The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2019-2020

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut invites mid-career professionals who are Lebanese citizens or long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon and have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study to apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

This program brings accomplished young and mid-level professionals to the United States for a one-year, non-degree program of combined academic and professional opportunities in a variety of fields.  It is highly competitive and targeted towards the most qualified applicants in both the public and private sectors.  Candidates should be between 30-50 years old, with at least five years of professional experience and a minimum of a bachelor degree.  Strong English language skills are required.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to apply to the program:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay: Your essay should specify the Humphrey field (available here) to which you are applying, explain your motives to participate in the program, and how you would apply the program benefits in your home country.

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to, by mail to the U.S. Embassy (PO Box 70-840, Antelias) or in person to the U.S. Embassy in Awkar. Address the envelope to the attention of the Public Diplomacy Section.

Applications must reach the U.S. Embassy by Friday August 17, 2018.

Qualified candidates who will be nominated by the U.S. Embassy for the program will be requested to complete an online application at a later stage.

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The U.S. Government covers the majority of the participants’ expenses, including program fees, roundtrip airfare, accommodation, and health insurance.  Competition is merit-based and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.