Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)
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EMDAP is a fellowship offered through USAID and the Institute of International Education. During the 12 month fellowship, graduate students and recent graduates with backgrounds in international relations, public policy, and the non-profit, private, or business sectors assist and support organizations in USAID countries. Participants "produce tangible improvements and sustainable systems in existing as well as start-up organizations in various areas such as business planning, orgnanizational operations, product marketing, financial systems and reporting, human resources and internet technology."
The Program offers a monthly living, housing, and transportation allowance; language training; health insurance; airfare to and from the host country; and other allowances that vary from country to country.
- be a U.S. citizen (although non-U.S. citizens are eligible if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality)
- have worked for at least two to three years in project management, marketing, banking, or finance or have experience with NGOs, consulting, in the private sector, etc.
- be a recent graduate (within 5 years) of a master's degree program OR a current student who will have completed the first year of graduate coursework in international management/finance/development, international affairs, or a related subject
If the applicant has not yet graduated from a master's degree program, he or she must obtain a.) approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and b.) the institution's endorsement if he or she will still be enrolled at the time of assignment.
External deadline: June 2014 (TBA)