Professional Fellows Application Spring 2019

General Information
Deadline to Apply for the Spring: November 23, 2018
Spring Program Dates in the U.S.: April 23-May 31, 2019
Before beginning this application, please be aware you will be required to upload copies of your CV and passport. Read carefully the eligibility requirements before beginning.

Key Program Features
The Institute for Training and Development (ITD) is seeking applicants for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) on Civic Engagement with Morocco. 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 Massachusetts, and will host U.S. counterparts later in the year in their organizations. The Spring program will take place from April 23 to May 31, 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 Spring 2019
Eligibility - Applicants must be:
- A citizen of Morocco.
- Professionals working in a governmental, non-governmental, or a private organization in Morocco 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 Spring 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.
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 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:
-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.
-Other criteria that will be considered by the Selection Committee include ethnic and socio-economic diversity.

Selection Process:
1. Application forms for the Spring are due no later than November 23, 2018. Application forms must be completed in English.
2. Candidates will be informed by December 21, 2018 regarding their move onto the next phase of the selection. Applicants that meet the requirements will be interviewed by the Selection Committee  during January 7-9, 2019.
3. Selected Program Finalists will be announced by mid-January.

Please direct any questions to Mark Protti at mark@itdamherst.org

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