American Pakistan Foundation Summer Fellowship Program 2019 announced

apf1The Pakistan American Foundation has announced its summer program to appoint its fellows who would be working with National Rural Support Program (NRSP) Pakistan.

The APF Fellows Program is for U.S. based students and professionals who are committed to creating positive socioeconomic change in Pakistan.  Need based partial and full scholarships are available.

APF Fellows serve the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN), the largest development network in Pakistan, which is comprised of eleven Rural Support Programmes (RSPs). These programs espouse a common approach to rural development: social mobilization centered on the belief that impoverished people have the innate potential to help themselves by better managing their limited resources if they organize and are provided with social, technical, and financial support.

APF Fellows will be placed at the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), which works with over 3.4 million poor households organized into a network of 216,873 community organizations.

Requirements (All must be met to be eligible)

Be 18 years of age or older by June 22

Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or have graduated after the summer of 2011

Hold US Citizenship or permanent residency and live in the United States

Be eligible to travel to Pakistan with their current status or by obtaining a visa (APF will assist with this process)

Applicants are required to apply for a partial or full scholarship and/or have enough funds to pay for round trip airfare, food, visa, and miscellaneous expenses.  NRSP will provide local housing.  Approximate participation costs: Airfare (depending on departure location and availability): $1,700 -> $2,000 + $1,000 for food and misc. expenses for 8 weeks + $275 for travel insurance, visa (if applicable) = $2,975 – $3,275 total approximate participation costs

Fellows are encouraged to seek external funding sources, and APF will help to complete paperwork for funding and/or class credit for the internship placement

Be available and willing to travel to and live in Pakistan for eight weeks (currently scheduled for June 22 to August 18, 2019)

APF Fellows will be required to work full time, 5-6 days a week for eight weeks, participate in all fellowship-related activities and live in NRSP provided housing.

Apply (two steps are required)

Due date: April 21, 2019

  1. Complete the fellowship application:
  2. Send your resume as an attachment and your answers to the application questions below in the body of the email to fellows@americanpakistan.orgwith the subject line “APF Fellows Program” by April 21, 2019.

Application Questions

  1. What motivates you to join the APF Fellows Program?
  2. What do you see as your greatest strength and weakness?

Please note that final placements and program dates are subject to change.

Only select candidates will be contacted for an interview and references.


Courtesy: APF

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