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Offer: Fellowship opportunity - Community solutions program (focus on gender, transparency, conflict and environment

Program overview:

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability; Tolerance/Conflict Resolution; Environmental Issues; and, Women’s Issues.

Selected candidates will participate in:

* A Four-month U.S. Fellowship:
Fellows are placed in U.S. community-based, non-profit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies where they work with community leaders.

* Community Leadership Institute (CLI):
Fellows will spend more than 500 hours developing practical leadership skills in Goal Setting, Monitoring & Evaluation, Organizational Team Building, Networking & Partnering, and Communications & Advocacy.

* Follow-on Projects:
Fellows, in partnership with their U.S. hosts, will develop follow-on projects to be completed after fellows return to their home countries

Sixty-six eligible individuals will be selected to participate in the Community Solutions Program. Financial provisions of the program include: J-1 visa support; round-trip travel from fellow’s home city to the U.S.; accident and sickness insurance; and a stipend to cover housing, meals and incidentals.

To Apply:
Visit https://oas.irex.org/csp/ to apply for the 2011 Community Solutions Program. Applications accepted online only. The following information and documents are needed in order to apply:
· Current contact and employment information

· Exact dates of previous U.S. exchange or training program participation and J-1 visa (if
applicable)

· Electronic version of current resume or curriculum vitae

· One signed letter of support on organizational letterhead

· Copy of most recent TOEFL score report if taken within past 5 years (if available)

Eligible Countries:
Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, West
Bank/Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe Please
note that not all countries are eligible for all four thematic areas; see
application instructions for specific eligibility requirements.

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