U.S. Department of State and IREX launch the 2021 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program!
YLAI is six-week exchange program open to young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and is an opportunity for participants to improve their leadership and entrepreneurial skills through hands-on experience, online coursework, face-to-face training, and access to a network of business leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere.
- Apply at YLAI.state.gov/apply
- A YLAI Program One Pager – This one pager provides an overview of the Fellowship as well as a link to https://ylai.state.gov/fellowship/ for additional program information.
Additionally, here are some key dates to keep in mind:
- January 21 – The application went live!
- Before February 19 – Apply to be a member of our Selection Committee here.
- *In appreciation for their time and energy, readers will receive an honorarium of $100 once they have completed all assigned applications.
- February 25 – Application closes at 12pm EST! Remind your networks when this deadline is approaching.
- February 26 – March 17, 2021 – Selection Committee members read and score applications.
- March 31 – April 16, 2021 – Selection Committee members view and score recorded semi-finalist interviews.