Applicants are required to possess:
- U.S. citizenship
o Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
- Worked a minimum of two - three years in such areas as: project management, marketing, social services, finance, Peace Corps, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
- Be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a graduate studies program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, JD, etc.)
OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework. Graduates and students from both foreign and U.S. universities are eligible granted it is from an accredited university program in international management/ finance/development, international affairs/studies or related subjects.
- If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution’s endorsement of their candidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.
What is the typical timeline for the application process?
June 13: Application deadline. Online applications must be submitted and original documents must be received by IIE by 11.59pm EDT. Please do not contact IIE regarding the status of your application. You will be notified of your application status.
By June 20: Application status (complete/incomplete) will be sent via email.
By July 18: Selection Committee members will review and recommend the top candidates to be moved to the interview stage of the application process.
By July 21: Reviewed application status/invitation to interview will be sent via email.
Mid-July 2014: Interviews take place via phone or Skype.
Who is involved in the review of applications and determination of interview status?
The pre-selection committee is composed of a confidential committee of experts.
When are interviews held?
Should a candidate be selected for an interview, the interviews for the EMDAP Fellowship are expected to take place via phone in mid-July. The exact number of placements will not be known until late-July.
Who are the Selection Committee members?
The Selection Committee is composed of EMDAP Alumni, University Career Counselors, and International development professionals who are prominent in the fields covered by the EMDAP Fellowship and actively involved in international relations. Please note that the decision of whom to move on to the interview stage of the fellowship is made solely at the discretion of the Selection Committee members.
What is the duration of the program?
Typical assignments run for 12 months from September through September of the following year.
What is the typical program timeline?
January to June: Application completion and submission
June to July: Selection Committee review, interviews and assignment placements
August: Pre-departure Orientation
September to September: Overseas assignments
October: Program Debriefing