The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fellowship at www.rangelprogram.org.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need. Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.
Application Deadline: September 24, 2019
Program Contact: email@example.com, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002
- An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late May 2020.
- Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2020 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy/consulate in summer 2021.
- Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
- Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
- Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.
- U.S. citizenship
- Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2020 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application