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INTL Alumni Ben McIntosh (BA, 2013) selected for Pickering Fellowship!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – INTL Alumni Ben McIntosh (BA, 2013) accepted the prestigious 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship after undergoing a rigorous application and interview process.

Managed and funded by the Department of State and administered by The Washington Center, the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship offers talented students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career in the U.S Foreign Service. Consideration is given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Recipients of the Pickering Fellowship receive two years of financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them for a career in the Foreign Service. Fellows also complete a domestic internship at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and an overseas internship at a U.S. embassy.

Hundreds of applicants from more than 270 colleges and universities competed for this distinguished fellowship. Ten undergraduate and twenty graduate students were selected for the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship. The 2017 cohort will begin their program in June 2017.

For full details about the Pickering Fellowship program and application process, please visit: