October 18, 2012

2013 John Smith Fellowship Programme

The John Smith Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Programme. 

The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy. Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in the UK. The Programme targets outstanding young leaders in politics, local government or civil society with an established interest in promoting democratic reform. The "ideal" candidate will be aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society.

The aim of the Fellowship Programme is not to be a short-term scholarship, but a life-changing experience which brings new perspectives, long-term friendships, and a lifetime commitment to good governance.

Applications for Fellowships are invited from the following countries only: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 17.00 GMT 31st December 2012.

Applications must comprise of:
1) Application Form completed in English
2) Accompanied by an up to date CV
3) Accompanied by a colour digital passport sized photo

These three items to be emailed to applications@johnsmithtrust.org (at the John Smith Memorial Trust in London) no later than 17.00 GMT 31st December 2012.

All applicants should include their full name (first name followed by surname) followed by country in the subject heading of the email. 

Please note that good written and spoken English is essential. A minimum level of IELTS of 6.0 is normally needed for successful candidates. Candidates may be required to take an IELTS test at the final stage of the selection process. Not all finalists are required to sit a test. However, the interview panel reserves the right to require a test at their discretion. The costs of testing must be met by the candidate.  

Short listed candidates will be contacted in January 2013.
Programme Dates: the 2013 Programme will last for 3 weeks starting on Friday 7th June and finishing on Thursday 27th June 2013.

Read more and apply: http://www.johnsmithmemorialtrust.org/web/site/Programme/john-smith-programme-application.asp

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