Applications Invited for Professional Fellows Program for Governance and Society

ORG- U.S. Department of State
Closing Date- 8th November, 2019

United States Department of State commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established as the nation's first executive department, their duties include advising the President of the United States, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.

Candidates from India, Pakistan, and Nepal will be professionals (ages 25-40) with experience in the legislative process and/or policymaking, including: good governance (transparency, anti-corruption, right-to-information), legislative and political processes, including the role of women, minorities, and marginalized populations in them, youth politics and student leaders, climate change and environment, and trade and regional connectivity. Such experience can have been attained through their work in government, civic education organizations, citizen advocacy groups, political campaigns, political parties, or election monitoring organizations. They seek candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven leadership abilities, the ability to work in a cross-cultural setting and a commitment to the program and follow-on activities. Those selected will come from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, organizations, and political orientations. We also aim for gender balance. Written and oral English proficiency is required as the participants will need to converse about complex political and global issues with U.S. peers and experts. To select the best candidates, we will review applications based on clearly defined criteria, including:

1-Openness to dialogue and new ideas;
2-Strong potential to play an increasingly important role in society;
3-Proven commitment to nonviolence;
4-Interest in participating in the program and sharing the experience with colleagues and the public; and
5-Commitment to the implementation of a follow-on project.

Preference will be given to applicants with relevant professional achievements who have not previously visited the United States. All candidates should be able and willing to host American counterparts, for up to a week, and design, arrange, and coordinate, under World Learning and its partners’ supervision, a local professional and cultural program for the American participants.

How to apply
The application must be completed in English. The deadline for submitting the application is November 08, 2019. Please note that due to the volume of applications, they will only contact semi-finalists following the closing of the application. No phone calls or emails please.

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