Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program

About the CEE Program:

CEE supports emerging community leaders, ages 21-28, from around the world working at the nexus of public, private, and non-profit sectors to address issues of public concern and improve the quality of community. CEE fellows participate in a three-month exchange in the United States where they work with a host organization. During their practicum experience, CEE fellows work directly with U.S. community-based organizations focused on addressing similar civil society issues. Fellows strengthen their own capacity and share their own knowledge and experience with their host community. They will also participate in a comprehensive civic engagement and leadership curriculum and learn values-based approaches to problem-solving rooted in collaborative and inclusive decision making, discourse, and democratic principles. Following their time in the United States, fellows will implement a results-oriented project in their home communities over six months, specifically focused on issues related to one of the five CEE program themes: civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement. The CEE Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funds provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

Deadline for application is November 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More information about the program is available for downloading at (ZIP 5.2 MB).