Program LengthSix-week program with an Academic and Leadership Institute then an opportunity for up to 100 Mandela Washington Fellows to participate in a six-week Professional Development Experience with a U.S. business, civil society organization, or public agency
Eligibility and Application OverviewPublic applications are accepted.
- Not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S
- Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;
- Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
Applications for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship are now closed. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit the U.S. Department of State's Young African Leaders Initiative, our implementing partner IREX, or join the community on Facebook.