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The Council of American Ambassadors provides six International Affairs Fellowships in honor of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The fellowship program combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the Department of State, and, in cooperation with the Fund for American Studies, academic studies in international affairs at Georgetown University, as well as residential housing on campus. The fellowship provides a $6,000 award to each student who is applied to cover the cost of the program.

The fellowships are open to undergraduate students who have completed their junior year prior to the commencement of their internship. Applicants should possess a strong interest in pursuing a career in diplomacy or international affairs, and their backgrounds should reflect a high level of academic excellence and leadership in extracurricular activities. 

Amount of Award
Students will receive free tuition for six credit hours at Georgetown University and eight weeks of paid residential housing on the university's campus.

Length of Award
The fellowships are available only during summer sessions.

Application Deadlines
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Application Process
Apply online to Department of State. Applications of persons who are chosen by the Department of State for internships in Washington, D.C., and who have authorized the department to provide their information to other organizations, will be forwarded to the Council of American Ambassadors for consideration. The council will invite eligible candidates to apply for the fellowship and will provide the application instructions.