Apply for the Atlas Corps Special Initiative for Russian Professionals.

The Atlas Corps Special Initiative for Russian Professionals is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and is specifically looking to recruit emerging Russian social change leaders for professional development opportunities 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 new 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 more information about these programs and the benefits to participating, visit

COVID-19 Update: The timeline for arrival to the U.S. for In-Person and Blended Fellows depends on how health, travel, and visa guidelines develop over time.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must have a college degree, have 2-10 years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues, be highly proficient in English, be no older than 35, and be committed to applying their experience in their home country after the program.

Application Process
Applicants for this special initiative should go through the same online application process as other applicants for our Atlas Corps programs.

Visit to learn more and start your application. Atlas Corps is accepting applications now for programs beginning in 2021. We encourage candidates to apply soon to receive priority consideration.

Meet our Russian Fellows

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