Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship applications open!

As a member of Cohort 10 of the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP), I want to devote a blog post to sharing a bit about this fantastic fellowship opportunity and urge eligible students to apply by the March 15, 2010 deadline. This program is powerful because of the strength of its comprehensive programming, the amazing people who are staff and fellows, and the world-changing work it does in cultivating a more thoughtful, talented, and diverse group of U.S. professionals working in international affairs. Read on for more details and see if this might be a fit for you or someone you know!

Beginning in the undergraduate sophomore summer, IIPP programming offers students language and cultural competence training to become leaders in international affairs. The program aims to ensure that United States foreign policy representatives reflect the diversity of the American population and promotes excellence, international service, and awareness in order to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness.

IIPP features a sequenced six-component program, which includes:

* Sophomore Summer Policy Institute
* Junior Year Study Abroad
* Junior Summer Policy Institute
* Summer Language Institute
* Internships
* Graduate Degree in International Affairs

Eligibility requirements from undergraduate sophomores include the following:

* Are enrolled full-time at an accredited four–year baccalaureate-granting institution
* Are U.S. Citizens or legal residents (documentary support required)
* Have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
* Possess excellent critical analysis and leadership skills
* Have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs, public policy and language training
* Are an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)
* Plan to seek admission to a two-year master’s degree program in international affairs

Upcoming IIPP Informational Webinars

These webinars are intended to give a broad overview of the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program and details about eligibility, application requirements, and information about each component of the program.

Student Informational Session Thursday, February 18, 2010, 3:00PM EST

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