Internal application deadline: January 3, 2011. See details below.
The Harold W Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations Summer 2011 offers students pursuing a career in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer in professional fellowship positions in the U.S. Congress or at a U.S. government agency (including the State Department and the Department of Defense) in Washington, DC. The program is open to all graduate students enrolled in APSIA-member schools and who are returning to school in Fall 2011 (i.e., you must do this in a summer between two periods of graduate school enrollment).
For more information about Harold Rosenthal and the Rosenthal Fellowship, go to www.rosenthalfellowship.org.
Here are the facts:
- A stipend of $2000 will accompany each award
- Fellowship positions are chosen to ensure they provide substantive work experience in international relations and security policy
- International students may apply but are limited to Congressional placements
- Each school may nominate up to 3 candidates
- Semi-finalists for the program will be notified on February 14th.
- Interviews and final selections will take place in Washington, DC on March7th-8th with travel costs the responsibility of the nominees.
TO APPLY TO THE HUMPHREY INSTITUTE TO BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE 3 HHH CANDIDATES (DEADLINE - MONDAY, JANUARY 3)
Please submit the following materials to Lynne Schuman at firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 midnight on Monday, January 3. They should be attached to your email as Word documents.
1. A brief (300 words or less) statement as to why you would like to be a Rosenthal Fellow and how that relates to your education and career goals.
2. Resume showing education and experience relevant to a career in international affairs
3. A two-page original essay written for this application on an international affairs topic of the student's choice. The essay should not refer to you personally. This essay is key - it must be succinct, well-written and showcase your knowledge of an international affairs topic.
You will be notified by January 7th if you have been chosen as a nominee.
If you are a nominee, all remaining materials (official transcripts, letter of reference, application form and final copies of your resume and essay) will be due on Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Official transcripts: Although you don't need an official transcript for this first stage, you will need one at the next stage. It would be wise to request one (or more) from your undergraduate school. Have them sent to you in separate sealed envelopes and keep them unopened for this or other applications where official transcripts are required. You will also need an official graduate transcript from the U of MN and any other graduate programs you may have attended previously. The U of MN request can wait until early January when you find out if you are a nominee.
Reference: If you are selected as a nominee, you will need to submit a letter of reference from a professor or professional associate with direct knowledge of your interests and abilities. It would be wise to decide on who that recommender should be and give him/her a heads up that you may be requesting such a letter in early January.
Questions about the Rosenthal application process? Please contact Lynne Schuman at schum001(at)umn.edu.
Lynne R. Schuman
Director of Career Services
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota