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Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps (EGLI-ATLAS CORPS)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals in the nonprofit/NGO sectors with two or more years of experience, a college degree and English proficiency are encouraged to apply. Atlas Corps has supported over 300 emerging leaders from over 60 different countries and seeks candidates to apply as soon as possible for their next class of Fellows. To apply and find out more information, please visit http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.php.

Fellowship Goals:   

The Goals of the EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship are to: provide leadership development training for rising civil society leaders; develop the skills of nonprofit professionals, especially women, youth and leaders working on social issues that are priorities for the U.S. Government; share best practices of nonprofit management; and build ties between civil society leaders in the United States and countries around the world.

Program Components:

  • Fellows will serve full-time for 6 to 18 months at leading organizations throughout the United States to share skills and learn new perspectives on best practices in nonprofit leadership, including social entrepreneurship, social media, monitoring and evaluation, and development. Previous host organizations have included Ashoka, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Peace Corps, Points of Light Institute, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen, UN Foundation, UNICEF USA, World Wildlife Fund, and Youth Service America.
  • Fellows will also participate in 200 hours of Global Leadership Lab-in person and virtual training on the key principles of nonprofit management. At the conclusion of the program.

Participant Requirements:

The EGLI- Atlas Corps is a highly competitive. Candidates must:

  • Be civil society emerging leaders and professionals with two or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector,
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and
  • Demonstrate English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  • Be 35 years or younger
  • Demonstrate professional qualifications, experience
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to enhancing mutual understanding between the people of their country and the U.S.
  • Commit to return to their country at the end of the fellowship

Ideal candidates are emerging leaders who are passionate about the social causes they support, have a record of success, and demonstrate the potential for great and long-term impact in the social sector of their country.

Deadline to Apply:

Atlas Corps takes applications on a rolling basis year round. Please visit http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.php for more information.