Applications are due Thursday, November 12, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. EST
The Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship is a paid, full-time, two-year career development opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and administered by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR). The selected fellows will serve in PM/WRA’s Washington, D.C. office and gain valuable experience in managing international security and humanitarian assistance-related programs.
The FKD Memorial Fellowship was established in 1999, originally to raise awareness among the American people about landmine contamination around the world and U.S. government efforts to address the problem. Since then, the fellowship has expanded with PM/WRA’s mission into other conventional weapons destruction activities, including SA/LW stockpile destruction and security. The fellowship is named in memory of Ambassador Robert C. Frasure, Dr. Joseph J. Kruzel and Colonel Samuel Nelson Drew who lost their lives in an August 1995 automobile accident in Bosnia and Herzegovina while on a diplomatic mission to negotiate peace.This fellowship was created in their honor to perpetuate their legacies of diplomacy, education, and public service.
Eligibility: College seniors, graduate students and recent graduates (August 2019-August 2020) from any accredited, four-year institution of higher education in the United States.
Two fellows will be selected. One selected fellow will be from among James Madison University (JMU) only, and one selected fellow will be from a different institution.
Primary consideration for all applicants will be given to those who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and who demonstrate the ability to write and communicate well. Attention will also be given to strong reference letters, alignment with career goals, and relevant experiences in and out of the classroom. All majors are eligible, but applicants should interpret their coursework and experience to the context of this opportunity.
The selected candidates must qualify for a U.S. SECRET security clearance. The target fellowship start date is July 1, 2021, though the actual start date of each fellowship depends on when security clearance is received.
Go to CISR’s website to learn more and to apply: https://www.jmu.edu/cisr/other/fellowship.shtml (do NOT apply through Handshake; it will not be considered)