Thursday, October 6, 2011

International Affairs Fellowship for Sophomores

International Affairs Fellowship for SophomoresDeadline: February 15, 2012

The UNCFSP Institute for International Public Policy is one of the nation’s premier fellowship programs in global affairs for underrepresented students.

The Institute enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. The Institute helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village.

With nearly two decades of demonstrated excellence as the leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for minority college students, the program has educated and trained hundreds of Fellows. Our focus is on providing quality education and practice opportunities to minority students beginning in their sophomore year of college. We offer these opportunities through our sequenced six-component program, which includes:

  • Sophomore Summer Policy Institute
  • Junior Year Study Abroad
  • Junior Summer Policy Institute
  • Summer Language Institute
  • Internships
  • Internationally Focused Advanced Degree
Our unique combination of short seven-week summer global policy institutes: a unique study abroad experience focusing on global public policy, service and research; and a pro-active and culturally sensitive approach to minority education that fosters international service and non-profit sector leadership provides the program with the means to meet the needs of its diverse students and help them succeed.

The Institute also provides outreach, recruitment and technical assistance services, as well as offering HBCUs and other minority institutions valuable resources to strengthen their international studies and globalization infrastructures.

Eligibility requirements from undergraduate sophomores include the following:

  • Are enrolled full-time at an accredited four–year baccalaureate-granting institution
  • Are U.S. Citizens or legal residents (documentary support required)
  • Have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Possess excellent critical analysis and leadership skills
  • Have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs, public policy and language training
  • Are an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)
  • Plan to seek admission to an advanced degree program in international affairs
Though not a requirement, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete at least one of the following courses before starting the IIPP Fellowship: international affairs, foreign policy, a foreign language, political science, sociology, macro/micro-economics, statistics or a course in journalism.

Apply here!

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