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31MAR - Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship - Deadline: 11OCT

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Organization Description

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Location: World Wide

Job Description

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Job Responsibilities

Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and general project management. Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework. Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Be U.S. citizens by October 11, 2016.
  • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2017, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2017.
    • Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible.
    • Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations, please see the FAQs below for details
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in the local working language(s)
  • Deep knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.)
  • A strong service orientation and a high degree of versatility, resourcefulness, and creativity
  • Applicable professional experience
  • Advanced communication skills

How to Apply

Apply online at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

For more information visit:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-public-policy

Selection will consider the following factors:

  • Academic and professional record
  • Proficiency in the local working language of the host country (additional information will be available when countries are announced). Proficiency will be determined by the application and also will be verified during the application process, which will require an interview in the host country language
  • Knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.)
  • Personal and professional qualifications
  • Preference factors as indicated below

Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 5:00pm ET