Who should consider applying?

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GAP YEAR FELLOWSHIP


Who should consider applying?

We invite applicants from the full spectrum of majors and backgrounds who have an interest in and the potential for community based service leadership including applicants considering community based service careers or social entrepreneurial activities in:

Medicine
Nursing
Education
Social work
Community organization
Non-profit leadership
Religious leadership
Psychology
Business
Law
Public policy
Public health
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Fellow, Mayuri Patel, helping to herd cattle at a local farm.

Individuals with a track record of or with an interest in developing new, innovative, or independent community based initiatives (domestically or abroad) are strongly encouraged to consider applying.

Though academic credentials will be taken into consideration, as important a consideration will be indications of personal characteristics which predict effective leadership including:

Integrity
Maturity
Strong initiative
Self motivated
Hard working
Creative, energetic, optimistic
Likable
Positive attitude
Trustworthy
Very strong interpersonal and communication skills
Organized
Curious
Compassionate and caring
Flexible and able to learn about and adjust to local surroundings and culture
Resilience, perseverance, and discipline
Broad thinking
Practical and pragmatic – Able to get things done

Fellows will be accepted from a national pool of applicants. We encourage individuals from all across the United States to consider applying.