The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2020 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2020, or they can be college graduates.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
For more information on how to apply, click here.
Upcoming information sessions:
- Payne Fellowship Overview: Thursday,September 15th, 7pm-8pm EST
- How to Approach the Written Statement: Thursday,September 22nd, 7pm-8pm EST
- Working with Recommenders: Tuesday,September 27th, 7pm-8pm EST
- Technical Assistance: Thursday,September 29th, 7pm-8pm EST
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