The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the USA

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Deadline : November 1, 2019

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) and YSEALI PFP are sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States.  PFP participants are placed in intensive 5-6 week fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the United States for an individually tailored professional development experience.

Benefits

  • Work in a full-time fellowship placement in a US worksite dealing with issues relating to his or her work at home. While there 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 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.

Eligibility

  • 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, Timor-Leste, 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 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
    • Governance and Society – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Belarus, Russia
    • Economic Empowerment – Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Application

The application for the Spring 2020 Professional Fellows Program is now open from September 1 – November 1, 2019 and the spring 2020 program will take place in the US from April 20 – May 29, 2020

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For more information, visit The Professional Fellows Program