CIPE Partners with Atlas Corps to Launch the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship

Contact: 
Caroline Scullin, cscullin@cipe.org, 202-721-9200

Washington, DC –  CIPE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Atlas Corps, an international organization that administers an overseas exchange of skilled nonprofit professionals, to launch a new joint program, the Think Tank LINKS (Leaders, Innovators, and Knowledge Sharing) Fellowship.

This unique fellowship will bring talented young professionals from around the world to shadow leading U.S. think tanks for six months, January – June 2013. Through this experience, the Think Tank LINKS participants will engage in research about democratic and market reform and gain new professional skills that they can share with their home organizations upon their return. The pilot class will feature four participants selected jointly by CIPE and Atlas Corps.

“Atlas Corps' goal has always been to address critical social issues by developing leaders and strengthening organizations. With that goal in mind, we look forward to partnering with CIPE in order to place four talented Fellows at some of D.C.'s top research institutions," said Scott Beale, Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps.  

“Youth leaders are deeply invested in contributing to political and economic reform and entrepreneurial approaches to lasting social change.  They are not just the future, they are with us now, and we at CIPE are pleased to help bring their energy and ideas into practice,” said Jean Rogers, deputy director of CIPE.

For more information about becoming a Think Tank LINKS Fellow or hosting a Fellow at your organization, visit www.atlascorps.org/thinktanklinks.php. The deadline for applicants is August 15, 2012 and the last day to express interest in hosting a Fellow is August 31, 2012. 

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth. www.cipe.org

Atlas Corps is an international nonprofit that addresses critical issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and the World Economic Forum, Atlas Corps engages experienced leaders in 12-18 month, Our network of Fellows includes 108 nonprofit leaders from 32 countries. Atlas Corps Fellows serve at organizations such as Ashoka, CentroNia, Habitat for Humanity, Points of Light Institute, Public Health Institute, UN Foundation, and the U.S. Peace Corps. www.atlascorps.org

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