Atlas Corps is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 fellowship. The program is an overseas fellowship for the world’s best non-profit leaders. Their goal is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled non-profit professionals.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn non-profit best practices through the Atlas Corps Non-profit Management Series training program and networking opportunities with other Fellows who are skilled non-profit professionals from around the world.

  • 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
  • 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

Application Timeline
They consider applications on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for one of three classes that begin in January, May, or September. Final decisions are made 4 -8 weeks before the class begins. You may reapply to our program, but you should only apply once a year, unless there is a dramatic change in your application, such as completing graduate school, winning an award, etc. Strong applications are considered for multiple classes unless the candidate withdraws their application.
Deadlines: applications are accepted all year round with the following deadlines.

August 15 for fellowship starting in January
December 1 for fellowship starting May
April 15 for fellowship starting in September

How to Apply

  • All applications need to be submitted online. They do 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.
  • You are required to submit 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
  • If you are successful, Atlas Corps will provide support in obtaining your J-1 visa.

For more information, and to apply, click here.