Professional Fellows Program

Citizen Participation in Government 

The application period for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) on Citizen Participation in Government for applicants from the Middle East is now open.  The PFP is sponsored by the United States Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and administered by the Institute for Training and Development based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This two-way exchange program is designed for young professionals to enhance leadership and professional skills, build sustainable partnerships with U.S. professional hosts, and gain a deeper understanding of civic engagement practices in the United States. For this prestigious program we seek young professionals whose jobs are dedicated to advancing citizen participation and access to government, and who are engaged in professional activities dedicated to shared-society building.  For more information about the PFP, please see

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be:

  • English-speaking citizens of Israel
  • Between the ages of 25-40 years old
  • Able to travel to the U.S. from October 13 – November 19, 2020.

To apply, go to: APPLICATION

For more information contact:
Yael Ben-Zvi, Shared Communities Coordinator at Givat Haviva

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