EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship 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; to share best practices of nonprofit management; and to build ties between civil society leaders in the United States and countries around the world.
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, Fellows will enroll in the Atlas Corps Alumni network, ECA’s ExchangesConnect network, and numerous other networks to foster continued exchange of talents and best practices after they return home.
Eligible candidates are civil society emerging leaders and professionals with two or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and English proficiency (oral, writing, reading). Candidates must be 35 years or younger and commit to return to their home 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.