Whether you’re a mid- or senior-level professional in the private sector, state or local government, the non-profit world, a tenured or tenure-track academic, or a PhD scientist or an engineer with work experience, one of our professional fellowships may be right for you. These unique programs allow experienced professionals and academics to serve with the United States Government (USG) and work on global issues of vital importance to America, such as counterterrorism, human rights, international development assistance, nonproliferation, or the environment.
If you’re ready to apply your expertise and experience to diplomacy, the U.S. Department of State’s professional fellowships are the perfect place to start. You may find a fellowship that fits your background.
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program requires a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application – or a master’s degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience.
Department of State Civil Service STEM Fellowship Program – The Department of State uses science and technology to foster a global environment where invention, innovation, and industry can thrive through the ever-changing technical arena of international affairs.
Department of State Civil Service Foreign Affairs (FA) Fellowship Program – The Department of State uses diplomacy to foster a global environment that encourages international collaboration and cooperation. Civil Service Foreign Affairs positions play a key role in the Department’s diplomacy efforts, performing critical functions, such as work related to foreign policy development and monitoring international agreements.
The Diplomacy Fellows Program provides an opportunity for participants in nine fellowship programs to advance to the Foreign Service Oral Assessment, for the competitive selection of entry level Foreign Service Officer Candidates.
The Franklin Fellows Program is open to mid- and senior-level professionals from both private sector and non-profit entities, including NGOs, academia, foundations, and associations.
The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is open to scientists and engineers who are tenured faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning.
The Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program is open to members of sponsoring societies, with additional qualifications determined by the societies.
VIP will help build and deploy strategic partnerships between the United States (U.S.) Government and U.S. Private Sector to mobilize resources and build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for veterans. The Partnership will focus on elements of engagement to support veterans’ transition to diplomacy and development careers.