The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1978 as a Fulbright exchange that advances U.S. foreign policy goals through the exchange of mid-career professionals representing approximately 140 eligible countries from all world regions.
- Non-Degree Academic Study: Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program at a host campus. Approximately 13 U.S. campuses have been selected through a competitive process based on their ability to offer institutional and professional resources to host cohorts of Fellows in designated fields of study. Humphrey Fellows may not request placement at any particular university.
- Leadership and Professional Development: Professional enrichment activities include professional visits, enhancement skills workshops, conferences, training programs, and a professional affiliation (placement). The professional affiliation provides firsthand exposure to a U.S. work environment on a full-time basis for a minimum period of six weeks.
- Human and Institutional Capacity:
- Economic Development
- Finance and Banking
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Technology Policy and Management
- Human Resource Management
- Rights and Freedoms:
- International Religious Freedom
- Law and Human Rights
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Sustainable Lands:
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Thriving Communities:
- Must be a Djiboutian citizen
- Possess a degree
- No age restriction, but priority given to ages 30-50
- Are a mid-career professional in a leadership position who has a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
- Have a minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization. Please note that candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs.
- Have not attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2022
- No recent U.S. experience of over six months during the five years prior to August 2022
- No dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status
- Be proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based), although exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated and will be considered for one of the two English training programs.
- Are not U.S. Department of State employees or their immediate family members
- Be in good health
For more information, visit https://dj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/hubert-h-humphrey-fellowship-program/