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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of non-degree study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service. Fellowships are offered in the following fields: 

Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Communications / Journalism, Drug Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention, Economic Development, Education, Finance and Banking, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Human Resource Management, Law and Human Rights, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Public Health Policy and Management, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Technology Policy and Management, Urban and Regional Planning.

The program combines graduate level course work at prestigious American universities with professional internships at leading American institutions, with the objective of developing leadership skills to contribute to DRC’s national development. The fellowship covers travel costs, tuition, medical insurance, monthly maintenance and educational materials. The program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Selection Criteria:

The candidate must be fluent in English and prepared to take the TOEFL test. The candidate must have Institutional backing, five years of progressive professional experience in his/her field. Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (4years). Demonstrate leadership ability in a position of significant responsibility and reflect a commitment to public service.  Be able to travel in July – August 2013.

Application instructions:

Candidates can access the application form at the following link
https://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship

Applications must be completed online, printed and brought to the American Cultural Center, 498 Avenue Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, DRC attention Cynthia Kalenga, Cultural Affairs Specialist, tel. 243 - 81 556 0151 ext 2194 or email to KalengaCN@state.gov  no later than April 15,2012.

  • Applicants must submit certified university transcripts.
  • Applicants must submit reference letters.
  • Applicants must submit a Personal Information Form.

Applications will be screened and only short-listed candidates will be notified, advised to submit the application form on the Embark System and invited to take the TOEFL test to qualify for the final round of interviews.