IREX Community Solutions Program 2019/2020 for Community youth leaders (Fully Funded to the United States)

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

El Programa de Soluciones Comunitarias (CSP) es un minorista comercial en year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.

Para 2019-2020, hasta los activistas de la comunidad 80 serán seleccionados para participar en el programa, que incluye:

  • Beca de cuatro meses en los Estados Unidos: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience.
  • Community Leadership Institute: Los becarios de Community Solutions participan en Community Leadership Institute, un programa de capacitación en liderazgo diseñado para fortalecer sus habilidades de liderazgo y gestión. El Instituto incluye entrenamientos presenciales, cursos en línea, entrenamiento profesional y trabajo en red.
  • Iniciativas basadas en la comunidad: While in the U.S. and with the help of their U.S. host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Soporte financiero

El programa cubre el costo de la mayoría de los gastos asociados con:

  • Soporte de visa J-1;
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.;
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S.; and
  • Seguro de accidentes y enfermedad.

Requisitos de elegibilidad

To be eligible for the Community Solutions Program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

  • Estás entre las edades de 25 y 38 a partir de enero 1, 2019;
  • Usted es ciudadano de uno de los países elegibles enumerados a continuación;
  • Usted está viviendo y trabajando en su país de origen;
    • Las personas con estatuto de refugiado que trabajan en nombre de su comunidad de origen pueden recibir una consideración especial.
  • Tiene al menos dos años de experiencia trabajando en desarrollo comunitario, ya sea como empleado o voluntario de tiempo completo o parcial;
  • Usted está no currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.;
  • Tiene un alto nivel de dominio del inglés hablado y escrito en el momento de la solicitud;
    • Los semifinalistas deberán tomar o presentar puntajes recientes para una prueba TOEFL o IELTS de idioma inglés.
  • You are available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2019;
  • Usted está no a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have no applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years;
  • You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
    • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement.
  • Usted se compromete a regresar a su país de origen por un mínimo de dos años después de completar el programa; y
  • Usted está no un empleado o consultor actual de IREX, o su familiar inmediato.

Países elegibles por región

  • África: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Asia Oriental y el Pacífico: Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
  • Europa: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
  • Oriente Medio y África del Norte: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories.
  • Asia Meridional y Central: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Hemisferio oeste: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

PROGRAMA DE SOLUCIONES COMUNITARIAS CRONOGRAMA

  • September 19, 2018 : Application opens
  • October 31, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST: Application deadline
  • November – December 2018: Applications reviewed by selection committee
  • December 14, 2018: Applicants notified if selected as a semifinalist
  • December 14 – 30, 2018: Semifinalists complete online interviews
  • January 2019: Semifinalist interviews reviewed by selection committee
  • February XCHARX April 2019: Finalists and alternates take English language tests as needed
  • March 1, 2019: Applicants notified if selected as a finalist or alternate
  • June 2019: Pre-departure orientation
  • August 2019: Participants travel to the U.S. and participate in the Welcome Orientation
  • August XCHARX December 2019: Participants complete a four-month practicum at a U.S.-based host organization
  • December 2019: Participants participate in the End of Program Workshop and then return to their home countries
  • December 2019 XCHARX June 2020: Participants complete their community-based initiatives

Instrucciones de aplicación

Las solicitudes deben presentarse en línea en https://oas.irex.org/csp by October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applications that are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to IREX will not be accepted.

Detailed application instructions can be downloaded by the link below. Please review the program requirements prior to starting an application to ensure that you are eligible. Please note that eligibility requirements are determined by the US Department of State and exceptions cannot be made. If, after reviewing the application instructions, you have additional questions, please e-mail cspapply@irex.org.

Materiales de Aplicación

Para más información:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IREX Community Solutions Program 2019/2020

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