The Global Citizen Fellowship Program powered by BeyGOOD will offer 10-15 paid, year-long fellowships aligned to one of Global Citizen’s four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards and marketing.
The fellowship program, which was launched on 5 March, is an initiative of the recently formed regional branch of the movement, Global Citizen Africa, which is based in Johannesburg.
The program hopes to alleviate the high unemployment rate among young people in South Africa Fellows will be immersed in the use of digital technology for social change, storytelling tactics that shift attitudes, and the process of building lasting professional relationships. The program will also help to create an in-depth understanding of the role that innovation has to play in a constantly changing world.
The five phase curriculum will see each Fellow allocated a supervisor from the Global Citizen Africa team, who will manage and support him or her during day-to-day activities. The organisation will also bring together leaders from entertainment, business, government and civil society to provide personalised mentorship and to help the Fellows realise their inherent ability to become global agents of change.
The first four phases of the program will cover leadership, advocacy, international development, and global citizenship. Participants will take part in a series of masterclasses and educational field trips designed to help them develop into value-based, community-driven leaders.
The final phase of the programme will provide Fellows with the skills and resources needed to help them secure work after completing the fellowship program, and give them the best possible chance of achieving both their personal and broader social goals.
To top it all off, Fellows who have demonstrated exceptional potential will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to New York City in September 2019. There they will experience the iconic Global Citizen Festival, which takes place in Central Park every year, and work with the international Global Citizen team.
For further information about the Global Citizen movement, visit www.globalcitizen.org/fellows.