FPI New York Leaders Program
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is accepting applications for its New York Leaders Program. The deadline for submissions is December 13th, 2013. The purpose of the FPI New York Leaders Program is to cultivate the next generation of foreign policy leaders, connect them with each other, and foster high-level engagement with foreign policy experts from New York and Washington. The program will identify professionals in a variety of sectors who share FPI’s commitment to international engagement, support for America’s allies, expanding political and economic freedom, and a strong military. We seek to assemble a diverse class of applicants with varied backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews. This year's class will join the classes of 2012 and 2013. To apply, click here.
Members of the FPI New York Leaders Program will participate in a series of discussions, dinners, and events spanning 10 months with influential foreign policy experts, authors, and practitioners in foreign affairs to engage in thoughtful and educational conversations on topics such as global finance, international terrorism, and multilateral institutions. All events will take place in New York City from January 2014 through November 2014. Additionally, participants will be invited to a variety of other events hosted by FPI.
Requirements & Expectations
FPI is seeking the best and brightest professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 with diverse backgrounds and experience in finance, media, law, academia, non-profits, government, and the U.S. military. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience or relevant graduate work. While U.S. citizenship is not required, we ask that applicants live in or near New York, or that they be able to travel to New York for events. It is expected that selected participants make every effort to attend the scheduled events.
Annual Membership Dues
Private Sector: $500 Non-Profit: $300 Student: $200
Professionals interested in applying for membership to the FPI New York Leaders Program are asked to fill out the application form, which includes submitting the following materials:
- Current resume
- Letter of interest describing how the applicant will contribute to and benefit from the program
- Letter of reference from a current or former employer or professor addressing the applicant’s intellectual and analytical abilities, foreign policy experience, and leadership qualities
- The name, title, and organization of the person who will write the applicant's letter of reference
All application materials must be submitted in full by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 13th, 2013.
Applicants will be notified of their selection by mid-January 2014. The program will begin in January 2014 and run through November 2014.
Any questions should be directed to FPI External Affairs Associate Ryan Richardson at RRichardson@foreignpolicyi.org.
The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.