How To Apply
The Franklin Fellows Program provides professionals at the mid – to more senior level the opportunity to a year of public service working as experts and consultants in the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in order to advance American foreign policy and international development goals.
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Have at least five years of professional experience related to the positions of interest. (Please note that we cannot count internships or part-time/short-term employment as part of that five-year minimum.)
- NOT be a current Federal employee by the time of the projected starting date. (This is NOT a Federal appointment.)
- Be able to fund themselves or have outside institutional funding for the duration of the Fellowship. (The Franklin Fellows Program has NO funds available to support Fellows at this time.)
- Be available to serve for one (1) year as a Fellow.
- Be able to work full-time and be physically present in the office of assignment. (Telecommuting and part-time work is not permitted.)
- Be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance but do not need to have a clearance in order to apply.
- Submit a Financial Disclosure Form prior to serving.
- Receive an Ethics clearance prior to serving.
- Franklin Fellows Program application submitted through USAJobs.gov
- Resume attached to application
- Statement confirming you meet eligibility requirements (see above), including confirmation that you have the funds to support yourself.
- List of at least three (3) positions in which you are most interested and qualified for along with a brief explanation of how your experience has prepared you for each position. (See the list of Franklin Fellows Program assignments possibilities at http://careers.state.gov/FF.)
Please include the above materials when submitting your application through USAJobs.