Application Criteria for NGOs 

The process of selection and placement of youth is carried out (October-December) after the application and evaluation process of the NGOs ((July-September) to be cooperated within the scope of the program. Youth who participated in the program started their jobs in January 2019.

NGO Application Criteria:

Young people who have just graduated from the University who want to give the job opportunities, at least 3 years ago, to meet the following conditions and T.C. All associations, foundations and supreme organizations (federation, confederation, etc.) established in accordance with the law may apply for the first opportunity.

These institutions must also comply with these criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years of program impact
  • NGOs must be working in areas of public benefit (education, health, environment, social-economic development, disadvantaged groups such as youth, women, children and persons with disabilities, refugees)
  • At least 7 fulltime staff  
  • 300.000 USD annual budget
  • Clear description of job position and how they will contribute to the professional development of participant


First Chance 2020 Period NGO applications are planned for June 2019.

250+ hour First Chance Academy support per participant in 2019

NGO Applications July - August
Assessment of NGO Applications August - September
Notification of Evaluation Results September
NGO Meeting September
Youth Applications October - November
Candidate Application Evaluation November
Online Interviews
Job-Fit Inventory
Face-to-Face Interviews and Identification of Participants The second week of December
Notification of Election Results and Implementation of NGO Participatory Business Proposals The third week of December
Orientation Program The last week of December
Start of Fulltime Job (For 12 months) 2 January 2020