The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is pleased to announce the opening of its application period and an expansion to thirty fellowships for 2015. The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Service officers in the U.S. Department of State.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration.
Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Fellows have a minimum five-year service commitment to the Foreign Service.
Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2015, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Information and application materials may be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is Wednesday, 14 January 2015. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.