Humphrey Fellowships

This program brings accomplished professionals to the U.S. at a mid-point in their careers for a year of non-degree study and related professional experience. Fellowships are granted competitively to Namibian professionals with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of planning and resource management, public administration, agriculture, and health and nutrition. Emphasis is on obtaining practical knowledge useful in Namibia. Study is at a graduate level.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of non-degree study and related professional experiences.  Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.  Fellowships are offered in the following fields:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Democratic Institution Building
  • Education
  • Public Health

The program combines graduate level course work at prestigious American universities with professional internships at leading American institutions, with the objective of helping participants develop leadership skills to contribute to Namibia’s national development.  The fellowship covers travel costs, tuition, medical insurance, monthly maintenance, and educational materials.  The program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Selection Criteria:

Candidates must be fluent in English and be prepared to take the TOEFL test.  All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a record of public service in the community.  Competitive applicants should have limited or no prior experience in the United States and should be available to travel in July-August, 2020.

The 2020-2021 online application can be accessed at: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey

Applications will be screened, and only short-listed candidates will be invited to take the TOEFL test to qualify for the final round of interviews.

The due date for applications is August 29th, 2019.  For more information, please contact PublicAffairsWindhoek@state.gov