Established in 2006 Atlas Corps is an international network of social leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Atlas aims to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation. As such, it organizes fellowship program aimed to nurture next-generation leaders who can address these challenges provide innovative solutions to transfer smoothly into the future. Each year, Atlas Corps offer fully funded Fellowship program that invites fellows for an in-resident program in the USA.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship lasts for 12-18 month in the United States. 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. Moreover, the fellowship covers the cost of monthly allowance, travel fares, insurance, etc.
Atlas Corps Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship program that offers fully funded opportunities for social leaders. The fellowship covers:
Atlas Corps consider a candidate eligible for the fully funded fellowship program in the United States if their profile aligns with the fellowship requirements. Moreover, an Atlas Fellow will have a characteristics profile that is similar to:
Atlas Corps considers applications for the 2020 fellowship program on a rolling basis. Hence, Atlas Corps encourages candidates to apply for the fellowship as early as possible.
Furthermore, the application procedure for the Atlas Corps Fellowship is a multi-step process with a rigorous selection procedure. The fellowship session runs four times a year in January, April, July, and October.
In the first step, the fellows should register for an account and take the eligibility test. The application then asks the candidates, passing the eligibility test, to provide information on their passport, travel/visa history, language skills, employment history, professional skills, and social issue areas. The applicants must further complete three short essay questions. The fellowship application is complete only when the applicants provide academic transcripts and two recommendations.
Atlas Corps, then, selects top applicants who have the potential to match potential Host Organization placements. Skype with The Atlas Corps Selection Board will invite the shortlisted candidates for a Skype Interview.
The Host organization will also review the candidates’ application based on their interests and skillset and the organization’s needs. The shortlisted candidates are the semifinalists for the fellowship program.
The Host Organization will also interview the selected candidates and pass their recommendation to the Atlas Corps. Eventually, Atlas notifies the fellows of their selection and offers the necessary support for Visa.
The priority deadline to apply for Fully Funded Atlas Corps Fellowship beginning in April 2020 is 3 November 2019.