Opportunities in Foreign Affairs

HECFAA has compiled a list of fellowship, internship, and scholarship opportunities in Foreign Affairs. 
Career Opportunities

State Department Careers/ Student Programs/ Internships
Interns get an inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

U.S. Agency for International Development
Selected interns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.
Peace Corps

Service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad.
Fellowship Programs

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Unique opportunity to complete a two-year master’s degree program and work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Donald Payne Fellowship Program

Awards ten fellowships valued at up to $48,000 annually for a two-year program; fellows will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Presidential Management Fellows Program

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.
Boren Scholarship/Fellowship

Provides up to $24,000 for overseas study and study of critical languages.
Public Policy and International Affairs Program

Seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year.
Professional and Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

​Global Access Pipeline
Network of organizations running professional and student opportunities in study international affairs.
Global Kids
Works with K-12 students in New York and DC to engage them in global issues.
Gotta Go Global
List of professional and student opportunities to go abroad as well as funding resources.
Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea takes a global comparative approach to study abroad using a ship as its traveling campus and sailing to multiple ports around the world.
Networking/Professional Development

​International Career Advancement Program

Professional development and leadership program for highly promising mid-career professionals in international affairs in the United States.
Council on Foreign Relations: Membership Program

Membership of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals.
Center for a New American Security: Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship

CNAS selects a bipartisan group of 20-25 emerging national security leaders to participate in a year-long, part-time professional development fellowship.