Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship is a wonderful program where you can leverage your passion for technology and fulfil the dream of travel abroad. The Washington Center is now offering this opportunity to students for 2021. This program comes with lots of exciting benefits that can make your fellowship journey at the centre memorable. Students who, are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in IT and relevant field or going to take admission to an IT-related master’s degree program, at an accredited institution in the USA in fall, will be recruited for this fellowship opportunity.
As a part of this fellowship program, you will receive financial support toward your higher education, the chance to do a paid internship at in the U.S. Department of State, mentoring and professional development. The best part of this program is that once you complete it, you will get be appointed as with the U.S. Foreign Service as an information management specialist. For this fellowship, however, anyone can apply, but preference will be given to racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need. For you, this is a wonderful chance to gain financial support and working experience at the same time. So if you are tech-savvy who like travelling and need monetary aid, them, this could be your opportunity.
The Washington Center is a US-based organization working toward bridging between higher education and professional careers. It offers various learning opportunities to empower and motivate young people to become engaged global citizens. This centre also provides internship opportunities and academic seminars to students from colleges and universities.
For quick information, go through this table:
|Organization||The Washington Center|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate and graduate|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||February 1, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Aspirants must be U.S. citizens;
- Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year, OR seeking admission to an IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, beginning in the fall of the cohort year;
- Candidates should hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA through participation in the program;
- Recipients of the scholarship must be able to obtain, and maintain, medical and security clearances and suitability requirements.
How to Apply
You can apply for this program through the online portal where you will have to create a new account if you are a new user or login with your existed account to access the online application form.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship
- Unofficial copy of the transcript
- GRE/GMAT scores
- A Personal Statement explaining why you want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service (750 words max.)
- Most recent Financial Aid Award Letter
- Most recent Student Aid Report (SAR)
- One Letter of Recommendation
- Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for your junior and senior year of undergraduate study or a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
- Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two internship experiences.
- Two paid summer internships in the U.S. Department of State
- Mentoring and professional development
- An appointment with the U.S. Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.
Applications are open until February 1, 2021. Please apply for this program as early as possible to get priority consideration.