Baruch College's Colin Powell Fellowship in International Diplomacy

Description:

Every year the prestigious Baruch College Colin Powell Fellows program funds two high-achieving Baruch juniors or seniors. Winners engage in eight-week unpaid internships working either for the State Department in Washington, for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, or a U.S. embassy overseas, depending on where they are needed. The fellowships are funded by the Weissman Center for International Business. Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, as a member of the WCIB advisory council, took the lead in developing this opportunity for Baruch students. Spielvogel, who served as US Ambassador to the Slovak Republic in 2000 and 2001, received his BBA from Baruch in 1952, along with an Honorary LLD in 1984. He is also an Honorary Trustee of the Baruch College Fund. "The intention of the Colin Powell Fellowships and the internship program is to interest outstanding young people in the possibility of pursuing careers in the State Department," Ambassador Spielvogel said. Colin Powell is a City College graduate. If you have a strong interest in International Relations, Diplomacy, History, Economics, Political Science, Finance, Management or other countries and cultures, this is an opportunity for you.

Eligibility:

Colin Powell Fellowships requires a 3.4 GPA or higher, fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language (and preferably more) and an interest in foreign policy and international affairs. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applicants must be full-time Baruch junior or senior undergraduate students. If selected, students must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of State security clearance.

Award:

Winners engage in eight-week unpaid internships working either for the State Department in Washington, for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, or a U.S. embassy overseas, depending on where they are needed and receive a stipend to cover expenses while interning.

Information Session:

An information session will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2016 from 12:45 – 1:45 PM in the Baruch College Vertical Campus, Room 8-262. 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the Summer 2017 program is October 21, 2016, 12:00 PM.  Selected applicants will be interviewed as a part of the final selection.

To apply:

To download a copy of the Summer 2017 Program application click here.  Application materials are also available in the Weissman Center for International Business
137 East 25th Street ,8th floor
New York, NY. 10010

For more information, contact: Ms. Lene Skou, (646) 312-2074, or Professor Roseanne McManus, Baruch’s Political Science Department at Roseanne.Mcmanus@baruch.cuny.edu

Full List of Baruch College Colin Powell Fellows

Summer 2004

Ariel Krinshpun                                      

Andreea Ursu-Williams                    

Summer of 2005

Igor Norinsky                                          

Daniel Slodynsky

Summer of 2006

Winnifred Lee

Summer of 2007

Joselyn Muhleisen

Prijo Thomas

Summer of 2008

Simon Mairzadeh

Sean Perryman

Summer of 2009

Olga Ryabaya

Holdyn Brand

Summer of 2010

Zoie Blackwood

Maciej Luczywo

Summer of 2011

Tala Mansi

Sophia van Doren

Summer of 2012

Shehab Chowdhurry

Samson Peng

Summer of 2013

Peter Barone

Alyssa Alicino

Spring 2014

Isaac Ortiz

Summer 2014

Farhana Hassan

Summer 2015

Konstantin Dukhovnny

Summer 2016

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