Hay Fellowship Program

The Hay Fellowship Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates with an outstanding academic background in relevant fields such as Law, Psychology, Social Science, and Political Science. The fellows will be expected to produce content for the blog and other media outlets, assist in the production of Hay Journal, Podcasts Series, and events.


Requirements & Expectations:

The Hay Institute seeks young professionals with the following qualifications:


A deep interest in and demonstrable commitment to human rights research work, policy analysis, advocacy, and lobbying and government affairs on 
different aspects of Human Security under three thematic areas: 

1. Trauma impacting both combatants and noncombatants;

2.  Beneficiary-focused international aid that emphasizes local accountability and responsibility;

3. Policymaking through a human security lens.



Working in government, media, the military, the private sector, or for a non-profit;

A bachelor’s or equivalent degree or currently enrolled student;

The capacity to produce monthly pieces for the blog, assist with the journal production, and the Hay global database.


Before applying, please consider if your professional and personal obligations will allow you to fully participate.

The 2020 fellowship roster is not open yet. If you are interested in applying to the program, please regularly check our website for updates. Here is the estimated timeline:


Please submit an application including a resume and cover letter by October 30, 2019.

Application deadline: October 30, 2019
Review applications: November 1-12, 2019
Interview period: December 5 - 22, 2019


The start date is January 3, 2020. This position is designed for a 6-month period, with potential opportunity for extension. Please note this is NOT a paid position.

Any questions should be directed to [email protected] Please make sure to put “Fellowship Program” on the subject.