Professional Fellows Program 2015 in USA Only For #Algeria, #Egypt, #Morocco, and #Tunisia


Professional Fellows Program 2015 in USA2014-11-03T07:29:05+00:00    

Exchange Programs

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Type: Fully Funded.
Date: April 20 – June 5, 2015 (Spring) and October 9 – November 13, 2015 (Fall).

Legacy is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2015  Professional Fellows Program (PFP). This two-way citizen exchange program is a capacity-building and professional development initiative that serves individuals working in civil society in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

This program is designed for  early- to mid-career professionals, with strong leadership skills, who are and who are committed to making a lasting positive impact  in their communities through civil society (NGO/CSO/Associations).   Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to:

  • public health
  • social development
  • women and children’s issues
  • rule of law
  • arts and culture
  • education reform
  • transparency
  • free speech and media
  • youth engagement
  • human rights
  • citizen participation

Cost:

The following costs are covered: domestic, international, and U.S. domestic transportation; visa fee and processing costs;  health and accident insurance; professional and educational enhancement opportunities; professional mentoring support; and room and board. You will be given a stipend to cover meals and daily transport to and from your place of work.

Key Facts of about the PFP program:

  • 34 Fellows will be selected from four countries (8-9 each from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia)
  • Fellows will participate in a month-long, fellowship placement in an American organization, including service organizations, advocacy groups, grassroots organizations, federal agencies, and congressional offices.
  • DATES:  Spring delegation (Tunisia and Morocco): April 20 -June 5, 2015  Fall Delegation: (Egypt and Algeria) October 9-November 13,  2015.

Selected fellow will learn:

  • Effective practices in organizational management (staff training, human resources, program evaluation)
  • Increase ability to run effective outreach and public relations programs
  • Acquire new skills to engage with policymakers and government officials
  • Fundraising and proposal writing skills
  • Exchange best practices with American peers in their field

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