Fellowship

2014 Professional Fellows Program for Young Eurasian Professionals, USA.

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Application Deadline: December 1st 2014

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP)- to gain practical experience in and exposure to United States policies and offices related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The PFP program includes two types of program i.e.

  • Legislative Cohort of Professional fellows Program for promising young professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine and
  •  Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cohort of Professional fellows Program available for Russian professionals. This one month PFP program includes domestic, international, and U.S. domestic transportation; visa fee and processing costs; modest stipend; health and accident insurance; professional and educational enhancement opportunities; professional mentoring support; and room and board with an American host family.

Initiated in 2005 under the auspices of the Legislative Education and Practice (LEAP) program, the PFP affords up to 47 promising young professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government.

The knowledge and interest of these young Eurasian professionals in American political processes will be expanded through short-term fellowships in state legislatures, city halls, federal offices and NGOs across the United States. In addition, the PFP will enable up to 17 Americans to travel outbound on reciprocal visits. One of the program objectives is to enable Fellows to share their knowledge with peers in Eurasia through a follow-on program in which they will conduct conferences and outreach activities in collaboration with American counterparts.

 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cohort of PFP – Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for PFP, applicants must:

Be a citizen and resident of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey or Ukraine

Be 25 to 35 years of age at the time of application.

Be a college graduate (equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree or higher).

Be proficient in English, as demonstrated by TOEFL scores over 500 (paper test) or its equivalent (for example, university-level study in an English-speaking program or IELTS band 6 or higher). If you have none of these and are selected as a semi-finalist, we will give you an institutional TOEFL exam.

Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in the public sector in your home country.

Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cohort of PFP – Eligibilty Requirements

To be eligible for the PFP, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and current resident of Russia. Applicants living outside of their country of citizenship or on a long term program outside of their country of citizenship will not be considered eligible to apply;
  • Be 25 to 35 years of age at the time of application;
  • Be a college graduate (equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree or higher);
  • Be proficient in English. If you are selected as a semi-finalist, we will give you an institutional TOEFL exam, unless you have a valid TOEFL score over 500 (paper test) or over 60 (iBT test) or its equivalent (for example, valid IELTS band 6 or higher);
  • Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector

Apply Now for the 2014 Professional Fellows Program for Young Eurasian Professionals, USA.

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