Subject: Reminder - Pickering Foreign Service Info Session!!!
Are you aiming at a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of
Learn about the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program from a program
WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 3205 Jimenez Hall
Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] Interested but unable to attend? Please
send us an email at the same address.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship
Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and
professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for
a career with the U.S. Department of State.
**Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign
Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.**
Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits
Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and
some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to
the Foreign Service.
Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a
Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board,
books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and
Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State
in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The
program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of
Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the
Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who
successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in
accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.
Only individuals who are United States citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at
U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the
work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public
administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign
languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.
Deadline: January 18, 2018
Contact Person: Francis DuVinage
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