***Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017 Out & Equal Global Fellowship. Details on how to apply for next year’s fellowship will be made available in 2018.***



The Out & Equal Global Fellowship is a five-week intensive Out & Equal immersion for visiting international fellows from outside the U.S. The goal of the program is to inspire and empower fellows to become leaders for LGBT workplace equality in their corporate place of work or for their local LGBT non-governmental organization. This fellowship will help participants become subject matter experts in LGBT workplace equality.

The Global Fellowship culminates in participants attending the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, where they will gain from the knowledge and experience shared during Summit and meet and network with professionals in diversity and inclusion from around the world.


The Out & Equal Global Fellowship is open to people of all genders, orientations, backgrounds, races, ethnicities and identities. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

NGO Track
Corporate Track

Additionally, applicants must speak fluent English and be available during the program dates. Preference will be given to applicants from Out & Equal priority countries and regions, including: China, India, Eastern Europe and Central and South America.


Each applicant must propose an individual project to be delivered in the country in which they are based that will advance LGBT equality in the workplace and be positively influenced by an Out & Equal Fellowship.

Fellows will refine their project focus while embedded at Out & Equal and will implement their individual project after returning to their home country. Fellows will be expected to report back on the outcomes of their project and related work. Specific deliverables include:


During their first week, fellows will meet with all Out & Equal departments to learn more about the organization’s work. Over the course of the next three weeks, fellows will develop their projects while gaining experience working side-by-side with Out & Equal staff on the organization’s key workplace equality initiatives and events. Fellows will also have the opportunity to meet with Out & Equal corporate partners, engage with other LGBT non-profits and participate in community activities and events. During their last week, Fellows will participate in the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, where they will present on a globally focused panel, staff and attend other globally focused panels and events, gain knowledge and experience in key areas and network with advocates for LGBT workplace equality from around the world. Upon returning to their home country, they will implement their program and report back to Out & Equal on their outcomes.


In addition to the significant learning and networking opportunities, Out & Equal and its corporate and foundation partners will provide the following benefits to Global Fellows: