The U.S. Department of State and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) announce a Call for Applications for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship – an exciting opportunity for college students who aspire to a technology career that makes a difference in the world. The Washington Center has collaborated with the Blacks In Technology Foundation to promote the FAIT Fellowship opportunity to their members.
Applications for the 2021 FAIT Fellowship program will be accepted through February 1, 2021, from college students starting their junior year in fall 2021 or a two-year master’s program in fall 2021, in an IT-related degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution.
Funded by the U.S. State Department and administered by TWC, this two-year Fellowship provides a path to an exciting career in the U.S. Foreign Service through academic funding, internships, professional development, and ultimately, an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist. Funding includes up to $37,500 each year for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study or a two-year master’s program. Fellows also receive stipends, travel expenses and housing for two summer internship experiences – one in Washington, D.C. and at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
This will be the fifth year that TWC is partnering with the State Department to attract students to apply for this program, especially individuals in historically underrepresented minority groups, including racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, and those with financial need.
“The FAIT Fellowship program has provided highly talented, exceptional students with the opportunity of a lifetime – helping them to pursue their dreams and make a difference,” said Chris Norton, TWC president. “We’re excited to be an integral part of making that happen, and we’re honored to continue our partnership with the U.S. Department of State.”
“Blacks In Technology is excited to champion the FAIT program,” says Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of the Blacks In Technology Foundation. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and a great way to serve the country.”
To date, 30 students have participated in the program. The original cohort from 2017 successfully completed in 2019 and began their careers in the Foreign Service.
Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply at FAITFellowship.org.
About The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our founding, we’ve helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into career paths. We use our scale and expertise to customize each student’s experience to be truly transformative.
Contact: Carmenchu Mendiola
About The Blacks In Technology Foundation
Blacks In Technology is the largest global community of Black technologists with a combined membership and social media reach of over 50,000. The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation’s goal and mission is to “stomp the divide” between Black tech workers and to fundamentally influence and effect change on the tech industry.
Contact: Dennis Schultz