HerStart Fellowships

HerStart Fellowships are meaningful volunteer opportunities that align with your skills and interests, allowing you to expand your knowledge and make an impact on gender equality and sustainable development in new and dynamic ways.

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Types of Fellowships

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International Fellowships

Travel overseas to gain international development experience while partnering with women to drive entrepreneurship, climate action and gender equality.

Experiences built for a better future

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A HerStart Fellowship is a specialized experience for Canadians built around your diverse skills, knowledge and passions including:

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Gender Equality

Support YCI and global partners to identify gendered barriers, design gender-responsive solutions and amplify women’s strengths. 

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Climate Action

Join the team to raise awareness of environmental issues, design climate-responsive solutions and build a network of green businesses. 

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Monitoring & Evaluation

Apply your data collection, analysis and reporting skills to the critical topics of women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship.

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Use your creative skills to design and deliver innovative trainings and communication materials for the HerStart fellows, partners and women entrepreneurs.  

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Social Entrepreneurship

Support the development of social entrepreneurs and the implementation of the HerStart Catalyst Fund, which provides financial grants and coaching for women-led social enterprises.    

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Program & Partnerships

Collaborate with staff, partners and fellows by flexing your project management, partnership development or volunteer engagement skill sets to deepen HerStart’s impact.