Welcome to the Rangel Program
Promoting a positive U.S. presence in the world that reflects and respects the strength and diversity of America.
About UsThe Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
Graduate Fellowship ProgramRangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program provides support for individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service or the U.S. Department of State.
Summer Enrichment ProgramRangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.
Rangel Program in the News
“As the arm of the U.S. government representing America around the world, the U.S. State Department...
The Association of Black American Ambassadors (ABAA), a group of current and retired Senior Foreign Service...
On May 23, this year’s cohort of Rangel Fellows had the opportunity to join four senior State Department...
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program prepares outstanding individuals to make a difference in the world...
The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills,...
The Numbers Say it All
The # of Graduate Fellowships for 2018.
The # of Fellows selected between 2003-2017.
The # of countries where Fellows are serving.
Rangel Fellows at Work
See our fellows in action below
Patrick Branco – 2010 Rangel Fellow and Vice Consul at U.S. Embassy Islamabad, meets local elders at Rhotas Fort, Pakistan
Michelle Morales Does Outreach in Indonesia
Candace Bates organized a gospel concert in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to celebrate Black History Month
Vi Nhan Discusses Studying in the United States at a Forum in Osaka
Kedenard Raymond chats with the Mayor of Quebec as the U.S. Consulate representative for the FIFA kids soccer tournament
Kelly McCray talks with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Michael Fraser Escorts Secretary Rice during a Visit to Panama
Brandon Jackson Speaks to Students in Shenyang, China
Khan Nguyen Gives an Interview in Dili, Timor Leste
2010 Rangel Fellow Yuki Kondo-Shah (left) and the Public Affairs Section in U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia cheers on Bolivian indigenous law and rights scholars
Marita Lamb, a 2008 Rangel Fellow doing her first tour in the Foreign Service in Bangladesh, talks to students about opportunities in U.S. higher education
2009 Rangel Fellow Amirah Ismail briefs Senator John McCain during his visit to Latvia