Please read the program summary first.
We are seeking emerging leaders who work in civic engagement and wish to improve their leadership and professional skills. In contrast to past programs, these participants can come from any professional sector: civil society organizations, government, private business, or academia. The Civic Engagement Fellows Program will focus on women’s empowerment. This means that all participants should focus on women’s empowerment in civic engagement, and both women and men can apply.
This is a great opportunity for people age 25 to 35 From Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Once-In-a-Lifetime Opportunity Learn Improve Creative Solutions Skills Promoting Economic Development Environmental Protection Education Civic Engagement Establish International Partnership
Application round will be open for submitting applications until 30 March 2018
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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.Thai Volunteer Services (TVS) 409 Soi Rohitsook, Pracharajbampen Rd.,.Huay-Kwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand.
Other Essential Program Information
Program Funding: The United States government will cover all participant costs, including international travel; travel and ground transportation in the U.S.; meals; lodging; and cultural allowances. If you will be asked to host U.S. participants at your place of work, the program for the Americans will be at no expense to you or your organization. American participants will be provided all funds for hotels, meals and transportation.
Program Requirements and Restrictions: Participants are expected to participate fully in the program. They are expected to attend all workshops and organized activities. The program is very intensive and there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. This is not a tourism program but an intensive professional experience. However, please realize that this is a group experience. Not every appointment will be specifically designed to your interests. Every appointment will contribute to overall understanding of civic engagement and women’s empowerment issues. This is an inter-disciplinary programs specifically designed to bring together people from different backgrounds and professions in a shared goal of enhancing civic engagement and empowering women. Please note: this is not a program to fundraise. You will learn skills and how to fundraise, but your goal should not be to raise money while in the U.S.
English Language Ability: All candidates must demonstrate English language capabilities. The program is rigorous and demanding. Participants will be expected to handle reading materials in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions.
Candidate Description and Qualifications:
- The participants are expected to be highly motivated professionals working in the field of civic engagement and women’s empowerment. All participants will have a good knowledge of English.
- We welcome applicants from both rural and urban areas, both men and women, and those with little or no prior experience in the United States or elsewhere outside your home country.
- We welcome participants of all backgrounds. We encourage those with disabilities to apply, as our program will accommodate such needs.
- The recruitment period is February 19– March 30 2018. Application review will be conducted by local partners in conjunction with the Mansfield Center of the University of Montana.
- Successful applicants will progress to a telephone interview between December 7-20 in order to assess English-language skills and further ascertain suitability for the program.
- A select number will be chosen for personal interviews May 5-25, 2018.
- Three to four primary participants and two alternates will be chosen from each country for each of the two recruitment periods
- English-language capability to be successful in an English-language program for five weeks.
- Clear understanding of civic engagement and women’s empowerment issues that affect your community.
- 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 10-14 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.
- 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.