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PFP (Professional Fellows Program) Exchange Program 2019, USA

Publish Date: Feb 11, 2019

Deadline: Apr 01, 2019

An exchange focused on legislative process, governance and policymaking for young leaders

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) provides 5-6 weeklong 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.

Applications accepted from employees of:

  • Public and Government offices - Civil servants who are active in policy formulation, implementation and promotion of civic initiatives, public administration and local governance at both the local and national level 
  • NGOs – including those working to promote civic engagement and legal access in effort to provide better access to legal services

Applicants qualify if they: 

  • Are 25-35 years old
  • Are a citizen and current resident of Armenia
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Speak fluent English
  • Have been employed for 2 years or more
  • Have made an impact in your community, organization or company
  • Are committed to public service (via NGO, social entrepreneurship, government)
  • Have leadership and collaborative skills

PFP goals are to:

  • strengthen understanding of the U.S. legislative and governance 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.

PFP participants are selected through a competitive application process.

The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For Armenia, PFP is administered with a legislative focus and administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.

Please visit the program website at for more details about PFP application and selection or contact American Councils Armenia office at

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