American Councils Invites Young Professionals to Gain Practical Experience in the United States Government
American Councils invites eligible young professionals to submit an online application by November 12, 2015 for this short-term professional development exchange in the United States.
PFP affords promising young professionals the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, the United States government. These professionals will be part of the larger cohort of fellows from other countries. The knowledge and interest of these young Eurasian professionals in American political processes will be expanded through short-term fellowships in state legislatures and city halls across the United States, as well as on Capitol Hill and in non-profit organizations that address policy issues.
PFP goals are to:
- strengthen understanding of the U.S. legislative process;
- enhance appreciation of the role of civil society plays in shaping public policy and holding government accountable;
- create partnerships between institutions in the U.S. and Armenia; and
- establish a common language to develop practical solutions for shared problems and concerns.
Each PFP fellow will spend a total of five to six weeks in the United States. The program for spring 2016 is tentatively scheduled from late April through early June, 2016. The PFP program provides round-trip international and domestic transportation, visa fee and processing costs, health and accident insurance, and a modest stipend. Housing and meals will be provided for program participants with U.S. host families.
To be eligible for PFP, applicants must: (more…)