AWIU Passport to the Future Program
The Passport to the Future is a program for young women who are working or planning to work in the field of international relations or related fields and who would benefit by membership, mentorship and association with AWIU. To qualify, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and be under 32 years of age when applying to the program. Passport membership is based on the qualifications of the person applying as well as the availability of an appropriate AWIU mentor who can partner with the Passport member for the first year of their membership. The Passport member should be available in the region to work closely with a mentor. The application period is open. After the committee has reviewed the applications, selected candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview with the AWIU director. Those selected will participate in a personal interview with prospective mentors and/or appropriate chairs. Successful candidates will be invited to be an AWIU Passport member for two years from the date of acceptance. During that time members do not pay AWIU dues but are required to work a number of hours per month by arrangement with a mentor. In the first year, Passport members select from a menu of projects, listed below, which allows them to become familiar with AWIU by supporting important activities and events. In the second year, Passport members may continue on the initial project, take on new projects, or create a new project, subject to the approval of a mentor and the Executive Board. These projects may be in an area of interest of the Passport member, but must directly support the mission of AWIU. To apply for the Passport to the Future Program, please email a letter of interest and your resume to AWIU Director, Pauletta Walsh, at email@example.com Before approval as a Passport member you will be required to show proof of the completion of a degree.