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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.

There are two major components to the Rangel Program:

  • The International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.  Fellows must attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution in international affairs or a related subject such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration or foreign languages. Requires 5-year commitment to work as foreign service officer in the US Department of State. Seniors and college graduates are eligible to apply.
  • The undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.  Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.  The Program provides a stipend and covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.  All full-time undergraduates are eligible to apply.

 

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