Deadline extended: 7th April 2020 | Age 25-35 |

Spend 5 weeks in the United Stated for the incredible YSEALI Professional Fellows Program, providing emerging leaders the opportunity to work directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with relevant private and/or public sector organizations.

Who is eligible to apply?
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.

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).

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.

How to apply:

Theme: Civic Engagement
Implementing Partner: University of Montana
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 31, 2020
Program home/application links

Theme: Economic Empowerment
Implementing Partner: American Councils
Participating Countries:Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 31, 2020
Program Home Page
Application link

Theme: Governance and Society
Implementing Partner: American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
Participating Countries:Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 31, 2020
Program home
Application link

Theme: Sustainable Development and the Environment
Implementing Partner: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Participating Countries:Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 31, 2020
Program Home Page

To view the official YSEALI professional fellows home page, click the link below:

OFFICIAL LINK

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Apply before 7th April, 2020