The 2017 fellowship season is now open! Tetra Tech welcomes applications from candidates interested in a fellowship opportunity in rural Liberia for 3-4 months or 2-3 month fellowship postings in several of our other projects in need of Global Fellows. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please clearly indicate in your application materials whether you are applying for a Liberia fellowship or other postings or both, and your dates of availability. Liberia fellowships are available immediately.
Tetra Tech’s Global Law and Development Fellowship Program provides lessons learned for our home office staff and the ensemble of our field projects. It also provides a short-term concentrated experience for students enrolled in, or professionals having completed, graduate programs in law, international development, court administration, public policy, or related fields. The program allows the fellow to produce an investigative, descriptive, or other research project that improves our understanding of our field projects and allows for information sharing across regions. The fellowship provides exposure to the management and implementation of international development projects on access to justice, anti-corruption, or various aspects of the rule of law.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF GLOBAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS
Responsibilities of Global Law and Development Fellows typically include some or all of the following:
- Completing a specific technical work product
- Collecting and analyzing project reports
- Identifying and capturing best practices and success stories
- Proofreading and editing reports and documents
- Preparing a final report on lessons learned
PLACEMENTS OF GLOBAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS
Since the inauguration of the fellowship program in 2010, fellows have served with distinction in our Afghanistan, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, and Liberia projects and in the Tetra Tech home office in San Francisco. Each year the fellowship committee identifies information or knowledge needs across projects, and selects fellowship finalists with relevant language skills who have successfully completed the application and interview process. Applicants must be willing to be posted to whichever of our projects have agreed to host a Global Fellow. French- and Spanish-speaking applicants are needed for at least one posting each.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
To apply for the Tetra Tech Global Law and Development Fellowship Program, please submit the following application materials to
- Cover letter explaining your interest in participating in the fellowship program and clearly stating your period(s) of availability. Fellowships are awarded year-round. The cover letter should also indicate your interest in a Liberia fellowship or a fellowship elsewhere, and any languages you speak (French and Spanish will be needed for at least one posting in 2017).
- Resume clearly indicating any periods of overseas work or study.
- Contact information for three professional or academic references
- Writing sample in English (five pages or less)
- For Liberia fellowship applicants, a separate statement, consisting of 1-2 paragraphs outlining how past experience confirms your suitability for a rural posting in Africa with frequent travels in rough conditions.
CONTACT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Due to the high volume of applicants, please no phone calls. Short-listed applicants will be contacted directly.