Over the course of a year, IIC Project Associates apply their creative thinking and diverse skills to make the world a better place. They collaborate constantly, knowing they are each other’s best resource. They problem-solve tirelessly and persevere when facing daunting challenges. Through access to mentorship from top leaders in government, industry, and non-profits, Project Associates become global leaders-in-training. Project Associates are placed on a team of up to five, typically three from top US universities and two from the host country. Project Associates collaborate with the government, other high-level stakeholders and the IIC throughout the process.
Project Associates spend the fellowship year tackling challenging projects that address government priorities in areas ranging from urban development to education. Each project is unique and offers Project Associates the opportunity to gain real-world experience in overcoming challenging obstacles to create social impact. The program offers extensive training, a stipend for the cost of living, and round-trip transportation.
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