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APPLY NOW: Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

Applications are now open for the Fall 2019 YSEALI Professional Fellows program! 

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, where they will work in a full-time placement in a U.S. business, NGO or government office. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks. 

The Fall 2019 Fellows will be in the U.S. from October to November 2019.

Participants must be:

  1. Citizens of one the 11 YSEALI countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Vietnam)
  2. Emerging leaders in government, civil society, or the private sector who have demonstrated expertise pertaining to the respective theme;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Candidates who are self-directed and able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting; and
  6. Candidates who are genuinely interested in developing an individual project of their own selection in their home workplace or community.

Applications under each program theme is available here:

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 30, 2019
Apply here.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – April 1, 2019
Apply here.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Participating Countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
Application Dates: February 1 – March 30, 2019
Apply here.

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