The application deadlines for the Rangel and Payne Fellowship Programs are approaching.  Below are the deadlines, followed by short descriptions of each program.  Please note that there is a page on the websites under each opportunity entitled “Tips for Preparing a Competitive Application” that may assist you.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program:  January 18, 2013

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program:  January 23, 2013

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.  Those who successfully complete the program enter the State Department Foreign Service.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with 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 are at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship prepares outstanding young people for careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 23, 2013. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

 



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