CERP has recently launched the Jinnah Fellowship, a highly selective summer work study program designed to equip youth interested in the development sector with experiential learning, technical skills, and networking opportunities. The fellowship is available in three tracks and is open to high school and undergraduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals residing both within and outside Pakistan.
The Jinnah Fellowship program provides participants with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the development sector, with placement in rigorous projects undertaken by CERP in areas such as maternal health, education, climate, agriculture, and more. Through analytical and field work, fellows will develop employable skills, apply their learnings in real-time, and advance their growth to successfully enter the development or public sectors at international organisations, government departments, non-governmental organisations, and bilateral and multilateral development agencies in Pakistan or abroad.
Fellows will also have the chance to network with award-winning academics, globally recognised experts, and international development economists. They will be matched with highly skilled professionals in their fields at CERP for career exploration support, higher education guidance, informal training, motivation, direction, and advice. Additionally, interactive sessions on various relevant topics will be held for fellows with guest speakers, including CERP board members, senior executives, CERP research fellows, and graduate student fellows.
The Jinnah Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for individuals with intellectual curiosity and interest in development economics, research, and policy analysis to gain valuable experience and make a difference in their communities.