YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

Supporting the professional development and capacity of young leaders working on good governance, economic empowerment, civil society promotion, and the empowerment of women and minority communities.

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program is a two-way 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 Southeast Asia and the United States.  The program provides emerging leaders ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with relevant private and/or public sector organizations.  An integral part of the two-way program is for American participants who have hosted foreign fellows to travel overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs.

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  1. Governance and Society

This fellowship will help young political and policy leaders, public administrators, journalists and NGO leaders to develop skills and gain experiences in legislative process and governance.  This program is implemented in partnership with the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and the National Movement for Young Legislators (NMYL).

  1. Sustainable Development and the Environment

This fellowship will help young professionals in development and environmental sectors develop skills and gain experience in environmental sustainability and related issues.  The program is implemented in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

  1. Economic Empowerment

This fellowship will help emerging entrepreneurs and community leaders develop skills and gain experience in economic empowerment.  The program is implemented in partnership with American Councils for International Education and AGREA.

  1. Civic Engagement

This fellowship will help emerging civil society/NGO leaders develop skills and gain experience in managing civil society organizations.  This program is implemented in partnership with University of Montana and YGOAL Inc.