Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Undergraduate Ghanaian Students

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a program for young and mid-career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program enables chosen applicants to be placed at eighteen selected U.S. universities, which serve as their academic and professional base.

The purpose of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is to enrich Fellows’ professional skills and knowledge. The Program provides Fellows opportunities to meet and exchange information and share experiences with their American counterparts and Humphrey colleagues from around the world. Through conferences, networking meetings, seminars and workshops, Fellows expand their perspectives on their work and on global issues. The culmination of the Fellowship year is a six-week work experience, or Professional Affiliation, arranged by the Fellows, that involves them with American organizations and provides another opportunity for meeting and working with their American peers. The Institute of International Education also facilitates professional enhancement workshops that engage Fellows in cross-disciplinary and multi-regional exchanges.

Eligibility: Applicants eligible for this fellowship must

  • Ghanaian citizen and resident of Ghana during the time of application.
  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience post undergraduate study.
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability

How to Apply: Interested candidates may submit a Letter of Interest and CV to accraexchange@state.gov and include details about their current position, proposed area of study, vision for their career and career objectives.

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply during the application period. After applications from all participating universities have been received and screened, short-listed applicants will be interviewed at the Public Affairs Section from March – May every year and applications of successful interviewees will be forwarded to the United States for further vetting and award of scholarships.

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