2017 Acumen Global Fellows Program Applications are Now Open!

Applications for the 2017 Global Fellows Applications are now open! Click here to apply.

The Acumen Global Fellows Program is a full-time 12-month fellowship designed to train the next generation of social leaders who demonstrate service above self. We are looking for individuals dedicated to addressing the problems of poverty and who bring a blend of leadership capabilities and strong business skills that are relevant and translatable to building social businesses.

Fellows spend two months in New York for intensive leadership development followed by nine months working with a company in Acumen’s ecosystem in East Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan, or Latin America. During their field placements, Fellows provide on the ground management assistance and strategic support to help social entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

Competitive applicants for the Global Fellows Program should meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated passion and commitment to creating positive social change
  2. Proven track record of collaborative leadership and management responsibilities
  3. Experience living and working in emerging markets
  4. Grit, courage, and perseverance
  5. A minimum of 4 years work experience
  6. Strong business experience

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on December 8, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.

Apply now to join the next cohort of Global Fellows, which begins in September 2016. For more information, please visit Acumen Global Fellows Program!


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