International Development Fellows Program (IDFP), Catholic Relief Service

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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). 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. Most of our fellowships lead to regular positions with Catholic Relief Services. The 2014-2015 IDFP Application is now open. Please click here to apply.

For frequently asked questions about the International Development Fellows Program, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Important Dates in the 2014-2015 IDFP Application Cycle include:

September 16, 2013: Application becomes available online.

December 1, 2013 at 11:59PM: Deadline for application.

Late October – Mid January: Phone interviews and phone language testing is conducted.

February/March: Qualifying candidates are brought to Baltimore for a full day of interviews.

April: Offers made to selected candidates.

For more information about the International Development Fellows Program, please write to For requirements and qualifications, click here.

About Alexandra Amling

MAIPS 2014 Graduate Candidate with a focus on Conflict Resolution, International Migration and Refugees. Holds a Master's degree in Southeast Asian and Chinese Studies with a regional interest in Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand. Currently supporting the GSIPM staff as a Graduate Assistant.

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