The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. PFP participants are placed in intensive 5-6 week fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the United States for an individually tailored professional development experience. They build a broad network with American and other program participant colleagues as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society. The PFP is a two-way exchange, with American participants who have hosted foreign fellows traveling overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs.
Program Length5-6 Weeks
Eligibility and Application OverviewPublic applications are accepted.
- Be young leaders, ages 25-40, currently employed and with at least two years of professional experience at the time of application;
- Have a track record of making an impact in their community, organization or company;
- Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
- Be a citizen of, and currently residing in, one of the eligible countries for participation in the program.
Application period: October-November and February-March.