You Can Now Apply To The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

The application period for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship, which began in 2014, will bring up to 1000 young leaders to the United States in the summer of 2017 for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put practical new skills to use in leading their organizations, communities, and countries.

Through this initiative, young African leaders are gaining the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories and contribute more robustly to strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa.

It offers young leaders an unparalleled opportunity to meet and share ideas with some of America’s dedicated leaders from community organizers to the President of the United States.

The website and the YALI Network Facebook page are  full of helpful tips for completing your application. Visit them to find:

  • Program eligibility criteria and the application instructions;
  • Ideas on how to summarize your accomplishments, experience and talents; and
  • Advice from Mandela Washington Fellows about the application process.

You have until October 26, 2016 to complete your application.




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