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Offer: Fellowship Opportunity for Community Leaders

Here's a leadership training opportunity perfect for World Pulse women!

Applications are now accepted for 2014 IREX Community Solutions Program for best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues.

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.

Grant offers-

J-1 visa support
Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.
Accident and sickness insurance
Living Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals

Eligibility & Criteria-

Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who meet the following criteria:

*From a participating country (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., andindividuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)

*Currently living and working in his/her home country (Individuals participating in academic, training or research programs in the United States at the time of application and individuals residing or working outside their home countries at the time of application are not eligible for this program)

*Currently 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 application

*Able to begin the program in the United States in 2014, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the program

*Able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa (Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored or funded by the U.S. Government who have not fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement by the time of application are not eligible for this program)

*Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application

Eligible Countries:

Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Near East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and West Bank/Gaza

Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago


Therese kasindi's picture

Fellowship Program

Hello Jade!
I am interested in this program but i have the problem in applying.
The participant application is not working.
Thanks for the help!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)



merci pour cette opportunité,la possibilité d 'y participé nous est dificile

neema weza


thank you

hi ,just to inform you, im iterested in your program, your support is importanted of me
emmanuel from congo
osodi women association


Cali gal Michelle's picture

This looks like a great

This looks like a great entry-point for so many. There was such a response to the Aspen Institue fellowship that I've been looking for a more median or entry level opportunity along these lines. So I hope many see and respond to this one! As a reminder to those interested, There are many opportunities for fellowships available. Don't lose faith, but keep looking until you find the one that fits your vision! You are amazing people, WP members!

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal



thank you

your orientation is good


papycimanuka's picture


These are very nice opportunities. I wish I partook too.

Best regards


Nadz's picture

How sad

Jamaica does not qualify?

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