Professional Fellows Program

Professional Fellows Program

This project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by ITD. The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global 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 foreign countries and the United States. PFP participants are placed in intensive five- to six-week fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the United States for an individually tailored professional development experience. They build a broad network with American and other program participant colleagues as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society. U.S. counterparts that have hosted international fellows then travel overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs. ITD has implemented PFP programs on civic engagement, the environment and women’s health.

Click on the following link for more information about these programs at Professional Fellows Program at the U.S. Department of State