Application Details

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses


U.S. Citizen
Graduating Senior

- Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning the fall following their application submission.
- Applicants must be able to attend June 2018 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
- Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations.


Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.



U.S. Department of State

Casey Nealy
+1 202 238 7991
Thursday, November 15, 2018