Professional Fellows Program: 6-week US-based fellowship

About the Program

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development.

PFP Fellows are placed in intensive fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices for an individually tailored professional development experience.  They build a broad network with American and other program participant colleagues as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society, enhance their professional skills.  American participants who have hosted foreign fellows travel overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs.

Since 2010 Legacy International has hosted more than 225 Professional Fellows from the countries of Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and Oman.


Program Details

Pre and post program virtual exchange and online training activities

  • 6-week US-based program including a business development and social entrepreneurship intensive with University Partner, four week Fellowship placement in businesses and/or offices in Washington, D.C. and One-week host family stay.
  • US professionals to visit the Fellows they hosted in the US, learn about their countries and cultures, and support their follow-on work
  • Follow-on projects to be carried out by PFP Fellows after returning home, supported by mini-grants.

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

Overall Objectives: 
Looking for a life changing opportunity? Interested in a fully funded 6-week fellowship in the U.S.? We are looking for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development. Apply today to become a Professional Fellow in the Economic Empowerment Program and travel to the United States for 6 weeks in fall 2019! For more information, contact AMIDEAST/Lebanon on 01-989901 ext. 236 or check the following link:
Start Date
Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:30pm to Fri, 15/02/2019 - 5:30pm
Project Status
Project Timeframe
Intervention Sector(s):
Training & Capacity Building
Project Location:
Riad El Solh
Beirut , Beirut
Beirut LB
Collaboration with Other Organisations