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Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2022

Application Deadline: January 31st 2022

If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this two-year Fellowship program is a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, internships, professional development and mentorship – culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).


The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program is designed as a two-year cohort model, with the application window for each cohort opening in the fall and closing the end of January the following year.

Applications for the 2022 cohort are being accepted September 8, 2021 – January 31, 2022. To be eligible to apply for the 2022 cohort, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology at a U.S.-based accredited institution and entering your junior year in fall 2022, OR
  • Be seeking admission in an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution beginning in fall 2022;
  • Be on a timeline to graduate with your bachelor’s or master’s degree in May 2024;
  • Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA through participation in the program;
  • Be able to obtain and maintain medical and security clearances and suitability requirements;
  • Agree to a minimum five-year commitment with the Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program and the State Department’s requirements.

How to Apply

  • Early Review Deadline: Jan 10, 2022. Submit your application by this date if you would like the FAIT Fellowship team to review your application and ensure all documents are correctly submitted. You’ll be able to resubmit documents if needed. After this date, we will not be able to review your application in advance.
  • Final Deadline: Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST). Any applications after this deadline will not be accepted.

Official Website: Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2022



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