January 12, 2016

USA / Colombia: Atlas Corps Overseas Fellowship for Non-profit Professionals

Atlas Corps Overseas Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: All topics
Course Level: Graduate (fellowship)
Provider: Atlas Corps Network
Country to Study in: USA, Colombia

Scholarship Description
Are you a nonprofit leader? The Atlas Corps Fellowship could be the opportunity for you. The programme is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world.

Atlas Corps, an overseas fellowship for the world’s best nonprofit leaders, has as its core mission to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

Apply today to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow in the US or Colombia!

You can apply to become a Fellow if you meet the following minimum requirements:
  • 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  • Spanish proficiency (for the Latin American Fellowship only)
  • Age 35 or younger when the Fellowship begins
  • Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from
  • Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries may apply

Participating Institutions
Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America

Fields of study
While serving at Host Organizations, fellows work on issues that complement their expertise.

Thus, fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

The U.S. Fellowship begins in January, May, and September, while the Latin American Fellowship begins in March and September. Each Fellowship begins with a one-week orientation program, followed by 50 weeks at Host Organizations. Fellows return to their home countries immediately after the program ends.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The Fellowship lasts 6-18 months and is offered three times a year

Scholarship benefits
Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn nonprofit best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.

The prestigious fellowship includes
  • health insurance,
  • enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab,
  • flight and visa costs, and
  • a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).
For more specifics and complete details on benefits, see Benefits for the Fellows coming to the U.S. AND Benefits for Fellows coming to Latin America.

Method of Application
If you eligible and interested in this fellowship, it is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to obtain complete details on how to apply for this award.

Atlas Corps considers applications on a rolling basis for classes that begin in January, May, and December.

Priority deadlines for US Fellowships are as follows:
  • For January class – apply by July 15
  • For May class, apply by November 1
  • For September class – apply by March 22
Priority deadlines for Latin America Fellowships are;
  • March Class – apply by October 15
  • September Class – April 15
Applications are accepted year-round, but earlier applications tend to be more successful.

Atlas Corps is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges.

Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 months, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.

If you have queries, do check out the 'Frequently Asked Questions' page on the official website. If your question isn’t answered there, then send email to apply@atlascorps.org.

Application Deadline: Rolling (see DEADLINES above)
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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