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2018-2019 Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP), United States

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Deadline: November 1, 2018

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The Catholic Relief Services is inviting applications for CRS International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) for the 2018-2019 academic year. International applicants (must be legally authorized to work in the United States) can apply for this CRS international development fellowship program.

The goal of the IDFP is to place fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience while broadening their skills.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.


CRS provides IDFP participants with the following benefits:

  • Great opportunities for professional growth and development overseas
  • Stipend, allowances, and furnished housing
  • Transportation to and from the country
  • Extensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, travel/accident, evacuation and personal household effects)
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal leave, and 12 paid holidays
  • Language learning assistance


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • Graduate degree in field relevant and applicable to international development (e.g. Agriculture, Health, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Finance, Supply Chain)
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to major languages spoken where CRS works)
  • At least six months overseas work or volunteer experience in a developing country (consideration given to applicants with at least five years of experience living in a developing country)
  • Strong interest in a career in development or emergency relief
  • Willing to work in various regions and developing countries around the world
  • Able to work respectfully and professionally in a cross-cultural environment
  • Applicants must have professional proficiency in French (preferred), Spanish or Arabic. Fluency in English, with strong analytical, oral and written communication skills is also required.
  • International applicants (must be legally authorized to work in the United States) can apply for this CRS international development fellowship
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How to apply:

There are 3 steps required to successfully submit your application for the CRS Fellows 2018-19 application cycle. Please follow these instructions carefully for consideration:

  • Draft your cover letter for the IDFP program. The cover letter should address the following:

a. The volunteer and/or work experience that you have had overseas.
b. The issues/challenges you might face working for Catholic Relief Services as a fellow in a developing country.

  • Everything about the Fellow’s program is done through CRS’s website.
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a. Your updated resume (your complete name in the filename, PDF preferred)
b. Your IDFP cover letter (your complete name in the filename, PDF preferred)

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