Professional Fellowship Programme 2018 in USA for The African

DEADLINE:November 30, 2017

The Professional Fellows Program offers promising young professionals; the opportunity to gain training and practical experience working in organizations in the United States The program is supported by the Department of State, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. There are thousands of alumni from these programs in positions of leadership around the world.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for the Middle East and North Africa is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development.

Benefits

Effective practices in business management (developing a business plan, financing and accounting, human resource management, marketing, strategic planning, and networking, etc.);
Principles of social entrepreneurship and increase the ability to run effective community outreach and public relations campaigns;
Best practices from American colleagues in workforce development, gain exposure to models and innovative and practical ideas and tools in increase effectiveness of these programs;
Increase the ability to think “outside of the box,” and spark creative, innovative approaches to problems, products, and marketplaces;
Acquire new skills and strategies to engage effectively with policymakers and government officials;
Form new or improved strategic partnerships.

Eligibility

25-40 Years old
A current citizen and resident of: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, or Lebanon
Speak fluent to English (enough to work full-time in a US fellowship)
Have at least two years‘ work experience in their field
Currently employed
Interest in hosting reciprocal program for Americans in your country
Able to convene 25 or more colleagues for post-trip briefings, presentations, and project work
Have demonstrated strong leadership skills and commitment to community
Demonstrates initiative, teamwork, and openness
Preference will be given to those who have not previously traveled on a U.S. government funded program.
Who should apply

Entrepreneurs, and Social Innovators
Small & medium business Owners and Managers who are investing in innovative socially conscious products and programs
Individuals working in Civil Society/NGOs working on youth workforce training and development, increasing the role of marginalized populations in the economy, building financial literacy, training in technology use and IT development, and other efforts around economic empowerment
Individuals working in University incubators, accelerators, and job-readiness programs, and programs focusing on business development, financial literacy, sustainable tourism, or economic development.
Individuals working in Government Agencies/Ministries, national policy offices, think-tanks, and offices working to increase the presence of underrepresented citizens in the economy

Eligible Regions: Morocco,Tunisia

APPLICATION PROCESS
Apply online please visit their official website
Fellows from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon and Libya can apply for this programme after February 2018. For more details please keep your eyes on their official website.

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