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Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Pickering Fellowship provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter to the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.

Come to the Student Information Session:

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships Program
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012

This information session offers students an opportunity to meet with Ambassador James Gadsden to explore careers in the U.S. Foreign Service and to investigate fellowship opportunities provided by the Thomas Pickering Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships. Ambassador Gadsden is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer and currently the Senior Counselor for International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Pickering Fellowship seeks applicants who are U.S. citizens; who have financial need; who are outstanding students representing the ethnic, social, and geographic diversity of our population; who have majors in international relations, economics, business, management, and political science; and who are interested in becoming career U.S. Foreign Service officers. The State Department is especially interested in students majoring in critical languages and area studies (Chinese; Arabic; Hindi-Urdu; East, North, South, and Southeast Asian Studies; and Middle East Studies) that mesh with the Department’s current and anticipated skills needs.

For more information about the info session contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

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