Maxwell alum Jain wins prestigious Rangel
March 11, Sahil Jain, a 2013 graduate of the Maxwell School, was awarded a 2016
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly
competitive nationwide contest. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S.
Department of State and managed by Howard University, supports extraordinary
individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship will provide Sahil
with approximately $95,000 in benefits over a two year period. The Director of the Rangel Program, Patricia
Scroggs, stated, “We are thrilled to have Sahil join our program. Our selection panel was very impressed by his
intelligence, achievements, and commitment to service. His experience at Syracuse provided an
outstanding foundation for him in these areas.
I am confident that he will excel in graduate school and will contribute
to global peace and prosperity as a U.S. diplomat.”
hails from Sacramento, California. Sahil
attended the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse
University and earned an undergraduate degree in International Relations and
South Asian Studies in 2013. During his
time at Syracuse, he studied abroad in the United Kingdom and India. After graduation, he started at the U.S. Department
of State in the Office of Israel/Palestinian affairs. He then worked at the U.S. Agency for International
Development in the Global Development Lab for one year. He currently works at the U.S. Department of
State in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
He credits his interest in becoming a diplomat to the classes and
experiences he had at Syracuse University.
plans to use the Rangel Fellowship to pursue a master’s degree focused on International
Relations. He will begin graduate school
in fall 2016. As part of the Rangel
Program, Sahil will work for a Member of Congress on international issues this
summer. In summer 2017, the U.S.
Department of State will send him overseas to work in a U.S. Embassy to get
hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Foreign
Service. Upon graduation, Sahil will become a U.S. diplomat, embarking on one
of the most challenging and rewarding careers of service to his country. 04/06/16
About the Charles B. Rangel International
Rangel Program is a joint initiative between the U.S. State Department and
Howard University that aims to enhance the excellence and diversity of the U.S.
Foreign Service. Begun in 2003, the
Rangel Fellowship Program selects outstanding young people each year from
around the country who exhibit the ideal qualities of a Foreign Service
Officer. Managed by the Ralph J. Bunche Center at Howard University, the Rangel
Fellowship supports those selected through graduate school and professional
development activities that prepare them for their careers as Foreign Service
Officers. With the academic, professional and financial support from the
program, Fellows now serve as diplomats around the world, contributing to a
more diverse representation and effective execution of U.S. foreign policy.
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