The Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship

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Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
Official Website and Application


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program oversees the Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. It seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Program is a unique partnership between Howard University and the U.S. Department of State, with strong support from the U.S. Congress.

Each year it offers 20 graduate fellowships. The program also accepts 15-20 undergraduate students to participate in the six-week Summer Enrichment Program.

The Award

The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State, the Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides:

  • Benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree
  • Arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies
  • 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 of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

Former Rangel Fellows are now making a difference in Angola, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, South Africa, Spain and Venezuela.


2014 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

  • U.S. citizenship
  • GPA of 3.2/4.0
  • College seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2014

The Application:

Please see official website for application details.

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