The GSC Seeds of Sustenance SOS Fellowship Program in Tanzania, Africa provides training and volunteer project experience to participating fellows in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture and food security. The SOS Fellowship is for professionals with Masters Degrees and some previous international experience, and is designed to provide further training and field experience to assist participants in obtaining a full-time position in the field of international development.
GSC SOS Fellows are chosen in a competitive process that includes an interview with the GSC SOS Fellowship Coordinator and final selection by the African hosting organization. Once selected, SOS Fellows are joined in Arusha, Tanzania by Local Fellows provided by participating international and community-based host organizations from sub-Saharan Africa. Visiting and Local Fellows then participate in a four-week technical Training of Trainers (TOT) program. These Fellow teams spend the remainder of the year at host organization field offices building training and program capacity in these organizations. GSC has been joined by a number of international organizations including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to provide SOS services to communities in Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique and Malawi.
We are currently offering self-funded 6 - 12 month fellowship opportunities working in the GSC main office in Arusha for individuals holding a Master's Degree. Volunteers with or without a Master's Degree may also be interested in our shorter-term Service-Learning Programs, which allow participants the opportunity to provide hands-on service to the community. The program that is closest to the SOS Fellowship is the GSC Community Development program. This program allows participants to be a part of the inner-workings of an international NGO, as well as experience both service programs- the HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention program and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security program.
Contact the Tanzania Coordinator for further information.