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The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship is designed for highly talented individuals who want to pursue an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree and a career in the Foreign Service.
If you are an IT-related major working on a bachelor's degree, or you are planning to enter an IT-related master's degree program in fall 2023, this fellowship may be for you.
As one of several high-profile U.S. Department of State diversity recruitment programs, the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship seeks to attract top technology talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the FAIT Fellowship program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.
The application for the 2023 cohort is open September 12, 2022, through February 3, 2023. Fellows selected for the 2023 cohort will begin their two-year fellowship in fall 2023 and complete the fellowship in summer 2025.
The two-year fellowship program provides:
- Up to $43,500 annually (for two years) in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense (see eligibility requirements).
- 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 overseas internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
- Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
- Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and the State Departmentís entry requirements, fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist. Fellows agree to a minimum five-year commitment upon entry into the Foreign Service.
To be eligible to apply for the 2023 cohort, you must meet all the criteria below:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be enrolled full-time in an IT-related bachelorís degree program or seeking admission in an IT-related masterís degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution
-Be on a timeline to graduate with your bachelorís or masterís degree in spring 2025 while enrolled full-time for spring and fall semesters*
- Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA throughout the program
As a selected fellow, you will need to:
- Obtain and maintain medical and security clearances and suitability requirements
- Agree to a five-year commitment with the Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program and the State Departmentís requirements
Dollar Amount: $50,000
Deadline(s): Feb 3, 2023
Majors Targeted: :Computer and Information Science::Computer Engineering::Computer Hardware Engineering::Computer Software Engineering::Computer Systems Analysis::Electronics and Computer Technology::Information Technology:
Scholarship/Grant Sponsor: U.S. Department of State