Posted January 11, 2017
The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:
- Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
- Graduate candidates (3 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
- Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
- Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.
The application for the Fellowship is available on The Washington Center's website. Students are also encouraged to visit the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship page to assess their eligibility and review expectations for selected fellows. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be completed by February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be considered.