Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to announce Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The fellowship is offering a stipend of $37,500 amount.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries


Eligibility for Undergraduate and Graduate Fellows:

  • Applicants must be United States citizens.
  • Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study at a U.S. undergraduate institution.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2016.
  • Applicants must be expecting to receive their bachelor’s degree in spring 2017.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
  • Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economic, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2019.
  • Applicants must be able to attend June 2016 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2017 & summer 2018).

How to Apply:

In order to apply for the given fellowship applicants are requested to create an account from the given link. The link is:

Supporting Documents:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcript copy of your certification of U.S. citizenship A copy of either your SAT/ACT (for Undergraduate Fellowship) or GRE/GMAT scores (for Graduate Fellowship) Your personal statement .
  • Your updated resume.
  • Your most recent financial aid award letter listing grants or loans Your most recent Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Provide letters of recommendation.
  • Request letters from two recommenders.
  • Add your two recommenders in the online application.
  • Your recommenders will receive an email from The Washington Center, requesting that they submit an online recommendation on your behalf.

Award Amount:

  • Undergraduate candidates will receive $37,500 annually for tuition.
  • Graduate candidates will receive $37,500 annually for tuition.
  • Two summer internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service.

Application Deadline:

Students can apply for this Fellowship till January 15, 2016.

Link for More Information:


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