United States of America
The Atlas Corps Fellowship: MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative (MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative), a special initiative within the Atlas Corps Fellowship, is supported by the U.S. Government and is specifically looking to recruit emerging business professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia for a 12-month professional Fellowship in the United States.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States for the world’s top social change leaders. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows. Participants in this prestigious fellowship receive health insurance, flight and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).
Fellows will increase their business acumen while serving in leading corporations, private companies, b-corps, and organizations that promote entrepreneurship through hands-on experience while developing person-to-person connections to learn effective business practices. This Fellowship includes health insurance, enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab, travel costs, and a living stipend. Atlas Corps coordinates with the U.S. State Department to support selected Fellows in applying for their U.S. visas and any necessary travel permits.
Applicants for the MENA Entrepreneurship Initiative should go through the same online application process as other applicants for the Atlas Corps Fellowship.
Visit apply.atlascorps.org to learn more and start your application.
Atlas Corps considers applications on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for Host Organization placements. The application is a multi-step process. Our Fellow Classes start four times a year: January, April, July, and October.
Atlas Corps receives hundreds of applications each month. Each of the steps listed below may take approximately 1-3 months. The vetting process may take several months to complete. We prioritize applications that may be best suited to our available Host Organization Placements. Applicants will advance at different rates.
We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to initiate the review process. You may apply at any time, so please do not wait for any deadlines. If you are accepted to the Fellowship, there may be a quick turnaround time between your acceptance and the beginning of the Fellowship.
Final decisions about each class of Fellows are made approximately 6-8 weeks before the class begins. Fellowship start dates are not flexible, and assuming your visa is approved, you must begin your Fellowship with the class to which you are accepted.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
You can apply to become a Fellow if you meet the following minimum requirements:
- 2 to 10 years of relevant experience in the social sector, which can include NGOs/nonprofits, businesses, government, social enterprises, or media organizations
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
- Age 35 or younger when the Fellowship begins
- Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from (Americans cannot apply to our U.S. Fellowship)
- Commitment to return to your home country after the 12 to 18-month fellowship
- Commitment to living on a basic stipend that covers food, shared housing, and local transportation
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
This Fellowship includes health insurance, enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab, travel costs, and a living stipend. Atlas Corps coordinates with the U.S. State Department to support selected Fellows in applying for their U.S. visas and any necessary travel permits.