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Dilshan B. Somaweera
Sep 4, 2010

American Ambassadors Fellowship Program

Sep 4, 2010 by Dilshan B. Somaweera

The Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship Program

The Council of American Ambassadors provides six fellowships in honor of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The Fellowship program combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the Department of State and, in cooperation with The Fund for American Studies, academic studies in international affairs at Georgetown University, as well as residential housing on campus. The Fellowship provides a $6,000 award to each student that is applied to cover the cost of the program.

The Fellowships are open to undergraduate students who have completed their junior year prior to the commencement of their internships. Applicants should possess a strong interest in pursuing a career in diplomacy or international affairs, and their backgrounds should reflect a high level of academic excellence and leadership in extra-curricular activities. The Fellowships are available only during summer sessions.

The Fellowships are open to undergraduate students:

* who have completed their junior year prior to the commencement of their internships.
* who possess a strong interest in pursuing a career in diplomacy or international affairs,
* whose backgrounds should reflect a high level of academic excellence and leadership in extra-curricular activities.

Compensation and Benefits

* Tuition paid for six credit hours at Georgetown University
* Eight weeks of paid residential housing on Georgetown University's campus

The Fellowships are available only during summer sessions.

Applications of persons chosen by the Department of State for internships in Washington, DC and who have authorized the Department to provide their information to other organizations will be forwarded to the Council of American Ambassadors for consideration. The Council will invite eligible candidates to apply for the Fellowship and provide the application instructions.

For more information about this program, please visit www.americanambassadors.org. Email inquiries may be sent to council@americanambassadors.org.