Apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship in the United States

Apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship in the United States

The Atlas Corps Special Initiative for Russian Professionals is specifically looking to recruit emerging Russian social change leaders for professional development opportunities in the United States.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship engages professionals committed to social change in 12-18 months of service with organizations in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. 

Fellows serve full-time with Host Organizations to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows. The U.S.-based component of the Fellowship allows participants to engage in group cultural activities like a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more. 

Atlas Corps sponsors Fellows on the J-1 Trainee visa and covers most visa expenses. Atlas Corps also provides each Fellow with a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must have a college degree, have 2-10 years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues, be highly proficient in English, be no older than 35, and be committed to applying their experience in their home country after the program.

Application Process

Visit for more information and to start your application. Applications are accepted year-round, but our priority deadline to be considered for late 2021 and early 2022 programs is May 16.

Want to learn more about the Fellowship experience from a Russian Alum? Read Nurangiz’s Atlas Corps story here.


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