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Brittni Foster, A21, Wins Rangel Fellowship

Friday, February 19, 2021

The prestigious fellowship supports exceptional individuals who want to pursue careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Brittni Foster, A21

Brittni Foster, A21, a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations, has been awarded a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a competitive nationwide selection process. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, the Rangel Fellowship supports exceptional individuals who want to pursue careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship will support Brittni pursuing a master's degree in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service and will provide professional development opportunities including internships, mentorship, and skills training. Brittni hopes to focus her graduate studies on international law, development, and energy. As part of the Rangel Fellowship, Brittni will also intern with a Member of Congress on issues related to international affairs in summer 2021. In summer 2022, she will intern with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas to get hands-on experience working in the Foreign Service.