The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is an academic unit of the  University of Montana dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding  between the United States and other countries around the world, and to fostering ethical public  policy and leadership. The Center supports this mission by fostering  university and community links with other countries and dialogue on issues facing  the United States and the world on matters of the economy, the  environment, global development, and international relations.


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 UPDATE:  This exchange will only be held when the global health situation is determined as safe. The Mansfield Center and the U.S. Department of State will continue to assess these August dates and will postpone to a later date if needed. If you are interested in this exchange, please apply now with the knowledge that it will occur only when the U.S. Department of State and the University of Montana, following CDC guidelines, are fully confident risks of Covid-19 have subsided, which may be later than August 2020.  


Twelve Montana participants  will be selected to travel to Honduras, approximately August 6-19, 2020, to participate in a basketball exchange with Honduran youth and adults. Approximately six of these participants will be high school or college students, and six will be adult professionals. All expenses are paid for by the  U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy division via a cooperative agreement to the Mansfield Center.  This 14-day exchange will use basketball as a tool to build youth capacity. 

Montana participants will then host 12 participants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in April 2021. Montana participants will be expected to lead particular sessions and activities focused on basketball and youth development during this 14-day exchange.

Participant Selection Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Montana resident (enrolled in a Montana university/college fulfills this requirement for college students)
  • Age: at least 15 years old by the beginning of the exchange (August 6, 2020)
  • Active student status (enrolled in high school, home school, or higher education institution for the 2020-2021 school year)
  • Demonstrated interest and skills in basketball
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated maturity, flexibility, integrity, social skills, and open-mindedness
  • Ability to teach, support, and inspire Honduran and U.S. peers
  • Motivation to be a successful cultural exchange participant
  • Interest in youth development and engagement through sport 
  • Spanish skills desired
  • Preference given to applicants with little international travel experience

  

UPDATE:  Applications are due April 28, 2020.
 

 

Sports Diplomacy logo 


UPDATE:  This exchange will only be held when the global health situation is determined as safe. The Mansfield Center and the U.S. Department of State will continue to assess these August dates and will postpone to a later date if needed. If you are interested in this exchange, please apply now with the knowledge that it will occur only when the U.S. Department of State and the University of Montana, following CDC guidelines, are fully confident risks of Covid-19 have subsided, which may be later than August 2020. 


Twelve Montana participants  will be selected to travel to Honduras, August 6-19, 2020, to participate in a basketball exchange with Honduran youth and adults. Approximately six of these participants will be high school or college students, and six will be adult professionals. All expenses are paid for by the  U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division via a cooperative agreement to the Mansfield Center.  This 14-day exchange will use basketball as a tool to build youth capacity. 

Montana participants will then host 12 participants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in April 2021. Montana participants will be expected to lead particular sessions and activities focused on basketball and youth development during this 14-day exchange.

Participant Selection Criteria:
 

  • U.S. citizen
  • Montana resident
  • Proficiency in basketball is desired, but the most important skill is knowing how to teach, coach, and inspire others through basketball
  • Interest in youth development/engagement 
  • Have significant engagement with youth: though coaching, teaching, mentoring, counseling, etc.
  • Ability to enthusiastically support teenage participants and adult peers
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and open-mindedness
  • Interest in international affairs and cultural exchange
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills

 

 Desired Participant Traits and Skills:
 

  • Background in coaching or sports training, specifically basketball
  • Demonstrated international engagement experience (actual travel, supporting international visitors to the US, language study, etc)
  • Experience working with youth, particularly at-risk youth 
  • High-level soccer basketball experience, playing and/or coaching
  • Coaching experience with various age groups
  • Sports administration experience
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Interest in community service
  • Spanish language skills or study

 

 UPDATED: Applications are due April 28, 2020.
 

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Brunei candidates only. Those eligible to apply for the Brunei program are Brunei citizens and other citizens of ASEAN countries who work and reside in Brunei. Those who do not have Brunei citizenship will need to demonstrate in the application their strong desire to return and reside in Brunei after the program. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.


Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from consideration.


 Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.\
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.


    We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of  internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.


    This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact Kelsey Stamm Jimenez at kelsey.stamm@umontana.edu for a an application in Word.


    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Cambodia candidates only.  If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.


 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read  this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

     This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
    Mr. Chen Sochoeun
    Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC)
    9-11, Street 476, Sangkat Toul Tompoung1, Khan Chamkarmon
    Phnom Penh
    +855 12 904 554
    sochoeun.chen@ccc-cambodia.org


    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Indonesia candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.


 Selection Criteria

  •  English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read  this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

    This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
    Iqbal Hariadi, Kitabisa.com
    Jl. Ciputat Raya No.27D, RT.1/RW.7, Pd. Pinang, Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota
    Jakarta 12310, Indonesia
    Telephone: (+62) 857 1700 4165
    iqbal@kitabisa.com

    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Laos candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.

 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  •  Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read  this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

    This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
    Ms. Chanthalangsy Sisouvanh, Center Manager
    Rural Development Agency (RDA)
    Lao - Thai Friendship Road, Unit 15 Ban Vatnak, Sisattanak District
    Vientiane
    +856 021 315457
    chanthalangsy@rda.org.la

    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Malaysia candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.

 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

     This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:

    Mr. Wah Hoo, Chun
    Managing Director, NGOhub
    Email: wahoo@ngohub.asia
    Tel: +6018 2888247
    Website: ngohub.asia

    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Myanmar candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.

 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

     This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
    Ms. Mindy Walker
    +95 09 2501 99586
    pfpmontanamyanmar@gmail.com

    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Philippines candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.

 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  •  Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  •  Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.

     We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

     This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

    If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
    Crystal Eunice Dela Cruz, YGOAL Inc.
    Telephone: +63 2 744 3898
    crystaleunice.delacruz@ygoal.org


    All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Singapore candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.
 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Sustainability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.


 We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

 This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
Lathika Chandra Mouli, Vertech Capital
Telephone: +65 92364478
lathika@vertechcapital.com


All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Thailand candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

 Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.
 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.·  Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.


 We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

 This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
Thai Volunteer Service Foundation (TVS)
409 Soi Rohitsook, Pracharajbampen Road, Huay Kwang
Bangkok 10320
+66 269 104 379
pkratae@gmail.com


All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Timor-Leste candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.
 

Selection Criteria

  • English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  • Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  • Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  • Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.
     

We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

If you cannot complete the online application, please contact Kelsey Stamm Jimenez at kelsey.stamm@umontana.edu for a an application in Word.


All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 7, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Welcome to the 2020 Application to the Professional Fellows Program for Civic Engagement! Please note that this application is for Vietnam candidates only. If this does not apply to you, please visit the main application page and select your country from the list of applications.

Please note that this is one of numerous Professional Fellows programs. You are restricted to applying to one Professional Fellows Program. If it is determined that you have applied to more than one Fellows program during this application period, your application will be deemed ineligible and your name will be removed from  consideration.
 

Selection Criteria

  •   English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
  • Clear understanding of civic engagement issues that affect your community.
  • Aged 25-35:  this program is for emerging leaders, not for students or high-level experts.
  • Plan to return to your organization following completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your work.
  • Completion of relevant education (preferred but not required).
  •  Suitability of the applicant’s organization to benefit from this exchange and to host a U.S. participant.
  • Potential commitment to hosting a U.S. participant for 10-21 days.  This includes organizing a professional program, a cultural orientation, and working with the local partner and the Mansfield Center to organizing logistics such as lodging and transportation. (All activities are paid for by the program, not by you or your organization.)
  • The support of your supervisor and/or organization for both your participation as well as for hosting a U.S. Fellow.
  • A commitment to the time investment required to make the program a success.
  • A demonstrated interest in working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of program objectives.
  • Communication of personal goals in line with program objectives.
  • Participants chosen from each country as a whole reflect the diversity of that country in terms of its populace, geography, and variety of interests/fields/organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening your community.
  •  Little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States.
  •  Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, Fellowship position, community service, and travel program in the U.S. for approximately 38 days.
  •  Be able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those in your country.
  • Understand that this is not tourism or a luxury program. This is a busy professional program.


We understand that in some of our partner areas, internet access can be challenging. In case of sudden loss of internet connection, the application periodically automatically saves your progress, so we expect that you should not lose much of your work. You may wish to read this application in full and prepare your essay answers in a different document to then paste into the application after you have finished.

 This application will take some time, but you are encouraged to continue! You may find it easiest to work on the application in sections, saving your answers and returning to it as needed to complete and submit.

If you cannot complete the online application, please contact the local partner for a Word document application. The local partner's contact information is below:
Center for Community Empowerment (CECEM)
7th Floor, No. 1, Lane 7, Nguyen Hong Str.
Hanoi
+84 024 39447070
info.learning@cecem.org
OR: Ngo Thu Hang
+84 0914007417
ngohang72@hotmail.com

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight, April 1, 2020 in your home country's timezone.

Mansfield Center