International Development Fellows are prepared for success in a range of managerial roles with CRS overseas by completing foundational training in project management, project design and proposal development, systems and operations, and partnership. Fellows build their skills in sustainable programming and effective operations by working alongside experienced staff in a CRS office overseas. Fellows take leading and supporting roles on a variety of CRS projects during the fellowship year (often gaining exposure to programming in Agriculture, Health, Emergency Response and Recovery, Education, and more). Most fellows matriculate to managerial roles with CRS overseas upon successful completion of the program.
As an organization that celebrates and promotes diversity, we welcome students of all backgrounds and nationalities. We encourage international students and those who come from diverse backgrounds to apply, as we continually seek to diversify our thinking and approaches to addressing complex challenges overseas. Candidates are required to have:
· a graduate degree (by August 2020);
· relevant overseas experience;
· excellent English communication skills (writing and speaking);
· professional proficiency in a second language and;
· a commitment to the work of CRS.
The Fellowship application closes on November 1, 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the International Development Fellows website to learn more about the program structure, core learning areas, requirements, application and selection process, and more.