The Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Employer U.S. Department of State
Location Washington, DC
Type Full time
Apply by September 22, 2022
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Posted on July 5, 2022


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. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally. Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain, and Ireland.

2023 Application Deadline: Thursday September 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

The program expects to have all documents to be submitted electronically. Should applicants have insuperable problems submitting a document electronically, they can consult with program staff about alternate methods ( However, we strongly encourage you to submit documents electronically.

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Selection Process:

A panel of individuals with experience in the U.S. Foreign Service and academia makes selections for the Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program. A candidate’s community, academic, extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered during the selection process. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship selection panel will choose approximately 90 finalists. The Rangel Program staff will communicate decisions by email to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by November 1. Candidates selected for final consideration will participate in a virtual interview and a written exercise between November 16 – 17 2022.The program expects to award 45 fellowships on November 18, 2022.