AKFC offers three distinct Fellowship streams depending on your area of expertise and based on the qualifications and skills you can bring to your partner organization:International Development Management (IDM)
- Are you passionate about community-led development? Do you have skills or a background in education, environment, social studies, health, or communications? IDM Fellowships provide a variety of professional opportunities in research, communications, monitoring and evaluation and administration in the fields of health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society.
"I was able to follow my passion and career development goals in a broader development context while gaining invaluable insights from other development sectors.”
- Jamila Haider (IDM, 2009-10)
International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM)
- Are you interested in applying finance and business knowledge in an international context? Do you want to support institutions that meet the financial needs of the economically vulnerable? Are you a creative thinker motivated by entrepreneurial enterprises and growing businesses? If you have a head for business and finance and a passion for international development, the IMM stream may be right for you.
"The value of the IMM Fellowship is that it provides participants with a unique on-the-ground perspective as to how the financial sector, business, and the market as a whole can generate positive social outcomes for ordinary people.”
- Graham Sherbut (IMM, 2010-11)
Young Professionals in Media (YPM)
- Are you a journalist who wants to cover the changing nature of development by reporting firsthand from the field? Do you have the communications skills and creativity to write a strong story? If you have practical experience in journalism and a passion for reporting on development, the YPM stream is for you.
"With globalization, news stories big and small almost always have an international angle. The YPM program gives aspiring journalists a chance to escape the perspective they grew up in, and see current affairs from a drastically different angle – that of the developing world, which is the angle three quarters of humanity looks out of.”
- Arno Kopecky (YPM, 2010-11)