Intercultural Futures Fellowship


Our mission is to inspire, equip and mentor young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, to become effective leaders and change makers.

From leaders who are already making an impact, to people who are interested in building their leadership skills but do not yet have the opportunity, or know where to start, our goal is to give them the best training, access to inspiring mentors, and incredible opportunities to shine and start their journey to becoming future leaders.

If you think this project is for you, or for someone you know, please go the application form and follow the prompts.

Intercultural Futures SA is investing in the future of an intercultural South Australia by bringing together our youth for development and discussion during a one-year leadership program. South Australia has been privileged to grow from the history and cultures of the traditional owners and has matured further as successive waves of arrivals have brought their ideas and practices to this land. At Welcome to Australia, we are working to continue the cycle by bringing all of our communities together and giving young people the tools and skills to advocate for their own communities while understanding and appreciating the needs and beliefs of others.

Intercultural Futures  – Frequently Asked Questions

Critical Dates

Induction Weekend: 8-10 June
Presentation Dinner: 21 June (6-8pm)
Module 1: 14-15 July
Module 2: 18-19 August
Module 3: 15-16 September
Module 4: 20-21 October
Module 5: 17-18 November
Module 6: 15-16 December

2019 dates to be finalised.

What’s in it for me?

This project will change your life. We will help you to be more socially, culturally, environmentally and politically aware. You will understand much more about how communities develop within a wider setting and how your role can support this. We will give you access to a wide range of experts in the field of multiculturalism and leadership,and this will give you an invaluable education that will help you in your personal, family and professional life after the project is over. We are going to introduce you to the local indigenous cultures of South Australia so you get their perspective of new communities and the impact it has on those already here. This will help you consider the wider impacts of your actions and reactions. You will also have the support of a mentor from a community different to your own, so again you can get advice and ideas from a person who has gone through the journey to Australia. We will give you training and practice in event development and co-ordination, teambuilding and teamworking, media training, speech writing and public speaking, among many other skills. All this will be done in a close-knit team that will develop with you and around you.

Who can apply for this program?

We are looking for young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds in South Australia, from 18 – 35 years old who have leadership potential.

Will I automatically have a place?

This is a competitive program and we anticipate more applications than we can accommodate, however we encourage you to show us your passion, commitment and why you want to be part of this.

If your application is chosen, you will need to come in for an interview. We will inform you of the outcome of your application by email as soon as possible.

If I get an interview, what will happen?

We will talk to you about the project, about your ideas for the project and get to know you a little more. We will let you know of the outcome of the interview by May 25th.

When will the program start?

The project starts with an induction weekend June 8-10th in Belair, during which you will meet all other participants and mentors, and you will have an opportunity to shape the program. At the end of the weekend, you will know the team, expectations and the plan for the next 12 to 18 months.

What happens if I can’t continue?

Life changes, and if you need to drop out, we will do our best to support you in this, plus give you the opportunity to come back should your circumstances change once again.

How much does it cost?

It does not cost you anything to be part of this program. If selected, all we need is your time, energy, enthusiasm, ideas! We also need your commitment to the components of the program, and the time it will take.

If you are interested in joining this program, and have the time and dedication to commit to it in full, complete the application form in detail by 20th of May 2018


The application for the Intercultural Futures Fellowship have now closed.