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Programs for Professionals

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (HHH)

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program enhances leadership among international professionals who collaborate to address local and global challenges and foster change for the collective good.  Through academic study and professional development with U.S. counterparts, this growing global network shares best practices and builds expertise in fields of critical importance to advance societal and institutional capacity, promote human rights and freedoms, ensure sustainable environments, and develop thriving communities.

Typical application period:   April through June every year. 

For more information visit: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/  

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.  Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.  Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.  

For more information visit: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp  

Community Solutions Program (CSP)

The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to energy and the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women’s empowerment and gender equality.  

Typical application period: November through January every year. 

For more information visit: https://www.irex.org/project/community-solutions  

International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency

The International Writing Program (IWP) is a unique conduit for international literature, connecting well-established writers from around the globe, bringing international works into classrooms, introducing American writers to other cultures through reading tours, and serving as a clearinghouse for literary news and a wealth of archival and pedagogical materials.   

Typical application period: January through February every year. 

For more information visit: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/  

Professional Fellows Program (PFP)

The Professional Fellows Program 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 

Typical application period: February through March every year.  

For more information visit: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/professional-fellows-program