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alQaws Fellowship: Palestine Through the Lens of Queer Politics

alQaws Fellowship:

Palestine Through the Lens of Queer Politics

(3-month; part-time; based in Jerusalem, Palestine)

alQaws is seeking a fellow for a three-month political educational program focused on cross-border networking, knowledge-sharing, and movement building for LGBTQ Palestinians. 


In over a decade as an organization, alQaws has worked to show that LGBTQ Palestinians are an integral and active part of our society; with this fellowship, alQaws activists invite LGBTQ Palestinians outside Palestine to join our political home. 


The fellow will spend 3 months working primarily out of alQaws’ Jerusalem office, and will also have the opportunity to travel to other program locations, including alQaws’ Ramallah and Haifa community spaces. They will work intimately with alQaws staff and activists during their part-time fellowship, and have ample time (and a workspace) to pursue their own projects. 


The fellow will be responsible for the building and sustaining of a network of people outside Palestine who want to engage with alQaws’ work, who desire a meaningful connection to Palestine, and who are interested in a queer political movement that centers de-colonial, feminist, and holistic approaches to intersecting forms of oppression.  This will include building a structure and a database for the network, as well as managing and communicating with network members, and identifying organizing opportunities for this growing network.

As the fellowship aims to create genuine engagement and connection, the fellow will be integrated into local alQaws’ grassroots community and work, but will also be invited and expected to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise to advance the goal of this fellowship. Depending on the fellow’s area of work (academic, activist, artist, professional, etc.), this may take the form of a lecture, a skill-sharing or knowledge-building workshop, an event, an exhibition, or something else.


Main Tasks: 

The fellow will be involved in developing and implementing the following tasks: 

  • Community building/transnational networking including: building the network and organizing the annual fall community benefit event in the US for alQaws

  • Developing 1-2 side projects based on fellow’s expertise. Examples could include: social/media based projects, anti-pinkwashing initiatives, writing tasks, etc. 

  • Desire to learn from local grassroots movements as well as share outside knowledge and skills that would benefit the local grassroots activists and community 


What is alQaws looking for in the fellow? 

  • A queer Palestinian activist connected to youth movemnets and living/based in the US

  • Prior involvement in community or campus-based organizing

  • Commitment to anti-colonial feminist queer values 

  • Proficiency in Arabic and a willingness to learn more 

  • Ability to work in a dynamic work culture, independently as well as collaboratively, using shared leadership values 


Fellowship Logistics: 

Period of Fellowship: June-August 2020 

Applications open December 4th 2019

Deadline for application: January 15th, 2020



The fellowship includes a 600$ monthly stipend. 

No other costs are covered (i.e. airplane ticket , accommodation, etc.).  

alQaws’ team will help in searching for suitable accommodation in Jerusalem or nearby areas. 


You can apply to this fellowship using this link

For more information please email Haneen at