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Fellowships Granted to Young Greek Professionals

young professionalsYoung and experienced Greek professionals will have the opportunity to work in the 20 top U.S. companies through a new fellowship program.
The program, called “Fellowship for a New Economy,” was announced by the Hellenic Initiative. Through this program, young professionals will have the chance to work for a year in leading U.S. companies, which will enhance their skills, contributing to the development of strategic sectors of the national economy.
The fellowship includes a 35,000 to 45,000 dollar grants to cover the cost of living, while the program will offer to fellows, health insurance and support for travel expenses and the issuance of a type J-1 visa.
There are two types of fellowships:
1) An internship level fellowship: for students who are enrolled in master’s degree programs or have obtained their master’s degree and have graduated six months prior to their enrollment in the fellowship program.
2) And a trainee level fellowship: for higher education graduates that have at least one year of experience or undergraduate students with five years work experience. For candidates with at least five years experience, their degree does not need to be related to their current professional position.
Applications will be accepted until May 7 and the selection of candidates will be announced in July, while the fellows will begin working in the U.S. in September.
The Hellenic Initiative is a global, non-profit and non-governmental institution, whose mission is to mobilize the Greek Diaspora and philhellenic community to invest in the future of Greece, through various programs that focus on addressing the crisis, entrepreneurship and economic development.

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