Think Tank LINKS Fellowship
The Think Tank LINKS (Leaders, Innovators, and Knowledge Sharing) Fellowship, an innovative joint program administrated by CIPE and Atlas Corps, offers talented young professionals with strong research backgrounds to shadow researchers and experts at leading U.S. think tanks for six months. This program is an opportunity for young professionals from developing countries with strong backgrounds to conduct research in issues of democratic and economic reforms in the United States. Similarly, participating host think tanks benefit from receiving full-time, experienced, bilingual professionals engaged in research activities with international perspective.
In 2013, CIPE and Atlas Corps are welcoming three fellows and three host think tanks for the inaugural class.
Cato Institute - Maksim Karliuk from the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Studies (Belarus) will work closely with a senior fellow at Cato on regulatory and fiscal issues in Eastern Europe.
Heritage Foundation - Sergio Daga from the Políticas Públicas para la Libertad (Bolivia) will conduct research for the Index of Economic Freedom.
Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) - Sally Roshdy from the One World Foundation (Egypt) will work closely with the advocacy and partnership teams to help expand POMED’s initiatives in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.
Applications for the 2013 Class are now closed. Please check back later for details about the next application cycle.
Participants engage in various activities through the Think Tank LINKS program, including:
- Conduct research on a topic that relates to democratic or economic reforms at a leading think tank or research institution in Washington, DC
- Publish and present research results through blogs, articles, and other outlets
- Participate in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab
- Attend special events, including orientation and roundtable discussions
- Network with research experts in Washington, DC area and other international young leaders in the Atlas Corps community
- Become part of Atlas Corps’ Alumni Network, which already includes over 100+ young professionals from over 30 countries
Host organizations benefit from having a Think Tank LINKS Fellow, including:
- Receive full-time, experienced, and bilingual/multilingual professional engaged in research activities relating to democratic or economic reform
- Benefit from a professional (Fellow) who has insider knowledge and research of what's happening at the local level in respective countries
- Build organizational capacity with an international professional for less than the cost of an entry-level employee. With the cost-share model, Host Organizations only contribute $5,000 to receive a Fellow, which covers approximately 20% of the total Fellow cost.
- Democratic Governance
- Access to Information
- Combating Corruption
- Business Association Development
- Corporate Governance
- Legal & Regulatory Reform
- Informal Sector & Property Rights
- Corporate Citizenship (CSR)
- South Asia
- Southeast Europe
- Middle East & North Africa
- Latin America & the Caribbean