Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship

The National Bureau of Asian Research is Extending educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to students of color who are interested in pursuing a career in international affairs and Asia policy. Check out the Fellowship Application to apply or read below to learn more!

Application Now Open, Deadline: March 28, 2021

The NBR Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship program encourages the applications of students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the think tank and policymaking communities and are interested in a career in international affairs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a freshman or sophomore in college with a legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Be interested in Asia and U.S. foreign policy with demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential.

Program Overview

  • May–August 2021 fellowship is entirely virtual.
  • Orientation (part-time, stipend provided) Prepare for the summer fellowship under mentorship of a supervisor in May.
  • Summer Immersion (full-time, stipend provided) Develop skills for future careers and network in the policy community.
  • Professional Development – Learn how to write memos, manage projects, support senior staff, and more.
  • Lunchtime Series Engage informally with policy professionals and hear about their career experiences.

Application Components

To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through NBR’s application website:

  • A short resume that includes academic and leadership achievements.
  • A two-page statement of interest that addresses your interest in Asia and U.S. foreign policy and how this fellowship program will contribute to your studies and future career plans.
  • An unofficial university transcript.
  • Contact information for three professional or academic references.

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