Meridian International Center’s Professional Exchanges Division (PED) offers fellowships to qualified undergraduates interested in international relations and cultural exchange. The fellowship is best-suited for sophomores and juniors, though freshmen and seniors may be considered.
The summer 2019 fellows will work closely with PED staff to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – 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 experience the U.S. firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts while on the IVLP.
The IVLP fellow will provide logistical support to facilitate the program. Responsibilities include creating and assembling welcome materials for participants in State Department exchanges, researching cultural activities for international visitors in Washington D.C., and assisting staff with program book writing. Additionally, the fellow will research country-specific issues to create one-pager briefing memos for staff, write blog articles for publication on Meridian’s blog The Lead, conduct a long-term international research project on a local D.C. issue, and attend meetings with IVLP participants across D.C.
The spring fellowship is 30 hours per week and is paid hourly. Start and end dates are flexible, though ideal candidates would begin in June and end in August.
The ideal applicants will demonstrate:
Applicants are required to:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mr. Ethan Jenkinsand Ms. McKenzie Lee, the Professional Exchanges Division Fellowship Coordinators, at [email protected] and [email protected]. Only applications including both a resume and a cover letter will be considered. Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted or provided an update on the status of their application.
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