Atlas Corps has partnered with the U.S. Department of State, as part of President Obama’s Stand with Civil Society Agenda, to bring 100 of the world’s up and coming social changemakers to the United States on leadership development fellowships. The announcement on September 23, 2014, was made by President Obama during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event in New York.
The EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship is a long-term investment in the strengthening of the global civil society sector that brings together the reach of the State Department with the proven leadership development program of Atlas Corps.
The EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship lasts 6-18 months and is offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at host organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn nonprofit best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world. This prestigious fellowship includes health insurance, enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab, flight and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).
Eligibility for the Atlas Corps Fellowship
- 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
- 35 years or younger
- Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship – check out the Fellowship in Colombia!)
- Commitment to return to your home country after the 6-18 month fellowship
The application process is a four-month cycle that repeats itself. You may apply at any time and be considered, but we encourage you to spend some time on your application, including having it be reviewed by a peer, and then submit it as early as possible and not wait for any deadlines. Here is the approximate annual calendar:
July 15 – Priority deadline for the January Fellowship. Applications are taken year round, but earlier applications tend to be more successful.
July 15 – October 15: Applications reviewed and interviews conducted
November 1-30: Most final decisions made this month.
January: Fellows arrive for orientation and begin service at Host Organizations
November 1 – Priority deadline for the May Fellowship. Applications are taken year round, but earlier applications tend to be more successful.
November 1 – February 28: Applications reviewed and interviews conducted
March 1-31: Most final decisions made by this month
May: Fellows arrive for orientation and begin service at Host Organizations
March 15 – Priority deadline for the September Fellowship. Applications are taken year round, but earlier applications tend to be more successful.
March 15 – June 30: Applications reviewed and interviews conducted
July 1-31: Most final decisions made by this month
September: Fellows arrive for orientation and begin service at Host Organizations
For more details on timeline and application process, visit atlascorps.org.