Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021 for Emerging Global Leaders

Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021 for Emerging Global Leaders

If you want to expand your network and develop your professional skills, you should apply for the Atlas Corps 2021 for emerging global leaders. The application deadline is 16th May 2021. This fellowship is for you if you live in a country outside United States.

About Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021 for Emerging Global Leaders

Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world’s best social change leaders. The mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled social sector professionals. 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 with other Fellows who are talented professionals from around the world.

This prestigious 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). Atlas Corps provides documentation to secure a J-1, Exchange Visitor visa (trainee designation).

Eligibility Criteria for Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021 for Emerging Global Leaders

Interested participants must meet the requirements below

  • Two or more years of professional experience
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  • Be age 35 or younger
  • Must apply to serve in a country other than where you are from
  • Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship
  • Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers groceries, shared housing, and local transportation to and from the Host Organization

Value of Fellowship

As volunteers, fellows receive a modest living stipend intended to cover only shared housing, food and local public transportation. The stipend is not to cover expenses you may have in your home country; eating out at restaurants; buying new clothes; or emergencies.

How to Apply for Atlas Corps Fellowship 2021 for Emerging Global Leaders

The application is a multi-step process.

Online Application – Part 1

You will need to create a login to start your application process. You can save your responses and return to the application at any time. In Part 1 of the application (known as the “short form”), you provide contact information and complete the initial eligibility test, and if you pass the eligibility test, you’ll complete additional background questions and one short essay. NOTE: In order to sponsor candidates to come to the United States for one year as a Fellow, we require detailed information about each applicant. Please answer each question honestly and thoroughly. If you are found to be dishonest in the application, you will NOT be accepted as a Fellow and you will be sent home if you have been accepted.

Online Application – Part 2 (by invitation only)

Atlas Corps will review Part 1 applications and invite eligible candidates to complete Part 2 of the application. This includes additional questions about your skills and interests and several short essay questions. Also, you will need to submit contact information for at least two references who know you in a professional capacity. They will write a letter of recommendation about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success. You will need to send your requests for letter of recommendation directly through the application system. Your recommenders will receive an email that asks for a recommendation. You can find more detailed instructions in the online application form.

Atlas Corps Review and Interview Process (by invitation only)

Atlas Corps will review Part 2 applications and select top candidates to interview via Skype. The interview will be with the Atlas Corps Selection Board.

Host Organization Review Process (by invitation only)

Candidates who pass the Atlas Corps interview stage will be designated as Semi-Finalists. This makes them eligible to be reviewed by potential Host Organizations . Atlas Corps determines which of our Semi-Finalists may be a good fit for specific positions at potential Host Organizations. This depends on their interests and skill set and the organization’s needs, and forwards those applications to the organizations.

Host Organization Interview Process (by invitation only)

Host Organizations conduct Skype video interviews with selected Semi- Finalists.

Selection and Visa Process

Host Organizations will make their final recommendations to Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps will notify the selected candidates. After receiving a selection, 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.

Semi-Finalists who are not selected by a Host Organization will be notified and may be given the option to keep their application on file for consideration for the next class of the Fellowship.

For more information on this fellowship, go through the FAQs and other information on the Fellowship Webpage.

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