Are you aiming at a career in International Affairs, Diplomacy, or Development?
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in international affairs careers and those with financial need.
The National Scholarships Office provides support and advice to students interested in learning more, and applying to the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program. For assistance preparing your application over winter break contact Leslie Brice at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students at any level (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in international affairs careers are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee may consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.
Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center.
Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 10, 2014
Leslie Brice, Ph.D.
National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742