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Application Deadline: October 9, 2019

The Mandela Washington Fellowship will bring up to 700 young leaders to the United States in the summer of 2020 for a comprehensive executive-style program that is designed to build skills and empower Fellows to lead in their respective sectors and communities.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race,
color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual
orientation, or gender identity.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship is
open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 on or before the application
    deadline, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered;
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;
  • Are
    not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S.
    Government (including a U.S. embassy or consulate, USAID, and other U.S.
    Government entities);
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and
    speaking English (applicants who are deaf should refer to the English
    Language instructions on the Resources page);
  • Are citizens and residents of eligible countries (to be announced); and
  • Are not Alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.


  • Participate in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or
    university to share your experiences with and to learn from
    Americans and other Fellows.
  • Explore industries beyond your daily work and expand your expertise.
  • Attend a Summit with young African leaders in Washington, D.C.
  • Meet with U.S. Government, civic, and business leaders.
  • Strengthen your work through new connections, skills, and ideas.
  • Join a continental and global Alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • 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

Application Timeline

  • September 12, 2019 | Application opens
  • October 9, 2019 | Application deadline
  • December 2019 – February 2020 | Semifinalists interviewed by local U.S. embassies and consulates
  • Late March 2020 | Applicants are notified of their status
  • May 2020 | Visa processing and Pre-Departure Orientations for Finalists
  • Mid-June 2020 | Fellowship begins in the United States

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship 2020

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