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Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship – U.S. Department of State

December 19, 2019 author:

Through the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship, the U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top-notch tech talent to the Foreign Service ranks that reflects the diversity of the United States. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity. Two ITM students have been selected for this program in the past, Akvile Kisis and Andreas Vassilakos. You can see a video of Akvile’s experiences in this program at https://www.faitfellowship.org/videos/akvile-travel-make-a-global-impact-and-have-a-unique-it-job/ . We are pleased to be one of only two institutions that has had more than one student selected for this program, and they are certainly looking for more from us. The program pays for the last two years of undergraduate education or for graduate education in information technology, with a stipend and two summer internships. Students completing the program serve for five years as Foreign Service Specialists in the U.S. State Department. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply, and applications are due February 15, 2020 update: midnight February 14, 2020. Full details can be found at https://www.faitfellowship.org/  and the application is at https://www.faitfellowship.org/how-to-apply/ . Andreas has generously offered to assist students in completing the application; you can contact him at avassilakos@hawk.iit.edu.