Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world’s best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month, professional fellowship offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Ashoka, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Peace Corps. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will develop their leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.
Atlas Corps seeks overseas nonprofit leaders to apply for a September 2012 Fellowship in the U.S. or Latin America. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and housing), basic health insurance, and enrollment in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.
Our U.S. Fellowship program is specifically seeking the profiles below for specific Host Organizations in our September 2012 class:
- Spanish speakers, especially those with social work or legal experience
- Asia: event planning and project management experience, background in global health or trade and energy preferred
- China: event planning and knowledge of security in China
- South Sudan and Sudan: nonprofit leaders
- Iraq: nonprofit leaders
- East Africa (especially Tanzania and Madagascar): environmental conservation, communications, fundraising experience
- Global: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights experience
- Global: ehealth/mobile health technology experience
- Global: strong technology expertise, especially in programs like Ruby on Rails, Java, HTML, website development, and social media
- Global: Individuals with experience in early childhood development, international teaching, and international education
- 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- English proficiency (oral, writing, reading) for U.S. and Latin American program
- Spanish proficiency for Latin American program; Portuguese helpful but not required
- 35 years or younger (average age is 28 years old)
- 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
Deadline: Atlas Corps considers applications on a rolling basis. Apply by April 15 to be considered for the September 2012 class; applications received after that date will be considered for our next class. Candidates who have already applied since March 2011 should NOT apply again. We will be sending updates to applicants from those application cycles very soon, and finalists from those application cycles will be considered for the September 2012 Fellowship as well.
Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to the U.S.? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to Latin America? Email email@example.com.