Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State diversity recruitment program designed for highly talented individuals who want to pursue an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree and a career in the Foreign Service. 

This two-year fellowship program provides:

  • Up to $43,500 annually in academic funding for two years (bachelor's or master's IT-related degree)
  • Two full-time summer internships with stipends (one in Washington, D.C. and one at an embassy or consulate overseas)
  • Professional development and personalized mentoring

Fellows complete their IT-related degree programs at any U.S.-accredited college or university. The first summer internship is full-time in Washington, D.C. with the Department of State. The second summer internship is full-time overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship and the Foreign Service entry requirements, FAIT Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Technology Officer

The FAIT Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.