OpportunitiesUSC Policy Fellows Summer 2019

15.05.2019
USC Policy Fellows Summer 2019
Call for Applications
 
The Institute of Armenian Studies at the University of Southern California, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, is announcing a call for applications to the USC Policy Fellows Program. Only current civil servants within Armenia’s Government (or other government offices) are eligible to apply.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
In the framework of the Los Angeles – Yerevan Sister City relationship, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will work together with the office of Councilmember Paul Krekorian and the office of Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan to select and place early and mid-career professionals (recent graduates who work in government and public service capacities) in policy planning positions throughout the City of Los Angeles to learn from and contribute to the process of improving lives in both cities.  This is a unique hands-on opportunity for Armenia’s civil servants. Participants will be placed in various departments below depending on their current position / aspirations. They include but are not limited to the departments of transportation, public works, economic development, education, building and safety, water and power, controller, finance, sanitation and city planning.
 
TERM OF SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES
June 17 – September 13, 2019
 
RESOURCES
While in Los Angeles, in addition to their work at the City of Los Angeles, participants will take advantage of the rich resources available to them through the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, including but not limited to attendance at lectures, conferences, discussions; meetings with relevant specialists; access to scholarship.
 
REQUIREMENTS
      Minimum education: Bachelor’s Degree, proficient knowledge of English
      Currently working for the central or local government offices in Armenia
      CVs must be emailed to info_dpm@gov.am by May 24, 2019
 
* Selections will be made by May 29, 2019.
* The USC Institute of Armenian Studies will cover living expenses for accepted applicants during the duration of stay in Los Angeles, as well as travel and visa expenses.