CIPE and Atlas Corps have jointly launched the new Think Tank LINKS (Leaders, Innovators, and Knowledge Sharing) Fellowship. This innovative, all-expenses paid program is an opportunity for talented young professionals from developing countries with strong research backgrounds to shadow leading U.S. think tanks for six months. In addition, Fellows will be enrolled in a professional development training program and join a growing network of nonprofit leaders from around the world.
Fellows will be based at leading think tanks in Washington, DC area for six months (January through July). They will serve 40 hours per week at their host think tanks, focused on a mutually agreed-upon research topic that relates to democratic and/or economic reforms. Fellows are expected to publish their research during the program through articles, blogs, and presentations.
CIPE and Atlas Corps will provide Fellows with logistical support regarding visa, health insurance, stipend, and international travel. Fellows will also receive a monthly living stipend that covers basic housing, food, and transportation for one person.
If selected as a Fellow, you are responsible for the following pre-departure logistics.
Selected candidates are expected to pay for their travel to the U.S. Embassy and pay the initial visa expenses. If the visa is approved, CIPE and Atlas Corps will reimburse your visa fees, but not the travel to the Embassy.
Fellows are required to contribute a $250 participation fee. If a Fellow ends the program in good standing, they will receive a $500 end of service award. The end of service award is given for successfully fulfilling the responsibilities and expectations of being a Think Tank LINKS Fellow. There is no cost to apply to be a Fellow. The $250 participation fee will only be collected from applicants who are matched with an organization and accepted as a Think Tank LINKS Fellow.
Applications are due August 15. Fellows will be selected by October. The program begins in January and completes in July. Space is limited, apply early!
CIPE and Atlas Corps are looking for qualified candidates who have:
After the initial screening by CIPE and Atlas Corps, top applicants will be interviewed and selected by the respective Host Organization's staff. Preference will be given to non-OECD applicants.
For further information about the fellowship and application process: