Atlas Corps x @america: Indonesian Public Sector Leadership Initiative

The Atlas Corps x @america: Indonesian Public Sector Leadership Initiative is a special initiative to engage emerging Indonesian social change leaders for global leadership development opportunities in the United States and online. We are recruiting Indonesia’s brightest young professionals, with a focus on those with experience in government, politics, nonprofits, education, or a similar social change field. This initiative is a collaboration between Atlas Corps and @america, and is partially supported by the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia. 


Atlas Corps Fellowship

The Atlas Corps Fellowship engages professionals committed to social change in 12-18 months of service with organizations online and in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders.

Fellows serve full-time with 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 U.S.-based component of 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 Fellows on 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.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for this special initiative must be Indonesian citizens, have a college degree, have 2-10 years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues, be highly proficient in English, be no older than 40, and be committed to applying their experience in their home country after the program. Professionals with two or more years of experience in the public sector are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Applicants to this special initiative should go through the same online application process as other applicants for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Visit to learn more and start your application.

Applications are accepted year-round, but the deadline to receive priority consideration for 2022 Fellowships within this special initiative is December 10, 2021.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email

Virtual Leadership Institute

The Virtual Leadership Institute of the Atlas Corps x @america: Indonesia Public Sector Leadership Initiative is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, Reflection Retreat. This four-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. Scholars also work on an individual project focused on development and research on local or regional social issues; projects can be new or existing activities.

Application Process

We launched the Virtual Leadership Institute Cohort of The Atlas Corps x @america: Indonesia Public Sector Leadership Initiative in June 2021, and we are no longer accepting applications.