American Councils for International Education is seeking to place talented young professionals in economic empowerment themed and legistlative themed mini-fellowships across the country. Programs tentatively take place each spring (April - May) and fall (October- November).
Professional Fellows are competitively selected public servants between 25 and 35 years of age. They are college educated (many have advanced degrees in economics, law or international studies), speak fluent English , and are eager to learn how Americans address issues such as business development, financial literacy, economic development, legislative process and governance and other related topics, so that they may better their own societies.
American Councils will work with host organizations to develop meaningful and mutually beneficial fellowship experiences. Templates and guidance in this regard are already available. In return, all hosts will not only have the unique opportunity of hosting a rising young leader, but also to develop and submit an outbound program. While proposals will be competitively judged, those selected for implementation will provide full funding for an American host to travel overseas for one to two weeks, allowing for true reciprocal exchange.
While in the United States, Fellows will be available to work a full-time schedule and will be fully supported by American Councils and the U.S. Department of States in terms of compensation, health insurance, etc. In return we only ask for the following:
- Appointment of a dedicated “ Fellow Coordinator” who is a) willing to supervise the intern and liaise weekly with the American Councils and b) who is interested in working with the intern to develop his or her professional goals both in the United States and in his/her home country