2011 Atlas Corps Fellowship (USA)

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[attach=1] 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 experienced nonprofit professionals.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-month professional fellowship offered twice a year (March & September). Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows learn leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

Atlas Service Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a September 2011 Fellowship in the United States. Expenses are paid in this prestigious 12-month fellowship program, including a living stipend, health insurance, and training.




September 2011 Fellowship:
•   February 15: Application process opens
•   April 15: Deadline for applications
•   April 15 - June 15: English Tests and Interviews for Semi-Finalists
•   August 29 - September 2: Orientation
•   September 6: Fellows begin at Host Organizations

March 2012 Fellowship:
•   August 15: Application process opens
•   October 15: Deadline for applications
•   October 15 - December 15: English Tests and Interviews for Semi-Finalists
•   March 5 - March 9: Orientation
•   March 12: Fellows begin at Host Organizations



1. Online Application: All applications need to be submitted online. We will not accept applications via email or mail. You will need to create a login and you can save your responses so you can return to the application at any time.  The application consists of background information, personal biography, essays, and letters of recommendation.

In order to sponsor candidates to come to the U.S. for one year as a Fellow we require detailed information about each applicant. The U.S. Government requires much of the information we are asking for in the application. Your responses also facilitate your host placement so please answer each question honestly and accurately. It is critical to be honest and complete in your application. If you are found to be dishonest in the application, not only will you not be accepted as a Fellow, but you will be sent home if you have been accepted.

2. Letters of Recommendation: Atlas Corps requires two (up to three) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you in a professional capacity and can write about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success as an Atlas Corps Fellow. You will need to send your request for a letter of recommendation directly through the application system. Your recommender will receive an email that asks for a recommendation. Please note: These recommendation requests will NOT be sent until your application is submitted and applications without at least two recommendations will NOT be considered.

3. Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including Atlas Corps staff and nonprofit sector, government, and business leaders from multiple countries. Phone interviews and English writing tests will be conducted with semi-finalists. Host Organizations will conduct Skype video interviews with selected finalists. Host Organizations will make their final recommendations to Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps will notify the selected candidates.

4. Visa Process: After being selected, candidates will go to the U.S. Embassy in their respective countries to apply for a J-1 visa. Atlas Corps will provide support in obtaining this visa.

Questions? Email apply@atlascorps.org

For the list of host organisations: Atlas Service Corps

For online application: Fellow App

Source: Atlas Corps.