Atlas Corps Fellowship for Social Change Leaders at USA [Travel Cost+Stipend]: Apply by May 1

About

Atlas Corps, a non-profit organization invites applications from meritorious candidates for the Atlas Corps Fellowship for Social Change Leaders.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States and online 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.

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. Atlas Corps 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.

Objective

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.

Eligibility
  1. Two or more years of relevant experience
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  3. English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  4. Age 35 or younger
  5. Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship)
  6. Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship
  7. Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation.
Benefits

Fellows – but not their dependents – receive:

  • Program-related international travel
  • Program-related domestic travel
  • Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illnesses
  • Monthly stipend for basic living expenses (shared housing, food, local transportation, and a phone plan)
  • Documentation (DS-2019) that enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa.
  • Placement at a Host Organization
  • Participation in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (leadership development training series)
How to Apply?

The application includes a brief eligibility test to determine if applicants meet the basic requirements of the Fellowship. Once applicants pass that initial eligibility test, they will be asked to give information on their passport, travel/visa history, language skills, employment history, professional skills, and social issue areas. They will also be asked to complete three short essay questions.

To apply online, click here. The last date to apply is May 1, 2020.

Contact

Email ID: info@atlascorps.org

For further details, click here.

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