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The 2014 Emerging Leader Program for TechWomen

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Deadline: 10 February 2014

TechWomen,  an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is calling for early career women to apply to participate in the 2014 edition of the Emerging Leader Program.

This program which is scheduled to take place between October and November 2014 is aimed at empowering, connecting, and supporting the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing them with the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be women with a minimum of two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) and/or a career requiring significant expertise/knowledge/application of technology
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya,  Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen, or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. visa
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident

Selection Timeline

Finalists will be contacted via email for in-country interviews in April and May 2014. Final decisions will be made in May 2014. All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.

For additional information visit the TechWomen Website

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