Atlas Corps: Madagascar Emerging Leaders Initiative

NOTE: We no longer accept applications for this opportunity. You can still apply for the Fellowship or the Virtual Leadership Institute at

The Atlas Corps: Madagascar Emerging Leaders Initiative is partially-supported by the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and is looking to recruit emerging Malagasy social change leaders for professional development programs in the United States and online.


The Atlas Corps Fellowship engages professionals committed to social change in 12-18 months of service with organizations online and in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. 

The Virtual Leadership Institute offers a 7-month online learning program that brings the professional and networking strengths of our model to emerging social impact leaders across the world.

For detailed information about these programs and the benefits to participating, visit

Basic Eligibility Requirements

— Two or more years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues;
— Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
— English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);
— Age 35 or younger;
— Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month);
— Availability to commit to 2-3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for 7 months.

Application Process

Applicants for this special initiative should go through the same online application process as other applicants for our Atlas Corps programs. To be considered for our March 2021 Virtual Leadership Institute Cohort, the priority deadline has been extended to January 18, 2021! Apply Today!

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email