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Social Entrepreneur Startup Program

Program: Wild Gift Fellowships 2019-20
Type: professsional development program / self-employment (not a "job")
Organization: Wild Gift
Eligibility: Canadian & American Citizens (more)
inviting candidates from across Canada & USA

This summer, Wild Gift will select a group of "better world entrepreneurs" for a 12-month fellowship that includes mentoring, fundraising support, and wilderness-based programs that teach leadership and business skills while building a lifelong support network.

Apply by April 21 at

If you are selected as a Wild Gift Fellow, you will receive:

  • a guided three week wilderness trek in the Idaho backcountry as well as a one week whitewater river rafting trip on the Salmon River in Idaho.
  • a $500 allowance for airfare to Idaho
  • project mentor(s) who will work with you throughout the course of your Fellowship, plus access to a pool of resource mentors to provide specific expertise when needed
  • opportunity to participate in Wild Gift alumni retreats and trips
  • lifetime membership in the vibrant Wild Gift Network that includes alumni, mentors, and supporters

Eligible candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or Canadian citizen
  • between the ages of 21 and 35 as of September 1, 2019
  • has started (or intends to start) a social venture that will lead to a better world
  • is interested in a wilderness-based leadership program that includes a 3-week backcountry trek (August 17 - September 8, 2019) and a 1-week whitewater river trip (TBA in September 2020)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 17 2019    ID: 51384