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The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR) Student Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for graduate students attending Arizona State University and University of Arizona who have a demonstrated interest and focus on international affairs or related industries. Students can reside anywhere in Arizona to be eligible for this fellowship. Accommodations will be made for selected fellows who live outside of Greater Phoenix. For the PCFR 2023-2024 Fellowship, the following positions are available:

Individual and Corporate Membership Fellow - Role Description

Programming Fellow - Role Description

Public Relations Fellow - Role Description

This fellowship, which is intended for those who plan to stay in the metro Phoenix area following completion of their degree, is highly selective and will provide graduate students unique opportunities to work on strategic projects for Arizona’s premier foreign affairs organization. Students accepted to the program benefit from access to PCFR’s entire annual calendar of events, each of which features a leader in global politics, research, law, or business.

The one year fellowship (with the option to reapply the following year) also offers participants an entry point to interact with, and receive mentorship from PCFR’s membership, which includes a significant number of retired ambassadors, diplomats, and others with broad international experience.

Expectations for Fellows

If selected, a PCFR Student Fellow is expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Required to participate in PCFR events, attending at least 75 percent of all programs (both in-person and virtually). 

2. Maintain active participation in the relevant PCFR committee according to their chosen track, including: attending all committee meetings, completing projects as requested by and coordinated with the committee co-chairs; and responding timely whenever contacted by committee members and the PCFR Program Manager.

3. Proactively engage with the membership, including, but not limited to:

    • Introducing yourself and mixing and mingling with members at events throughout the season.
    • Reaching out to other members who may have experience of interest to you and your major.
    • Communicating to the PSF coordinator what your interests are, and how we can help you achieve your goals.

Apply for the Fellowship

Applications are currently open for the 2024 PCFR Student Fellowship. 

Arizona graduate students should submit a cover letter, CV and writing sample to by August 23, 2024.

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