Peace First Fellows-in-Residence Program 2021 for Young Leaders Globally (Paid)

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Applications for the 2021 cohort of Fellows in Residence in MENA, Asia and Oceania, UK & Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa are now open 

Application Deadline: 4th June 2021

About the Award: The Fellows in Residence Program is a paid, year-long Fellowship for emerging social change leaders who aspire to build a movement of youth working for change. We search the world for young people who have led movements, campaigns, nonprofits, and social enterprises, made significant positive change in their community and are looking for their next leadership opportunity as they work towards a lifelong career as a leader in the social sector. Through a competitive application process, we select an exceptional cohort of young people (under age 26) who join the Peace First team for one year to lead our programs in their home region.

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During their year of service, Fellows-in-Residence receive competitive pay, professional development funding, mentorship and training and travel opportunities. They join a global Community of Practice, collaborating with other Fellows in Residence from around the world who become a critical source of support, guidance, feedback and friendship on their journey. Over the course of the year, Fellows in Residence grow their networks within and beyond their region and build skills across many different domains critical to social change leadership.

Fellows in Residence lead Peace First’s programs in their region, working to mobilize and support hundreds of young leaders in their community as knowledgeable yet approachable near-peers. Job duties of a Fellow in Residence include:

  • Designing and implementing recruitment strategy in their region
  • Mobilizing and managing volunteer Ambassadors to meet regional goals
  • Providing feedback and support to a large portfolio of youth project leaders
  • Reviewing and approving all mini-grant applications within their region
  • Developing and managing  partnerships with organizations in their region
  • Serving as a coach for Accelerator grantees
  • Hosting Labs, Community Calls and other trainings for young people
  • Speaking on behalf of Peace First
  • Supporting the design of new and improved Peace First programming  
  • Contributing to organizational fundraising and storytelling efforts  

The Fellows in Residence program is designed to be a launchpad for the next generation of social change leaders. Our alumni have received Fulbright, Chevening and Mastercard scholarships for further study, advanced into management positions in the social sector and startups and returned to their organizations with the skills, networks and knowledge needed to take their ideas to scale. Many Fellows in Residence choose to serve a second year in the program.

Type: Fellowship


  • Under 26 years old on August 1, 2021
  • Have reliable access to fast, stable internet (assuming the cost of internet access is covered)
  • Able to commit to at least one year as a Fellow-in-Residence, beginning August 2021
  • Hold a valid passport and are able to travel between 10 and 20% of your time
  • Must be based in the region where you intend to work.
  • Fluent in English
  • MENA Fellows-in-Residence must also be fluent in Arabic. Fluency or proficiency in other languages, especially French, is highly desirable

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African & MENA Countries

To be Taken at (Country): Sub-Saharan African & MENA Countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The Fellowship-in-Residence, a paid, year-long Fellowship with Peace First, is an unparalleled opportunity to build your skills and networks as an emerging leader — and set you up for a career of lifelong leadership for social change.

Duration of Award: 1 year

How to Apply: Follow links below to apply for the region you’re interested in. 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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