Important Dates for 2017 Onsite Program

The application period for the 2017 ARENA Program has ended. Please contact the ARENA Team at for more information or any questions you may have about ARENA.

December 23, 2016
Participant Selection Results Communicated
January 30, 2017
Welcome & Kickoff Session (telephone and web)

Application Guidelines

  1. Is ARENA a good opportunity for you?
    • Confirm that your background and career interests align well with thedescription of the Onsite Program.
  2. Let us know if you're interested in applying.
    • Please help us with our initial preparations by completing and submitting the (very brief) Statement of Interest online form.
  3. Gather the information you'll need to complete the application.
    • Most importantly, make sure your resume is current, and have it available in PDF format.
    • Contact someone who can prepare an endorsement letter for you. They would describe their understanding of your qualifications as a candidate for the ARENA On-site Program, and explain how they anticipate your participation in ARENA would benefit you and your community.
      (You will need to have a signed version of the endorsement letter in PDF format to submit as part of the application materials, but don't need it to complete the online form)
  4. Complete the online application form. 
    • Complete and submit the full application online form.
    • Be sure to send in your resume and endorsement letter, using the email address and subject line wording that is indicated in the application online form.
    • We recommend that for record-keeping purposes you print a copy of the application and the emails you send with your resume and endorsement letter.
    • If you do not receive an email from us acknowledging receipt of your application within 1 business day from when you submit it, please send an email describing the situation to and requesting guidance.
  5. Respond to Emails From ARENA
    • If you receive an email from us, please reply quickly and address whatever topic is raised.
  6. Standby for Participants Selection Results
    • We will be emailing results from review of the applications by December 23, 2016.