McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program 2019-2020

McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program 2019-2020Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort of McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program are open now. The program is designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world . The program offers a unique blend of professional development, exposure to top-level policymakers and formal training in leadership. At four junctures throughout the year, the program provides hands-on training focused on values, ethics and leadership, media and communications skills; and best practice examples of American business, political and civic life.

Video : About the Next generation Leaders program 

Deadline: February 15, 2019


  • McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program is Open to mid-career professionals from the United States and around the world;
  • Participants should have a decade or more of career experience. There is no specific age requirement, however, typical NGLs range from 30 to 45 years old;
  • Applicants should possess working proficiency in English with a high-degree of professional, academic and work achievements;
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to highest level of ethical leadership, show decisive recommendations that substantiate their leadership qualities, and make a commitment to return to their home environment at the end of the program year;
  • Additionally, participation in the NGL program is contingent on approval of a J1 U.S. visa. English proficiency is a requirement for this visa.

Benefits and costs

  • The McCain Institute provides each Next Generation Leader a stipend that covers all standard living costs for a year. Each participant receives the stipend amount monthly, covering expenses such as rent, utilities, food and any other regular costs. The stipend amount varies depending on the cost of living in the participant’s placement city;
  • Added to the stipend is travel allowance that Next Generation Leaders may use for professional travel in support of their LAP’s during the program year. The overall stipend is separate from the program related cost, such as travel to and from leadership training modules, module lodgings and per diem for the duration of program modules are covered by the McCain Institute separately. Per visa regulations the McCain Institute also covers health insurance and workers comp.


You can apply or nominate someone for the program.

For more information,please visit McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program


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