Young Professionals Network

Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites young Eurasia specialists to apply for membership to its 2014-15 Young Professionals Network (YPN). The Network was created to honor EF’s late board chair Sarah Carey, who was an indispensable advisor to young people interested in the Eurasia region. The program identifies young professionals who share EF’s commitment to international engagement across the region and connects them with more established professionals from a variety of fields.

Over nine months, YPN creates regular opportunities for young people in Washington, DC, to discuss developments in the Eurasia region with diplomats, journalists and analysts.

Highlights of past YPN events include meeting former Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva and special access to television hosts Vladimir Pozner and Phil Donahue. As part of the program’s series of intimate breakfast briefings and lunches, members of YPN have interacted with influential Eurasia experts including Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Dr. Fiona Hill, Thomas de Waal, Christian Caryl, and Philip Shishkin, among others.

The application process for the 2014-15 class of YPN is closed. Please check back next spring for information on how to apply for next year’s class.

Requirements & Expectations
EF seeks young professionals with a deep interest in the Eurasia region between the ages of 22 and 33 working in government, media, the military, and the private and nonprofit sectors. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and a demonstrable commitment to the Eurasia region. Applicants who are selected to participate will be expected to attend monthly program events that will be scheduled in mornings or evenings to accommodate work schedules. Before applying, please consider if your professional and personal obligations will allow you to fully participate.

Any questions should be directed to Brianna Hiser at, (202) 234-7370, ext. 141.