Current Opportunities

Overseas Junior Fellow Volunteer

Are you self motivated and flexible? Able to persevere against diverse challenges and open to innovation? Always wanted to be an agent for change on the international development stage and have the opportunity to have real impact in Africa and on Canadians at home? Then the Junior Fellowship program is for you.

Junior Fellow applications for the Summer 2013 sending group are now open! Applications are available at http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/ until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2011.

What is the Junior Fellow program?

The Junior Fellowship program is a four-month overseas volunteer placement, with a subsequent in-Canada chapter development component. This program is open to EWB chapter members who will be returning to their chapter for at least one year following their summer term abroad. While the four month placement overseas is the highlight for many, the program also includes the completion of learning modules prior to going overseas, a week-long pre-departure training, and a commitment to sharing their experiences and lessons learned with their community and chapter upon their return.

The Junior Fellowship Program was created to build a new generation of leaders in the development sector. It helps fuel EWB chapters to sustain and build their knowledge and passion about human development, providing them with on-the-ground experience and a direct, personal connection to people in developing countries.

For further information check out some past volunteers' blogs:

2012:

Jimmy in Ghana: http://thelongertrail.wordpress.com/
Zac in Zambia: http://zacinzambia.wordpress.com/

2011:

Umair in Ghana: http://janaghanamana.wordpress.com/
Marc-André in Ghana: http://yamsnscribbles.wordpress.com/

2010:

Sarah in Ghana: http://sarahsgonetoghana.wordpress.com/
Dan in Malawi: http://dan-abroad.blogspot.com/