To be eligible for consideration for the 2020 cohort, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Enrolled in an undergraduate program relevant to Information Technology and entering the junior year in the fall 2020, OR enrolling in an IT-related master’s degree program beginning in the fall of 2020.
- Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA through participation in the program.
- Be able to pass medical and security clearances and suitability requirements.
- Be prepared to enter the Foreign Service (a five-year commitment) in fall of 2022.
Minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department are encouraged to apply: this includes but is not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need.