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Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships in Public Policy

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The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions. Fellows gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will 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. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in all public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, the environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications. Successful applicants must 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. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and 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. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects

Award / Eligibility Details:

Eligible candidates will have a Master's with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, OR a JD degree OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period. They will also have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.

Deadline: Early February each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate

Type/Purpose: Internship, Research, Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen, US National

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