Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
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 program has two major components: two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing, and meetings and site visits that focus on international affairs. The program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship and professional options in international affairs.
- U.S. citizen
- Full-time undergraduate student, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
Students live at Howard University and attend classes and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, D.C.
Amount, Duration of Award
The Rangel Program covers the cost of tuition, room, board and air or train travel from home/school. It also provides a stipend of $3,200 (budget permitting). The program runs for six weeks in the summer.
- Online application.
- A personal statement (600 words or less) that discusses the applicant's reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
- A statement (400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Two letters of recommendation.
Dates, Deadlines and Notification
- Intent-to-apply deadline: Email firstname.lastname@example.org by TBA
- Final deadline: TBA
- Notification: Offers to participate will go out at the end of March. Alternates and those not chosen to participate will also be notified.