YSEALI Professional Fellowship Announcement

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is now accepting applications for 2019 cohort!


The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives Myanmar participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with non-profit organizations, state and local government, and private-sector offices across the country. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks. Following are the Professional Fellows exchange opportunities (applicants may apply to only one exchange):
Minimum participant requirements
The minimum participant requirements are as follows:

  • 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.

Applications and more detail about the requirements under each program theme is available here:
Theme: Civic Engagement
Implementing Partner: University of Montana
Application Dates: February 1  – March 30, 2019

Theme: Economic Empowerment
Implementing Partner: American Councils
Application Dates: February 1 – April 1, 2019

Theme: Governance and Society
Implementing Partner: American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
Application Dates: To be confirmed*

Theme: Sustainable Development and the Environment
Implementing Partner: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Application Dates: February 1 – March 30, 2019


This is an online application system and apply before March 30, 2019!


For more information, please contact the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Yangon; Ph: 536509/505113, Ext: 4381; email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

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