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Join the U.S. Department of State and The Washington Center for a live webinar and Q&A on the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship, which begins accepting applications in September for the 2024 cohort.

This two-year undergraduate and graduate fellowship program provdes up to $87,000 in academic funding ($43,500 annually for two years), two summer internships with stipend support, professional development and mentorship. What’s unique about this program? After successfully completing the fellowship and meeting the U.S. Dept. of State’s entry requirements, fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.

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. 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 U.S. 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 hear:

  • 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
  • What is the timeline for the 2024 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 more!

You’ll have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A session.

If you aren’t able to attend the live webinar, you’ll get an email immediately after the webinar with access to the replay.

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