Program Associate Application

Start your next journey with us.


yourself in a new culture and work environment, learning about your new home while adjusting personal lifestyle habits, diets, language, etc.


volunteers with the tools and skills to drive a movement for social change, both abroad and in their own communities.


you personal skills toolbox, from office and administrative tasks to soft-skills. Every Program Associate will learn and grow as a professional and individual.


with motivated volunteers, leaders, and community members.


about the operations of an international non-profit, a new culture, and what it is like in a virtual and cross-cultural work setting.


brigade volunteers for an unique experience with the organization- from recruitment and fundraising to logistics and final details.

Timeline And Details

2020 Application Timeline


July 21-July 27: Orientation Training and National Conference in California

July 28:  Travel to respective program country

*Timeline is subject to change based on number of qualified applicants. Early application is encouraged


Individuals that will find the most success in this role

  • will commit 12 months to the newness and challenges of living and working in a new place abroad
  • look for an immersive cultural experience while gaining hands on professional work experience and soft skills development.
  • possess genuine interest in engaging with a host family to learn about their culture, language, food, traditions, etc.
  • are empowered to take initiative and responsibility in their roles
  • will work under the hardship of being abroad, with exposure to new cultures, and food
  • recognize that successful development work is based on trust in local leadership and programming teams, relationship forming, and respectfully integrating into the team dynamic
  • value working in diverse groups and exercise respect for varying cultures, work styles, opinions, and ideas

“The Program Associate role demands attention to detail, drive, and collaboration from its hires. This position is extremely rewarding and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain understanding in the non-profit and development field. Our strongest team members think critically, are dedicated to our mission, and adapt easily to new environments or changes.”

– Meghan, Former Sr. Program Associate

Ready to apply?

  • Have a PDF version of your most current resume ready
  • Create a 1-2 minute video cover letter outlining your experience, interest in Global Brigades, and what you can bring to the team (Have a link to share via YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
  • After application submission, be prepared to submit a writing sample within 3 days from your application

Complete your application below to jump into the most immersive professional learning experience of a lifetime!

“Program Associates should be passionate and dedicated to our partner communities and programs – they’re the driving force for everything we do!”
  – Kylie, Former Sr. Program Associate




For any questions about this opportunity, please contact People Operations Manager, Daniel Klingelhoets, at