YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship in USA| APPLY

YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship in USA| APPLY
YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship in USA| APPLY

Suitably qualified young African leaders are cordially invited to apply for the YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship, a prestigious program hosted in the United States of America. As part of this fellowship, participants will engage in a summit alongside fellow young African leaders, fostering interactions with U.S. Government officials, civic representatives, and business leaders.

The YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship will convene up to 700 aspiring leaders in the summer of 2024, offering a comprehensive executive-style curriculum. This program aims to equip Fellows with the skills and empowerment necessary to take the lead within their chosen domains and communities.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): U.S. Government

Host Institution(s): Not specified

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: All study levels

Duration: 6 weeks

Nationality: Africans

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YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship | DETAILS

The Fellowship presents an opportunity for successful fellows to participate in a six-week leadership institute at a U.S. college or university to share your experiences with and learn from U.S. citizens and other Fellows. Fellows will also explore industries beyond their daily work and also expand their expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the YALI 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 on or before the application deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered;
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;
  • Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. embassy or consulate, USAID, or other U.S. Government entity);
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English (additional guidance coming for applicants who are deaf);
  • Are citizens of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe;
  • Are residents of one of the above countries; and
  • Are not Alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Selection Criteria

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business or entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and/or public/government service;
  • ​A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • ​The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others;
  • ​Strong social and communication skills;
  • ​An energetic, positive, and flexible attitude;
  • ​A demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and professional experience in the preferred sector/Fellowship track and concrete goals for applying lessons knowledge and skills gained from the Fellowship to current and/or future work; and
  • ​A commitment to return to Sub-Saharan Africa and contribute skills and talents to build and serve their communities.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the YALI 2024 Fellowship are to complete an online application and submit all the required documents by the application deadline.

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