IREX Community Solutions Program 2021/2022 for Community youth leaders (Fully Funded to the United States)

Application Deadline:Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST t The application for the 2021–2022 Community Solutions Program is now open! 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 energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community activists will be selected to participate in the program that includes: Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experienceCommunity Leadership Institute: Community Solutions 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 networkingCommunity-based initiatives: While in the U.S. and with the help of their U.S. host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities Financial Support The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with: J-1 visa supportRound-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. andAccident and sickness insurance Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for the Community Solutions Program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee. You are between the ages of 25 and 38 as of January 1, 2021You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed belowYou are living and working in your home countryIndividuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special considerationYou have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteerYou are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of applicationSemifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language testYou are available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2021You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three yearsYou are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visaApplicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirementYou are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program andYou are not a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member Eligible countries by region Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,  Oman, Qatar,  Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories Application Instructions The application for the 2021-2022 Community Solutions Program is now open.  Detailed application instructions can be downloaded by the link below. 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, after reviewing the application instructions, you have additional questions, please e-mail [email protected]. Application Resources For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the IREX Community Solutions Program 2021/2022 Let's block ads! (Why?)

IREX Community Solutions Program 2021/2022 for Community youth leaders (Fully Funded to the United States)

Application Deadline:Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST t

The application for the 2021–2022 Community Solutions Program is now open!

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 energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community activists will be selected to participate in the program that includes:

  • Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience
  • Community Leadership Institute: Community Solutions 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 U.S. and with the help of their U.S. host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities

Financial Support

The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:

  • J-1 visa support
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. and
  • Accident and sickness insurance

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Community Solutions Program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

  • You are between the ages of 25 and 38 as of January 1, 2021
  • You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below
  • You are living and working in your home country
    • Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration
  • You have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer
  • You are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.
  • You have a 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 available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2021
  • You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years
  • You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
    • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement
  • You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program and
  • You are not a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member

Eligible countries by region

  • Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,  Oman, Qatar,  Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories

Application Instructions

The application for the 2021-2022 Community Solutions Program is now open

Detailed application instructions can be downloaded by the link below. 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, after reviewing the application instructions, you have additional questions, please e-mail [email protected].

Application Resources

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IREX Community Solutions Program 2021/2022

Let's block ads! (Why?)