THE PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM BRINGS EMERGING LEADERS TO THE UNITED STATES FOR INTENSIVE FELLOWSHIPS DESIGNED TO BROADEN THEIR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
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
- establish a common language to develop practical solutions for shared problems and concerns.
The program provides:
- A 4-5 week, full-time fellowship placement in a US worksite (in state legislatures, city halls, Capitol Hill, non-profit orgs)
- Travel and living arrangements will be covered as well as emergency health insurance, and visa fees on program.
- Stay with a US host family
- An opportunity to become part of prestigious networks, access resources and an international network of like-minded professionals spanning the globe.
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To participate you must be:
- 25-35 years old
- A citizen and current resident of Armenia
- A college graduate (equivalent of a Bachelor's degree or higher)
- Speak fluent English: semi-finalists are required to show a valid TOEFL 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 work experience and be currently employed
- Have 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)
- Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds including:
- Government offices – including local and regional (marz) government, institutions involved in development and implementation of national policy and legislation, social and economic policy, anti-corruption and/or increasing citizens in decision making
- The business world – professionals who are active in developing corporate social responsibility.
- Social innovation and social entrepreneurship organizations.
- NGOs – including those involved in shaping public policy, legislation and increasing the role marginalized populations.