UNICEF USA 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, two year program that prepares diverse, committed, and globally minded individuals for effective leadership in public service.
The 2019-2021 Fellowship cohort applications are closed. Check back in early 2020 for updates on open Fellowships.
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After seven years of the Community Engagement Fellowship’s proven impact across the country, UNICEF USA is transitioning the Community Engagement Fellowship roles to permanent Community Engagement Associate staff in several markets. These roles will no longer be part of the Global Citizenship Fellowship program. Applications for Associate roles in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.are live on the UNICEF USA Careers page.
What do Global Citizenship Fellows do?
Global Citizenship Fellows serve as grassroots and national community organizers 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 UNICEF USA’s existing educational offerings and engagement programs, like UNICEF Kid Power, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, End Trafficking, Youth Engagement (including High School and Campus Initiative Clubs), Advocacy, and Local Activations, the Global Citizenship Fellows are affecting transformational change in the lives of children around the world, and empowering people to act locally.
Where are the Fellows currently?
Connect with a Fellow in your region to learn more about how you can get further involved in your community, from hosting an event/fundraiser, putting on a film screening, having a presentation in your classroom, starting a club at your school, volunteering for UNICEF USA events, and much more.