USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is
designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in
international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne
Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two
years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol
Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional
development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete
the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the
fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution
to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including
international development, international relations, public policy,
business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture,
environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or
professional school approved by the Payne Program.   At the end of the
two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. 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. The program welcomes applications from those with any
undergraduate majorand encourages
applications from members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial
.  Information and application materials for the program are available at  The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Dr. Harold A. Scott, Interim Director
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University
(202) 806-4367; 877-633-0002

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