The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship offers 30 fellowships that seek to attract and prepare young people for careers in International Affairs. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend any 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. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State with a contractual agreement committing each Rangel Fellow to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.
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 on a 4.0 scale and be U.S. citizens. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Note: The Rangel International Affairs Program also offers a summer enrichment program for undergraduates.