Friday, November 9, 2012

Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program Applications

Now Recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is now recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. The restructured Mansfield Fellowship Program includes a seven week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of placements in the Japanese government. During the one-year program, Fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of Japan’s government and policymaking process and establish relationships with their counterparts in the government of Japan and the business, professional and academic communities. Program Structure • Seven week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan • Ten months of placements in the Government of Japan and private organizations Eligibility • Fellows must have two consecutive years of federal government service by July 1, 2013 • Fellows must obtain agency approval before applying • Fellows must be detailed to the Foundation from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 • After completing the program, Fellows are required to serve at least two additional years in the federal government, where it is anticipated they will continue to work on projects involving Japan issues. Application Process Applications are due on February 1, 2013. An application will be posted here shortly. The Foundation will hold information sessions in our Washington, D.C. office (1401 New York Ave NW, Suite 740, Washington, D.C. 20005) at 12:00-1:00 p.m. on the following days. We encourage applicants to visit or call in to an info session and visit our website to learn about alumni Fellows in your field. November 8 November 14 November 28 December 12 December 19 January 9 January 16

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