Today's guest on The New Service podcast series is Scott Beale, Founder and Executive Director of Atlas Corps, a service and exchange corps for professionals in the NGO sector.  Also known as a "two-way Peace Corps," Atlas Corps brings rising professionals from NGOs in the Global South to the United States to serve for a year; U.S. professionals find opportunities to serve at NGOs in Colombia, India, and soon, elsewhere.  Atlas Corps has just launched recruitment for the 2009-10 fellowship year.

Scott has worked for the U.S. State Department, Governor Tom Carper of Delaware, and as the Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House and Youth Venture (a sister organization of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public).

Idealist's Amy Potthast talks with Scott about the need for professional global exchanges, starting up a new service corps, and his experiences that led to developing Atlas Corps.

Direct download: Starting_a_New_Service_Corps__Scott_Beale_of_Atlas_Corps.mp3
Category:New Service -- posted at: 3:25 PM