Lazord Foundation Fellowship 2020 for University Graduates

Date limite : 04 juil. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Lazord Foundation

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Lazord Foundation Fellowship 2020 for University Graduates

The Lazord Foundation announced the opening of applications to the 2020 Lazord Fellowship Program. As a Lazord Fellow, applicant would be joining a multi-dimensional program
that seeks to empower its fellows to develop a critical understanding of civic engagement, and to improve their leadership and technical skills for their future careers in all sectors. The program achieves its mission through offering mentoring, providing job opportunities in organizations striving to advance the common good, and creating enriched educational opportunities. 

About the Fellowship: 

The fellowship is a yearlong regional program that includes a chance for the chapters and fellows in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia to meet all together twice a year. After a competitive recruitment effort, fellows are selected in each of the 3 countries and placed for one year in a local organization. The fellows receive trainings provided by the local Lazord representatives as well as mentorship to help them realize their full potential as responsible leaders. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • For public universities graduates: open to all graduates from any branch;
  • For private university graduates: need-based scholarship granted for at least 2 years;
  • Having graduated in 2017 or after;
  • Proven record of being civically engaged;
  • Ready to commit to a one-year full-time fellowship starting September 2020;
  • Be available to attend the Annual International Conference from September 21 to September 27;
  • Males applying from Egypt have to either be exempt from military service, already received the certificate of exemption, or be done with their service;
  • Be a national or a foreign national (including from conflict areas) with local residency status and authorization to work in the country of the fellowship to which applicant is applying.

Fellowship Procedures:

Fellows will:

  • Be hosted for one year in a local non-profit or for-profit organization as a full-time employee;
  • Receive a living stipend (based on local living costs) and a modest housing stipend (based on the fellow’s placement and needs);
  • Be offered a minimum of 15 training sessions by influential civil society leaders and professional trainers on an array of topics pertaining to civil society, project management, leadership, team building, business skills, and much more;
  • Receive monthly mentoring sessions with professional mentors with civil society experience;
  • Have networking opportunities with professionals and influential individuals from all sectors – both local and international;
  • Attend the annual opening and closing international conferences with the regional cohort of fellows from all 3 countries.

Partner Organizations: 

  • Egypt: Gerhardt Center, AUC

Contact information: Gerhart Center gerhartcenter@aucegypt.edu 

  • Jordan: INJAZ

Contact information: Thuria Ibrahime lazordcall@injaz.org.jo 

  • Tunisia: UTIL

Contact information: Moez Ali contact@util.tn 

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