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A Kopernik fellowship provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals of the highest caliber and potential to work with our partner NGOs and assist with the implementation and monitoring of projects disseminating appropriate technology.
Sally Bolton (Timor-Leste, 2011): "As a Kopernik Fellow I drew upon my existing skills and also developed new skills. My role encompassed socioeconomic research, translation, interpretation, monitoring & evaluation, blogging, photography, graphic design, media liaison, customs brokerage, supply chain management, developing new relationships, cheerleading and off-road adventuring. Having previously worked in large government and intergovernmental organizations, it was refreshing to work with an NGO as young and dynamic as Kopernik. The Kopernik team was both supportive and responsive, which I really valued as I was based by myself in the remote enclave of Oecusse."
Sergio Pancorbo (Uganda, 2011): "Kopernik gave me the opportunity to connect the world I came from with the world that needs the most help. I arrived with my economics training and some professional experience, but I had to find creative solutions every day to apply what I had learned in a classroom to a real world context. I led project evaluation for the distribution of Solvatten purifiers with a team with local residents and also developed a professional impact report to improve on Kopernik's existing programs. I left Uganda full of new ideas and rich in hands-on experience."
Michael Woon (Timor-Leste, 2010-1): "The fellowship is a job that does require certain organisation and communication skills. But more important than training, the job needs someone who is driven and detail oriented, and inquisitive and adaptable, and of course very social. All the work is through people, as the path to sustainable projects is for all the capacity and all the management to be done eventually by the local partner. Every fellow is put in a different situation and will probably face different scenarios. I don't think a similar experience to a Kopernik fellowship exists, and a fellow will have to do a lot of thinking and decision-making on his/her feet. All the fresh experiences gained from all the different parts of the program become skills that he/she can use in the future (it's not unlike starting a business, but of course not quite as crazy). The fellowship definitely 'builds character', to quote."
We are currently seeking:
A Kopernik Fellow for Nigeria for April-June 2013. Download the position description here.
To enquire about future fellowship opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com
Volunteer positions are open to highly entrepreneurial post graduate students with a strong commitment to solving development challenges in an innovative way. We accept applications on a rolling basis for the following positions:
Are you a talented writer? Have PR and marketing experience? We want you!
We’re looking for help on designing our outreach materials.
Organize your local group and choose a project to raise funds towards.
Help us reach out to schools and develop information materials for students.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Get involved". Please include your resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified.
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