English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is an intensive advanced English and professional skills program that prepares non-native English speakers from a variety of fields for careers with the federal government. The program runs January through August; it includes six months of full-time study at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) and two months of part-time online study. After completing the program, graduates must work for the federal government—in a position with national security responsibilities—for one year. Participants are responsible for their own federal job searches, as detailed here.
For 2017, full scholarships are available for U.S. citizens who have a college degree and are native speakers of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Turkish, Urdu, or Uzbek.
Complete an online application at ehlsapplication.org; the deadline is July 18, 2016. Learn more about the program and the application process on the EHLS website, at an EHLS webinar, or at our upcoming information session in Columbus, Ohio.
EHLS INFORMATION SESSION at Linden Library (2223 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH)
o Saturday, April 2: 10am – 12pm
o Meet with EHLS staff to learn more about the program and the application process.