YSEALI Sustainable Development and the Environment Professional Fellowship Program Application

ICMA and the US State Department's YSEALI program are looking for qualified professionals in sustainable development and the environment for the Professional Fellows Program. Candidates must be 25-35 years old, fluent in English, currently employed and working in the environmental field and from an ASEAN country or Timor-Leste. Selected participants will travel to the US from April 22 to May 31, 2019, where selected Fellows will be hosted by an organization for four weeks. ICMA will match selected Fellows with a host organization based on their professional background, technical expertise and community challenge. You are required to identify a community challenge (questions 59 and 60) and find a way to address it after your program. You will work with your American host during your program to find innovate ways to solve that challenge. This program does not offer financial support for follow-on projects, but funding is sometimes available through U.S. embassies or through separate U.S. Department of State grants. Please consult the U.S. embassy in your country for possible grant opportunities. 

Please inform your current employer if you are applying for this program so they can approve your leave time. 

Thank you for applying for the YSEALI Professional Fellowship and we look forward to reviewing your application. 

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* 1. Applicant's Full Name:

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* 2. Applicant's Citizenship:

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* 3. Your Country of Residence

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* 4. I wish to join the YSEALI Network to access virtual resources and networking opportunities for young Southeast Asian leaders:

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* 5. How did you hear about the Professional Fellows Program?

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* 6. Gender:

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* 7. Date of Birth:

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* 8. Age:

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* 9. City of Birth:

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* 10. Country of Birth:

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* 11. Home Address:

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* 12. Current City of Residence:

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* 13. How is your current city of residence classified?

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* 14. Current State or Province of Residence :

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* 15. Phone Number:

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* 16. Preferred Email Address:

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* 17. Do you have a Skype account?

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* 18. If yes, please provide us with your Skype ID?

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* 19. Are you currently employed?

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* 20. If yes, do you work full or part-time?

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* 21. Name of Current Employer/Organization:

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* 22. Start Date of Employment

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* 23. Current Employer's Address:

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* 24. Current Business Phone:

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* 25. Current Position Name:

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* 26. Current Duties and Responsibilities:

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* 27. Number of staff you supervise:

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* 28. Name of your supervisor:

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* 29. Supervisor's email:

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* 30. Choose the category that best describes your organization:

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* 31. Previous name of Employer/Organization: 

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* 32. Previous position/title name:

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* 33. Previous Dates of Employment

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* 34. Duties and Responsibilities:

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* 35. Previous Employer Name:

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* 36. Previous Title or Position:

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* 37. Previous Dates of Employment

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* 38. Duties and Responsibilities:

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* 39. Please list any volunteer experience or memberships in associations or clubs:

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* 40. Most recent title of degree earned, e.g. masters degree in engineering:

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* 41. Dates of attendance

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* 42. Name of educational institution/school where degree was earned:

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* 43. Title of previous degree earned:

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* 44. Name of previous educational institution/school where degree was earned:

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* 45. Name of previous educational institution/school where degree was earned:

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* 46. Have you been to the United States of America before?

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* 47. If yes, please describe when and the purpose of your visit to the U.S.:

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* 48. Briefly describe the year, location and purpose of any international work or travel within the last 5 years.

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* 49. Are you a U.S. permanent resident or hold a green card?

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* 50. Have you traveled on a J-1 Visa to the United States before?

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* 51. If yes, please indicate the year of expiration on your J-1 Visa:

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* 52. English Proficiency Reading:

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* 53. English Speaking and Listening Comprehension Skills:

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* 54. English Proficiency Writing:

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* 55. Please list any other languages that you speak:

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* 56. Please write a professional biographic paragraph about yourself, including education, volunteer, professional experience(s), and professional aspirations.

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* 57. Please describe any professional or personal duties you currently conduct in English:

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* 58. Please explain how you have helped to introduce a new idea, initiative or product at your organization or company, and how you attracted support for it.

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* 59. Please describe one specific challenge related to sustainable development and/or the environment in your community, organization, industry, or country. Include what you believe to be the key barriers to resolving this challenge.

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* 60. Taking the challenge you described above, please describe the steps you would like to take to address this challenge. Please explain the skills and resources that you possess as well as those that you would need to acquire in order to effectively address this challenge.

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* 61. How would participating in this program impact your community and enhance your long term career goals?

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* 62. I certify that the information given in this application and all attached materials is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.  In signing this application I certify that I am not an employee, spouse, or a dependent of ICMA, it's partners or affiliates, or the U.S. Department of State. I understand that in addition to the selection process outlined in this application, the final decision of my application and my status as a YSEALI Professional Fellow is contingent upon program funding, on the ability of ICMA to place me at an appropriate U.S. organization, and on my ability to receive and maintain a J-1 visa to the United States.  If selected as a YSEALI Professional Fellow finalist, I agree to abide by the stipulations of the J-1 visa requirements, and by all program regulations, and to return to my home country for a minimum of two years upon completion of the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program.

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