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Atlas Corps 2021 Professional Development Program

Atlas Corps invites social change leaders from around the world to apply for our Blended and In-Person Fellowships and our Virtual Leadership Institute!

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About Atlas Corps

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship pro... read more


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Atlas Corps Professional Development Program

  • Type Entrepreneurs
  • OrganisationAtlas Corps
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline October 23, 2020

Aim and Benefits of Atlas Corps Professional Development Program

Fellows, but not their dependent receive:

  1. Program related international travel
  2. Program related domestic travel
  3. Basic health insurance that covers new injuries and illness
  4. Monthly stipends for basic living expenses
  5. Placement with a host organization
  6. Participation in Atlas Corps global leadership Lab

Requirements for Atlas Corps Professional Development Program Qualification

  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.:

  1. Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month Fellowship;
  2. Commitment to living on a basic stipend that only covers food, shared housing, and local transportation.

Additional requirements for the Virtual Leadership Institute:

  1. Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month);
  2. Availability to commit to 2-3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for 7 months.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Atlas Corps Professional Development Program

Atlas Corps selects top applicants who have the potential to match potential Host Organization placements and/or to qualify for the Virtual Leadership Institute for an interview via Skype with the Atlas Corps Selection Board.

Applicants that pass the interview stage will be designated a Semi-Finalist for the Atlas Corps Fellowship and/or Virtual Leadership Institute. Semi-Finalists for the Fellowship are eligible to be reviewed by potential Host Organizations for placements based on their interests and skillset and the organization’s needs. Semi-Finalists for the Virtual Leadership Institute are eligible to be invited to participate in the program.

Potential Host Organizations submit position descriptions for their available Fellowship positions to Atlas Corps. We search our pool of Semi-Finalists for the top candidates that are the best fit for those positions and forward their applications to potential Host Organizations for a review.

Potential Host Organizations invite Semi-Finalists that best match their positions to conduct Skype video interviews with them, moving on to the Finalist stage. The Host Organization may ask for additional information from the Finalists, such as sample assignments.


Documents Required for Application

The application also requires additional attachments:

  1. An official transcript or diploma
  2. Two Recommendations 


Application Deadline

October 23, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Atlas Corps on atlascorps.embark.com to apply

You need to submit only one application to be considered for all Atlas Corps professional development programs. Please indicate on your application whether you are interested in the Fellowship, Virtual Leadership Institute, or both.

Atlas Corps considers applications on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered for programs starting soon.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email [email protected]

For more details, visit Atlas Corp website



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