Community Solutions Leadership Fellowship

first_imgCommunity Solutions Leadership Fellowship Deadline: 27 October 2014Open to: community leaders, aged 25-38, from participating countriesFellowship: round-trip, visa, insurance, living allowanceDescriptionThe Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders. CSP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX. Selected candidates will participate in:a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency;structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute; and,the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.Applicants must select ONE professional theme that he/she intends to focus on while in the U.S.:Transparency & Accountability,Tolerance & Conflict Resolution,Environmental Issues, Women & Gender Issues.The program timeline:May – June 2015: Pre-departure orientation and preparationLate July/Early August 2015: All participants depart their home countries for the U.S.December 2015: Participants return to their home countries and begin follow-on projectsJanuary-June 2016: Alumni complete follow-on projects in collaboration with U.S. hostsEligibilityCompetition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who are:From a participating country – see below (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)Currently living and working on a community project or initiative in his/her home country; and, has at least 2 years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of applicationAble to begin the program in the United States in 2015, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the programAble to receive a U.S. J-1 visaProficient in spoken and written English at the time of applicationParticipating countries:Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and ZimbabweEast Asia and the Pacific: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and VietnamEurope: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and TurkeySouth and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and TurkmenistanNear East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/GazaWestern Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and TobagoFellowship J-1 visa supportRound-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.Accident and sickness insuranceLiving Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentalsApplicationApplication deadline is 11:59 AM EDT on Monday, October 27, 2014.Application must be submitted online only HERE. The application must include a current resume or curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation from your employer, community organization, or professional peer in your field.Contact: [email protected] more information consult the official website HERE. Transparency International School on Integrity 2020 Share 0 One thought on “Community Solutions Leadership Fellowship” 2nd International Youth to Youth Summit in Krakow, Poland +1 Pocket hello.i,m Burundian who is interested by your great program.so won,t i apply among others?ok best wishes RU and Visual AIDS Curator Residency → October 10, 2014 Published by tatjana Log in to Reply on October 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm By MANIRAKIZA EMMANUEL says: Global Innovation Competition 2016 LinkedIn 0 Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet ← International Forum on Human Rights for Young Leaders Similar Stories last_img read more