Payne and Rangel International Affairs Programs Information Session

What: Payne International Development and Rangel International Affairs Information Session

When: Monday, November 10th

Time: 4-5:30pm

Location: Cox 214

For questions, please contact Dr. Tiffany Kershner:


The Donald M. Payne International Development Program seeks to attract and prepare young people for careers in the USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and USAID Missions, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend any good two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to international development, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, engineering, languages, public health, environmental sciences, agriculture, urban studies, or business administration. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. It welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major who have an interest in a career of international service.  Information and application materials can be found at  The Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by Howard University.  Contact information:, 202-806-5952 or 877-633-0002.


Number of Fellowships Offered:  5

Value of Fellowship:  Up to $90,000 over two years for grad school, internships and professional development activities

Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2015

Online Application Opens:  October 14, 2014

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2015 – Finalists selected by the end of February – Fellows selected by mid-March