Atlas Corps Fellowship for Emerging Global Leaders

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Young social leaders are welcome to apply for the Atlas Corps fellowship. The fellowship typically lasts 12-18 months. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities. The deadline is on August 15th.

The fellowship includes health insurance, enrollment in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab, flight and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (groceries, local transportation, and shared housing).

The application is a multi-step process which consists of completing an online application and eligibility test, and writing essays. Selected semi-finalists will be interviewed by the host organisation.

Host Organizations will make their final recommendations to Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps will notify the selected candidates. After being selected, Fellows will go to the U.S. Embassy in their respective countries to apply for a J-1 visa. Atlas Corps will provide support in obtaining this visa.

Main criteria

  • Candidates should have two or more years of professional experience, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Applicants must be no older than 35 and be fluent in English;
  • Candidates should apply to serve in a country other than where they are from;
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for Host Organization placements, which in 2018 begin in January, March, May, July, September, or November.

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