Josef Korbel School Alum Receives Prestigious Fellowship with Catholic Relief Services
Josef Korbel School Alum, Nathaniel Tishman (MA Human Rights '08), was recently offered the International Development Fellowship with one of the world's largest international NGOs; Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Nathaniel came to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies as a Peace Corps Fellow, serving as a volunteer in Chad from 2004-2006. In addition to his MA in Human Rights, he coupled his degree with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance.
"The classes that I took at the Josef Korbel School gave me the background and the skills to take my previous field experience to the next level. I think having the chance to do an internship in Uganda and Niger with another organization while I was doing my degree raised my profile during the application process and made me a much stronger candidate for the fellowship."
Currently, Nathaniel serves as a Communications Officer with Mercy Corps in Southern Sudan. He is evaluating the impacts of the organization's Economic Recovery Development programs, writing stories about the programs and doing capacity building training for Sudanese staff.
In late July, Nathaniel will venture to Yaoundé, Cameroon to begin this new endeavor either working within the Human Rights and Peace Building or HIV/AIDS sector.
"I'm hoping to gain field experience, and ideally have it turn into something permanent. The idea of the fellowship is that it's intended to train the future leaders of CRS, and a majority of the fellows usually end up working as Program Managers with the organization."