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Call for Applications: U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program 2025

Call for Applications: U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program 2025

Are you an emerging leader eager to enhance your professional skills, foster international partnerships, and make a lasting impact in your community? The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites you to apply for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) 2025! This prestigious program, administered by American Councils for International Education, offers a transformative experience for mid-level professionals from Europe, Eurasia, and the United States.

About the Program

The Professional Fellows Program is a dynamic exchange initiative designed to promote mutual understanding and collaboration among emerging leaders. Participants engage in intensive 5-6 week fellowships at non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the United States. Through hands-on experience, networking opportunities, and cultural immersion, fellows develop vital leadership skills and forge enduring partnerships.

Program Highlights

  • Fully funded opportunity, including international travel, visa, and living expenses in the U.S.
  • Tailored fellowship placements for individual professional development
  • Virtual and in-person orientation sessions
  • Community service and civic engagement activities
  • Reciprocal project proposal development
  • Home hospitality experience with American host families
  • Capstone Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Professional Fellows Program, applicants must:

  • Be citizens and residents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, or Ukraine.
  • Demonstrate expertise in government, civil society, or the private sector related to the program theme.
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be between 25 and 35 years old.

Application Process

The application process is highly competitive and involves a merit-based selection process. Applicants must complete an online application through the Application Information System (AIS) Forms portal. Key components of the application include education and work history, essays, professional recommendations, and agreement forms.

Important Dates

Applicants must indicate their preferred program cycle and submit their applications by the specified deadline. Program cycles and application details are available on the official website.

Join Us!

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative professional journey, seize this opportunity to apply for the U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program 2025. Don’t miss out on this chance to broaden your horizons, expand your network, and drive positive change in your community!

Apply Now – Official Link