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, and healthy ecosystems.

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 among these opportunities:

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Franklin Fellows Program 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. Closed: April 3, 2014 Subscribe to receive email updates
Foster Fellows Program This is one-year, fully-funded fellowship position in the Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Bureau, the International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau, or the Political-Military Affairs Bureau. The program is designed for those tenure or tenure-tracked academics who wish to apply their innovative thinking to the Department, while experiencing and contributing to the policymaking process firsthand. Closed: March 15, 2013 Subscribe to receive email updates
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program 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. Closed Subscribe to receive email updates
Jefferson Science Fellowship Program The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is open to scientists and engineers who are tenured faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Closed: January 14, 2013 Subscribe to receive email updates
Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program The Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program is open to members of sponsoring societies, with additional qualifications determined by the societies. Closed: February 8, 2013. Subscribe to receive email updates
Diplomacy Fellows Program

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.

Closed:  July 31, 2013. Subscribe to receive email updates