Atlas Corps Tech is a special initiative within Atlas Corps—a nonprofit organization that engages social change leaders from around the world in long-term professional service overseas. Building on our successful track record of bringing the world’s best global service leaders to the United States, Atlas Corps Tech focuses on engaging social change leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the U.S. for 12-18 months at the world’s best technology organizations and nonprofits.
Why Launch Atlas Corps Tech?
Atlas Corps believes that talent is universally distributed in the world but opportunity is not. The Tech Sector clearly recognizes this idea. The CEOs of leading tech companies, like Microsoft and Google, were born in India. There are countless examples of other talented tech leaders crossing borders to grow companies and spread knowledge. We want this opportunity to also exist for the world’s most talented social change tech leaders, where resources and visa capabilities are not as abundant. Nonprofits and CSR teams could greatly benefit from social change tech leaders crossing borders to address critical social issues. We want social change tech leaders from overseas to learn best practices from the U.S. and for us to learn from them. Atlas Corps builds bridges with the world’s best social change tech leaders and organizations.
APPLY TO BE AN ATLAS CORPS TECH FELLOW
Atlas Corps seeks applicants who:
- Are emerging leaders in their chosen technology-related professional track
- Have at least a bachelor’s degree, English fluency and 2+ years of experience
- Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation
- Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned
- Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
Each Fellow will identify tracks based on area of expertise and interest. Tracks include: Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Information Technology, Internet, Policy, Science, Software & Hardware, and Telecommunications.
Arrey Tambe Tabot, (Cameroon, Host: Affinis Labs)
Tabot holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja in Nigeria. He is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science at the same University where he was an African Development Bank scholar. In 2014, he founded the EduTeens Science Development Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Nigeria whose work is focused on improving student achievement, teacher effectiveness and overall school quality through the implementation of technology-led initiatives.
Fellow Role at Affinis Labs: Tabot is applying his skill set to develop for iPhone and Android applications based on the innovations that emerge from Affinis Labs. He designs and builds mobile applications based on initial designs from Affinis Labs hackathons, he interfaces with app development consultants, and builds web platforms for Affinis Labs that can be used to organize, run, and publicize hackathons.
Highlights of Tabot’s Fellowship:
- Built real world applications, from concept to market, including API development and testing, resolution of bugs, server-side app development and project management
- Built remote software engineering team and developed a new business line to expand the company’s reach in Africa
- Presented activities on STEM education of women and girls at MIT and at the Africa Science Week
- Broadened understanding of the markets in Africa and the products and services that can be developed to bring social change.
Atlas Corps seeks leading technology companies and nonprofit organizations to engage top global technology professionals for 12 months. Currently, Atlas Corps Tech Fellows serve at:
The challenges of bringing these professionals into the country require substantial effort including paperwork, logistics and associated costs. Our solution is our process:
BENEFITS TO A HOST ORGANIZATION
Capacity & Diversity: Organizational capacity is increased and global reach extended with the unique perspective and talent of the Fellow.
Recruitment: Atlas Corps handles all recruiting and due diligence efforts, while engaging with the Host Organization to ensure the best match.
Logistics: Atlas Corps handles the logistics, including visa, flight, travel, health insurance, taxes, living stipend, training, end of service award, and ongoing support.