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For college students who aspire to a technology career that makes a difference in the world, this two-year Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Seeking to attract top tech talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States, the State Department encourages women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need, to apply to this fulfilling and rewarding program.
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program provides a path to an exciting career in the U.S. Foreign Service through academic funding (up to $75,000 over two years), internships, professional development, and ultimately, an appointment (full-time position) as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).
Applications for the 2021 cohort are now being accepting through Feb 1, 2021. See the eligibilit requirements below. This program is for those students in degree programs related to Information Technology.
As a FAIT Fellow, you can expect to forge new friendships, create a professional network, and build memories for a lifetime. Plus, here are the benefits of the Fellowship:
• Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses, 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.
Here are the basic eligibility requirements to apply. You must:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be enrolled in an IT-related degree program and starting your junior year in fall 2021, or seeking admission for fall 2021 in a two-year IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution (in-person or online programs)
• Be able to obtain and maintain medical and security clearances and suitability requirements
• Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of your application, and maintain this GPA throughout the program.
Dollar Amount: $50,000
Deadline(s): Feb 1, 2021
Majors Targeted: :Computer and Information Science::Computer Hardware Engineering::Computer Software Engineering::Computer Systems Analysis::Electronics and Computer Technology:
Scholarship/Grant Sponsor: U.S. Department of State