Young Professionals Network

EF hosts young Eurasia specialists for the 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.

Requirements & Expectations

EF seeks young professionals with the following qualifications:

  • A deep interest in and demonstrable commitment to the Eurasia region;
  • Between the ages of 22 and 33;
  • Working in any sector of government, media, the military, the private sector, or for a non-profit;
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree; and
  • The capacity to attend monthly program events in the morning and/or evening.

Before applying, please consider if your professional and personal obligations will allow you to fully participate.

The 2016-2017 YPN class roster is now closed. If you are interested in applying to the program, you can follow us on social media or check with our website for updates. 

Any questions should be directed to Alexandra Martin (amartin@eurasia.org).

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