Youth Action Net Global Fellowship

Deadline: 09/04/2010
Open to: all young people between 18 to 29 years old
Fund: a year-long support

A program of the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet® seeks to develop a new generation of socially conscious global citizens who create positive change in their communities, their countries, and the world. Each year, 20 young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet® Global Fellows following a competitive application process.

The year-long Fellowship program includes:
• Year-round learning opportunities based on Fellows’ individual needs and the six dimensions of leadership highlighted in the YouthActionNet® Global Curriculum: Personal, Visionary, Political, Collaborative, Organizational, and Societal;
• Training in areas such as communications planning, media outreach, presentation skills, innovative uses of new media technologies;
• A seven-day leadership retreat, October 1-8, 2010, in Washington, DC. (all expenses paid) which offers dynamic peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and sharing among young visionaries;
• Networking with international and national aid agencies, NGOs, and corporate partners;
• Access to potential resources to support Fellows and their projects, including volunteers, mentors, and grant opportunities.

Eligibility
* Open to all young people aged 18-29 (as of September 1, 2010)
* Applicants should be founders of existing projects/organizations, or leading a project within an organization
* Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
* Must be available to attend full retreat,

Application procedure
All interested applicants need to apply until 9th April 2010 by online application, which is strongly preferred, however if necessary applicants can mail completed application forms to:

YouthActionNet®
c/o International Youth Foundation
32 South Street, Suite 500
Baltimore,
MD 21202 USA

With further queries contact: [email protected]

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