How to Apply
Complete the online application form, and submit a 300- to 500-word essay or a 1- to 2-minute video on the topic below. (We recommend that you draft your essay as a separate document, then paste it into the application when you’re ready. You won’t be able to save your application and return to it once you’ve begun the process.)
The goal of CIEE Work & Travel USA is to increase mutual understanding between Americans and citizens of other countries. How are you a global citizen? Tell us about your achievements and what you hope to gain from living and working in the United States through this exchange program.
Applicants must be participants of the summer 2016 CIEE Work & Travel USA program. CIEE cannot accept applications from anyone who has attended the Civic Leadership Summit in previous years.
CIEE will award fellowships to 60 participants to attend the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., August 1-4. Fellowship grants include the cost of travel to and from Washington, D.C., accommodations, meals, and activities during the Summit.
Applications are due May 15. Fellows will be announced June 3.
The deadline for 2016 CIEE Civic Leadership Summit applications has passed. Thank you to everyone who applied.
The Summit is an important part of our commitment to inspire summer CIEE Work & Travel USA participants, and enhance their cultural experience in the United States.