Deadline: 27 October 2014
Open to: community leaders, aged 25-38, from participating countries
Fellowship: round-trip, visa, insurance, living allowance
The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders. CSP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX. Selected candidates will participate in:
- a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency;
- structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute; and,
- the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.
Applicants must select ONE professional theme that he/she intends to focus on while in the U.S.:
- Transparency & Accountability,
- Tolerance & Conflict Resolution,
- Environmental Issues,
- Women & Gender Issues.
The program timeline:
May – June 2015: Pre-departure orientation and preparation
Late July/Early August 2015: All participants depart their home countries for the U.S.
December 2015: Participants return to their home countries and begin follow-on projects
January-June 2016: Alumni complete follow-on projects in collaboration with U.S. hosts
Competition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who are:
- From a participating country – see below (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)
- Currently living and working on a community project or initiative in his/her home country; and, has at least 2 years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of application
- Able to begin the program in the United States in 2015, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the program
- Able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
- Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application
Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
East Asia and the Pacific: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam
Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and Turkey
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Near East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Gaza
Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago
- J-1 visa support
- Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.
- Accident and sickness insurance
- Living Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals
Application deadline is 11:59 AM EDT on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Application must be submitted online only HERE. The application must include a current resume or curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation from your employer, community organization, or professional peer in your field.
For more information consult the official website HERE.
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hello.i,m Burundian who is interested by your great program.so won,t i apply among others?ok best wishes