Deadline: May 1, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: You must be 35 years old or younger, hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have two or more years of relevant experience, U.S. citizens are not eligible
Location: The United States
Atlas Corps Fellowship 2020
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States for the world’s top social change leaders. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows.
Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges.
Its mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.
Promoting mutual understanding through people-to-people exchanges
Through this Fellowship, Atlas Corps seeks to advance the U.S. State Department Education and Cultural Exchange Bureau’s Mission: To promote mutual understanding through people-to-people exchanges and to further U.S. foreign policy objectives by engaging international exchange visitors and American communities in a diversity of positive, safe, and enriching educational, cultural and professional exchange programs.
To address critical social issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals.
The Fellowship allows participants to engage in group cultural activities like a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more.
Atlas Corps sponsors the J-1 Trainee visa and covers most visa expenses. It also provides each Fellow with a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the top global change leaders. They serve at outstanding organizations in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to address social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program (Global Leadership Lab).
After 12 to 18 months, they return to their countries and regions to multiply knowledge. They share the skills, effective practices, valuable experiences, and the global network of change-makers they gained during the Fellowship.
Interested in applying for the Atlas Corps Fellowship 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.