America Solidaria Fellowship Program: Become a Source of Change for the Americas

Deadline: 24 October 2016

America Solidaria is inviting fellows for its year-long fellowship program with an aim to implement local projects that build capacity for communities living in poverty and inequality.

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In this program, volunteers engage in cross-cultural dialogue and cultivate technical skills including grassroots organizing, community engagement, and leadership development.

America Solidaria is an international non-profit organization that works to overcome childhood poverty throughout the Americas, placing international fellows in local nonprofit organizations to serve for a year in capacity-building projects focused on education, health, and economic development.

Benefits

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  • Assistance with travel to and from country of service
  • Visa expenses
  • Placement at a host organization
  • Housing and monthly living stipend (adequate to support a modest lifestyle for one person based on the local cost of living)
  • Health insurance
  • Alumni network throughout the Americas
  • Out-of-country two week orientation that provides cross-cultural, technical, health, and safety skills training

Focus Countries

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and the United States.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must be 35 years or younger
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Applicants must possess professional experience in the NGO/nonprofit/social or public sector
  • Applicants must demonstrate Spanish language ability through online interviews
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills
  • Volunteers are expected to participate full-time during the service-year fellowship
  • Volunteers may not incur any outside obligations which might interfere with attending the orientation and other program activities
  • Volunteers may not perform political or religious advocacy during the course of their fellowship
  • Volunteers may not receive pay for serving in participating organizations during the course of their fellowship
  • Volunteers may not hold any paid position that will interfere with their full participation in the fellowship program
  • Volunteers are expected to conform to the same professional standards as paid staff members

Note:

  • The US Office will process applications from Canada and Mexico for service in Latin America. Mexicans will be able to apply in Spanish.
  • Knowledge of French/Creole would be an asset for Haiti, in addition to Spanish proficiency.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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Eligible Country: United States

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