The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship aims to support students interested in international service pursue a master’s degree. Fellows pursue study at a U.S. institution, focusing on international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, business administration, or another area of relevance to the Foreign Service. Upon completion of the two year fellowship program, fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. It provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships at the Capitol and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support for twenty interested in becoming Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State.

Who should apply

Young people interested in careers of international service State are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in their community, in their academics, and as leaders. For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Rangel Program website.