USINDO (U.S. – Indonesia Society) is pleased to announce the application process and deadlines for the Fall 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. The program will be held from October 8 – November 18, 2016.
The YSEALI is President Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders.
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) focused on legislative process and governance for young political and policy leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States. The program will provide the fellows with an in-depth, hands-on knowledge of the U.S.’ political processes, as well as strengthen their understanding of American governance, politics, and the legislative process.
As an in-country partner organization of ACYPL, USINDO will disseminate the program information to prospective individuals and institutions (national and local parliaments and governments, NGOs, INGOs, political parties, academics, media, civil societies, etc), as well as work closely with both ACYPL and the U.S. Embassy in the selection process, visa application and pre-departure briefing.
• Between the ages of 25-35
• Fluent in oral and written English
• Provide a comprehensive, well-conceived written framework for a project to be refined and implemented with input and assistance of an American mentor in their home country
• Self-directed and able to work effectively in cross-cultural settings
• Demonstrated commitment to public service
• Leadership potential in the government, private sector, or civil society
• Committed to organizing an 8-10 day program in their country for an American mentor
• May not hold a dual-US citizenship or have traveled on a J-1 VISA for a Department of State sponsored program in the past two years.
The deadline for application submission is on April 15, 2016.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>> http://acypl.org/professional-fellows/professional-fellows-program/international-fellows/
Apply directly to the respective official program website.
*** Applicants for this program must give a confirmation of application and personal data to the Office of International Affairs UGM at Bulaksumur F-13.