U.S. Mission to ASEAN: YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

Deadline: Various

  • Civic Engagement: 30 March 2019
  • Economic Empowerment: 1 April 2019
  • Sustainable Development and the Environment: 30 March 2019

U.S. Mission to ASEAN is seeking applications for its YSEALI Professional Fellows Program to provide emerging leaders ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with relevant private and/or public sector organizations.

During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks.

Themes

  • Civic Engagement (designed for emerging civil society/NGO leaders who focus on underrepresented populations).
  • Economic Empowerment (designed for emerging entrepreneurs and community leaders who focus on economic development).
  • Sustainable Development and the Environment (designed for emerging urban and green space planners, planning and sustainability directors, natural resource managers, and other private and public sector leaders who focus on sustainable development and environmental issues).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young professionals from all 11 YSEALI countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) who are leading change and innovation in civil society, the private sector, or the public sector.
  • Applicants must be:
    • Be community leaders, ages 25-35, currently employed and with at least two years of professional experience at the time of application;
    • Have a track record of making an impact in their community, institution or company;
    • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate a strong track record of leadership or positive impact in their community or workplace;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, or professional experience in one of the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program themes: Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Governance and Society, or Sustainable Development and the Environment;
  • Demonstrate a commitment or interest to community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States, ASEAN, and Southeast Asia as a region;
  • Be willing to actively participate in a professional work environment to develop professional capacities and leadership skills;
  • Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the region; and
  • Preferably have little or no prior work, study, or travel experience in the United States

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/yseali-professional-fellows/

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