Tibet Corps participants will be drawn from working professionals (and post-graduate and doctoral students); retired professionals many of whom have prior experience of working at various Tibetan institutions; and college students. Professionals include a person who has obtained an advanced professional degree as well as an individual having strong competence in a particular field. Applicants should demonstrate Tibetan heritage and origin or be married to a Tibetan. The plurality of professional fellows positions will require hard skills in areas of need.
There are three service tracks: student, professionals and fellows.
Students: The student track will be centered on a cohort of undergraduate and new graduate students, provided with educational training and orientation, and placed in Tibetan schools and settlements where they will assist with teaching (basic English, science and mathematics) and working on projects in the settlements. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for selected positions within CTA departments.
Professionals: Professionals with a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience will be teamed up with a staff member within each host institute. They will have the opportunity to respond to specific service opportunities, receive service descriptions, pre-service orientation and debriefing, supervision, exit interviews, recognition for their services, and the opportunity to network and collaborate with others in the program. Professionals will be encouraged to share their knowledge across various institutions, collaborate with staff partner and bring new perspective and innovation through networking events (both during and after service) and online discussion forums.
Fellows: Fellows are active or retired Tibetan professionals with at least twenty plus years of experience. This is an exclusive group of individuals who have held senior leadership positions in private, government or nonprofit sectors. They may or may not respond to specific service opportunities. Tibet Corps will actively seek out these individuals and invite them to help on specific areas either as experts, advisers, mentors, etc. The Fellows will gradually become part of a Tibetan Thought Leadership Group and a brain trust available for CTA and others.