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U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship (Be a U.S. citizen)

U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship


The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship is an Opportunity of a Lifetime.


U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this two-year Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, internships, professional development and mentorship – culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).

Eligibility

Below are the current eligibility requirements for the FAIT Fellowship 2024 cohort. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible to apply for the 2024 cohort, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time IT-related degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution.
  • For the undergraduate fellowship:
    • Community college students in an associate degree program must be seeking admission to enter a full-time, IT-related bachelor’s degree program in fall 2024 AND on a timeline to graduate in spring 2026 after completing four full-time semesters.
    • Four-year college/university students must be enrolled full-time in an IT-related bachelor’s degree program AND on a timeline to graduate in spring 2026 after completing four full-time semesters starting in fall 2024.
    • Students enrolled in an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s IT-related degree program must be on a timeline to graduate in spring 2026 after completing four full-time semesters starting in fall 2024.
  • For the graduate fellowship:
    • Individuals must be seeking admission to enter a full-time, IT-related master’s degree in fall 2024 AND be on a timeline to graduate in spring 2026 after completing four full-time 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 FAIT Fellow, you must:

DEADLINE: 16 January, 2024


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