Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

A summer program that prepares undergraduates for careers in international affairs.

What is the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program? 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.

Program Structure: Rangel Scholars 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. The Program provides two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, the Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Program Benefits: The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship 
  • Three letters of recommendation

See tips on preparing a competative application. 

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Jenna Sarchio