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Atlas Corps invites Social Change Leaders for Blended & In-Person Fellowships

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 28, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on October 22, 2020

Atlas Corps is dedicated to providing rising nonprofit leaders with opportunities to obtain additional skills those leaders will require to have an even greater impact.

Atlas Corps does not want to take highly experienced senior-level directors away from the important work they are doing and does not want to recruit students to participate in this program since they may not have enough relevant experience to share with organizations.

Fellows – but not their dependents – receive:
a) Program-related international travel;
b) Program-related domestic travel;
c) Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illnesses (or funds to purchase basic health insurance);
d) Monthly stipend for basic living expenses in the city where the Fellow is placed (shared housing, food, local transportation, and a phone plan);
e) Documentation (DS-2019) that enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa;
f) Placement with a Host Organization;
g) Participation in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (leadership development training series).

Utilize This Offer

LAtlas Corps invites social change leaders from around the world to apply for the Blended and In-Person Fellowships and the Virtual Leadership Institute!

Eligibility Criteria
1. Two or more years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues;
2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
3. English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);
4. Age 35 or younger;
5. Citizens of EVERY country (except the U.S.) are eligible to apply.
6. Additional requirements for the Blended Fellowship  and In-Person Fellowship in the U.S.:
a) Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship;
b) Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation.
7. Additional requirements for the Virtual Leadership Institute:
a) Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month);
b) Availability to commit to 2-3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for 7 months.

Applicants that pass the interview stage will be designated a Semi-Finalist for the Atlas Corps Fellowship and/or Virtual Leadership Institute.
Semi-Finalists for the Fellowship are eligible to be reviewed by potential Host Organizations for placements based on their interests and skillset and the organization’s needs.
Semi-Finalists for the Virtual Leadership Institute are eligible to be invited to participate in the program.

Submit only one application to be considered for all initiatives!

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 28
Sep 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 30
Sep 30

Thanks, Ana. Sounds interesting.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 01
Oct 01

Think so too.

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

:-) Have a good one!