The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a fellowship and cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through EMDAP, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP targeted assistance supports USAID’s strategy of building local capacity through innovative and sustainable assistance by transferring knowledge to local organizations and individuals.
About the Fellowship
The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program is a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EMDAP is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the largest private, not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States.
Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
Worked a minimum of two – three years in such areas as: project management, marketing, social services, finance, Peace Corps, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
Berecent graduates (within 5 years) of a graduate studies program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, JD, etc.) OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework. Graduates and students from both foreign and U.S. universities are eligible granted it is from an accredited university program in international management/ finance/development, international affairs/studies or related subjects.
If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution’s endorsement of theircandidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.
EMDAP Advisers are awarded a grant that includes the following:
Monthly living allowance
Monthly housing allowance
Monthly transportation allowance
Language training where necessary
Round-trip airfare from the US to the host country
Option to the use of a laptop computer for the Duration: of their assignment
Other allowances that vary from country to country