Colin Powell Fellowship
Every year the prestigious Colin Powell Fellows program funds two high-achieving Baruch juniors or seniors. Winners engage in eight-week internships working either for the State Department in Washington or for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, 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 3.5 GPA or higher, fluency in English and 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 internships working either for the State Department in Washington or for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, depending on where they are needed.
An information session is held in September. Applications are due by the end of October of each year. Selected applicants will be interviewed as a part of the final selection. Application materials are available in the Weissman Center for International Business, 137 East 25th Street, 8th floor.
Application materials are 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
2010 Colin Powell Fellows