Global Citizenship Fellowship

Applications are now CLOSED for the Class of 2017. Fellowship applications for the Class of 2018 will open in January 2017.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF launched the Global Citizenship Fellowship in January 2012, uniting and empowering American youth and volunteers in service on behalf of children around the world. The fellowship is a highly-competitive, full-time, 13-month program that prepares diverse, committed, and globally minded individuals for effective leadership in public service.

Global Citizenship Fellows serve as grassroots and national spokespersons for children and bring together networks of faith-based communities, schools, universities, volunteers, advocates, elected leaders, and others to unite on behalf of children. Leveraging the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s existing educational offerings and engagement programs, like TeachUNICEF, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the End Trafficking Project and UNICEF Kid Power, the Global Citizenship Fellows are affecting transformational change in the lives of children around the world, and empowering people to act locally.  

Currently, 18 Global Citizenship Fellows work with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Program and Community Engagement in the following locations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. 

By helping to establish UNICEF’s domestic imprint, the fellows exemplify the concept of the global citizen as someone who understands global interconnectivity; respects and values diversity; has the ability to challenge injustice and inequalities; and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful. Fellows will aim to inspire their communities to take action for the world’s children by engaging local groups and cultivating awareness.

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