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The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service.  For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials can be found at

The application deadline is January 18, 2013.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.2013 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered:  20
Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2013
Online Application Opens: October 15
Application Deadline:  January 18, 2013
Finalist selected by the end of February
Fellows selected by mid-March
Contact Persons:  Patricia Scroggs ( or James McDowell ( 202-806-4367.