YSEALI Professional Fellows Program
The Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) as contracting partner are exciting to announce about an exciting international exchange program that is part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) offers a chance for successful applicants to participate in a fully funded six-week professional development program in the United States in 2023. There will be one application for all four YSEALI PFP themes and two program cycles, with in-person programming tentatively scheduled in 2023 for April-June (cycle 1) and September-October (cycle 2). Applicants will be able to select their preferred theme and program cycle in the application.
YSEALI PFP is a two-way U.S. Department of State exchange program designed to strengthen people-to-people ties between young leaders from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and the United States. Through intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise and enhance their leadership capabilities, YSEALI PFP provides emerging Southeast Asian leaders with the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences in, and exposure to, U.S. public and private sector offices working on a variety of issues related to four Institute Themes: Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Governance and Society, and Sustainable Development and the Environment. Applicants will be able to identify their preferred theme in their application.
Fellows are emerging leaders (ages 25-35) in the fields of government, civil society, or the private sector with demonstrated experience pertaining to the respective Institute theme for which they are applying. Fellows come from a range of backgrounds but must be self-directed and able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting. Fellows must be proficient in both written and oral English.
Additional information can be found on our website www.ysealipfp.org and those interested can apply online for the program at https://ais.americancouncils.org/ysealipfp. The application for both programs in 2022 will close on August 5, 2022.