The Asia Foundation LankaCorps Fellowship 2014

The Asia Foundation LankaCorps Fellowship 2014

Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Asia Foundation is pleased to invite young leaders of Sri Lanka to apply for the Lankacorps Fellowships 2014. LankaCorps is a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to professionally engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. The program aims to foster the involvement and understanding of young members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community who have limited in-depth experience with the country of their heritage.

Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of LankaCorps Fellows to live and work for six months in Sri Lanka, granting them the unique chance to “explore their roots while giving back. The 2014 fellowship period is from 1 July to 31 December 2014. LankaCorps is an exciting new opportunity for North Americans of Sri Lankan background to “explore their roots while giving back” to the country of their heritage.

Fellowship Benefits

The fellowship will provide roundtrip international airfare, in-country expenses (including a monthly stipend), and health insurance coverage.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

Be at least 21 of age, and not over 30, on the projected start date;

  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree with high academic achievement;
  • Have demonstrable leadership skills and civic engagement;
  • Be in excellent physical health;
  • Be of Sri Lankan heritage; and
  • Have U.S. or Canadian citizenship.

Candidates in all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to those whose background and interests are likely to contribute to Sri Lanka’s development.

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