Application Deadline: September 19, 2024

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Welcome to Rangel

The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

About the Program

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Graduate Fellowship Program

Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding people for careers in the Foreign Service.

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Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all three eligibility requirements.
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Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Do you have questions about the Graduate Fellowship? Learn more about the program with some FAQs!

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Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program for undergraduate students.
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Resources for Advisors

Resources for Advisors

Are you an advisor, wondering about the Rangel Program and how to support applicants? Visit the Advisors’ page!

About the Program

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Graduate Fellowship Program

Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding people for careers in the Foreign Service.
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Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all three eligibility requirements.

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Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Do you have questions about the Graduate Fellowship? Learn more about the program with some FAQs!

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Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program for undergraduate students.

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Resources for Advisors

Resources for Advisors

Are you an advisor, wondering about the Rangel Program and how to support applicants? Visit the Advisors’ page!

About the Program

Promotional Content for Bunche Center

Graduate Fellowship Program

Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding people for careers in the Foreign Service.

thumbnail_JKnight_3032_160613 600

Graduate Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all three eligibility requirements.

2016 Fellows Flag Day six 600

Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Graduate Fellowship FAQs

Do you have questions about the Graduate Fellowship? Learn more about the program with some FAQs!

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Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program for undergraduate students.

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Resources for Advisors

Resources for Advisors

Are you an advisor, wondering about the Rangel Program and how to support applicants? Visit the Advisors’ page!

Rangel Fellow & Scholar Spotlight

Aminata Sy, 2019 Rangel Fellow

2019 Rangel Fellow Aminata Sy is currently a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who joined the Rangel program with a professional background in journalism and nonprofit leadership. Many of her articles focused on the stories and issues of African-Americans and African immigrants. She was also a Perry World House Inaugural Student Fellow where she researched on women in politics and a press intern at Philadelphia City Hall writing talking points for the Mayor. Aminata’s dedication to the global community is further evidenced by the nonprofit organization she founded, African Community Learning Program, which uses education as a tool to empower people of African heritage. She recently entered the U.S. Foreign Service Office after graduating from American University, building upon her undergraduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and Community College of Philadelphia.

Korde Inniss, 2013 Rangel Scholar

Korde Inniss is a graduate of Morehouse College and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is currently a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow and was a 2013 SEP Scholar. During his time in the Air Force, Korde served as an Intelligence Officer and Combat Aviation Advisor. While serving in those roles he conducted counter-terrorism operations as well as trained partner nation forces. Korde’s experience in the Air Force helped foster his passion for diplomacy and provided him with significant skills that will help him succeed in his future career as a diplomat. Korde recently completed his congressional internship with the office of Rep. Elaine Luria and will be heading into his first year of graduate school at the Harvard Kennedy School in the fall to pursue a Master’s in Public Administration.