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J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships – International

Organization: J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships

Position Title: Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow

Location: The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments in the African Union, Bangladesh, Burma, Cote D’Ivoire, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Somoa, and Timor-Leste.

Hours and Compensation: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Application Deadline: 2015-2016 Competition Deadline: October 14, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST

Description: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country.


Policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation
Drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence
Record keeping and note taking
General project management

Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role.

All candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens by October 14, 2014.
  • Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2015, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2015. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible. Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations; please see the FAQs on the application website for details.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

Preference in selection will be given to candidates with:

  • Fluency in the local working language(s).
  • Deep knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.).
  • A strong service orientation and a high degree of versatility, resourcefulness, and creativity.
  • Applicable professional experience.
  • Advanced communication skills.

Additional Information

Advanced Degree Required

How to Apply: For more information and to apply, visit the Fellowship website.

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