Fellowships

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship 2022

DESCRIPTION

If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this two-year Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, internships, professional development and mentorship – culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply for the 2022 cohort, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology at a U.S.-based accredited institution and entering your junior year in fall 2022, OR
  • Be seeking admission in an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution beginning in fall 2022;
  • Be on a timeline to graduate with your bachelor’s or master’s degree in May 2024;
  • 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;
  • Be able to obtain and maintain medical and security clearances and suitability requirements;
  • Agree to a minimum five-year commitment with the Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program and the State Department’s requirements.

Deadline: 31 January 2022
Open to: U.S. citizens enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or seeking admission in a master’s degree program relevant to IT at a U.S.-based accredited institution
Benefits: up to $37,500 annually (for two years) in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, internship opportunities, and other benefits

BENEFITS

Foreign Affairs IT Fellows will receive:

  • Up to $37,500 annually (for two years) in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.
  • Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
  • An appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist upon successful completion of the program and the State Department’s requirements. Fellows agree to a minimum five-year commitment upon entry into the Foreign Service.

HOW TO APPLY?

Click here to apply. For more details, please visit the official website.

Linda Marta

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