American Councils Professional Fellows Program 2019

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American Councils Professional Fellows Program 2019

2019 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is now open that sponsored by US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Professional Fellows Division. The PFP administered by American Councils for International Education.

The fellowship is open to the citizen and current resident of either: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

PFP is a two-way exchange program designed to build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. If you are selected as a finalist, American Councils and the Department of State will cover all costs associated with your international travel, visa, and basic living costs in the US.

Who May Eligible:

To participate in the Professional Fellows Program you must be:

  • 25-35 years old
  • A citizen and current resident of either: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
  • Speak fluent English to work full-time in a US worksite
  • Interested in participating in a reciprocal program for Americans coming to your country.
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience and be currently employed
  • Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
  • Be a professional fit for the PFP theme that your country participates in
    • Legislative – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Belarus, Russia
    • Economic Empowerment – Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

How to Apply for the Competition:

To participate, the applicants need to do register through the given link:
https://ais.americancouncils.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/AIR.woa/wa/createNewAccount

American Councils Professional Fellows Program 2019

Benefits:

Each finalist of the program will:

  • Work in a full-time fellowship placement in a US worksite dealing with issues relating to his or her work at home. While their fellows will gain first-hand knowledge about US organizations and institutions and build networks and relationships with US counterparts.
  • Participate in a fully-funded program with comprehensive on program support.
  • Travel and living arrangements will be covered as well as emergency health insurance, and visa fees on the program.
  • Become part of prestigious networks -including YSEALI (for Southeast Asian participants only) and PFP.
  • Alumni will gain access to tremendous resources and an international network of like-minded professionals spanning the globe.

Application Deadline:

The application for the spring 2019 Professional Fellows Program Eurasia is now open until November 5, 2018.

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