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Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity.

The Payne Fellowship offers generous benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, and provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. It includes a 10-week domestic internship in Washington, DC and a 10-week overseas internship at a USAID Mission. 



Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Location:

  • United States
  • Africa
  • Asia & Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Service
  • Study
  • Travel

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • 2 years

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need
  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group
  • Female

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3.2

Amount:

  • Up to $90,000