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One day left to apply for 2018-2019 Hubert H Humphrey fellowship

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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The Embassy of the United States of America in Jamaica is reminding suitably qualified persons interested in participating in the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program that applications close at midnight tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017.

The distinguished programme brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (but non-degree) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in these fields.

Candidates must hold at least a first-level university degree (equivalent to a BA or BSc) and are expected to be resourceful and display initiative. The individual's application should indicate how s/he and his/her organisation and the country could benefit from experiences to be acquired under the programme.

Prospective applicants must have or be:

• Jamaican citizenship; permanent employment in Jamaica;

• English proficient and be between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Note carefully that applicants should be no older than 50 years old at the beginning of the programme on August 1, 2018.

• Show leadership ability and commitment to public service

• A minimum of five years substantial full-time professional experience and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented.

Only electronic submission of applications will be accepted. The online application is available at

For further details on eligibility and other programme requirements, interested persons may contact US Embassy, Kingston via e-mail or visit the official Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Programme website.




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