Diplomacy Lab Wonk Tank Competition

What is Wonk Tank? “Wonk Tank is a competition for university students across the United States to showcase their ability to be America’s next great “foreign policy wonk.” A wonk is an individual who has a keen interest in and aptitude for the details of public policy.  Like the hit television show Shark Tank, future “wonks” are invited to pitch policy proposals addressing a specific international problem or challenge requiring attention, a nuanced solution, and next steps to consider. Three finalists will be brought to Washington, D.C. to present their…

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DC Career Visit: March 2-3, 2017

2017 Nunn School Career Visit to Washington, DC We are now accepting applications for participation in the annual Nunn School Career Visit to Washington, DC. This event will be held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The trip will consist of a site visit to a DC area employer in the international affairs field, a briefing at CSIS, and an alumni reception; participants will schedule their own informational interviews to be completed over the weekend in DC. INTA will provide a reimbursement of up to $500 to use toward your…

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Coffee Chat: US Department of State and Rangel Fellow

You’re invited to come and learn about the Rangel Programs to start your path toward an international career! Diplomat-in-Residence Isiah Parnell, and Georgia Tech Rangel Fellow, Plamen Mavrov, will be there to talk about the programs, benefits, experiences and answer any questions you have.     Tuesday, November 15 11am – 12noon Highland Bakery RSVP: http://bit.do/Rangel-Fellowship

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

“Applications are now being accepted to the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.  The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships.  It provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.   Applications are due before 11:59 pm on 13…

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2017 Payne International Development Fellowship Program

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program 2017 application! The application can be found at www.paynefellows.org and will remain open until January 20, 2017.   The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID.  USAID has expanded the program, which selected three fellows in 2013, and will offer up to ten fellowships in 2017.  Attached is a document with tips-for-preparing-a-competitive-payne-fellowship-program-application for any interested candidates.  The best way for…

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Best Practices for Fellowships

Boren, Fulbright, White House, Pickering, Payne, Rangel…Interested in one of these fellowships? Come to our presentation, “Best Practices in Applying to Internships and Fellowships” to ask questions and learn more. Fellowships are designed to support graduate study, research or other professional training opportunities within an industry. Short-term and competitive, the focus is often on expanding leadership within a field. Nunn School students have applied for and been awarded a number of these prestigious fellowships. Learn more about which fellowships you may be eligible for and how to prepare a strong application. Raj…

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Upcoming Fellowship & Scholarship Deadlines

Below are the deadlines for many prominent fellowship and scholarship opportunities for 2016-2017 with fall and early winter deadlines! For more information, check out the links below the deadlines and keep close track of updated dates.   White House Fellows Requirements: Completed undergraduate education, 18 years of age or older Deadline: January 12th, 2017 (opens on November 2nd, 2016) Learn more at – https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/fellows   Boren Scholarship – Awards for International Study Requirements: Undergraduate, critical language skills, and a national security service requirement Deadline: February 9th, 2017 Learn more at – https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html   Boren Fellowship  Requirements: National security…

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Rangel Graduate Fellowships – Apply by Sept 19, 2016

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. There are two major components to the…

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