Spring 2019 CSIS AILA International Fellowship



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


One-time only


Center for Strategic & International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


The Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) at CSIS offers its flagship leadership program, the AILA International Fellowship, to equip aspiring global leaders to be effective and ethical changemakers. This transformational experience gives participants the tools and agile mindset to enact innovative solutions to the challenges of today’s volatile world. Through an intensive and interactive week of seminars and experiential learning, AILA International Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the complex global dynamics and moral constraints they face as leaders.

The Spring 2019 AILA International Fellowship application is now open! Applications for the upcoming April program are due on November 26, 2018. To apply, please complete the online application. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the program

Upcoming Session: April 22-26, 2019

Tuition: $4,500 USD

Tuition does not include lodging or transportation. A limited amount of financial aid for candidates in the not-for-profit sector may be available.

AILA International Fellows

The AIF program brings together a diverse cohort of mid-career professionals in the corporate, nonprofit, military, and government arenas from across the U.S. and around the globe. Each year, a select group of approximately 20 Fellows leverage their diversity to address the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and policy questions that are central to effective leadership in today’s world. Each Fellow amplifies their professional skills and leadership potential in a collaborative, cross-sector, and multicultural atmosphere.

Since 2003, CSIS has welcomed over 150 AILA International Fellows from 37 countries, creating a vibrant and supportive network of alumni who continue to engage with one another on contemporary issues and leadership strategies.

Dynamic Curriculum

CSIS draws from its network of world-class scholars and practitioners to create a wide-ranging, dynamic, and pragmatic approach to leadership, ethics, and global issues. The curriculum includes:

  • Experiential leadership and team-building exercises
  • Deep reflections on ethical approaches to global issues
  • Workshops on effective communication and negotiation
  • Briefings on global policy challenges and opportunities
  • Case studies of real-world policy dilemmas

Admissions Requirements

CSIS is seeking a diverse and accomplished cohort of mid-career leaders to co-create a vibrant learning experience. The selection committee will consider candidates’ professional background and leadership potential, as well as demonstrated interest in the four program pillars: global issues, leadership, ethics, and communication. Proficiency in English is obligatory, as the program requires active engagement in discussions and activities.

Fee Required


  • Training Provided


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


To apply for AIF Spring 2019, please complete our online application located at https://www.csis.org/aif. The deadline for applications is November 26, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (midnight) EDT. Please note that applications cannot be considered if they are incomplete.