International Affairs Junior Fellowship
Posted in Undergrad Opportunities
Now Recruiting for 2024-2026
The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy, https://home.treasury.gov/about/offices/international-affairs for the United States in Treasury’s Office of International Affairs, https://home.treasury.gov/about/offices/international-affairs. Fellows have left the program to pursue a range of opportunities, including employment at Treasury and elsewhere in the U.S. government, work in the private sector, and graduate study (e.g., law, public policy, international relations, and finance and business).
Junior Fellow share exposure to multiple policy issues and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. They typically perform a variety of tasks that include developing policy proposals, analyzing international economic and financial developments, and conducting analytical studies. Fellows also support bilateral and multilateral meetings for senior Treasury officials engaging counterparts at the IMF, World Bank, G7, and G20 – to name a few. Junior Fellows often participate in such meetings and may have opportunities to travel abroad.
Junior fellows will be placed in either a regional or functional office. Regional offices oversee Treasury’s engagement with counterpart finance ministries and treasuries across the world. Functional offices oversee Treasury’s engagement with international financial institutions and structure broader Treasury policy on issues ranging from climate change, to export credits, to foreign exchange.
Junior Fellows are usually hired at the GS-9 level, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2021/general-schedule/ (Washington locality pay) and receive standard Treasury benefits.
Strong candidates will have recently received – or will soon receive – a bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in economics, public policy, finance, international relations, or related fields. IA is committed to attracting and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that different perspectives and experiences among our employees are workforce strengths and contribute to better policymaking.
How to Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, one recommendation letter, and transcript(s) attesting to academic qualifications and career potential to IAFellows@treasury.gov by October 31, 2023. In the email, candidates must also (A) indicate a desired start date; (B) confirm they hold U.S. citizenship (must be able to provide documentation); (C) note veterans’ preference, if applicable; and (D) include a resume that demonstrates 52 weeks (2,080 hours) of paid or unpaid work, volunteer, or extracurricular experience relevant to the duties described above.
Please submit your resume following the guidelines for a federal resume – see here
https://www.usajobs.gov/help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/. Note that there is no need to limit the resume to one page. Please expand on duties performed for each professional or extracurricular job or activity listed (volunteer work, work study, etc.) to demonstrate requisite experience. Please also include the time period when the job or activity took place with the average number of hours per week,(e.g., June 2022 to August 2022, avg.30 hours per week).
Candidates passing a first round of screening will be asked to respond tot two short essay questions. Applications will be evaluated in December 2023 for Fellows to start in summer 2024 (or at a mutually agreed alternative time).
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.
The junior fellows recruiting committee will be hosting three info sessions leading up to the final due date for applications. These info sessions will be led by current fellows from various IA offices. Participants will have the chance to ask the junior fellows questions and hear about their experiences working in Treasury IA. The info sessions will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, October 12:
Monday, October 23:
To register for an info session, click on any of the embedded links and provide your name and email.
Please contact IAFellows@treasury.gov with questions or requests for assistance.