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International Relations and Global Studies Junior Wins Prestigious Pickering Fellowship

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posted: Monday June 24, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas – Angell Kim, an International Relations and Global Studies junior, has been named as a 2013 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow.

Pickering Undergraduate Fellows are selected in their junior year through an intense process designed to identify candidates possessing crucial skills for members of the United States diplomatic corps such as dedication, leadership, planning and cultural adaptability.

Kim is one of 20 students who will receive financial support toward tuition and other expenses during her senior year of college and first year of graduate study.

As part of the fellowship, she will participate in two internships, one in the United States and the other abroad. Upon the completion of her master’s degree, she will commit to three years of service as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is named for one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century, who holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service.

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