Atlas Corps Fellowship (USA)

Fellowships to Canada and International Individuals
for Nonprofit Leadership Training in the USA

GrantWatch ID#: 166232
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Atlas Corps


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Fellowships to Canada and International individual nonprofit professionals for leadership training in the USA. The fellowship is intended for a period of 12 to 18 months and consists of a full-time professional development program at the host organization in the States. Fellows will develop leadership skills, learn nonprofit best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series, and network with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.

This 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).

The amount of the living stipend is fixed and is determined through an assessment of the cost of shared housing, transportation, and food in each city.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship typically lasts 12-18 months. Placements will begin January 2018 or later.

- Two or more years of relevant experience
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
- Age 35 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)
- Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship
- Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation

The application is a two-step process:

- In Part 1 of the application (known as the “short form”), you provide contact information and complete the initial eligibility test, and if you pass the eligibility test, you’ll complete additional background questions and one short essay.

- Atlas Corps will review Part 1 applications and invite eligible candidates to complete Part 2 of the application (known as the “long form”), which includes additional questions about your skills and interests and several short essay questions. You will also be required to submit contact information for at least two references who know you in a professional capacity and will write a letter of recommendation about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success as an Atlas Corps Fellow. You will need to send your requests for letter of recommendation directly through the application system.

Atlas Corps receives hundreds of applications each month, so each of the steps listed above may take approximately 1-3 months.


If you submit Part 1 of the application between December 20, 2016 and June 19, 2017:

- July 10, 2017 - Approximate priority deadline to submit Part 2 of the application. Only eligible Part 1 applicants will be invited to Part 2 of the application, and the exact deadline will be listed in your invitation. If you miss this deadline, you can still submit Part 2 of the application later and be considered during the next review period.

- July-September, 2017: Atlas Corps reviews applications and conducts Skype interviews. Atlas Corps will notify candidates whether they have advanced to the Semi-Finalist stage and are eligible for placement with Host Organizations.

- Host Organization review process: Semi-Finalists will considered for placements beginning in January 2018 or later. Semi-Finalists who are not selected by a Host Organization in that class will be invited to keep their application on file for future classes.


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