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Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship Info Session

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Tuesday, October 27 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

You are invited to a virtual info session about an exciting opportunity – the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship program, on Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET).  


This two-year fellowship program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, and it provides academic funding (up to $37,500 each year) for two years, internships, and, at the end of the two-year program, an appointment (full-time job) in the Foreign Service.


Register for the virtual info session at this link:


If you aren’t able to attend at this time, but are still interested, please register so that you can get access to the recording. An email will go to all registrants after the webinar that provides a link to the recording of the webinar.


Here are additional details about the FAIT Fellowship program:


As a FAIT Fellow, you can expect to forge new friendships, create a professional network, and build memories for a lifetime.

Benefits of the FAIT Fellowship program:


  • Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.
  • Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
  • An appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS) upon successful completion of the program and the State Department's requirements.


Applications for the 2021 cohort are now being accepting through Feb 1, 2021. Here are the basic eligibility requirements to apply. You must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled full-time in an IT-related degree program and starting your junior year in fall 2021, or seeking admission for fall 2021 in a two-year IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution (in-person or online programs)
  • Be able to obtain and maintain U.S. Department of State medical and security clearances and suitability requirements
  • Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of your application, and maintain this GPA throughout the program.


There will be plenty of time at the end of the presentation for your questions during  a live Q&A. We hope to see you there!

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