Professional Fellows Application Fall 2019

General Information

Before beginning this application, please be aware that you will be required to upload copies of your CV and your passport. Read carefully the eligibility requirements before beginning.

Deadline to apply for the fall program: May 16, 2019
Fall program dates in the U.S.: October 15 - November 23, 2019

Key Program Features
The Institute for Training and Development (ITD) is seeking applicants for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) on Civic Engagement with Israel and Jordan. This program will involve young professionals who work in non-governmental organizations that advocate citizen participation, the legislature, government offices focusing on citizen access, or the judiciary system and are committed to citizen access to rule of law. This will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge with professionals from other countries and to participate in fellowships with U.S. partners. Selected participants will spend 6 weeks in the United States, and will host U.S. counterparts later in the year in their organizations. The Fall program will take place from October 15 - November 23, 2019. For selected Fellows, all costs associated with participation in the U.S. component of the PFP are covered by the grant. The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The PFP is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States.

Application Details for Fall 2019

Eligibility - Applicants must be:
- A citizen of Israel or Jordan (and not a U.S. citizen - applicants with double citizenship are not eligible to apply).
- Professionals working in a governmental, non-governmental, or a private organization in Israel with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.
- Between the ages of 25-40 years old at the time of application.
- Proficient in spoken and written English.
- Available to travel to the U.S. for a period of six weeks in the Fall of 2019.
- Able to complete this application, with all required documents, by the application deadline.
- Committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program.
- Applicants who have held a J1 visa within the past two years are not eligible to apply.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Requirements:
- Applicants must complete this application, including Section 1- Personal Information; Section 2- Employment Information; Section 3- Interest in the program; Section 4- Program Requirements; Section 5- Essay questions; and, Section 6- Upload Required Documents.
- Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of project goals and objectives.
- Applicants must commit to taking part in all activities in the exchange country.
- Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (see above).
- Applicants must provide the following application documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
2. Copy of your passport (if passport is not available, you may provide other government issued photo ID with date of birth).
Please have these documents when completing this application. If you don't currently have a passport, please note that you will need to get one to participate in this program, and if selected for an interview, you will need a passport by the interview date.
Preferred Qualifications (but not required):
-Individuals who are self-directed and able to work effectively in cross-cultural settings.
-Individuals who have limited travel abroad experience and no previous participation in a U.S. government-sponsored program.
-Individuals whose professions are dedicated to shared-society building.
-Other criteria that will be considered by the Selection Committee include ethnic and socio-economic diversity.

Selection Process:
1. Application forms for the Fall 2019 are due no later than May 16, 2019. Application forms must be completed in English.
2. Candidates will receive a phone call by May 27, 2019 regarding their move onto the next phase of the selection. The phone call will be conducted in English to verify language proficiency. Applicants that meet the requirements will be interviewed by the Selection Committee during the first week of June.
3. Selected Program Finalists will be announced by July 5, 2019.

Please direct any questions to Program Coordinator at ITD: Katie Lazdowski 

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