One World is now recruiting Young Leaders and Group Leaders from minority and indigenous backgrounds for our 2010 Summer Programs in Cambodia, Senegal and Uganda!
Read below for more information about our Young Leaders Program.
The One World Young Leaders Program provides young leaders (ages 18 to 25) from minority and indigenous backgrounds with an opportunity to gain training and fieldwork experience in international human rights and development. Participants in the One World Young Leaders Program spend 8 weeks during the summer in a developing country. The program is divided into two phases: (i) a one-week Leadership Training on Human Rights and Development, and (ii) a seven-week internship at a local or national non-governmental organization focusing on specific areas within the human rights and development fields.
Program Fee: The One World Young Leaders Program participation fee is $3,500 per participant. This covers round-trip transportation from Washington, DC to the host country, housing, medical evacuation insurance, training sessions, and a food and bottled water stipend. Note: The program fee does not include the cost of vaccinations or visas.
One World Group Leaders
One World recruits one Group Leader (ages 26 to 35) for each country program to be in charge of overseeing the One World Young Leaders Program. Like Young Leaders, Group Leaders participate in a seven-week internship placement. In addition, the Group Leader will be the primary person responsible for ensuring that the One World country program runs smoothly. Some of the additional roles and responsibilities of the Group Leaders include:
- Coordinating logistics once One World participants arrive in host countries;
- Facilitating the one-week Leadership Training;
- Effectively handling critical issues and situations on the ground as they arise;
- Providing weekly status updates to staff at One World headquarters; and
- Liaising with local NGO partners and stakeholders to ensure country programs and mutually beneficial to Young Leaders and local NGO partners.
Program Fee: One World will pay half the participation fee for Group Leaders. Therefore, the cost of participation for Group Leaders will be $1,750. Like the fee for Young Leaders, this covers round-trip transportation from Washington, DC to the host country, housing, medical evacuation insurance, training sessions, and a food and bottled water stipend. Note: The program fee does not include the cost of vaccinations or visas.
NEW! Information about the One World Young Leaders Program
Locations: One World Group Leaders and Young Leaders will be placed in one of three host countries: Cambodia, Senegal, and Uganda.
Dates: The in-country program runs from June 1 – August 1. Prior to the start of the program, Young Leaders will be required to attend an orientation in Washington, DC beginning May 28, 2010. Group Leaders will be required to attend a “Training of Trainers” from May 25 – 27 in Washington, DC and the Young Leaders Orientation on May 28 prior to departure to host countries.
To apply, email us for the One World Application. The deadline has been extended to February 15.
In video below, past Young Leader, Amir Rodney Smith, talks about why you should apply!
View videos from our Young Leader Alumni below! And watch this video below for more of what our alumni have to say.
Video by Abe Velazquez, One World Young Leader in Cambodia, interning for Tiny Toones