Baruch College's Colin Powell Fellowship in International Diplomacy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 of 2005
Summer of 2006
Summer of 2007
Summer of 2008
Summer of 2009
Summer of 2010
Summer of 2011
Sophia van Doren
Summer of 2012
Summer of 2013