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Introducing the Second Class of Think Tank LINKS Fellows

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CIPE and Atlas Corps are welcoming our second class of the Think Tank LINKS Fellows! Five young researchers from around the world have come together in Washington, DC to participate in a six month leadership development program. The fellows will shadow researchers and experts at leading Washington, DC-based think tanks to learn best practices of successful U.S. think tanks while conducting research on issues of democratic or economic reform.

We’re excited to introduce our newest class of Think Tank LINKS Fellows to everyone!

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Introducing the first class of Think Tank LINKS Fellows

As the nation’s capital celebrated the second inauguration of President Obama this past weekend, CIPE and Atlas Corps also had our own celebration: welcoming the first class of Think Tank LINKS Fellows.

From now until early July, three young researchers will participate in the CIPE-Atlas Corps sponsored Think Tank LINKS Fellowship. A leadership development program, the three fellows will shadow researches and experts at leading Washington, DC-based think tanks to learn about how successful think tanks operate in the U.S. while conducting research in issues of democratic or economic reforms.

We are excited to introduce our first group of Think Tank LINKS Fellows to everyone!

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Think Tank LINKS Fellowship – Don’t Miss Out!

If you’re a young researcher interested in learning how to better articulate youth’s position in democratic or economic reform issues, don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Apply now to join the inaugural class of the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship, sponsored by CIPE and Atlas Corps.

Think Tank LINKS Fellows will shadow researchers and experts at leading U.S. think tanks for 6 months (January to June 2013), and will gain valuable insights and skills to improve their advocacy and leadership skills.

There’s less than a week left before the deadline, so start applying now before it’s too late!

 

Are You a Policy Enthusiast?

Calling all young researchers! If you’re interested in increasing the visibility of youth’s voice in your country’s policy-making process, don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

CIPE and Atlas Corps invites young researchers interested in democratic and or economic reform issues to become Think Tank LINKS Fellows and gain useful tools and leadership skills to increase their advocacy skills. Find out more about the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship here.

Time is running out – the deadline for submitting application is August 15, 2012. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

Engaging Youth in Public Policy – The CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellowship

The voices of youth have been heard loud in clear in Tahrir Square and in other demonstrations throughout the Arab Awakening. Young people are at the forefront of change, demanding that they have a stake in their countries’ futures. Yet their participation in the reform process often ends there.

As Ambassador Melanee Verveer recently noted, youth are often left out after the protests. “In Yemen, the exit of President Ali Abdullah Saleh was negotiated among men representing the political opposition and the country’s Arab neighbors,” she said. “Women and youth, who had been so essential to the popular movement, were excluded.”

The reality is that youth are frequently excluded from political and economic policymaking even though their engagement is crucial in creating effective new policies. In order to become capable leaders, young people need to build their confidence and capacity to articulate their ideas. To this end, CIPE and Atlas Corps have launched an exciting new program called the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship.

For six months, from January through June 2013, four young researchers from developing countries will shadow experts at leading U.S. think tanks to hone their ideas on democratic and economic reforms and build their research and analytical skills to catalyze those reforms.

If you are a young researcher interested in gaining tools and leadership skills to increase your advocacy skills and become more engaged in your countries’ policymaking process, click here to find out how you can become a Think Tank LINKS Fellow. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2012.

For think tanks and other research organizations who are interested in hosting such a dynamic young researchers, click here to find out how you can become a Think Tank LINKS host organization.