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US exchange programme TechWomen is calling for its 2015 in-take of skilled women in tech and sciences from Africa, the Middle East and more recently, Central Asia.
TechWomen is a three-year-old initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) which aims to empower and mentor skilled women in the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
Participants in the programme will have access to networks, resources, and knowledge needed to help them reach their full potential. The initiative culminates in a five-week programme where participants will be placed in leading companies of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and participate in professional development workshops and networking events.
Sound like something you’re up for?
Applicants require the following criteria to be considered:
- Be a woman with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math)
- Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent
- Be proficient in written and spoken English
- Be eligible to obtain a US J-1 exchange visitor visa
- Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five
- Not hold US Citizenship or be a US legal permanent resident
Watch this short explainer clip below:
Anyone keen on this opportunity should apply before 10 February by clicking here or visiting the website for more information on eligibility.