Deadline: 29 April 2016
America Solidaria US is currently accepting applications from volunteers across US for its year-long Fellowship Program in 13 countries throughout the Americas. Projects are focused in the areas of health, education, and economic development to benefit children, youth, and families living in poverty.
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- Travel to and from country of service
- Visa Expenses
- Placement at a host organization
- Housing and monthly living stipend (this is adequate to support a modest lifestyle for one person based on the local cost of living)
- Health Insurance
- Alumni Americas Network
- Out-of-country two week orientations that provides cross-cultural, technical, health, and safety skills training.
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- April 29, 2016 Priority deadline for online applications
- May 2 – May 6, 2016 Application review process (eligibility)
- May 6, 2016 Semi-finalists and those not selected are notified by email
- June 6, 2016 Deadline for letters of recommendation (closes at 11:59pm EDT)
- May 6 – June 6, 2016 Interviews with semi-finalists
- June 6, 2016 Applicants are notified of final decisions
- August 22 – September 2, 2016: Out-of-country orientation (in Chile) (tentative dates)
- September 2016: Travel to host country
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Applicants must be 35 years or younger
- Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Applicants must possess professional experience in the NGO/nonprofit/social or public sector
- Applicants must demonstrate Spanish language ability
- Applicants must demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills
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Fellowships provide support to local organizations in the following countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and the United States. Please note that volunteers are required to serve outside of their country of origin.
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How to Apply
Applicants are required to apply through an online process.
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For more information, please visit Linking the Americas.