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Date: 31 March 2020
Open to: Young professionals from all 11 YSEALI countries aged between 25-35 years
Venue: United States

Description

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides emerging leaders ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with relevant private and/or public sector organizations.  During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks.  The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program offers exchange opportunities under the following themes:

  • Civic Engagement (designed for emerging civil society/NGO leaders who focus on underrepresented populations).
  • Economic Empowerment (designed for emerging entrepreneurs and community leaders who focus on economic development).
  • Governance and Society (designed for emerging policymakers, political leaders, public administrators, journalists and NGO leaders who focus on legislative/governance processes and practices).
  • Sustainable Development and the Environment (designed for emerging urban and green space planners, planning and sustainability directors, natural resource managers, and other private and public sector leaders who focus on sustainable development and environmental issues).

Eligibility

The fellowship is open to young professionals from all 11 YSEALI countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) who are leading change and innovation in civil society, the private sector, or the public sector.

Applicants must be:

  • emerging leaders in government, civil society, or the private sector who have demonstrated expertise pertaining to the respective theme;
  • mid-level professionals, 25 to 35 years old at the time of participation in the program, who, at a minimum, are currently employed and have two or more years of relevant professional work experience;
  • candidates who have demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral English that qualifies them to have “working-level knowledge of English” that has been verified by the implementing partner;
  • candidates who are self-directed and able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting; and
  • candidates who are genuinely interested in developing an individual project of their own selection in their home workplace or community.

Benefits

  • All costs covered
  • During these placements, Fellows will build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks.

How to Apply?

Application details vary across themes.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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