Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program

maka.ymaka.y Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
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.

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  • rwmidlrwmidl CISSP, CISM, MCSE, MCSA, MCPxAlot Worldwide AvailabilityPosts: 807Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    I want to add to this. For anyone who wants to join the Foreign Service as an IMS this is a great opportunity to get/finish your degree and get a track into the FS. I had the chance this past summer to meet and talk to some of the current Fellows and they are extremely bright and excited about this opportunity. I encourage anyone who is interested to please research and apply if you are interested.
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  • Mike RMike R Posts: 142Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Looks like a great opportunity. Certainly a nice spring board into the IT world. To bad it's my first year at WGU!
  • maka.ymaka.y Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    It's something to keep in your back pocket for when you're looking at your junior year. :D
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