Application for 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 

Application for 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

This update is intended to inform the general public about the procedures for registering for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Application for 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The United States exchange program, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders seek qualified Nigerians And Africans who demonstrate leadership in public, private, or non-profit sectors.

This program is your chance to participate in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university to share your experiences with and learn from U.S. citizens and other Fellows.

The Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity to:

  1. Explore industries beyond your daily work and expand your expertise.
  2. Attend a Summit with young African leaders in Washington, D.C.
  3. Meet with U.S. Government, civic, and business leaders.
  4. Strengthen your work through new connections, skills, and ideas.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Criteria to Apply for Mandela Washington Fellowship for young African Leaders

  1. Are between the ages of 25 and 35 on or before the application deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered
  2. Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  3. Are eligible to receive a United States J1 visa
  4. Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. embassy or consulate, USAID, or other U.S. Government entity)
  5. Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English (additional guidance coming for applicants who are deaf)
  6. Are citizens of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe
  7. Are residents of one of the above countries, and Are not Alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

How to Apply for Mandela Washington Fellowship Application

Interested Applicants should visit https://mwfellows.info/apply to apply

Successful applicants will have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. educational institution in 1 of 3 different leadership tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management.

Applications closing date: September 13th, 2022

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