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2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows Civic Engagement Program

Open for Applications from 1 October

Until 16 November 2018

18-20 successful applicants from Southeast Asia will participate in Cohort One

Cohort One Travels to the U.S.:  April 25 – June 1, 2019

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the Mansfield Center of the University of Montana and YSEALI

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This program is a component of YSEALI:  the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.  YSEALI consists of bright young leaders aged 25-35 years from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. These young leaders have innovative ideas for tackling what they have identified as their generation’s greatest challenges in the ASEAN region
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Thai Volunteer Services (TVS)
409 Soi Rohitsook, Pracharajbampen Rd.,.Huay-Kwang,
Bangkok 10320, Thailand.
For urgent questions you can call the program manager (english only) 095 487 2714


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We are seeking emerging young 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 civic engagement. This means that all participants should at least have some engagement in civic society and have interest and connections with organisations, cso, ngo or private business  involved in civic engagement.

 Learning initiatives investigate the industry’s most pressing issues to find effective, replicable solutions.

Broaden your horizons, share your perspective, and engage

Once-In-a-Lifetime Opportunity Learn Improve Creative Solutions Skills Promoting Economic Development Environmental Protection Education Civic Engagement Establish International Partnership

Please use the online Application to apply and the downloaded form for your reference only,

only in special cases we allow you to use  the downloaded word application as a valid application

Online Application-Form: 

 https://mansfieldcenter.submittable.com/submit/123221/thailand-yseali-professional-fellows-application-spring-2019

Download Application-Form: 

 http://www.thaivolunteer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/yseali-pfp-application-thailand-2019-spring.docx 

Here are some tricks and tips:

YSEALI U.S Fellow Applicants

If you recently signed up or showed interest for our new spring 2019 application, 6 weeks U.S all cost covered.
 We encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible but at least before 16 of November 2018
 If you have any problems or questions or need help to fill the form we are glad to help you with it,
Simply send me an email with all your questions
 
yseali@thaivolunteer.org
 

Here are some tips to make a successful application:

1.       Write in your own words and thinking
2.       Not worry about your English
3.       Don’t copy and paste text from others
4.       Try to connect your answers to civic engagement 
5.       Civic engagement: what’s your vision about, what you going to do with it in your workplace?
6.       Explain your leadership qualities
7.       Keep your answers short but with the open questions at least 100 words or more
8.       Write your biography in third person means you not use I form (like I am 26 but instead: Han is 26 years old and works…….)
9.       What’s your vision for the future to implant the things you learned in the U.S. in your work and/or volunteer work
10.   What’s your connection with civic/social engagement
11.   Answer all questions
12.   Discuss the program with your superiors and ask for willingness to host American fellows and seek approval for your travel

 
We know that it is along and difficult form but simply try to fill it in in your own words and thinking,
This is a unique chance to learn and experience and broaden your horizons, share your perspective, and engage
 
If you already completed the application we will send you the selection results for the first round before 25 december 2018, thanks for applying.
If you want to change your answers or correct it you still have time until 16 November 2018 to do this
 
Once-In-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Learn and Improve your Creative Solutions and Skills,
 Promoting Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Education, Civic Engagement and Establish an International Partnership
 

Testomonies and pictures privious candidates Here:

 https://mansfieldprofellows.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/
 

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.
For urgent questions you can call the program manager (english only) 095 487 2714
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Program Summary

Program Summary
Thai Volunteer Services and the Mansfield Center of The University of Montana seek professional applicants for a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.  The YSEALI Civic Engagement Fellows Program is designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build sustainable partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the U.S. We are seeking emerging leaders from a variety of sectors: civil society, government, education, and academia.
  Because this is a program for professionals:
non-working, non-professional or students are not eligible to apply. 
The required age range for participants is: 
25 – 35 years of age at start of the travel date April 25 – 2019. 
During the five-week program in the United States, participants will gain firsthand knowledge of how organizations and institutions operate, while also participating in site visits and specially-designed seminars.  An important part of the program is a fellowship.  Participants will be matched with a similar organization in the U.S. and work with an American counterpart for one month.  Participants will spend one month in their fellowship and one week in Washington, D.C.
This program also provides the potential of an American expert traveling to your workplace to support your organization.  Thai participants may also be asked to host a U.S. participant at their place of work. That individual will be someone you have worked with during your U.S. program and determined to be of benefit to your mission.
A selected number of American fellowship partners will travel overseas to work with you and your counterparts on civic engagement and women’s empowerment issues in your country.
Because 38 Southeast Asian Fellows will be selected, and only approximately 12 of their partners will travel to Southeast Asia, not every Southeast Asian participant will host an American at their place of work.  However, you must state your willingness to host a U.S. participant on your application to be considered for this program.
A total of 19 successful applicants will participate in the YSEALI Civic Engagement Fellows program, traveling to the U.S. approximately between  April 25 – June 1, 2019.
Program Objectives
  • Promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders.
  • Provide opportunities for global emerging leaders to share ideas, approaches, and strategies regarding civic engagement .
  • Enhance leadership and professional skills for fellows from around the world.
  • Build a global network of like-minded professionals.
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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  issues.  This is an interdisciplinary programs specifically designed to bring together people from different backgrounds and professions in a shared goal of enhancing civic engagement.

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. 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.

Timeline:

  •  The recruitment period is October 1 – November 16-  2018
  • Application review will be conducted by local partners in conjunction with the Mansfield Center of the University of Montana and the U.S. Embassy.  Successful applicants will be notified about the first round results before 15 December 2018, those who progress to second round for a telephone interview will be notified between December 15-January 10 in order to assess English-language skills and further ascertain suitability for the program.
  • A select number will be chosen for personal interviews in January 10-30, 2019.
  • Selected Southeast Asian applicants will host U.S. partners in their country for a 10-14 day period,  this will not be a one-to-one exchange. Not each Asian participant will host a U.S. participant, but each Asian applicant must agree to do so in case they are chosen to host a U.S. participant.

*The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is offered twice per year.

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.
  • 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 5 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The deadline for applications is 16 November 2018. 

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