Professional Fellowships

The U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program connects emerging leaders with government offices, public policy-oriented NGOs, private companies, and university departments for short-term, intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. This unique professional development opportunity provides young global leaders with exposure to U.S. government and civil society processes, hands-on research experience, and a platform to learn and share best practices with their American counterparts. Since 2010, WorldChicago has hosted more than 135 Fellows in the program.

Southeast Europe

Professional Fellows Program with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia

WorldChicago launched the Tech Innovation, Education, and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program in May 2015. Since then, we have hosted over 100 emerging tech and entrepreneurship leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia for one-month fellowships in Chicago.

Program Dates for the Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and the United States: October 16, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Applications Are Closed for 2020

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Professional Fellows Program (Central Europe)

The Professional Fellowship Program is a two-way exchange program designed to build partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. Participants are placed in four-week fellowships in nonprofit organizations and government offices across Chicago.

For the Central Europe region, WorldChicago partners with American Councils for International Education, which administers this program. To see more information about the Professional Fellows program and to see if your country is included in this program :

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