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Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship



unded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy. The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS). Benefits include: - Undergraduate Fellows (those beginning their junior year in fall 2017): 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 Fellows (those beginning a graduate program in fall 2017): 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. - Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State. - Mentoring from a Foreign Service IMS throughout the duration of the fellowship. - Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements. Link to recorded info session from 12/1/2016:


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Sophomore, Masters

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):

Other: Related to Information Technology

Minimum GPA:
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.2

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Demonstrates Financial Need, Minorities, Women

Award type:
Internship , Fellowship, Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies


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USC endorsement required:

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