The Hubert H. Humphrey Program
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings mid-level professionals from developing countries to the United States for a year of academic study and professional experiences.
The Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship – HHH
This program, launched in 1978, permits mid-level professionals from developing countries to spend a year in the United States in both academic study and practical internships. It is not a degree program and it is not designed for researchers or for study of purely technical subjects.
About the Program
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to Senegalese in the public and private sectors working in diverse domains. Domains of study may include:
- Planning and management of human, financial or natural resources;
- Banking and finance;
- Public administration or management;
- Rural or urban planning/development;
- School and education administration;
- Law and human rights;
- Economic development;
- Public health; and,
- Communication and journalism.
The HHH scholarship is designed for decision-makers who support the development of their sector and the future of their country. Those selected will begin their program by attending theoretical courses in an American university before participating in practical internships (in an organization with a link to the candidate’s specialty) for the other half of their program. To date, XX Senegalese have benefited from this program, and an association of HHH alumni exists in Senegal.
Conditions for Senegalese Seeking Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship
To obtain the HHH scholarship, candidates must:
- Have a university degree: (‘license’)/undergraduate degree at a minimum;
- Be young professionals with at least five years of professional experience;
- Be at a level in their careers such that a year of study and practical experience in their professional field in the United States will bring a maximum level of benefit; and,
- Be employed, and obtain assurance that they can return to their positions upon their return.