Scholarships for training in advanced English and career skills
- Job posted by English for Heritage Language Speakers
640 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
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 School of Continuing Studies (Washington, DC) 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 at least one year. Please note that participants are responsible for their own federal job searches, as detailed here.
For 2019, 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, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Turkish, Urdu, or Uzbek.
EHLS is a partnership among the National Security Education Program, Georgetown University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics.
Level of Language Proficiency
Native proficiency in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Turkish, Urdu, or Uzbek.
Advanced proficiency in English.
Minimum Education Required