Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

A six-week summer program that prepares undergraduate students for careers in international affairs.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Scholars attend courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, the program arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs, and also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A full-time undergraduate student with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2

Application Process

A complete application includes the following:

  • Background information
  • An interest statement (500 words)
  • Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities that the applicant has attended
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship 
  • Three letters of recommendation

See tips on preparing a copetative application. The Rangel Programs will strive to complete the selection process by the end of March 2020. 

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Sandra Zupan