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Applications for September 2012 Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America

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    Atlas Corps Invites Applications for September 2012 Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America
    Priority Deadline: April 15, 2012 (see below for details)


    Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.


    The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month, professional fellowship offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Ashoka, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Peace Corps. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will develop their leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.


    Atlas Corps seeks overseas nonprofit leaders to apply for a September 2012 Fellowship in the U.S. or Latin America. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and housing), basic health insurance, enrollment in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Training Program, and flight and visa costs.


    Our U.S. Fellowship program is specifically seeking the profiles below for specific Host Organizations in our September 2012 class:

    - Spanish speakers: social work or legal experience

    - Asia: event planning and project management experience, background in global health or trade and energy preferred

    - China: event planning and knowledge of security in China

    - South Sudan and Sudan: nonprofit leaders

    - Iraq: nonprofit leaders

    - East Africa (especially Tanzania and Madagascar): environmental conservation, communications, fundraising experience

    %%%%- Global: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights experience %%%%


    - Global: ehealth/mobile health technology experience

    - Global: strong technology expertise, especially in programs like Ruby on Rails, Java, HTML, website development, and social media

    - Global: Individuals with experience in early childhood development, international teaching, and international education


    Eligibility Requirements:

    - 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 (average age is 28 years old)

    - Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from

    - Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship


    Deadline: Atlas Corps considers applications on a rolling basis. Apply by April 15 to be considered for the September 2012 class; applications received after that date will be considered for our next class. Candidates who have already applied since March 2011 should NOT apply again. We will be sending updates to applicants from those application cycles very soon, and finalists from those application cycles will be considered for the September 2012 Fellowship as well.

    For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit:http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.php

    Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to the U.S.? Emailapply@atlascorps.org.

    Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to Latin America? Emailapplybogota@atlascorps.org.

    http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.php
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    [h=1]Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow[/h]The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series. To become an Atlas Corps Fellows, please click on the appropriate link below:

    [h=1]Benefits and Responsibilities[/h]
    [h=1]What is Atlas Corps?[/h]Atlas Corps is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world's 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a "best practice" in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.
    "The Atlas Corps Fellowship assisted me in growing both professionally and personally. The Fellowship allowed me to significantly understand cultures and values from all over the world, which has very helpful for me to analyze a social problem from various perspectives. I encourage all social sector innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for this unique opportunity with the Atlas Corp Fellowship."
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