Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program
Hello! I would like to share a great opportunity for those interested in working with the U.S. Foreign Service and who are planning to attend the last two years of an IT-related undergraduate or graduate program in Fall 2019. The application is open for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship (FAIT) program. This fellowship provides students with tuition and housing stipends of up to $37,500 annually in exchange for five years of service to the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service. During the summers of the fellowship, fellows complete two internships: one in Washington, DC and the second at a U.S. Embassy abroad, with housing paid. After successful completion, they receive extensive training in DC and then serve as an Information Management Specialist (IMS) for five years, with potential tenure as long as the fellowship requirements have been met (including passing the IMS Oral Assessment). I am currently in the program and willing to share my experience and answer any questions.