Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021 for Young Africans

The Mandela Washington Fellowship program is designed to convene young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training for 6 weeks at a U.S. college or university.

About Mandela Washington Fellowships

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is aimed at bringing youths from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to forge connections with one another and U.S. leaders through academic and leadership training.

Founded in 2014, the fellowship selects exceptional fellows to work with private, public, and non-profit organizations for six, weeks setting the stage for long-term engagement between the United States and Africa.

Requirements for Mandela Washington Fellowship

To be considered for the Fellowship, interested candidates are to meet the following requirements:

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business, civic engagement, or public service;
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others;
  • Strong social and communication skills;
  • An energetic, positive attitude;
  • A demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and professional experience in the preferred sector/track; and
  • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

How to Apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship

To apply for the ongoing Mandela Washington Fellowship is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship on or before September 15, 2021