Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations - Summer 2016 in DCInternal application deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, November 2, 2015. See details below.
The Harold W Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations Summer 2016 offers students pursuing a career in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer in professional fellowship positions in the US Congress or at a US government agency (including the State Department and the Department of Defense) in Washington, DC.
Eligibility: The program is open to all graduate students enrolled in APSIA-member schools (Humphrey is an APSIA member school), are returning to school full-time in Fall 2016, can demonstrate a commitment to public service and express a keen interest in international relations.
For more information about Harold Rosenthal and the Rosenthal Fellowship including where previous fellows have interned, go to http://www.
- A stipend of $2,000 will accompany a limited number of awards
- Fellowship positions are chosen to ensure they provide substantive work experience in international relations and security policy
- International students may apply for the program but are limited to Congressional placements
- Each school may nominate up to 3 candidates
- Semi-finalists for the program will be notified on January 31, 2016
- Interviews and final selections will take place in Washington, DC on March 7-8, 2016, with travel costs the responsibility of the nominees. (Remote interviews may be available under certain circumstances.)
- Finalists will be notified of their selection as soon as possible after March 8th.
- By accepting a Rosenthal Fellowship, finalists agree to accept their Rosenthal-provided internship placement and to write a memo to the Fellowship Committee at the end of the summer describing their experiences.
Additional benefits of the program: The Fellowship program offers after-hours lectures, roundtables and networking programs.
Note: Students may apply to the Fellowship with an internship at a qualifying US government agency already in hand (thus, applying for stipend support only) or for just the internship placement if they already have a source of funding available.
Rosenthal Fellows also receive preferred consideration for the European Union Visitors Program.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE 3 HHH NOMINEES:
(DEADLINE - 11:59 pm, Monday, November 2, 2015)
Please submit the following materials to Martha Krohn at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 2, 2015. Materials should be attached to your email as Word documents. Please put Rosenthal Application Materials in the subject line of the email.
1. A brief (300 words or less) statement as to why you would like to be a Rosenthal Fellow and how that relates to your education and career goals.
2. Resumé (1-2 page) showing education and experience relevant to a career in international affairs*
3. A two-page (single-spaced) original policy memo style essay written for this application on a current international affairs topic of the student's choice. The essay should not refer to you personally. This essay is key; it must be succinct, well-written and showcase your knowledge of a current international affairs topic.*
*Note: The resumé and original essay should be your best first-draft work. If you are chosen to be a nominee, we will work with you in polishing both for final submission.
You will be notified by no later than Thursday, November 12 whether you have been chosen as an HHH nominee.
WHAT ELSE YOU WILL NEED IF YOU ARE A NOMINEE:
If you are a nominee, all remaining materials (unofficial transcripts, letter of reference, application form and final copies of your resumé and essay) will be due to Martha Krohn (email@example.com) on Monday, November 23, 2015.
1. Unofficial transcripts: An academic transcript from universities previously attended (unofficial accepted). An academic transcript from your current graduate program. The Fall 2015 semester transcript with grades should be sent when available (in early January 2016).
2. Reference Letter: If you are selected as a nominee, you will need to submit a letter of reference from a professor or professional associate with direct knowledge of your interests and abilities. NOTE: Please inform your proposed recommender that you may be requesting such a letter in mid-November. It may also be helpful to offer to draft the letter.
3. Application form
Questions about the Rosenthal application process? Please contact Martha Krohn at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jen Guyer-Wood at email@example.com or Sherry Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Krohn, MA | Associate Director of Career Services