Ogun/Oyo State Government Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative 2022

For entry-level to mid-level professionals, the Carrington Fellowship program is a 12-month professional development course based in the community. Fellows expand their networks, learn fundamental leadership, communication, and program management skills, and receive mentoring.

Eligibility requirements

There won’t be any discrimination against applicants based on their gender, religion, social standing, or disability. All Nigerians who meet the requirements and reside in Lagos, Ogun, or the Oyo States are eligible for the Carrington Fellowship program:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 35 on or before the application deadline;
  • Are Nigerians who live in Lagos, Ogun, and the Oyo States;
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Are not alumni of the Carrington Fellowship.
  • Are available to participate in the one-year-long program in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Benefits

The Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Participate in a year-long professional development program
  • Strengthen your work through new connections, skills, and ideas.
  • Get mentored by experienced Nigerians and Americans
  • Join the U.S. Consulate General network in Nigeria.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership in your community
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others;
  • Strong social and communication skills;
  • An energetic, positive attitude

Application Timeline

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  • July 18 |Application Opens (Oyo/Ogun states)
  • July 30 | Application Closes (Oyo/Ogun states)
  • August 15 |Finalist Announced (Oyo/Ogun/Lagos states)
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How To Apply

Go to Oyo State Government on carringtonfellows.org to apply

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Updated: July 29, 2022 — 8:44 am

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