Payne Fellowship Information Session

Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Christian Joel Sosa (He/Him), Program Manager for the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program will lead this informative webinar.

The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. If you’re passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you.

Christian will provide an overview of the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program which seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service. 

Program Benefits
• Support for graduate studies of up to $38,000 per year for a two-year program
• Two paid summer internships (Capitol Hill and overseas at a USAID Mission)
• Employment in the USAID Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and USAID policy, with each Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service

This online info session will familiarize you with each award, application processes, and best practices for constructing competitive applications.  Students of all majors are encouraged to attend.

Eligibility
• be a U.S. Citizen
• be seeking admissions to enter a graduate school in the fall of 2021 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. based university
• have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

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