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Join the U.S. Department of State and The Washington Center to hear about a unique two-year graduate fellowship program, the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship, that provides academic funding for a two-year master’s degree program and leads to an exciting career in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent.

This webinar is designed for faculty and staff at colleges and universities who want to help their students learn about this opportunity. Students are also welcome to attend this webinar!

The Clarke DS Fellowship is accepting applications for the 2025 cohort February 12, 2024, to April 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm (EDT).

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll hear about the eligibility requirements, benefits, selection process and timeline, to be able to help your students and alumni pursue this opportunity.

The Clarke DS Fellowship provides up to $42,000 annually for two years for academic funding (tuition, room and board, books/lab fees, other academic expenses, and some travel), two summer practicums with stipend support, personalized mentoring, and professional development.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows will receive an appointment as a DSS Special Agent in the Foreign Service – and launch an exciting career at the forefront of law enforcement and international affairs.

The Clarke DS Fellowship aims to attract top candidates that represent the ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity of the United States. The Clarke DS Fellowship encourages applications from women, minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need.

You’ll hear:

  • An overview of the Clarke DS Fellowship program and the role of DSS Special Agent in the Foreign Service
  • How the Clarke DS Fellowship program is aligned with the State Department’s goals to attract talent that reflects the diversity of the United States
  • Eligibility requirements and benefits
  • Timeline of the fellowship program
  • Requirements of applicants selected as finalists and requirements of Clarke DS Fellows
  • And much more!

You’ll have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A session.

If you aren’t able to attend the live webinar, you’ll get access to the on-demand recording.


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