What is the Rangel Graduate Fellowship?
September 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM
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The Rangel Graduate Fellowship typically awards 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two-year period, during which a fellow will complete a master’s degree in international affairs in preparation for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
In addition to graduate school funding, fellows participate in an orientation at Howard University to familiarize fellows with all elements of the fellowship and enhance their understanding of Foreign Service Careers during the summer following their undergraduate graduation. Fellows participate in two internships – one working on international issues for members of Congress in Washington, DC (during the summer BEFORE your first year of graduate school) and the other at an oversees placement in a U.S. Embassy or Consulate (during the summer between your first and second year of graduate school). During the course of the fellowship, fellows receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer.
Upon successfully completing the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows will receive appointments in the State Department Foreign Service. Fellows must commit to a minimum of five years of service within the Foreign Service.
Special Note: applicants for the Rangel Fellowship are encouraged to apply for the Pickering Fellowship. Both fellowships have the same requirments, but different funding sources.