About the Migration and Asylum Project
Migration and Asylum Project (MAP) is excited to launch the “Catalyst for Change Fellowship Programme”!
The Programme seeks to identify and train a community of rights-defenders and justice leaders to advance access to justice for one of the most vulnerable communities in our society – migrants and refugees. The Programme designed to provide a dynamic learning experience and a transformative career opportunity for early-career lawyers who are passionate about social justice issues.
About the Migration and Asylum Project Fellowship
The Fellows will have an unparalleled opportunity to spend twelve to eighteen months gaining both academic and field experience working in the niche area of refugee law and forced migration, and being part of a movement to build an inclusive and responsive legal protection landscape through a rule of law-focused approach.
The Fellows will work directly with migrant and refugee communities across India and will have the rare chance to use core human rights and international law principles to directly impact the lives of their clients. Over the course of the Programme, the Fellows will be trained to effectively leverage the law as a tool to protect the rights of displacement populations, contribute to ongoing advocacy and policy making efforts and undertake path breaking research and work in the field. Fellows will also have exposure to the workings of MAP’s key partners and collaborators, which includes UN agencies, CSOs, state legal aid authorities etc.
Eligibility for the Migration and Asylum Project
- Qualified lawyers, with 0-2 years of experience
- With good academic qualifications
- With a demonstrated commitment towards human rights and development issues
Terms of the Programme
- Start Date: January 1, 2021
- Location: New Delhi
- Duration: 12 months, extendable by a maximum of 6 months
- Monthly Stipend: INR 45,000 (subject to applicable TDS)
Applications for the 2021-22 Programme are now open.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- An updated curriculum vitae
- A cover letter
- Last date to apply: November 6, 2020
- Interviews: Between November 15 and December 15, 2020
- Final decision: By December 31, 2020
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Address: Centre for Refugee Law & Forced Migration Studies B-41, First Floor, Soami Nagar, Main Road, New Delhi-110017, India
Contact Numbers: +91 11 41325408 / +91 9711128603