This webinar was recorded live on October 22, 2020 and is now available to watch on-demand. Click the Register below to access the recording.

For college students who aspire to a technology career that makes a difference in the world, the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is an opportunity of a lifetime.

As a college or university advisor, or faculty or staff member, you are in a great position to identify qualified students in IT-related degree programs at your institution and encourage them to apply for the Fellowship.

This two-year Fellowship is a path to an exciting career in the U.S. Foreign Service, providing academic funding (up to $75,000), internships with stipends, professional development, and, ultimately, an appointment (full-time position) as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

Patricia Boerner, Program Manager for the FAIT Fellowship, Allen Dubose, Diplomat in Residence, and Ernesto Pizarro, Division Chief, with the U.S. Department of State, and Blessing Rutonesha, Assistant Program Manager, with TWC,  are panelist for this webinar.


  • How the FAIT Fellowship program promotes diversity in the Foreign Service
  • How students benefit from the Fellowship, not just in academic funding, but through the mentorship, internships and professional development
  • Who is eligible to apply for the program
  • What is the timeline of the 2021 cohort
  • What is required of students who are accepted into the FAIT Fellowship program
  • What are the medical and security clearance processes and the suitability review
  • How the State Department’s Diplomats in Residence are a resource for your school
  • How you can encourage and support your students who are applying
  • What Information Management Specialists do at overseas posts around the world