2021 Atlas Corps In-Person U.S. Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 16, 2021.

Atlas Corps is accepting applications now for the 12-18 month In-Person U.S. Fellowship with program start dates in October 2021 and January 2022. 

While Atlas Corps seeks candidates from a wide variety of specialties, they are prioritizing applicants for opportunities beginning in late 2021 or early 2022 with two or more years of full-time experience in at least one of the following skill areas:

♦ Communications / Marketing: Create engaging content, manage social media, and develop marketing campaigns to increase visibility and engagement.

♦ Partnership Building / Business Development: Mobilize networks, manage partnerships, and develop business proposals to amplify impact.

♦ Monitoring & Evaluation / Data Analysis: Build frameworks, collect data, and provide analysis, recommendations, and trainings to drive program design decision-making.

♦ Technology / Engineering: Engineer products (websites, platforms, applications, etc.) to support mission-driven work. Maintain and train teams on information technology systems.


  1. Two or more years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  3. English proficiency (oral, writing, reading)
  4. Age 35 or younger
  5. Citizens of EVERY country (except the U.S.) are eligible to apply to all our programs.

Additional requirements for the Blended Fellowship and In-Person Fellowship in the U.S.:
— Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship
— Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation.

Additional requirements for the Virtual Leadership Institute:
— Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month)
— Availability to commit to 2-3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for 8 months.


Fellows – but not their dependents – receive:

♦ Program-related international travel

♦ Program-related domestic travel

♦ Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illnesses (or funds to purchase basic health insurance)

♦ Monthly stipend for basic living expenses in the city where the Fellow is placed (shared housing, food, local transportation, and a phone plan)

♦ Documentation (DS-2019) that enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa

♦ Placement with a Host Organization

♦ Participation in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (leadership development training series)

♦ For Fellows serving in the Blended Fellowship, Atlas Corps will provide financial support for the technology necessary to complete Host Organization requirements remotely from their home countries.


The application process requires:

♦ A copy of your undergraduate transcript or diploma: You will be able to submit your application without this attachment, but you won’t be able to move on to the final stages of the selection process until you submit it.

♦ Two references: You will also need to submit contact information for two references as part of the application. Once you enter their contact information, the system will send your references an email with instructions on how to fill out our reference form. The reference forms do not need to be completed in order for you to submit your application, but you won’t be able to move on to the final stages of the selection process until your reference forms are submitted. Please choose someone who can comment in detail on your professional abilities․ Most applicants choose supervisors/managers, but you may also choose colleagues, professors, faculty advisors, or others who can comment on your professional abilities.

♦ Samples of your work: You may be asked to submit samples of your work to provide evidence of your professional skills. See the Skills section (Part 8) of the application for instructions


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