Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) - Apply Now!

The Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas.

Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September. Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program’s focus (Agriculture,
Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these).

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate degree in a field relevant to international development.
  • Professional proficiency in French, Spanish, or Arabic. French preferred.
  • At least 12 months overseas work or volunteer experience in a developing country.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills with the ability to adapt to the local culture.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a stressful, fast changing environment where security could change unexpectedly.
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Interest in a career in development or emergency relief with Catholic Relief Services
  • Commitment to CRS Principles.
  • Desire to work for a faith-based organization.

  • CRS provides the IDFP participants with the following benefits:
  • Stipend of $24,875 annually
  • Cost of living adjustment
  • Furnished housing
  • Transportation to and from the country of assignment
  • Medical Evacuation Coverage
  • Vacation
  • Medical, Life, Travel, Accident, and Personal/Household Effects Insurance.

The deadline for Application is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59PM EST

For more details, Follow this LINK to visit the official fellowship page.

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