Application to ICAP
The mid-career participants who attend the International Career Advancement Program are carefully selected from applicants who:
- Have a demonstrated commitment to increasing the diversity of senior leadership in the United States in international affairs
- Are US citizens or permanent residents
- Are professionals who have been or are now in international careers, with 3 to 15 years work experience
- Have an interest in a long-term career in international affairs
- Have credentials and achievements that demonstrate potential to serve in the highest levels of administration and policy making
- Have recommendations indicating unusual promise for leadership
- Are committed to mentoring those junior to them in international affairs
After the ICAP Seminar at Aspen
The ICAP seminar at Aspen is an intensive week-long experience that is likely to remain with the participants for a long period. At the same time, it is important to have follow-up activities that help to reinforce the experiences in Aspen and cement the bonds among the participants. These help ensure that they will provide mutual support to each other as they move through their careers and that they will continue to receive mentoring from senior colleagues. One formal aspect of follow-up is a meeting in the Washington, DC, area, about six months after the Aspen program. This one day meeting is primarily designed to renew ties among the participants who had been in Aspen, to review follow up activities and career developments in the six months following the Aspen experience and to evaluate the Aspen program with the six months time period for reflection.
Extraordinary Pool of Talented Professionals
There is an extraordinary pool of talented professionals from underrepresented groups at the early and middle stages of their careers in international affairs. We need to recognize them, provide them with assistance and remove obstacles to their advancement. If we can find adequate ways to do these things, the talent is available to provide a highly diversified leadership for the United States in the future and hence enhance the quality of our participation in international affairs. This is one of our most important tasks as a country as we move into the new millennium. The International Career Advancement Program helps take us in that direction.
PLEASE NOTE: The postmark deadline for completing an application is May 10, 2013. Selected candidates will be notified in late June/early July. ICAP 2013 will be held from Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Aspen, Colorado.
Applications should be submitted to:
International Career Advancement Program
University of Denver
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
2201 South Gaylord
Denver, Colorado 80208