Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship


When: February 2 to April 30, 2015

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Who's eligible: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, Humanity in Action 2014 Fellows and students and recent graduates from University College Cork

Each year, Humanity in Action brings together a small group of outstanding students and young professionals from around the world for three-month professional fellowships in the European Parliament and Brussels-based NGOs.

Participants in this program spend four days a week in the office of a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) or a Brussels-based NGO and one day at lectures and site visits. The program was founded in 2005 and has to date helped 87 young people gain invaluable work experience at the European Parliament or with a Brussels-based NGO. Applications for the 2015 Fellowship were due September 2, 2014.

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Fellows of the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship have gone on to land terrific jobs and do extraordinary work. Some standout fellows of the program include:

  • Kaoutar Abousmir: Parliamentary Advisor and Head of Cabinet for Dr. Sajjad Karim, the first British Muslim member of the European Parliament.
  • Nabil Berbour: Digital Communication Advisor for Pascal Canfin, former MEP and French Minister for Development.
  • Martine Alonso Marquis: A 2010 Fellow, Martine is now the Coordinator of the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship.

Humanity in Action is grateful for the support of the program's honorary patron, Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament.

The Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship is made possible with the generous support of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.

Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
What they're saying:
"Days are long, but you don’t mind as the work is interesting and you see the clear results of what you do—after all, it is politics that makes the world go round!"

Martine Alonso Marquis