your region, you’ll work to build our visibility and credibility by creating a broad and deep partner network -- and, in the process, build your own network of peers and mentors.

Access support and coaching: The Director of the Fellows-in-Residence Program will be a constant source of support and feedback, and Fellows-in Residence will have regular touch points with the Founder & CEO and other senior leaders of the Peace First team. Peace First will match each Fellow-in Residence with an external mentor, who you’ll meet with biweekly to support your personal and professional growth. Professional development stipend: Peace First will offer a professional development stipend to help you access professional development opportunities from conferences to continuing education.


Community of practice: We’ve structured the Fellowship-in-Residence as a community of practice – meaning that your fellow Fellows-in-Residence are a source of learning and support. Through in-person retreats and constant virtual communication, Fellows-in-Residence will build a tight-knit community, offering a space for you to work through challenges, share joys, process frustrations, brainstorm new ideas, learn new things, and feel supported, valued, and championed.


What you will do?

Along with your team of Fellows-in-Residence, supported by the Program Director, Fellows-in-Residence and the Program Design and Quality team, you will lead the implementation of Peace First programs and help young people around the world start and lead thousands of peacemaking projects. You’ll support them to generate new and innovative ideas to social problems, create impact in their community, and change the way the world sees young people.

Much of this work takes place online, through our digital platform at PeaceFirst.Org, and successful applicants will be highly comfortable communicating digitally.

While no two weeks will look the same, here are the things you can expect to be doing on a regular basis:

● Inspire: Lead efforts to activate young people in your assigned region to join our peacemaking community and start a peacemaking project, with a focus on activating young people who may not otherwise have the resources and opportunities to do peacemaking work.

● Support: Facilitate young people’s progress through the Peace First Challenge, providing feedback, support, and encouragement to young people as they design and carry out peacemaking projects, including approving & processing mini-grants, working to meet ambitious goals for project completion, quality and impact within your assigned region. This will be the most significant area of work for all Fellows, and will take place predominantly online through the PeaceFirst.Org digital platform.

● Connect: Lead community management efforts on PeaceFirst.Org, implementing our community management protocols and upholding our community norms to build relationships and connections between peacemakers and ensure safeguarding of all users ● Coach: Plan and facilitate workshops and trainings that support young people to launch, lead, and scale peacemaking projects, both in-person and online from our Peace First Labs that help young people start projects, to our Peace First Accelerators that help young people who have completed projects take them to scale, to workshops that young people through the different stages of creation

● Curate: Lead the selection processes for our Peace First Accelerators, Peace First Prize, and Peace First Fellowship, and identify stories of change to be shared through Peace First’s storytelling initiatives

● Partner: Raise the visibility and credibility of Peace First in your region by building partnerships and relationships with key youth-serving organizations, governments, and influencers, managing a small budget for region-specific work

● Engage: Represent youth community and program team in conversations with funders and campaign partners

● Design: Serve as lead designers for Peace First’s platform and programs, providing feedback and insights to inform continued development of our tools, resources, and supports for young people, and participating in other organizational design and decision-making processes as needed


More about the Fellow-in-Residence in this information Pack: Fellow-in-Residence Information Packet

Links to Submit your application:  Fellow-in-Residence Application


Official Job Descriptions:

Fellow-in-Residence, Middle East & North Africa

Fellow-in-Residence, Sub-Saharan Africa

Fellow-in-Residence, UK & Europe (UK-based)


Are you interested to learn more about the Fellows-in-Residence program? Join our upcoming webinars, Register Now: 

Fellows-in-Residence Virtual Webinars