Upcoming Opportunities

The application for 2018-2019 fellowships will open in early October 2017. If you have questions in the meantime, please refer to the FAQ below or email contact@menarprogram.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the start date and duration of a fellowship placement?
Fellowship start dates are negotiable between June and September, based on agreement between the fellow, MENAR, and the host organization. All fellows must complete a full 12 months in their fellowship position after their start date.

Am I eligible to apply?
Our fellowship is open to current seniors in college and recent graduates (anywhere up to 2-4 years of post-college experience is fine, although most of our posts are intended to be entry-level). The program is open to applicants of all nationalities; the only requirement is having graduated from a U.S. college or university.

What do fellows get paid?
All fellows receive a monthly stipend from their host organization that is meant to cover local living expenses (houses, utilities, transport, and food). The amount varies depending on the organization and the location (based on local cost-of-living). Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country, health insurance (typically available through your parents' plan), and visa application fees. Details of stipend arrangements will be discussed during interviews, if you are selected.

Do I need to speak Arabic?
Not necessarily. Each position has a different requirement regarding language skills -- some require conversational skills, others require fluency, while others do not require any Arabic ability at all. In addition, French may be desired/required for some North African positions.

I'm interested in a 2018-2019 fellowship. When does the application process open?
The will open in early October 2017, with a deadline in mid-December 2017. We will contact selected applicants for interviews in mid/late January 2018. You can view the list of our current fellows for a general idea of what next year's positions will be like.