International Agricultural Education Fellows Program

Farmer teaching group of farmers

IAEFP is a USDA funded program that provides opportunities for five fellows to assist and support schools in Uganda to establish school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs. Participating schools receive classroom instruction, field demonstrations. Fellowship duration March– December 2023 (Approx. 9 months).

Read the fellowship scope of work and learn more about the program here.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!


Fellowship timeline:

Jan-Feb: Applications and interviews completed on a rolling basis

February: fellows selected and approved

February: Fellows logistics and pre-travel prep

March 12: fellows depart for Uganda

March 15-April 7: Fellows in country orientation

April 8-9: fellows travel to school sites

Fellowship timeline: March- December 2023


How to apply:

If you are interested in the fellowship opportunity or know someone who may be interested, please email priyanka.subba@crs.org to indicate your interest along with your resume
Read the fellowship scope of work and learn more about the program here.

Applications are still being accepted. APPLY NOW!


Desired fellow skill and experience

We are looking for motivated individuals with an interest in international agriculture development and education.

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an Ag related field
  • Understanding of the US Ag Ed system/membership with National FFA, NAAE, or National 4-H council is a plus
  • Experience in student teaching, classroom instruction internships, or teacher certification is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, youth training, and interpersonal skills.
  • US citizenship
  • Fellows must provide an official certificate of undergraduate and/or graduate degree prior to fellowship departure (this is required for visa purposes)

What we Offer


Curious to see what your fellowship year will look like? Click these links to see a few glimpses of Borlaug’s IAEFP fellows on their fellowship experiences in Ghana: 

Click below to browse through the Borlaug IAEFP instagram account

Click below to browse through the Borlaug IAEFP Ghana school tour


If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone who may be interested, please email priyanka.subba@crs.org to indicate your interest along with your resume
Read the fellowship scope of work and learn more about the program here.

Applications are still being accepted. APPLY NOW!


Program Goals

  1. Improve Uganda’s ability to meet the food and fiber needs of the domestic population.
  2. Strengthen and enhance trade linkages between Uganda and the US agricultural industry.
  3. Develop globally-minded United States agriculturalists with experience living abroad.

Project strategy

  1. CRS will recruit a cohort of five fellows from the US agriculture education sector and place them in Ugandan secondary schools for 9 months with the purpose of scaling up innovative agricultural education approaches aligned with the Ugandan government’s newly revised Lower Secondary Curriculum.
  2. Fellows will accomplish key activities aligned with the new curriculum. Activities will include helping school administrators and teachers understand the new curriculum, introduce and adapt innovative US-based instructional materials, support use of the materials through classroom instruction, design & facilitate practical field-based demonstrations, entrepreneurial skills development through promoting small-individualized or group projects, community engagement while promoting youth extension programs.

Expected Outcomes

  • IAEFP fellows will strengthen secondary school-based agriculture education reforms through introduction of innovative methodologies and approaches in classroom instruction, practical field-based activities, youth extension, leadership and entrepreneurship skills development centered on Uganda’s new lower secondary curriculum.
  • Capacity Ugandan teachers working with fellows will improve knowledge and skills in experiential learning, problem solving, and implementation of a learner-centered approach aligned with the new curriculum.
  • Learners will have better understanding and appreciation of the full agriculture value chain demonstrated through established group or individualized entrepreneurial projects.
  • IAEFP fellows will strengthen trade linkages between Uganda and US agricultural industry through the American Chamber of Commerce, Uganda.
  • Fellows, teachers, and learners increase their appreciation of the value of international relations and the intersection between food security, economic development, and trade.