NAGTRI International Fellows Programme 1-10 June, 2018
The purpose of the NAGTRI International Fellows Program is to provide a forum for elite government attorneys from around the world to learn from each other, explore common issues together, and establish an international network to the mutual benefit of their respective offices.
Venue: Washington DC and New York City
Date: 1 - 10 June 2018
Language: Fluent English
Cost: Travel, Lodging will be funded
The deadline for non-US applicants is November 3, 2017
This is a ten day scholarship program provided free of cost to participants. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be funded through generous grants from the NAAG Mission Foundation and the Alliance Partnership.
This is a challenging and demanding program, requiring full engagement in the materials and lectures, and participating fully in a group research and writing project. Selected participants will present their research findings before a prestigious panel in New York City. The 2018 program theme will be “Prosecutorial Strategies to Protect Consumers Against Deceptive and Fraudulent Products.” The program will focus on topics designed to empower prosecutors to promote safety in the marketplace on behalf of consumers. In particular, participants will learn effective techniques and practices aimed at protecting the public from dangerous products and reducing the risk of injury to and death of consumers as a result of defective, counterfeit, hazardous, and faulty products reaching the market and public domain. Fellows are not expected to be experts in this area or have experience with the issue in the course of their professional duties. Rather, the topic serves as a vehicle for the class to analyze an issue with fresh and unique perspectives. Fellows will work in groups to produce articles on this theme, which will be published in a NAGTRI publication.
Fellows will also be given the opportunity to meet with senior officials from the federal law enforcement and judicial community in Washington, D.C., as well as state law enforcement officials from the area. Additionally, Fellows will participate in a host of cultural activities in Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y..
The ideal candidate is a prosecutor or other government attorney who works for the Attorney General or its international equivalent, who has been dedicated to public service, has a connection with consumer protection matters in the course of his/her professional duties, and is among an office’s highest quality performers. International applicants may be from their country or national sub-unit’s equivalent of an Attorney General office, which can include both prosecutorial offices and government civil litigation authorities. Potential Fellows must be fluent in written and spoken English and receive the nomination of the senior person in their offices. Accepted individuals must be able to meet all visa requirements and show on their application an ability to obtain visa approval. Although NAGTRI will provide any information or documentation needed to facilitate the visa process, it is the responsibility of the attending individual to apply for and pay for costs associated with obtaining a visa. Please keep in mind that visa requirements for entry into the United States vary from country to country and the approval process can be lengthy. Therefore, upon confirmation that you have been selected to participate as a 2018 Fellow, NAGTRI encourages you to begin the visa application process immediately if one is required.
Please submit all application materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM EST, Friday, November 3, 2017.
Completed application includes:
1. Nomination form
2. Current CV and/or a biography
3. Personal statement (250 words or less) expressing your interest, your professional role working on consumer protection-related matters, expectations, and how your experience would bring diversity to the program.
Participants will be selected in late December and NAGTRI will inform the offices of accepted applicants. Participants must participate in and attend every scheduled program activity. Additional information regarding logistics and scholarship details will be sent to accepted applicants in the acceptance memo. Applicants should not make any travel arrangements or apply for a visa until they have been accepted.
If you or anyone in your office has questions related to the training, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Mense at email@example.com. Please visit International Fellows page online for additional information.