Global Citizenship Fellowship

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.

2020-2021 Fellowship cohort applications are currently paused. Check back in late Spring 2020 for updates on open Fellowships.

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions 

Learn more about the new Community Engagement Associate roles
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 PowerTrick-or-Treat for UNICEFEnd 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.  


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Where are the Fellows currently?


Connect with a Fellow in our NYC office to learn more about how you can get further involved in your community, from hosting an event/fundraiser, putting on a film screening, starting a club at your school, volunteering for UNICEF USA events, and much more.