ILR senior Nabiha Qureshi was awarded a 2023 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a competitive nationwide contest. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports individuals who want to pursue careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
"It's always been my dream to work with the U.S. Foreign Service and I'm excited to be part of an amazing program that guides fellows through professional development and graduate study to prepare for a career in foreign policy," said Qureshi. “I'm excited to meet other students in the 2023 Rangel fellowship cohort, many of whom have various international experiences in different cultural contexts. I'm excited to be part of a cohort of students dedicated to enacting positive change in the realm of foreign policy.”
As part of the Rangel Program, Qureshi will work this summer for a member of Congress on issues related to foreign affairs. In the summer of 2024, the U.S. Department of State will send her overseas to work in a U.S. embassy or consulate to gain hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of the program, Qureshi will become a U.S. diplomat in summer 2025, embarking on one of the most challenging and rewarding careers of service to her country, working to promote peace, prosperity and human dignity around the world.
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Julie Greco is a senior communication specialist in the ILR School.