Community Solutions Program

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in the fields of transparency and accountability, tolerance and conflict resolution, environmental issues and women’s issues. Community Solutions provides four-month-long fellowships at U.S. community-based non-profit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies. Fellows will work with community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address societal issues in their home communities.

Eligible organizations include community-based, non-profit organizations, government offices or relevant institutions in the United States that actively engage in community development projects. Organizations should be willing to host, mentor and guide the Community Leaders during their four-month-long fellowships.

For more information, visit Community Solutions – Information for Applicants.

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted. Participants must:

  • Be community leaders, ages 25-38, currently working on a community engagement initiative in their home countries;
  • Have at least two years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of application;
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
  • Be from one of the participating countries.

Please note that not all countries are eligible for all four thematic areas; please download application instructions for specific eligibility requirements and all other important details.

Visit IREX’s website for more information.