APSIA announces Rosenthal Fellows 2016--HHH Wang honored

We are excited to announce our new class of Rosenthal Fellows. This year our Rosenthal Fellows represent 19 APSIA schools and will be interning at a variety of US agencies. Thank you for your continued support of this program! Please congratulate any students you may have nominated on a job well done!

Wenchen Wang, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Newseum


Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

Rick Gilmore, Chairman
(703)684-1366 · rickgilmore@gicgroup.com
Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Rosenthal Fellowship Announces 2016 Fellowship Class

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) announced today the selection of thirty fellows for summer 2016. The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations in the US Government Executive Branch or the US Congress.

This year’s Fellows represent 19 APSIA schools. They will intern at a variety of US agencies, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Departments of Treasury, Defense, and State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, US Embassies, and Congressional offices.

Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, there have been over 200 Fellows to date. Since the inception of the Rosenthal Fellowship, many Rosenthal Fellows have also participated in The European Union Visitors Program (EVP). Fellows also have the opportunity to extend their summer internship project under a mentoring program—VSFS (Virtual Student Foreign Service) Program at the Department of State.

In a joint statement, Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director of APSIA, and Rick Gilmore, Chairman of the Rosenthal Fellowship, said, “The program’s success depends first and foremost on the outstanding caliber of our fellows, the extraordinary support we receive from host offices in the Congress and Executive Branch and APSIA member schools, and the generous contributions and support of our Board, donor institutions, and longstanding friends of the program. The Fellowship is living proof that terrorism cannot overwhelm the human spirit. We’re a program whose purpose is to provide exceptional students with unique government experience. They are our future leaders in new approaches to peaceful problem solving in international relations.”

The Rosenthal Fellowship includes a series of roundtable discussions with experts from DC research organizations and universities, career planning sessions, and Congressional briefings. The Robertson Foundation for Government co-hosts a number of events for fellows throughout the summer. Judy and Rick Gilmore, Chairman of the Fellowship, host an annual summer reception for fellows, hosts, and supporters.

In association with APSIA, the Rosenthal Fellowship receives financial support from a number of individual donors, as well as the Robertson Foundation for Government, the Rotary Foundation and previously from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Former Senator and Vice President Fritz Mondale serves as honorary chairman of the Fellowship.

Enrique Sondakh
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