The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Leadership for Democracy Fellows Program
The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Leadership for Democracy Fellows Program is Now Accepting Applications- DEADLINE November 10, 2012
The MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) Program is an exciting, selective 3-month program in the United States for 20-25 young civic leaders from the Middle East and North Africa. The program begins with 6 weeks of academic coursework, where fellows focus on the concepts of leadership, democracy, communication, and conflict resolution among other issues.
After completing the academic portion of the program, participants engage in a 6-week professional assignment with a political, non-governmental, or public policy organization in Washington, DC.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
This competitive program is open to young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 with a bachelor's degree and English language fluency.
Applicants should have 5 years of work experience, as well as demonstrated leadership skills and a desire.
Fellows’ travel to the U.S. must be unaccompanied. At the time of application and while participating in the program, Fellows must be citizens of Tunisia and cannot hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
Interested applicants should see our Fact Sheet (PDF 456KB).
The program in the U.S. will begin in March 2013 and conclude in June 2013.
For more information about the program and for submission of application materials, please e-mail ForeignAssistanceTunis@state.gov.