The U.S. Department of State’s Pathways Internship Program includes both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP). Both programs are targeted toward U.S. citizens enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional academic levels. Both programs provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed.
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service. The application deadline is .The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program was established to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a Foreign Service Specialist IT career with the Department of State. The program provides financial support towards:
a. Undergraduate junior and senior years; or
b. A two year graduate degree program in an IT-related field.
Students receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, and traveling costs for two years of study in an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree. Fellows participate in two summer internships: one domestically upon completion of the first year of the program; and one overseas after completion of the second year of the program. Fellows also receive stipend support of $10,000 per internship. After successfully completing the program and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows become employed at the Department of State as a Foreign Service IT Specialist.
Criteria for the Program
The following are criteria for the program students:
a. Must be a U.S. Citizen;
b. Must be in the sophomore year of an IT undergraduate study or seeking
to enter a two-year IT graduate degree program in the fall 2017 at a
U.S.-based university or college when applying for the fellowship; and
c. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.0.
In addition to outstanding leadership and academic achievement in an IT-related field, students must demonstrate a financial need and be able to obtain medical, security, and suitability clearances to remain in the program.
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