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Latest Postings

Updated: April 14, 2024

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Grants and Other Opportunities

Center for a New American Security (CNAS) 

A call for applications for a new program housed under the Make Room Initiative: The Mentorship Program. This program seeks young professionals, students, and recent graduates with less than five years of relevant work experience (excluding military service) who are interested in learning about and working in the national security and foreign policy space. We are seeking individuals across the country, with diverse backgrounds in thought and education, to participate in our inaugural fall 2024 cohort.

Learn more here.

ENGin / ENGinGov Subprogram

ENGinGov is a pilot ENGin subprogram in collaboration with the government of Ukraine, as part of the "Future Perfect" initiative aimed at enhancing the level of English proficiency in Ukraine. ENGin is a nonprofit organization changing the world one conversation at a time. We connect English-speaking volunteers aged 13+ with motivated young Ukrainians aged 9 to 35 for online speaking practice and cross-cultural exchange. Through simple weekly video chat conversations, our volunteers play a vital role in helping young people overcome the language barrier, offering friendship and emotional support, and introducing them to a new culture. 

Learn more here.

National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP)

2024 Next-Generation Korean Peninsula Specialists

he National Committee on American Foreign Policy is accepting applications from all over the world for our 3rd cohort of next-gen Korean Peninsula specialists. This year's program will feature both virtual and fully-funded in-person opportunities, as well as an honorarium for completion of final products. Each emerging leader will also be paired with a mentor for the duration of the program. 

Learn more and apply here

African-American China Leadership Fellows Program (AACLF)

American Mandarin Society

The African-American China Leadership Fellows Program (AACLF) is dedicated to the development of mid-career African￾American China professionals, striving to curb the under￾representation of African-Americans in all facets of U.S.-China relations. We firmly believe that supporting rising African￾American professionals is essential to enhancing the China space, improving U.S. national security and competitiveness, and better reflecting the diversity of the United States.

The program is currently accepting applications for cohort 4. For more program information, follow the link: And for any questions, reach out to us at

The Morgridge Acceleration Program (MAP) Fellowship 

Tackle a real-world challenge currently facing a nonprofit through the MAP Fellowship and tap into elite mentorship, networking platforms, fully-funded travel opportunities and a grant of $5,000 to advance your solution — all while remaining in your current full-time role. Applications close October 20, 2023.


Learn more and apply here:

Federal Government Fellowships


Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - A program that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: September 21, 2023.



Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Program - A program that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: September 28, 2023.



William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship - A two-year graduate fellowship designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent in the Foreign Service. Deadline: October 1, 2023.



Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship - A program that seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Deadline: October 26, 2023.



Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program - The FDFP is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Applications to open soon. Deadline: TBA



Consular Fellows Program - Become a Consular Fellow and use your language proficiency in Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese as part of a unique national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. The program is a limited non-career appointment of up to five years which directly supports the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Deadline: October 1, 2023.


Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program - The Mansfield Fellowship Program was established to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, first-hand knowledge about Japan and its government. Deadline: October 31, 2023.


Applications to Open Later in the Year



Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship - A two-year Fellowship program with a path to a career in the Foreign Service by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, culminating in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist. Application to open in September 2023.


Presidential Management Fellows Program - The mission of the PMF is to recruit and develop a cadre of future government leaders drawn from all segments of society. The application is released in the fall and will remain open for two weeks.


General Professional Development Activities



Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship - Sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at NED to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Deadline: October 31, 2023.



Truman National Security Project Membership - The Truman Project brings together leaders to rethink national security. Deadline: August 23, 2023.



Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship - This program provides opportunities for U.S. early- and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in placements in a foreign government ministry or institution around the world. Deadline: September 15, 2023.


Global Innovation Fellowship - The program provides opportunities to UK-based early- and mid-career researchers from across the humanities and social sciences to develop their skills, networks, and careers in the creative and cultural, public, private, and policy sectors. Deadline: November 1, 2023.


CLIFF-GRADS Fellowships - The Climate, Food, and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship Programme builds capacity in early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries to conduct applied research in agriculture greenhouse gas emission quantification and mitigation. Deadline: August 28, 2023.



WIlson Center Fellowship - Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists, and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Deadline: October 1, 2023.



World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program - The program targets young talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed their PhD in an area relevant to the World Bank's work and aims to build the capacity of the next generation of African changemakers in development research and policymaking and assist poverty reduction in the region. Deadline: August 25, 2023.


Human Rights Advocates Program - HRAP leverages the resources of Columbia University and those offered by NYC as a hub of NGOs and international organizations to provide human rights advocates with academic, skill-building, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Deadline: October 15, 2023.


War, Conflict, & Migration Think Tank Junior Fellowship - If you have a mix of experience in advocacy and academic and regional expertise, particularly from the Global South, this is a chance for you to partake in a research group, publish,a dn connect to an active network of global researchers! This is a non-paid, fully remote position, and may require up to 4 hours of commitment each week. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: Deadline: August 15, 2023.



Public Voices Fellowship on Technology in the Public Interest - The year-long fellowship is for individuals who have expertise and experience conducting research and/or advocacy that addresses the social impacts of technology. Deadline: August 1, 2023.


Economic Recovery Corps Fellowship - ERC Fellows will serve as catalysts, working in partnership with local leaders and communities to activate regional economic development strategies that drive innovation, sustainable growth, and build long-term resilience. Through this 2.5-year program, Fellows receive robust on-going professional development opportunities, including mentorship, coaching, and Economic Development Certification training. Deadline: August 15, 2023.



Share the Mic in Cyber Fellowship - A first-of-its-kind program, the #ShareTheMicinCyber fellowship will provide cybersecurity professionals from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to conduct policy research and analysis, explore critical cyber security issues, lead technical projects, and explore questions of diversity and the human side of cybersecurity. Applications open on August 15th.


Scholarship / Award Opportunities



Fund for Education Abroad - FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. The Spring 2024 application is now open!



Andrew E. Rice Award, Society for International Development, United States - The award goes to a young professional who demonstrates leadership and innovation, as well as tremendous promise for advancement in the field of international development. Award recipients have committed to a career of service to those who are most in need and will work towards sustainable, people-centered development. Deadline: September 8, 2023.


Volunteer Opportunities



2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Reader - Application reading period begins on September 14, 2023.



Internships and Programs



White House Internship Program - Washington, D.C. Deadline: Deadline: August 18, 2023.



Communications Intern, Human Rights First - New York, NY or Remote, Deadline: August 4, 2023.



Asian Development Bank Internship Program - Various Locations. Deadline: September 15, 2023.



Policy Associate, Effective and Accountable Government Program - Washington, DC, 54-60,000. Deadline:  August 14, 2023.



Research Analyst, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation - Washington, D.C., 47,250 - 50,000, Deadline: August 15, 2023.



Program Associate - Rule of Law Research, World Justice Project - Washington, DC. Deadline; August 31, 2023.


Program Associate - Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, Congressional Hunger Center - Washington, DC, at least 50,000. Deadline: September 1, 2023.



Coordinator - Project Management , Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington, D.C. Deadline: August 20, 2023.



US Chamber of Commerce Internship Program - Washington, DC. Deadline: August 4, 2023.



Women's Foreign Policy Group Fall Internships - Washington, DC

2023 Youth International Leadership Initiative Summer Program

Are you a college student or recent graduate interested in pursing an international affairs career? Have you ever thought about applying to a study abroad or international fellowship program? Do you want to take the next step in your career advancement? Apply for the 2023 Youth International Leadership Initiative (YILI) Summer Program!

Learn more and apply here



The Community College Global Affairs Fellowship (CCGAF) is a new paid summer enrichment and mentorship program that seeks to expand access to global education opportunities and international affairs careers to community college, transfer, and non-traditional students.  A partnership between Meridian International Center, Global Community College Transfers (GCCT), and Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), the CCGAF provides evidence-based skill-building, mentorship and 1:1 coaching, as well as ongoing access to networks and career supports that global affairs students and professionals need to grow in their work, advance to higher levels of leadership, and become decision-makers on the world stage.

Learn more and apply here

International Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

ICAP is a professional development and leadership program for highly promising mid-career professionals in international affairs in the United States, sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and by the Aspen Institute.  It is funded by donations from generous alumni, senior mentors and friends of the program as well as by government agencies and nonprofits that sponsor individual Fellows.  These include the State Department, the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the US African Development Foundation, the US International Trade Commission, the US Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau, the US Navy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Gates Foundation, Amnesty International USA and the Aspen Institute. 

You can learn more about the opportunity at

Schwarzman Scholarship

This is a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Learn more here

Women's Congressional Policy Institute


The fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, this program is unique – it is the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

Learn more here

Leadership for Democracy and Social Justice


The Emerging Leaders Fellowship is a semester-long program designed for people with 3-5 years of social justice work experience and who are based anywhere in the United States. This could be in labor unions, policy, organizing, and advocacy work. The program will provide special training, support, mentoring, and career services. The program will include in-person and virtual opportunities to learn from seasoned national leaders in movements for social change about everything from organizing, power and strategy, leadership and management, sustainability, movement worldview, and the history of social movements.

Learn more here

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


The fellow will support the work of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Afro-descendants and against Racial Discrimination of the ES/IACHR, under the supervision of specialists and area coordination during the period of the fellowship; At the conclusion of the fellowship, she/he/they will submit to the SE/IACHR a detailed report on the activities carried out. The fellowship is subject to the availability of funding.

Learn more here

United Nations Association of The United States of America

Are you looking for a mentor that can provide you with career and professional development guidance? Do you seek to be a mentor yourself in the hopes of helping others grow?  Become a part of UNA-NCA’s Young Professionals Program mentorship program! Through the Mentorship Program, the Young Professionals Team matches young professionals with seasoned professionals for one-to-one mentorship based on professional interest and goals.

In the Mentorship program, both mentees and mentors will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with leaders working in international relations in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.

  • Network with like minded professionals

  • Attend at least two young professionals programs events and the mentorship program orientation

For additional information about the program, please contact us at

Mobility International USA - Remote Internship

Mobility International USA is offering an exciting new remote internship opportunity for exchange alumni with and without disabilities to educate disability communities about how to study or volunteer abroad. The Access to Exchange Externship is a way for exchange alumni to create their very own outreach project to educate disability communities about international exchange while receiving professional development support and a stipend upon completion of the project.

You can learn more about the opportunity at

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Summer Institute (2023 Program)

The Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) announces an inaugural Summer Institute designed to promote diversity and inclusion in U.S.-Japan relations. We invite American undergraduate students to join us for an intensive summer study experience in Japan. The program covers costs including passport applications, visa applications, local and international travel, housing, field trips and entry fees to museums. Additionally, it provides a stipend of $2,500 per student to cover meals and incidentals.

Learn more here

Maureen Mansfield Women’s Empowerment Series: Trilateral Youth Empowerment Program

The program provides a space for college-age women (ages 18-24) to develop their skills and ideas by working with their peers and established experts on current public policy challenges. During the program, participants will also develop intergenerational partnerships through cooperation with their mentors.

Learn more here

American Mandarin Society Next Generation Journalists Program

Are you a young writer trying to develop a career writing about China? The AMS Next-Generation Journalists Program is a unique opportunity to hone your writing craft and build a track record of publication while under the guidance of an expert in the field. 

Learn more and apply here

Alumni Engagement Innovation Grant (2022)

Since its inception in 2011, the U.S. Department of State has funded over 500 AEIF alumni-led projects around the world. AEIF grants support Exchange Alumni team initiatives that increase regional and global collaboration of alumni, support U.S. foreign policy objectives, and benefit local communities.

Learn more and apply here

Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

The Environment Officer serves as an energy advisor in the Energy Division, which manages USAID’s Washington-based energy programs and provides technical and management leadership and support.

The position is located in the Global Development Unit, Economic and Social Section in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

The Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) Fellowship Program offers a six-week paid; full-time summer fellowship held in select JPMorgan Chase offices. The ABP Fellowship Program is designed to attract undergraduate sophomores who are interested in early exposure to financial services careers and committed to the advancement of individuals from underrepresented groups in this industry. 

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the leading think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a policy analyst on industry innovation for an 18-month project to assess China’s innovation performance.

GMF works on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century, including the future of democracy, security and geopolitics, alliances and the rise of China, and technology and innovation.

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Managing Grants Officer, Asia & Global, on the Asia/Latin America/Global Principal’s team in the Grants Administration Department. 

A seasoned and inspiring leader who will work with and lead an organizing team, responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing API PA’s base-building and electoral strategies to build power in and for Asian communities statewide in Pennsylvania.

McLarty Associates is seeking a bright, resourceful, highly organized individual to serve as a full-time associate to support the firm’s Northeast Asia and trade practices. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

A career in the Intelligence Community is both challenging and rewarding. You will join an elite group of U.S. citizens united to keep our nation's leaders informed, protect our country from outside threats and develop the technology necessary to solve the national security issues of tomorrow.

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 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers, is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with scholars in our Washington, DC-based Russia/Eurasia program. This position is anticipated to last until the end of July 2023. 

At Immigrant Affairs, we pride ourselves on creating a dynamic work environment where employees are given opportunities to grow professionally and advance in their fields. We are looking for highly-motivated and well-organized individuals to join us in making a difference for New York City's immigrant communities.

The Communication and Events Manager is a key member of the Project Global Officer (GO) and the Language Training Centers programs. This dynamic role works closely with an expert IIE team to promote and support innovative language and culture programs for ROTC students and DoD community partners.

McLarty Associates is seeking a bright, resourceful, highly organized individual to serve as a full-time associate to support the firm’s Northeast Asia and trade practices. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

American Councils is an international nonprofit based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the world. 

Candidates should be enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary environment that includes political scientists, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, historians, and international relations scholars.

McLarty Associates is seeking a bright, resourceful, highly organized individual to serve as an Associate for the firm's Southeast Asia practice. We are seeking to fill this position by early October and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

The Special Assistant position is located at Peace Corps Headquarters (HQ) within one of the three Regional offices responsible for overseas operations. The position reports to the Regional Director and is responsible for administrative tasks associated with the mission and functions of the Region. 

Whether it’s been three months or three decades since service, RPCV Careers helps you leverage your Peace Corps experience and prepare you for your next career move.

 The Environment Officer would serve as an energy advisor managing USAID energy programs  and providing technical leadership and strategic advisory to USAID’s energy  sector transition and climate change mitigation agenda

The Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program helps bring diverse young talent to government and offers students the opportunity to apply their educational training to work at a federal agency.

This person will work with colleagues in the Strategic Intelligence team, as well as across relevant Platform teams, and externally with a broad range of stakeholders in member companies.

Academy of Art University is seeking a remote-based, bilingual College Admissions Specialist to support incoming international students. This is a full-time position supporting aspiring artists in pursuit of their art and design degree.

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