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Moving the U.S. forward

The Build Fellowship offers leading global talent from around the world the opportunity to share their expertise and catalyze economic growth in the U.S.

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How it works

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Global talent applies for The Build Fellowship to access an immigration solution and train the future U.S. workforce.

COMPANIES

Nominate global talent for The Build Fellowship to hire and retain employees, and also access a pipeline of candidates.

NONPROFITS

Launch Build Fellowship programs to offer part-time, cap-exempt H-1B positions for global talent to work with university partners.

universities

Partner with nonprofits to offer students access and work experiences with Build Fellows from high-growth companies.

Fellowship requirements

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a specialized field
  • Exhibit a commitment to dedicate 5-8 hours weekly to support workforce development and education initiatives
  • Demonstrated expertise within a specialized field

Candidates must have a benefactor (a company, organization, or individual) willing to support the Fellowship costs – Fellows cannot fund their own Fellowship.

LENGTH OF FELLOWSHIP
  • Work 5 hours per week remotely leading students from partner colleges and universities in experiential, project-based learning

Hours are flexible and based on schedule and availability.

FELLOWSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Commit to forwarding the mission of The Build Fellowship and advancing the future of U.S. students
  • Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • Fellows are sponsored for cap-exempt H-1Bs for up to 3 years, with a minimum 6 month commitment in the Fellowship
  • An additional 3 year extension is possible

Fellowship timeline

Evaluation & Contracting
2 - 3 Weeks
  • Nomination and application
  • Candidate screening and H-1B evaluation
  • Contract signed
Visa processing
6 - 8 Weeks
  • Petition document development
  • Cap-exempt H-1B visa approved (if no RFE)
FELLOWSHIP Begins
1 Week
  • Employment starts
  • Full-time employer files concurrent visa petition

For individuals outside of the U.S., their Fellowship begins when they enter the United States with a visa stamp

175+
Build Fellows nationwide
25
States with fellowships
50
Countries represented
99%
Visa approval rate
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