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The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship is now entering ninth year of selecting candidates for this two-year diversity recruitment program. The application for the 2025 cohort of the FAIT Fellowship will open in September – so now is a great time to discover the benefits and eligibility criteria of this unique opportunity.

Join us for a live webinar and Q&A session on Thursday, August 15, 2024, 2-3 pm (EDT), to hear about this U.S. Department of State program that offers both undergraduate and graduate fellowships . The FAIT Fellowship provides up to $87,000 in academic funding ($43,500 annually for two years), two summer internships with stipend support, professional development and mentorship. At the end of the fellowship program and after meeting the Department of State’s entry requirements, fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Technology Officer.

This webinar is designed for college and university faculty, staff and advisors, who want to help and advise their students who may be interested in this opportunity. Students are welcome to attend. If you know talented students in an IT-related major (such as computer science, cybersecurity, information management, and more) who would love a career traveling the world and supporting U.S. diplomacy with technology, register today for this webinar.

As one of several high-profile Department of State diversity recruitment programs, the FAIT Fellowship seeks to attract top technology talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States and encourages applications from women, minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear directly from the State Department and find out how you can support your qualified IT/computer students applying for this unique program.

You’ll discover:

  • An overview of the FAIT Fellowship program and the role of an Information Management Specialist in the Foreign Service.
  • How the FAIT Fellowship program is aligned with the State Department’s goals to attract top tech talent that reflects the diversity of the United States.
  • Eligibility requirements, including guidance on what to do if you are unsure whether a degree program is eligible.
  • The timeline for the 2025 cohort and how to determine if an individual’s degree program is on the timeline for this cohort.
  • What is covered in the academic funding of up to $43,500 annually for two years.
  • What is required of students who are accepted into the FAIT Fellowship program (such as, summer internships, attending the professional development series, Foreign Service appointment).
  • The role of the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) at colleges/universities and how to get in touch with the DIR in your region.
  • Options for spreading the word – virtual info sessions, in-person info sessions, printed or digital materials from TWC.
  • And much, much more!
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