Resources for Advisors

Information for Advisors – Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

How can I learn about and share information on the fellowship?

The Rangel International Affairs Program does not require an institutional recommendation for applicants.  However, we depend on our university advisors, faculty, and staff, as well as individuals associated with different organizations throughout the country, to share information about the opportunities with students and alumni.  To support these activities, we encourage you to do the following:

  • Review our available resources, including a one-page flyer, an informational presentation, a presentation specifically for advisors (coming soon), and a presentation geared toward individuals interested in management, economics, and consular work (coming soon).
  • Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).
  • Share information on the Rangel fellowship and summer program with faculty, staff, affinity groups who work with under-represented groups, education abroad programs, student groups, participants in programs such as the Gilman Scholarship or the Critical Language Scholarship, and students considering applying for the Fulbright or other international programs.
  • Check out our Tips for Preparing a Competitive Application and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the fellowship and the application process.
  • Consider scheduling short, informational pitches to groups that support under-represented and/or first-generation students, returned study abroad students, or student honors programs; or classes in areas like international affairs, economics, or business. Templates information session flyers are available
  • Request a visit from or a Skype session with a Rangel Program staff member, a current fellow or alumni. Please note that our staff is small and our alumni are often concentrated in certain areas.  However, we are interested in direct conversations with interested groups.
  • Check here to see if you have an alumnus who has participated in the Rangel Fellowship Program. If so, please contact us at rangelprogram@howard.edu and ask for contact information.
  • Contact us if you have questions about the presentation or would like further guidance.

What is the application and program timeline?

  • 2019 Application launch: Mid-June 2018
  • Application deadline for 2019 Graduate Fellowship: September 17, 2018
  • Notification to applicants of decisions on finalists: October 18, 2018
  • Interviews for 30 finalists: November 7-8, 2018
  • Notification of fellowship award: November 9, 2018
  • Orientation for 2019 Rangel Fellows: Mid May 2019
  • Congressional Internship: Summer 2019
  • Graduate School: Fall 2019 to Spring 2021
  • Overseas Internship: Summer 2020
  • Entry into the Foreign Service: Summer 2021

Who Are We Looking For? 

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  Eligibility criteria include

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and
  • Plans to start graduate school for a two-year program of relevance to the Foreign Service in fall 2019.

The program is open to seniors who will graduate by spring 2019 and individuals with a college degree.  It is open to students with any major or area of interest who want to promote positive change in the world.   It encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. It also values

  • Individuals with a commitment to public service
  • Individuals from diverse areas within the United States
  • Individuals interested in management, economics and consular affairs
  • Individuals who have demonstrated resourcefulness and resiliency
  • Individuals interested in foreign languages and cultures
  • Individuals with strong leadership skills
  • First generation college students
  • Individuals who want to represent the United States as diplomats

 

 

Information for Advisors – Charles B. Rangel Summer Program

How can I learn about and share information on the Rangel International Affairs Summer Program for undergraduates?

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program does not require an institutional recommendation for applicants.  However, we depend on our university advisors, faculty, and staff, as well as individuals associated with different organizations throughout the country, to share information about the opportunities with students and alumni.  To support these activities, we encourage you to do the following:

  • Review our available resources, including a one-page flyer, an informational presentation for applicants. Follow us on social media.
  • Share information on the Rangel summer program with faculty, staff, affinity groups who work with under-represented groups, education abroad programs, student groups, participants in programs such as the Gilman Scholarship or the Critical Language Scholarship, and students considering applying for the Fulbright or other international programs.
  • Check out our Tips for Preparing a Competitive Application and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the fellowship and the application process.
  • Consider scheduling short, informational pitches to groups that support under-represented and/or first-generation students, returned study abroad students, or student honors programs. Attached are templates for flyers for information sessions.
  • Request a visit from or a Skype session with a Rangel Program staff member, a current fellow or alumni. Please note that our staff is small and our alumni are often concentrated in certain areas.  However, we are interested in direct conversations with interested groups.
  • Check to see if you have an alumnus who has participated in either the Rangel Fellowship or the Rangel Undergraduate Student Program. If so, please contact us at rangelprogram@howard.edu and ask for contact information.
  • Contact us if you have questions about the presentation or would like further guidance.

What is the application and program timeline for the undergraduate summer program?

  • 2019 Application launch: Mid October 2018
  • Application deadline for 2019 Graduate Fellowship: February 5, 2019
  • Notification to applicants of decisions on finalists: Late March 2019
  • 2019 Summer Enrichment Program: June 17 – July 27, 2019

 

Who Are We Looking For? 

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in international affairs, with an emphasis on the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  Eligibility criteria include

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and
  • Full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline (February 5, 2019)

The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are full time students and who have at least sophomore status at their institutions on the date of application.  It is open to students with any major or area of interest who want to pursue careers that promote positive change in the world.   The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. It also values

  • Individuals with a commitment to public service
  • Individuals from diverse areas within the United States
  • Individuals interested in management and economics
  • Individuals who have demonstrated resourcefulness and resiliency
  • Individuals interested in foreign languages and cultures
  • Individuals with strong leadership skills
  • First generation college students
  • Individuals who want to represent the United States as diplomats