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Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women.

Research areas for 2018-2019:

  • The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, paid sick leave, paid family leave, and workplace flexibility.
  • Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women and women with children.
  • The impact of new technology on the changing nature of work and its gender composition.
  • The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and compiling literature and information.
  • Collecting, checking, and analyzing data.
  • Preparing reports and report graphics.
  • Fact checking and editing.
  • Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars, and meetings.
  • Fellows are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including tasks such as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library and research files, and answering telephones.

The compensated position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September–May), though starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, and cultural, economic backgrounds, as well as sexual orientations to apply.

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