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April 19, 2013
For immediate release
U.S. Embassy welcomes applicants for the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Program
The U.S. Embassy welcomes qualified persons to compete for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This distinguished program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service.
Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the fields of:
- NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/FINANCE AND BANKING
- AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT/AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
- TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (teacher training or curriculum
- PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND POLICY
- HIV/AIDS POLICY AND PREVENTION
- HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- LAW/HUMAN RIGHTS
- URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
- TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
- EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
- PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience/skills, commitment to public service, and potential for advancement in their professions. Prospective-fellows should have a minimum of five years professional experience and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented.
By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U. S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Applications open on April 19th and close on June 28th, 2013. For further information on eligibility please visit For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship program see
Please visit http://kingston.usembassy.gov/ or email Kingstonexchanges@state.gov for further details on eligibility other program requirements and
NOT ELIGIBLE: Recent graduates (even if they have significant positions); university teachers or researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of drug abuse prevention); individuals with less than five years of work experience; individuals with recent U.S. experience (more than 6 months within the last 5 years); individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2014; and individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.
Access on-line application at http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/
THE ON-LINE APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO JAMAICAN APPLICANTS UP TO MIDNIGHT (12:00 A.M.) JUNE 28TH.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: Official sealed copies of university transcript(s), sealed reference letters and forms (typewritten) and curriculum vitae. Supporting documents should be mailed to the following addresses:
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Re: Hubert H. Humphrey Program
Following a technical review, shortlisted candidates will be advised and invited for an interview.
Local selections will be made, followed by final selections in the United States by independent review committees and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards will be announced by Spring 2014.
A. Academic placement in a non-degree program: The Humphrey program is not designed to lead to a degree. Rather, fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions. There is no provision for fellows to request a particular university for placement. A university is chosen based on the richness of its institutional resource base and level of support and guidance it offers to the participants. Each campus has a designated faculty coordinator for academic and administrative support. Faculty advisers also assist fellows in balancing academic and professional experience.
B. Professional development: this is one of the strongest features of the program. Each fellow's professional plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (work placement) of at least six weeks. Early in the academic year, each fellow develops, with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the campus - coordinator, and faculty advisers, a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the fellow's need for relevant, practical professional experiences.
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