The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program (PFP) offers a chance for successful applicants to participate in a fully-funded six-week professional fellowship program in the United States from April 20 – May 29, 2020.

Additional information can be found on our website and those interested can apply online for the program at application for the spring 2020 program will close on November 1, 2019.

About the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program:  We are seeking young professionals ages 25-35 who are citizens and residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam. We are looking for emerging leaders who work on issues related to economic empowerment and are fluent in English. Successful applicants will come on a fully-funded trip to the United States and will be placed in full-time professional fellowships based on the fellows’ professional interest and experience.

Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds including:
• The business world – Members who are active in developing corporate social responsibility or efforts to mentor under represented populations in business and other similar themes could be eligible.
• Social innovation and social entrepreneurship organizations
• Government offices – including local government, regional development agencies, national policy offices, and offices working to increase the presence of underrepresented citizens in the economy
• NGOs – including those increasing the role marginalized populations in the economy and workforce, building financial literacy and supporting other important efforts around economic empowerment
• Universities – incubators, accelerators, university-based centers or programs focusing on business development, financial literacy, tourism or economic development

Further information:

PFP Team
Professional Fellows Programs
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036