International Affairs Fellowship Deadlines This Week
The Thomas Pickering Fellowship and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship are programs funded by the U.S. Department of State that attract and prepare outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. They welcome the application of members of groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.
Both fellowships pay for the completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, and fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers serving in Washington and at a U.S. embassy around the globe. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State’s Foreign Service.