Rosenthal Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International
The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship offers qualified students
pursuing a career in international relations the opportunity to spend a summer
in professional fellowship positions with a Member of Congress or in the State
Department or other agencies. In the past several years, between 9 and 30 fellows have been
The Fellowship is in honor of Harold Rosenthal, a Senate staff member who, in
1976, while engaged in a successful career in foreign relations, was a victim of
international terrorism and killed at the age of 29. As a tribute to his memory,
service and commitment to the profession of international affairs, each year a
number of outstanding scholars are chosen from the leading international affairs
educational institutions to become Rosenthal Fellows.
Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service, their
education and interest in international relations as well as their experience
and dedication to those values and professional standards set by Mr. Rosenthal and the outstanding legacy of Rosenthal Fellowship alumni.
The Fellowship positions are carefully chosen to ensure that each fellow has an
opportunity to perform substantive work in international relations and security
policy. At least one Fellow a year also participates in the European Unionís
The program is administered by the Partnership for Public
Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more
effective government for the American people. For more information on
the Partnership, visit
The Application Process:
Candidates for the Fellowship must be a graduate student in international
relations. In each case,
the candidate must be planning to continue his or her education after the summer
Students may obtain applications through the career directorís office of
participating schools. Each applicant must submit biographical information,
transcripts, one reference, and a two-page essay on foreign relations to his or
her schoolís Dean. Each Dean then nominates up to three candidates to the
Fellowship board, which reviews the candidates and selects semi-finalists to
Applications for 2019 are due by November 30, 2018.
Please contact your schoolís career or placement office for an application and to learn
about your schoolís internal application process and deadlines. Finalists will
be notified by February 1, 2019 and invited to interview in March 2019.
Some travel may be required.
Those chosen as Fellows will be notified of selection within one week of the
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