Upcoming Opportunities

The application for 2017-2018 fellowship opportunities closed on December 15, 2016. We will be contacting selected applicants via email to schedule interviews in late January. If you have a question about the status of your application, please 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.

I applied for a 2017-2018 fellowship. When will I hear back about my application?
The application deadline was December 15. We will contact selected applicants for interviews in mid/late January.