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Global Citizen Fellowship Program powered by BeyGOOD

Powered by BeyGOOD, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program will unearth African youth with remarkable potential. Through the program, 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.

The next class of Fellows will be announced soon. Watch this space.

How to apply

Submit a 2-3 minute video or 500-700 word essay answering the following: 

  • How do you identify with BeyGOOD as a Global Citizen?
  • How would becoming a Fellow assist you to positively impact your country?
  • What specific issues are you taking action on and why?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ages 21-25 (by time of application).
  • South African and Nigerian residents and citizens only.
  • Applicants without a tertiary qualification preferred. 
  • 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 05th July 2021-30 June 2022
  • Family household income of under R120 000/3055563 Naira, and/or families that are headed by a single parent.
  • Applicants must be able to house themselves in Johannesburg and Lagos for the duration of the program. 
  • Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Now

Send your applications to us via email: fellowship@globalcitizen.org

About the Program

This dynamic program will take Fellows through a multi-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.

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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 virtual orientation week for accepted Fellows, from Thursday, 22 to Wednesday, 28 July 2021. Details will be sent with the acceptance letter.

How many fellows are participating in this program?

Yearly, 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 eligibility requirements for the Fellowship Program? Do I need specific academic requirements to be eligible?

  • 21-25 y.o. (at the time of application)
  • South African & Nigerian residents/permanent citizens only
  • Minimum of a matric certificate or an equivalent of matric certificate
  • Available full-time from 19th July-30 June 2022 
  • Applicants from minorities/underrepresented communities strongly encouraged to apply

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

You will be notified of your application status by 7 July 2021.

What can I expect to do during the Fellowship Program?

Our dynamic program will take Fellows through a multi-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.