Welcome to the CHANGE Leader Application and Recommendation site!
CHANGE is Oxfam’s university program that provides leadership and advocacy training to engage active global citizens. If you care about making positive social change, inspiring greater global awareness, and taking action to end the injustice of poverty, join us! The yearlong program kicks off with a week of training in Boston in late June followed by a year of organizing and advocacy by students and their networks on campus during the academic year.
NEW THIS YEAR: We are specifically looking for members of Oxfam Clubs to apply. We will be working with club leaders to co-create a training that supports leading sustainable campus groups. We'll be asking for member feedback and for participants to present best practices at the training.
Register below - all student applications and advisor recommendations are due March 6 at 11:59 EST PM.
Student Applicant Qualifications: We are looking for undergraduate college students who will be entering their sophomore or junior year at a US based college or university, and who will be on campus for the 2019-20 academic year. Students must commit to attend the entire week of training in Boston between June 26 and July 1, 2019. Oxfam covers the cost of accepted applicant's ticket (flight, bus, train) to and from Boston, as well as lodging and meals during the week of the training. Students work with others, through an Oxfam Club or group, to implement an Oxfam campaign and host events on campus following the training. There is no fee to apply to CHANGE. Upon acceptance into the program, students pay a one-time $100 training fee, which cover training curriculum, organizing supplies, and resources for the year. Funding options are available.
Campus Contacts: All CHANGE applicants are asked to identify a campus contact who will fill out an online recommendation and support the students’ work on campus during the 2019-20 academic year. An ideal campus contact is the Oxfam Club Advisor, a professor or staff person who is familiar with the students’ Oxfam work on campus, or someone who has an interest in supporting that work. Campus contacts serve as mentors and help make connections, provide feedback, and support Oxfam events and activities on campus. A campus contact recommendation vastly strengthens a student’s application and success on campus.
For more information, read our CHANGE FAQ. You may also contact the CHANGE Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.617.517.9439.