Welcome to the CHANGE Leader Application and Recommendation site!
CHANGE is Oxfam’s student program that provides leadership and advocacy training to prepare university students to promote social change locally and globally. The CHANGE Initiative develops capable and confident young leaders who are informed and active voices for positive social change and greater global awareness. The yearlong program kicks off with a weeklong training for all accepted students in Boston July 21-26. CHANGE Leaders commit to work with other students and campus contacts to host three to five Oxfam engagements, and to build a network of relationships on behalf of Oxfam during the 2018-19 academic year.
NEW THIS YEAR: Early decision period for CHANGE applications has passed. Students who applied by December 5 will receive final notifications by January 12.
The regular deadline for student applications and recommendations is February 15, 2018, wth notification on March 19 2018. Student applicants who are not accepted in the early round will automatically be moved to the regular application cycle.
Qualifications: You must be an undergraduate college student entering your sophomore or junior year at a US based college or university and be on campus for the 2018-19 academic year. Students must commit to attend the entire week of training in Boston if accepted into the program. Oxfam will cover the cost of accepted applicant's ticket (flight, bus, or train) to and from Boston, as well as lodging and meals during the week in Boston. CHANGE Leaders will work with others on campus, through an Oxfam Club or similarly focused social justice group, to implement an Oxfam campaign on campus following the training.
There is no fee to apply. Upon acceptance into the program, CHANGE Leaders pay a one-time $100 training fee which covers training curriculum, organizing supplies, and resources for the year. Funding options are available. For regular applications: we encourage students to submit applications by February 8 to allow a week for your campus contact to submit your recommendation.
All CHANGE applicants are asked to identify a campus contact. A CHANGE Campus Contact can be any staff or faculty member at the student applicant’s university. Campus contacts are asked to fill out an online recommendation for the student leader and be an on-campus resource throughout the 2018-19 year for accepted CHANGE Leaders. Campus contacts serve as mentors and help make campus connections, provide feedback, and support Oxfam events and activities on campus. A campus contact’s recommendation vastly strengthens a student’s application and success on campus. Recommendations for regular decision are due on February 15, 2018.
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For more information, read our CHANGE FAQ. You can also contact the CHANGE Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.617.517.9439.