Introduction: In an effort to foster diversity and inclusivity within the humanitarian sector, the Generation Next Humanitarian Fellowship Program has emerged as a beacon of opportunity for seniors and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Asian American and Pacific Islander Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. This innovative initiative aims to create pathways for underrepresented individuals to excel in humanitarian work while enriching the sector with a breadth of perspectives.

Diversifying the Humanitarian Workforce: The Generation Next Humanitarian Fellowship Program is committed to expanding the representation of professionals in the humanitarian field, ensuring that the workforce mirrors the diverse tapestry of the U.S. population. By offering guided professional development opportunities and mentorship, the program empowers fellows to become skilled and effective responders to humanitarian needs worldwide. This fellowship is open to US citizens or US permanent residents.

Benefits of the Fellowship: As a fellow of the Generation Next Humanitarian Fellowship Program, participants embark on a transformative journey filled with numerous benefits:

  1. Advance Your Career Goals: Fellows partake in two-year paid positions, receiving comprehensive support and mentorship to advance their career aspirations while contributing to the mission of their host organization.
  2. Build a Powerful Network: Networking opportunities abound as fellows establish connections with industry professionals and peers, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and personal growth.
  3. Gain Hands-On Experience: Through immersive placements at host organizations, fellows gain invaluable field experience and practical skills, laying the groundwork for a successful career in humanitarian work.