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Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is Now Welcoming Applications!
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort.
The Rangel Fellowship is a premier U.S. Department of State program created to attract diverse talent to its Foreign Service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
The Fellowship seeks individuals committed to promoting positive change in the world as U.S. diplomats in the Foreign Service. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school, internships, and professional development. The Fellowship provides a pathway to a uniquely rewarding career as a Foreign Service Officer representing the United States of America.
Applicants must be college seniors or graduates, can come from any academic discipline and must be seeking entry into graduate school in fall 2022.
- Support of up to $42,000 per year for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business, economics, management science, organizational development/leadership, public policy, and international relations at a U.S.-based institution.
- An orientation to the Fellowship and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
- Two summer internships, one with the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Mentoring from Foreign Service Officers throughout the Fellowship.
- Employment in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, in accordance with applicable law and U.S. Department of State policy, for those who successfully complete the Fellowship and meet Foreign Service entry requirements. Fellows must commit to a minimum of five years of service.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be seeking admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution to begin in the fall of 2022 in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service.
- Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
About the U.S. Foreign Service
Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States of America, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.
Patricia Hanigan Scroggs
Director, Rangel International Affairs Program
September 29, 2021
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