CARE USA Visiting Fellows Program


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
A leading humanitarian organization in over 70 countries, CARE seeks long term solutions to global poverty. Its focus in on working alongside poor women at the heart of its community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunities, and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters. CARE's Visiting Fellows Program seeks to develop future leaders in humanitarian assistance and international development through short-term, practical learning experiences.
Program Description: 
Through the Visiting Fellows Program, students and practitioners in global development, global health and related fields gain international work experience through short-term, practical learning experiences in various CARE countries. Fellowship assignments are for an initial 3 month period, with potential for extension of up to 9 months. Fellowship assignments are in the following areas: emergency management, HIV/AIDS, economic development, external relations, organizational development, partnership management, CARE's Signature Programs (Access Africa, Mothers Matter, Power Within), and other global initiatives.
Program Benefits: 
There is no funding associated with this program. Students must provide their own health insurance and arrange for travel to and from the host country.
Applicant Profile: 
Accomplished graduate students who are fluent in the language of the country where they seek to be assigned may apply, and have the support of their university. Recent graduates must have the support of an agency with whom they are associated.
Graduate student or recent graduate student up to four months from graduation.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens and international students who meet U.S. work authorization requirements. Must be legally authorized to work under the laws of the fellowship country.
Program Deadline: 
The Visting Fellows Program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.