Fellows for Latin America March 2014

Hosted by: AMERICA SOLIDARIA U.S.

Date

September 30 - December 2, 2013

Time

Past Opportunity

Contact

Sebastian Villarreal Bardet
svillarreal@americasolidaria.org
202-257-3199

This is a past opportunity

About Fellows for Latin America March 2014

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We're excited to announce that applications for the March 2014-2015 volunteer class are now open!

CENTRAL AMERICA
Uspantan - Guatemala
Barahona - Dominican Rep.
Port au Prince - Haiti
Le Cayes - Haiti

SOUTH AMERICA
Bogota - Colombia
Tiraque - Bolivia
Lima - Peru
Santiago - Chile

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our priority is to support civil society projects led by local nonprofit and grassroots organizations. We focus in the fields of HEALTH, EDUCATION and ECONOMIC and SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, to benefit CHILDREN and YOUTH.

America Solidaria supports these local projects by providing highly skilled volunteers capable of furthering the work of nonprofit institutions and seeking to increase the impact and ability of individuals and communities to become empowered and raise their standards of living.

No specific background or technical experience is necessary, as each individual volunteer placement will require different specific skills.

Each AS fellow makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project, which includes an out-of-country orientation that provides cross-cultural, technical, health and safety skills.

They live in the communities where they serve, from small rural villages to large urban centers.
Typically, AS fellows serve on different projects at the same host organization with two other volunteers from AS- usually from another country- of the Americas.

BENEFITS
1)Travel to and from country of service
2)Visa expenses
3)Placement at a Host Organization
4)Housing and monthly living stipend
5)Health insurance
6)Alumni Americas Network
7)Out-of-country two weeks orientation

Number of Positions: 27

Application Process

Application Instructions:
Applying to America Solidaria is a four-step process:

1. Online Application and Resume: Fill out the application below and send your up-to-date version of your resume.
LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fjp_RQsyxDZDnLgccOWZMrVgKQenTo5ZRkUrXDA3N4M/viewform

2. Letters of Recommendation: Only for semi-finalist. You will need two references to complete the America Solidaria recommendation form. You will be prompted in your application to enter the names and email addresses of your two references, and they will receive the form they need to fill out on your behalf (we will contact them only if you are semi-finalist). We recommend that at least one of the forms be completed by someone who has supervised or managed you in a professional capacity. The second may be from a professional or academic reference.

3. Interviews: All semi-finalists are interviewed by America Solidaria U.S and America Solidaria Internacional Staff: Personal – Technical and Spanish Interview. Skype or phone interviews can be arranged.

4. Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including America Solidaria U.S. and America Solidaria Internacional staff.

For more information and to apply, please visit to www.facebook.com/americasolidariaus or http://www.americasolidaria.org/2011/10/america-solidaria-u-s

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
35 years or younger
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Spanish fluency
Preferably, professional experience in the NGO/nonprofit/social or public sector.

Schedule:

Average Time Commitment: 1 year


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