Call for Applications

You have reached the call for applications for the 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The application process for this program is now closed. To learn more about the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, see below or follow the links on the left-hand side of your screen. 

Overview  

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a collaborative, transatlantic program on international relations and global diversity. The Fellowship is designed to develop leadership skills and knowledge among graduate students aspiring to careers in foreign policy. Over four weeks, 24 American and European graduate students meet with leaders in government, business and academia. The Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching policy discussions by producing research and writing articles. Through this program, Humanity in Action seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches to national and international issues. 

The 2016 program will take place in Washington, Berlin and Warsaw from May 29 to June 26, 2016. Humanity in Action will host and organize multiple sessions in Washington that will focus on building skills, networks and knowledge for foreign policy careers. 

To learn more about the structure, curriculum and mission of the Fellowship, please click here.  
 

Program Locations

The 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship will take place for four weeks in June 2016 in Washington, Berlin and Warsaw. 

Who Can Apply? 

Each prospective applicant must meet all eligibility criteria associated with his/her country.

United States:

• Applicants must reside in, currently study in or hold citizenship of the United States.
• Applicants must be students currently enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs (master’s, doctorate, MD, JD, MBA, etc.) or enrolled at some point in the calendar year of 2015. (For example, applicants who graduated in May 2015 are eligble to apply.)

Europe:

• Applicants must reside in, currently study in or hold citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey or Ukraine.  
• Applicants must be currently enrolled students or recent graduates meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Students currently enrolled in graduate or advanced professional programs (master’s, doctorate, LLM, MBA, etc.) or enrolled at some point in the calendar year of 2015;
  • OR Professionals who graduated from such programs in 2013 or 2014 are also eligible to apply.


All applicants should be pursuing a career in a field such as diplomacy, security, international relations, development, public health, trade and economics, climate and environmental policy, media or non-profit management. Applicants should possess relevant work experience. All participants must be fluent in English. Applicants from non-traditional international affairs academic disciplines–such as business, law, health and environmental sciences–are encouraged to apply. Veterans and applicants of minority backgrounds are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Fee

Candidates applying from universities in the United States must pay an application fee of $40.00 USD. American applications are not considered complete until Humanity in Action has received the fee. Candidates applying from universities in other countries are not required to pay the application fee.

Characteristics of Successful Candidates  

Successful applicants for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship will possess the following traits:

Intellectual curiosity: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are eager to discuss a wide range of international issues outside of their own specific field of study.

Collaborative spirit: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who thrive in collaborative settings and enjoy discussing challenging issues in culturally and internationally diverse groups.

Commitment:  Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are committed to the organization’s principles and work ethic. Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are willing to devote considerable time and effort to furthering the objectives of Humanity in Action after the completion of the program. 

Open-mindedness: Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are open to challenging their personal convictions. The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is not a program that serves to confirm assumptions or already held beliefs. Instead, the program seeks to broaden and stretch the Fellows’ understanding of complex international issues and expand their worldview.