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Global Citizen Fellowship Program

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM US YET, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. WE GREATLY ADMIRE YOUR COMMITMENT TO ISSUES SURROUNDING EXTREME POVERTY, AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO RE-APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP NEXT YEAR.

Powered by BeyGOOD, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program will unearth African youth with remarkable potential. Through the program, 10-15 young people will each engage in a paid, year-long fellowship aligned to one of Global Citizen’s four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards and marketing.

About the Program

This dynamic Program will take Fellows through a five-phase curriculum, specifically designed to equip them with the skills and tools they need to thrive –– not just during their time with Global Citizen but also in any future professional environment.

Throughout the Program, Fellows will be immersed in the use of digital technology for social change, storytelling tactics that shift attitudes, the importance of building lasting professional relationships, and the role of innovation in a constantly changing world.

Four Fellows (based on merit) will travel to New York City in September 2019 to experience Global Citizen’s annual festival in Central Park. The fellows will spend seven days with different teams and departments, while meeting influential people –– all of which will advance their growing skill sets.

Program Updates

FAQs

What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too. We bring you stories and actions that make a difference. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet. Sign up now and help us to reach our goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Will there be an orientation?

Yes. There will be a one-day orientation for accepted Fellows on Thursday, 2 May, held at our Global Citizen Africa offices in Johannesburg. Details will be sent with the acceptance letter.

When does the application open? When does it close?

Applications are now open and close at midnight on 29 March 2019.

How many fellows are participating in this program?

Yearly, 10 to 15 young people will each engage in a paid, year-long fellowship aligned to one of Global Citizen’s four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards, and marketing.

What are the the eligibility requirements for the Fellowship Program? Do I need specific academic requirements to be eligible?

  • Ages 18-28 (by time of application).
  • South African residents and citizens only.
  • Applicants should have a matric qualification at a minimum.
  • Applicants should be able to prove that they are active Global Citizens, either through the work they do in their communities or through Global Citizen’s website and/or app (Google Play Store OR App Store)
  • Applicants should be available full-time from 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020.
  • Family household income of under R120 000, and/or families that are headed by a single parent.
  • Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Do you accept people who are not South African citizens?

Unfortunately, for 2019 we are only able to accept people with South African citizenship or permanent residence. We hope to expand the program from 2020! To stay updated when the program expands beyond South Africa, sign up to become a Global Citizen.

Applicants who have permanent residency in South Africa may apply but need to submit a copy of their valid passport, including a copy of the relevant visa. 

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

Successful applicant will be notified of their application status by 26 April 2019.

What can I expect to do during the Fellowship Program?

Our dynamic program will take Fellows through a five-phase curriculum, specifically designed to equip them with the skills and tools they need to thrive -- not just during their time with Global Citizen but also in any future professional environment.

Throughout the program, Fellows will be immersed in the use of digital technology for social change, storytelling tactics that shift attitudes, the importance of building lasting professional relationships, and the role of innovation in a constantly changing world.

Who makes the Fellowship Program possible?

The Fellowship Program is funded by Tyler Perry through BeyGOOD.

Where can I ask questions not covered here?

If you have any questions that are not answered on the information page or in these FAQs, please email fellowship@globalcitizen.org. Regretfully we will only be able to respond to questions not answered here.