Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Howard University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, invites outstanding individuals interested in international affairs and careers in the State Department Foreign Service to apply for the 2015 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into an exciting and rewarding career. We expect to provide 30 fellowships in 2015.

Fellowship Flyer 2015

Application deadline January 14, 2015.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be seeking admission to enter a graduate school in the fall of 2015 for a two-year program
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

Program Benefits:

  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill the summer after selection and one overseas at a U.S. embassy during the summer between the first and second years of graduate school. The Program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in international affairs, public administration or another area relevant to the work of the Foreign Service.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements, with a contractual agreement committing each Rangel Fellow to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.

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