Join the iDebate Fellowship!

IDEA's vision is to not just improve the social mobility of young people but also to develop their future leaderships skills through our debate education programmes, enabling them to be economically active citizens in the 21st Century. We work towards the social inclusion of marginalised youth by developing future skills, including critical thinking, critical consumption skills, divergent thinking, analysis, public speaking, active listening and teamwork. We do this by mentoring them to debate human rights issues relevant to their everyday lives in weekly Debate Clubs and tournaments.

The IDEA Fellowship

The Fellowship is open to candidates who can demonstrate a strong background in debating and public speaking and who can donate 2 hours of their time each week in the span of 1 academic term to coach young people to achieve their potential. As a Fellow, you must ensure that you are able to commit on training students as this is an important condition on the selection process. Please take note that we only accept applications from those who have permission to live and work in the UK.

Compensation details

As part of the fellowship, you will need to attend the induction programme and/or workshops conducted once a month (usually in the evening). We provide free-access to IDEA social events, opportunities to represent IDEA to international debating events as an adjudicator. You will be compensated for travel expenses related to the fellowship and we will provide a stipend in return for your time contributing to the programme.

Interested? Fill up the form here.

RSVP for the first Fellowship workshop here.

Email for any questions or concerns.