Want to make a difference in the world? Promote U.S. and global interests? Consider the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program. The Program seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The 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 can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study any area relevant to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international 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 can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 14, 2015.
Don’t be caught off guard by the January 14th deadline! The application requires two statements from you, two letters of recommendation, a copy of your GRE scores and other supporting documents. You’ll want to start early to be sure you have enough time to gather your materials, write and revise your statements and submit everything by the deadline. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your application and to go over your essays.