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The general program questions below are designed to ensure that you fully understand ALL the requirements, funding and commitments of the Franklin Fellows Program:

* 1.I understand that if I am selected for the Franklin Fellows Program that I WILL NOT be a U.S. Government employee, or receive a salary or federal benefits from the Department of State as part of this "UNPAID" fellowship.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I understand that if I am selected in the Franklin Fellows Program, I will serve in the Department of State (DOS) or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as an “UNPAID CONSULTANT.”
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.I understand that if I am selected, I will need to have an Ethics clearance prior to serving.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I understand that if I am selected for the Franklin Fellows Program, I must be able to obtain a security clearance prior to serving AND maintain the clearance while serving in this program.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities.
  2. I have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience where my coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience or additional education.
  4. I have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)
  5. My education and/or experience does not match any of the above choices.


* 6.The Franklin Fellows Program (FFP) requires a minimum of five years of professional-level experience relevant to the desired positions. Please confirm that you have such professional experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I understand that if I am selected for this assignment, I MUST sign the “Acknowledgement of Ethics Guidance Review” prior to serving.”
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Has your work schedule been full-time, (e.g., 35 - 40 hours per week), for every position listed on your resume?
  1. Yes
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please explain your work schedule for positions that were less than full-time (e.g., 35 - 40 hours per week).

       Maximum length of 600 characters.


* 9.Please select from the following choices below, the statement that applies to how you will be funded during this ONE-YEAR UNPAID fellowship opportunity in Washington, DC, or New York City. Applicants seeking paid employment or a funded fellowship will not be considered for further review.
  1. I am seeking paid employment or a funded fellowship.
  2. My employer will fully fund my participation as a Franklin Fellow (in Washington, DC, or New York City) for one year.
  3. I am in possession of sufficient personal resources to fully fund my participation as an unpaid Franklin Fellow (in Washington, DC, or New York City) for one year.
  4. My employer will provide salary and/or benefits in partial support of my participation as an unpaid Franklin Fellow, and I am in possession of sufficient personal resources to cover all additional expenses (in Washington, DC, or New York City) for one year.
  5. I do not have sufficient employer funding or personal resources at this time to fully cover the expense of serving a one-year unpaid fellowship (in Washington, DC, or New York City), but would like to learn more about the Franklin Fellows Program while I arrange funding.


* 10.Based on your review of the bureau positions available (www.careers.state.gov/docs/FF_PD.pdf), please list the top 3 offices that you are interested in applying to by the position number: (e.g. USUN-001 or EAP-003). Do not write N/A in this space.
Maximum length of 550 characters.


* 11.If selected for this "UNPAID" fellowship, I will be able to commit to the following amount of time for this assignment:
  1. 1 - 8 months
  2. 9 months - 1 year
  3. 1 - 2 years
  4. None of the above


* 12.I certify that I have thoroughly reviewed the vacancy announcement for this UNPAID fellowship opportunity to determine what supplemental material I must submit at the time of application in order to be considered. I also understand that my application WILL NOT be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted OR insufficient to verify my eligibility.
  1. Yes
  2. No