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YPFP Fellows

Develop their voice in foreign policy

Apply their expertise by moderating and sitting on panels

Connect with a global community

Work with mentors to manage their career

Fellow Appearances

Read our Fellows’ articles in any one of these publications

The Fellowship Program at YPFP is an intensive eight-month fellowship designed to give future leaders in foreign policy the skills they will need to succeed throughout their careers. Fellows develop their expertise by writing regular articles for a variety of national and international media outlets, including The Hill, Diplomatic Courier, Real Clear Politics, and many more. Fellows specialize in a specific region (Regional Fellowships) or a specific issue area (Thematic Fellowships). Please direct any questions to fellowship@ypfp.org.

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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows

Each year, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) welcomes a new class of Fellows. Through a highly selective process, Fellows are selected for their expertise and passion for their field, as well as for their ability and desire to deepen their knowledge and share it with a wider community.

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Join Our Editorial Team

The Fellowship Program at YPFP is designed to give rising leaders in foreign policy the opportunity to accelerate their careers. Over a one-year period, Fellows are given diverse opportunities to improve their writing and subject matter expertise. 

Become a YPFP Fellow

Candidates undergo a rigorous application process before acceptance into the Fellowship Program, including an op-ed writing evaluation and an in-person interview. At the start of the year, a set number of fellowships on predetermined topics become available to applicants. Fellow selection is based primarily on writing ability and demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the subject of the given Fellowship. Most Fellows possess a graduate degree and/or strong experience in their field.

Fellowship applications open in December/January and the selection process runs through March. Selected Fellows formally start on April 1st and their fellowship terms last through November.

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