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Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2021 Talent Discovery For Nigerians

Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2021

Applications are now open for the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2021 Talent Discovery program for young Nigerians. This is a program that develops young people into ethical and impactful leaders by connecting them with mentorship, networking, training, and funding opportunities over the course of an intensive fellowship year.

It is for citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria who are currently residing in Lagos.

Do you have social innovation projects, apply now to the U.S Consulate Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2021.

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About The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI)

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S Consulate General, Lagos. It brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills, and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society.

Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. As a result, CYFI fellows are committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice.

Basically, the CYFI Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Section at the U.S Consulate General, Lagos, selects fellows who demonstrate exceptional vision, skills, and experience. Then, group the fellows into teams based on interest, and teams. They then develop and implement their own youth engagement project over the course of the one-year fellowship duration.

In addition to working with your team to bring your project to fruition, as a Carrington fellow, you have the opportunity to attend various networking events, roundtables, and forums on relevant social issues, hosted by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. Thereafter, the year program will conclude with an awards ceremony where fellows will be inducted into the CYFI Alumni Program.

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Some of the benefits of becoming a Carrington fellow include;

  1. Implement concrete, youth-oriented solutions to issues that concern you
  2. You can access U.S. Government resources and contacts
  3. Catch the attention of American and Nigerian leaders in the public and private sectors
  4. Work alongside talented and motivated peers with diverse backgrounds, but similar visions
  5. You’ll participate in CYFI Alumni Program

Eligibility Criteria

CYFI is looking for;

Passion; You are committed to making a significant contribution to your community and country.

Skill & Experience; You have a unique set of skills and experiences that you can use to make an impact.

Strategic Thinking; You are excited about the opportunity to launch an innovative CYFI project. You know how to design a project that is based on sound research, uses resources creatively, builds or improves on existing systems, and leverages partnerships with complementary organizations.

Vision; You know the area of social change in which you would like to work, and you can articulate the positive change that you would like to make.

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Carrington Youth Fellowship Program 2021 Timeline

  1. Application Deadline – February 5, 2021
  2. Interviews – February 2021
  3. Notification of Admission – March 2021

Please Note: You are to fill all required fields during application and submit before the deadline. After which, selected applicants will be notified by the CYFI Board for an interview. Then, interviews will be held at the U.S Consulate General in Lagos.

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The deadline for application for the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2021 is February 5, 2021. Do you have an interest in becoming a Carrington fellow? Apply now using this link; https://www.cyfinigeria.org/apply/

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