The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship aims to extend paid educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to historically underrepresented groups, such as Black and brown community college and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of international affairs or Asia policy.
NBR acknowledges the historical exclusion and underrepresentation of minorities and Black and brown professionals within U.S. foreign policy at all levels and is committed to opening the door to minority voices and perspectives in policy. Through the Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship Program, NBR hopes to begin closing the accessibility gap in the field of International Affairs and to continue to shape the next generation of bright, diverse leaders.
Starting in May, fellows will work 5-10 hours a week remotely prior to their 10-12-week summer internship in NBR's D.C. office. Fellows will become acquainted with NBR, get to know their supervisors and other employees, set goals, and attend NBR events. This training period will allow for supervisors to provide a well-rounded mentoring experience for their fellows before their internship and afterwards. Fellows will learn about NBR and the think tank industry, be introduced to the different teams at NBR, and become familiar with NBR projects.