Leadership Resident

Harpswell Foundation

About the organization

The Harpswell Foundation (http://www.harpswellfoundation.org) is a non-profit organization based in the United States whose mission is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia. The Harpswell Foundation carefully selects some of the brightest and most ambitious young women from all over Cambodia and provides them with free room and board, as well as leadership training and classes in critical thinking while they are enrolled at universities in Phnom Penh.

Harpswell has been operating for ten years now, and we have six years of graduates. After the first year of operation, our 80 students were first in their class at the major universities of Cambodia. We are widely regarded as one of the leading organizations devoted to the empowerment of women in Southeast Asia. As a Leadership Resident, you will play a significant role in shaping the next generation of leaders of Cambodia and have a hand in changing an entire country.


We are looking for strong, independent young women to serve as Leadership Residents who will serve as role models for the Harpswell students. Leadership Residents must be self-starters with previous international travel experience who have the capacity to act resourcefully in a foreign environment. We ask Leadership Residents to join us for terms ranging from 3 to 6 months to live with the students at Harpswell’s two leadership centers, both located in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh. Leadership Residents are given free room and board and a modest stipend but must provide for their own travel to Cambodia.

All Leadership Residents are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:
• Teach Harpswell’s core curriculum, with set topics designed to promote critical thinking and
knowledge of Southeast Asia
• Facilitate critical thinking discussions about current events, national and international
• Mentor students in one-on-one sessions, teaching life skills, leadership and personal development
• Provide one-on-one English language conversation sessions
• Serve as role models
You are also encouraged to share your skills, talents and interests with the students.


Bachelor's degree required
Demonstrated leadership ability
Previous international experience preferred


USD $200/month

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Over the past 11 years, we have had more than 90 Leadership Residents. We will be happy to put you in touch via email with past leadership residents or help coordinate a Skype Q&A at your request. For more information, please also check out the site: http://www.harpswellfoundation.org/center/residents.html,
which includes a link to all past leadership residents.

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