The International Fellows Program (IFP)
is a nine-month internship targeting talented recent college graduates and graduate students in an effort to
provide on-the-job development experience at community project sites in
Africa. The Fellows provide technical assistance and training to
community-based grassroots projects in various areas such as education,
public health, HIV/AIDS, English as a Second Language (ESL), agricultural
development, proposal development, managerial training, feasibility studies,
and small business enterprise development.
The IFP began in 1988 with an initial group of five interns and since then,
nearly 200 Fellows have been placed in African countries, primarily
sub-Saharan Africa, and also in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and
Australia. They have worked with major non-governmental organizations
(NGO's) and bilateral organizations such as CARE, Save the Children,
Technoserve, UNICEF, UNAIDS, the United Nations, Africare, AHEAD, and the
Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) in fostering
the development of self-help projects through training and empowerment at
the community level.
To be eligible for the International Fellows Program (IFP), you must:
. Be a U.S. Citizen,
. Be a college graduate*, and
. Meet the medical, legal, and security requirements.
Application Deadline: February 28.