18 May

Building Grassroots Democracy in Minority Communities, Fellowship in USA

first_img Pocket Applications for Commonwealth Youth to Lead on Human Rights and Democracy Open Call: The new Democratic Wo/Men of the Western Balkans 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM Share 0 High School Plenary Session at EU Capital, Brussels → Building Grassroots Democracy in Minority Communities, Fellowship in USA Deadline: 15 November, 2012Open to:  professionals from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and SlovakiaFellowship: covers all program expenses: visa, health insurance, transportation, accommodation, mealsDescriptionGREAT LAKES CONSORTIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT invites professionals from any regions of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia to apply for participation in a 42-day fellowship in the U.S.A. “BUILDING GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES”.The overall goal of the program is to provide a professional development opportunity for up-and-coming and mid-level professionals to gain knowledge of U.S. practices in engaging citizens and community leaders in collaboration to inform changes in legislation that make a difference in minority communities (incl. Roma, disabled, homeless populations) and strengthen grassroots democracy.The joint program will be organized in Toledo (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan) and in some of the larger cities as Chicago (Illinois) and/or New York (NY), but internship placement may include smaller communities across the U.S. An enrichment program of Professional Fellows Congress will be also in the itinerary where program participants from different U.S. State Department exchanges will have an opportunity to meet with government leaders and other program alumni and share experiences at the end of the visit in Washington D.C.EligibilityParticipants should:be 25 and 38 years oldbe citizens of one of the following  countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia or United Statesbe active members of their local community, interested in long-term international cooperationhave good communication and presentation skills, and are receptive to modem technologybe up-and-coming and mid-level government or civil society professionals with prior training and/or experience and current employment related to community organizing and/or working with minority communitiesbe highly proficient in written and oral Englishbe able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting, and have demonstrated leadership abilities.AllowanceAll expenses of the U.S. program including visa, health insurance, transportation, accommodation (3-week home stays at American families, 3 weeks in hotel), meals, and cultural programs will be provided.How to apply?Application form can be found hereApplication Form has to be submitted by e-mail and a hard copy by mail to the country director listed on the form.Please e-mail a copy of your application by November 15, 2012 also  to  Dr. Elizabeth Balint, GLC Project Manager in Toledo, Ohio, e-mail: GLC [email protected] applicants will be invited for an interview with GLC in-country program director and other collaborating partners.Official announcement LinkedIn 0center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 Tweet Reddit ← Volunteering in Morocco Similar Stories November 1, 2012 Published by iwona last_img

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