2020 Peace First Fellows-in-Residence for Young Leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East & North Africa

Deadline: June 28, 2020.

Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?

Have you led a successful social change project in your community, working alongside others towards a just and peaceful future?

If you are passionate about youth-led change, love mobilizing and empowering others to act, and want to be part of a global team that helps young people make a difference ​right now​, we invite you to apply to the Fellowship-in-Residence – a year-long, paid program for emerging social change leaders who want to make an impact by leading Peace First’s support to young people in their part of the world.


1. Under 26 years old on August 1, 2020
2. Have reliable access to fast, stable internet (assuming the cost of
internet access is covered)
3. Able to commit to at least one year as a Fellow-in-Residence,
beginning August 2020
4. Hold a valid passport and are able to travel between 10 and 20% of
your time
5. Must be based in the region where you intend to work.
6. Fluent in English
7. MENA Fellows-in-Residence must also be fluent in Arabic. Fluency
or proficiency in other languages, especially French, is highly


1. The Fellowship-in-Residence, a paid, year-long Fellowship with Peace First, is an unparalleled opportunity to build your skills and networks as an
emerging leader — and set you up for a career of lifelong leadership for social change.

2. Build a diverse skill set: In your day-to-day work, you’ll hone your skills at program design, facilitation and training, grantmaking, organizing, and more.

3. Fellows-in-Residence will also have opportunities to interact with and learn about the other operational areas of a global nonprofit, and regularly meet with and work alongside members of our senior team.

4. Build a network: As the lead ambassador for Peace First in your region, you’ll work to build our visibility and credibility by creating a broad and deep partner network — and, in the process, build your own network
of peers and mentors.

5. Access support and coaching: The Director of the Fellows-in-Residence Program will be a constant source of support and feedback, and Fellows-inResidence will have regular touch points with the Founder & CEO and other senior leaders of the Peace First team. Peace First will match each Fellow-inResidence with an external mentor, who you’ll meet with iweekly to support your personal and professional growth.

6. Professional development stipend: Peace First will offer a professional development stipend to help you access professional development opportunities from conferences to continuing education.

7. Community of practice: They’ve structured the Fellowship-in-Residence as a community of practice – meaning that your fellow Fellows-in-Residence are a source of learning and support.

8. Through in-person retreats and constant virtual communication, Fellowsin-Residence will build a tight-knit community, offering a space for you to work through challenges, share joys, process frustrations, brainstorm new ideas, learn new things, and feel supported, valued, and championed.


You can submit your application here: Fellow-in-Residence Application



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