Community Solutions Program 2021/2022 in the United States for internationals:

Applicants are invited to apply for the Community Solutions Program 2021/2022 in the United States. This is a professional development program for community activists/candidates working to improve their communities by addressing issues affecting energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.



  • Four-month Fellowship: Successful candidates will be matched to host organizations in the United States to complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience.
  • Community Leadership Training: Successful candidates will participate in a leadership training program designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills. This comprises face-to-face training, online courses, professional coaching, and networking.
  • Community-based initiatives: Successful fellows will design and plan, with the help of their host organizations a community development project to carry out when they return to their home country.
  • J-1 visa fee will be provided.
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the United States.
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses in the United States.
  • Accident and sickness insurance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 25 and 38 by January 1, 2021.
  • Must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries.
  • Must be living and working in your home country:
    • Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration.
  • Must have at least two years of working experience in community development – full-time/part-time employee/volunteer.
  • Must not be participating in an academic, training, or research program in the United States.
  • Must have a high level of English proficiency – spoken and written:
    • Semifinalists will be required to submit recent scores of a TOEFL or IELTS English language test.
  • Must be available to travel to the United States for four months from August to December 2021.
  • Must not be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or not have applied for United States permanent residency within the past three years.
  • Must be eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa:
    • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement.
  • Must be committed to returning to your home country after completing the program.
  • Must not be a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member.

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Application Deadline:

Application closes at 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should kindly visit the official link below to apply:

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