The Department of State is the official international relations arm of the President of the United States. State Department Foreign Service Officers are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. They promote positive change in areas like conflict resolution, human rights, world trade, the environment, and international engagement.

Current Opportunities for U.S. Department of State Rangel Program

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 13, 2018
Description: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  The Rangel Program will select 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.  This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally.  Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain and Ireland.

Summer Enrichment Program

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 04, 2018
Description: The Charles B. Rangel 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. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. 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 has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants' academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs. The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200. The tentative dates for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program are June 22 -August 2, 2015. We will post any updates.

Contact Information

U.S. Department of State Rangel Program
2218 6th St. NW
Washington, DC 20059
www.rangelprogram.org