USA Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement

Applications are welcome the US Department of State Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement for emerging leaders in Africa.

The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement is a professional program funded by the US Department of State for emerging leaders in Africa to exchange and implement best practices for inclusive civic engagement. The program will support approximately 12 mid-career disability rights professionals (Fellows) from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia to participate in a five-week Fellowship Program in Spring 2024 in the US.

As a Fellow, he/she will learn approaches to inform his/her efforts to build and strengthen fully inclusive civic societies for people with disabilities in your country. The core of the program is an individual Fellowship with a US host organization. As a Fellow, he/she will select a key policy or practice issue related to disability and civic engagement in his/her country. This policy or practice issue will provide a focus for her/his individual Fellowship placement training and will inform the project that him/he will develop and implement upon returning home. This is called the follow-on project. The Fellowship training will also include weekly seminars, mentorship, and community service.

Benefits:

As a Fellow in the Civic Engagement Program, candidates will receive funding and support for:

  • Round-trip travel between the home country and the US
  • Fellowship-related travel within the US
  • Travel interruption insurance
  • Accident and health insurance for the duration of the Fellowship in the US
  • Living accommodations in the US
  • Living allowance to cover meals, local transportation, and incidental expenses
  • Cultural allowance to spend on books and attending cultural events
  • Disability-related arrangements, if needed
  • An Internet hotspot
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Eligibility

To apply for Civic Engagement Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria, he/she must:

To apply, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: He/she mmuste

  • Between the ages of 25 and 40, meaning at least 25 years old and no older than 40 years old, as of the first day of the Fellowship Program (May 8, 2024).
  • A citizen and resident of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Ethiopia.
  • Eligible to receive a US J-1 visa, as far as you know.
  • Proficient in spoken English.
  • Proficient in reading and writing English.
  • At least two or more years of professional work experience.
  • Able to travel to the US for the duration of the five-week Fellowship Program.

Application Process

They encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities, to apply.

 To apply for USA Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement, click here

Deadline: May 15, 2023.

For more information on USA Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement, visit the official site.

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