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Apply to represent Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda as a Professional Fellow for Inclusive Disability Employment! Applicants will be selected through a competitive process administered by the program partners and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Please check your eligibility for the Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment Program before you apply. To find out whether you are eligible, please review the Am I Eligible? page.

Interested individuals should complete the Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment application. The application consists of four principal sections:

  1. Information About You
  2. Your Leadership and Statement of Purpose
  3. Recommendations
  4. Pledge of Authenticity

Please submit the online version of the application if possible. If you are not able to submit the online version, you can download a (pdf) version of the application here or an editable word document here and submit it via email to IDEPFellowship@aucd.org.

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Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. The program will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities (e.g. texts in Braille, large print, electronic format) upon request.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 5, 2017.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR FELLOWS

Applicant Screening. Program staff will review all applications and select those individuals whose applications best meet the program objectives. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in an interview.

Candidate Interviews. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a 45-minute interview with a Program staff member and a Cultural Affairs Officer from the U.S. Embassy in their home country. The interview will:

  • Explore applicants’ ideas for a proposed project that addresses a policy or practice-related issue concerning inclusive employment and disability in their home country;
  • Assess applicants’ English language proficiency through conversation about the project in question, prior experience and other matters.

The interview will take place either in person or remotely via an online communication platform such as Skype.

Candidate Selection and Next Steps: The interview panel and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will select Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive Disability Employment Fellows after interviewing all potential candidates. Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the decision.

Successful candidates will be matched with a university center in the United States that will serve as their Fellowship host site. They will be connected with a mentor from the university faculty who shares their specialized interest in inclusive employment and will guide their individual Fellowship training.