Mentoring the next generation of leaders in international affairs is one of our top priorities. We offer two paid summer internships for minority college students at the U.S. Department of State. We partner with the American Foreign Service Association and the Association of Black American Ambassadors to administer these internships. The internship offers students the opportunity to work on important foreign policy issues. Previous interns have been placed on the China and Nigeria Desk.
The stipend covers living expenses and other costs. The internship application form for the U.S. Department of State internships program can be found at careers.state.gov. Applications for summer internships are due by November 1 of each year.
For additional questions you can email: TLG1973@state.gov.
*Due to Covid restrictions, no selections were made for the 2020-21 cycle.
Todman Book Scholarship
Submission Deadline: May 3 - July 12, 2021
TLG has established several scholarships honoring the Foreign Service and mentorship of Ambassador Terence A. Todman. Ambassador Todman served 40 years with the State Department as the U.S. Ambassador to Chad, Guinea, Costa Rica, Spain, Denmark and Argentina, as well as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs during the Carter administration. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500.
To apply for this scholarship, you will need to submit:
Essay (1000 word min)
Unofficial College Transcripts
Minimum GPA of 3.25 (2020-21)
Essay topic: In light of domestic challenges, why should African Americans pursue a career in International Affairs? How does this impact your personal and professional goals?