Home // Fellows // Apply // Apply to Latin America
Class Apply

Apply to Serve in Latin America

Apply for English Teaching Fellowship

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-month professional fellowship. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows learn leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. Atlas Service Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a Fellowship in Latin America (current opportunities in Colombia with other potential countries to be announced). Benefits for this prestigious 12-month fellowship program, include a living stipend, health insurance, and training.

Special Initiatives

In addition to the classic Atlas Corps Fellowship, there is a unique initiative complement the diverse nature of our global exchange model, the Atlas Corps – Volunteers Colombia English Teaching Fellowship. Read more about the eligibility requirements of this unique initiative here:
See more at: http://www.atlascorps.org/apply-to-english-teaching-fellowship.php


  • 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Spanish and English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  • 35 years or younger
  • 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


Nonprofit Fellowship - January
October 30: "Priority Deadline" for applications
November 1 to 20: Interviews, Language Tests and Interviews for Semi-Finalists
December 12: Final Fellow Selection Date (approximate)
January 6: Orientation Week in Bogota, Colombia (approximate)

English Teaching Fellowship – January, June
October 30: "Priority Deadline" for applications
November 1 to 20: Interviews, Language Tests and Interviews for Semi-Finalists
December 12: Final Fellow Selection Date (approximate)
January 6: Orientation Week in Bogota, Colombia (approximate)

April 30: "Priority Deadline" for applications
May 1-20: Interviews
May 31: Final Selection Date (approximate)
June 14: Orientation Week in Bogota, Colombia (approximate)

*Please note, dates are approximate and subject to change.

Application Process:

1. Online Application: All applications need to be submitted online. We will not accept applications via email or mail. You will need to create a login and you can save your responses so you can return to the application at any time. The application consists of background information, personal biography, essays, and letters of recommendation.

NOTE: In order to sponsor candidates to serve abroad, we require detailed information about each applicant. The Government requires much of the information we are asking for in the application. Your responses also facilitate your host placement. Please answer each question honestly and accurately. It is critical to be honest and complete in your application. 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.

2. Letters of Recommendation: Atlas Corps requires two (up to three) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you in a professional capacity and can write about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success as an Atlas Corps Fellow. You will need to send your request for a letter of recommendation directly through the application system. Your recommender will receive an email that asks for a recommendation.

NOTE: These recommendation requests will NOT be sent until your application is submitted and applications without at least two recommendations will NOT be considered.

3. Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including Atlas Corps staff and nonprofit sector, government, and business leaders from multiple countries. Phone interviews and Spanish/English writing tests will be conducted with semi-finalists. Host Organizations will conduct Skype video interviews with selected finalists. Host Organizations will make their final recommendations to Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps will notify the selected candidates.

4. Visa Process: After being selected, candidates will go to the Latin American Consulate in their respective countries to apply for a Visa. Atlas Corps will provide support in obtaining this visa.

5. Program Fee: The program fee depends on the program (Nonprofit Fellowship deposit is $1,000 and English Teaching Fellowship is $400**). For Nonprofit Fellows, there are 3 options to pay this tuition:
a. Pay total $1,000 fee at beginning and receive a 10% discount.
b. Pay $500 USD at the beginning and $500 USD over the course of the year.
c. Receive a lower stipend until the program fee is covered.

**Note on English Teaching Fellowship Deposit: For the English Teaching Fellowship, accepted Fellows will pay a $400 USD deposit, which Volunteers Colombia will refund to the applicant as part of the first stipend payment.

Questions? Email applybogota@atlascorps.org

Have a look at our video below.

View examples of Fellow positions in Colombia

Host Organizations

Our U.S. Partners:
American Jewish World Service
AsianAmerican Lead
Center for Inspired Teaching
Civic Enterprises
CORE Group
Free the Slaves
Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute
Global Citizens Network
Global Fairness Initiative
Global Health Corps
Global Kids
Grameen Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
HasNa, Inc.
International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
International Peace and Security Institute
International Relief and Development
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
Management Systems International
National Audubon Society
New York Needs You
One World Youth Project
Operation Smile
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Partners of the Americas
Points of Light Institute
Population Action International (PAI)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
U.S. Peace Corps

Atlas Corps Network

Our Team

Scott Beale, The Founder and CEO

Scott Beale is the founder of Atlas Service Corps and an experienced social entrepreneur who has started three citizen sector organizations and helped...
Read more..


Gbenga Ogunjimi, 29, Lagos Nigeria

Gbenga has ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, where he has focused primarily on development. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and International... Read more..


Atlas Corps Partners

Atlas Corps Host Organizations and Partners include leading organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Below is a list of some of our current and past partners.. Read more..


Volunteer at Atlas Corps

Don't sit back wondering how you can make a difference. Lend a hand to this exciting, growing organization. Whether you have ten hours a week or ten hours a year... Read more..