Applications Open for U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program!

Deadline: 17 November 2017

U.S. Department of State is seeking applications for its Professional Fellows Program that is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development.

Key Facts

  • 38 Fellows are selected from six countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia)
  • Fellows will participate in a 6-week program, (Spring and Fall, 2018) each with:
    • A one-week host family stay
    • A one-week business development and social entrepreneurship intensive with University Partner
    • A one-month fellowship placement in individual businesses and/or offices in Washington, D.C.
    • 4- days Participation in the Professional Fellows Congress
    • Design and development of a complete proposal for a follow-on projects to be carried out by PFP fellows, supported by mini-grants

Eligibility Criteria

  • 25-40 Years old
  • A current citizen and resident of: Morocco or Tunisia
  • Speak fluent to English (enough to work full-time in a US fellowship)
  • Have at least two years‘ work experience in their field
  • Currently employed
  • Interest in hosting reciprocal program for Americans in your country
  • Able to convene 25 or more colleagues for post-trip briefings, presentations, and project work
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership skills and commitment to community
  • Demonstrates initiative, teamwork, and openness
  • Preference will be given to those who have not previously traveled on a U.S. government funded program.
  • Entrepreneurs, and Social Innovators
  • Small & medium business Owners and Managers who are investing in innovative socially conscious products and programs
  • Individuals working in Civil Society/NGOs working on youth workforce training and development, increasing the role of marginalized populations in the economy, building financial literacy, training in technology use and IT development, and other efforts around economic empowerment
  • Individuals working in University incubators, accelerators, and job-readiness programs, and programs focusing on business development, financial literacy, sustainable tourism, or economic development.
  • Individuals working in Government Agencies/Ministries, national policy offices, think-tanks, and offices working to increase the presence of underrepresented citizens in the economy.

Eligible Countries: Morocco and Tunisia

For more information, please visit Professional Fellows Program.

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