Taking over the world (and making it peaceful) step one

I’ve been researching jobs and I found what looks like the absolute perfect position for me.  It’s a one-year fellowship that would begin immediately after I graduate (September ’09, and I finish in August).  It’s with Human Rights Watch, and jibes perfectly in with what I want to do.  The catch?  500 people applied last year.  22 got interviews.  Holy shit.

I’m still going to apply.  What do I have to lose, really?  But I have low expectations.  Also, this means more work for me, as I have to select a twenty-page excerpt from my seminar paper from last semester, and I really don’t know which twenty pages to pick.


About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

Posted on June 21, 2008, in human rights and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m crossing my fingers for you!

  2. That’s so great. I hope it works out for you. That is just such an incredible feeling- when you start reading about a job that makes you say, “That! That is what I was need to do!”

  3. alesbianandascholar

    Lis – Thanks!! I’ll need it 🙂

    Cz – Yeah, I’ve had a lot like that in the past and haven’t gotten them (and had one that I did get and wasn’t as great as it sounded), but I’m still hoping.

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