The Fellowship Program at YPFP is an intensive eight-month fellowship designed to give future leaders in foreign policy the skills they will need to succeed throughout their careers. Fellows develop their expertise by writing regular articles for a variety of national and international media outlets, including The Hill, Diplomatic Courier, Real Clear Politics, and many more. Fellows specialize in a specific region (Regional Fellowships) or a specific issue area (Thematic Fellowships).
A core component of the Fellowship is building a portfolio of published work, which takes the form of op-eds, interviews, and book reviews. Before publication, all articles undergo an extensive process of revisions that is designed to help the Fellows craft accessible, effective, and concise arguments. With the support of the Fellowship Editorial Team, Fellows develop an engaging voice and improve their analytic skills that will help them engage in foreign policy discussions over the course of their careers.
Fellows also have access to a variety of exclusive opportunities and programming designed specifically for their benefit. The Program brings in speakers, and provides professional development opportunities. Additionally, other groups within the broader YPFP community will turn to the Fellows for expertise and advice when designing relevant programming. Previous Fellows have moderated large events hosting accomplished foreign policy practitioners.
The Fellowship class is a community, and holds regular happy hours and other social events. Graduating Fellows join a growing alumni community and go on to leverage their portfolio of published work and Fellowship experiences in their careers.