PFP (Professional Fellows Program) Exchange Program 2018, USA
The Professional Fellows Program provides five- to six-weeks professional fellowship placements in the U.S., matched to your professional goals; professional partnership opportunities after your return; all travel and living arrangements; a stay with a U.S. host family, and follow-on activities for both you and your professional partner after the fellowship ends.
To be eligible for PFP, applicants must:
- be a citizen and currently reside in Armenia. Applicants living 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 applicants are selected as a semi-finalist American Councils will give them an institutional TOEFL exam, unless they 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 at least two years relevant experience in and commitment to a career in the public sector and/or nonprofit sector (e.g., legislative, executive, and NGOs that address policy issues); and
- have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
PFP goals are to:
- strengthen understanding of the U.S. governance and society;
- 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.
Applications accepted from employees of:
NGOs, especially those involved in public policy making and legislation
Social innovation and entrepreneurship
Businesses active in corporate social responsibility
Government—local , state, and federal
Quasi-governmental, if involved in policy and legislation, citizen involvement, and anti-corruption efforts
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
In Armenia, PFP is administered by American Councils for International Education.
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