IREX is accepting applications for the 2017–2018 Community Solutions Program (CSP).
Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016, at 12 p.m. EST.
The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2017–2018, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes:
- Fellowship in the United States: Fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the US where they complete a four-month hands-on professional experience.
- Community Leadership Institute: Fellows participate in the Community Leadership Institute, a leadership training program designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills. The Institute includes face-to-face trainings, online courses, professional coaching, and networking.
- Community-based initiatives: While in the US and with the help of their US host organization, fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the US, they put these projects into action in their home communities.
Applications must be submitted online at http://oas.irex.org/csp by Friday, November 18, 2016, at 12 p.m. EST.
Download the detailed instructions. Please review the program requirements prior to starting an application to ensure that you are eligible. Please note that eligibility requirements are determined by the US Department of State and exceptions cannot be made. If you have additional questions after reviewing the application instructions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- J-1 visa support;
- Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the US;
- Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals and other living expenses while in the US; and
- Accident and sickness insurance.
Eligibility Requirements (Summarized)
- 25 to 38 years old;
- Citizen of Eligible Countries (Cambodia is Eligible);
- Living and working in your home country;
- At least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer;
- High level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application;
- Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test.
- You are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the US;
- You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program.
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