January 2019 APSIA Newsletter                                                               View this email in your browser
January Newsletter: Welcoming the New Year!
Welcome Our
New Spring Intern!

Virgil Parker is a native of Rochester, New York. He is currently a Junior at Howard University, majoring in Journalism with a minor in Afro-American studies. Virgil has previously worked for the Howard University Office of the President, Goldman Sachs Inc., and has interned for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.

He is active in his community and fosters professional relationships in his various roles as the inaugural President of the Howard University Bison Pre-Alumni Club, Vice-President of the Howard University Collegiate 100, executive and legislative assistant at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

APSIA offers internships in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Stipend provided. For more information visit the
APSIA Jobs and Internships page


Join APSIA for one of our introductory webinars on the best practices when applying to graduate school.

In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:
Selecting a graduate program
Preparing an application
Paying for school
Career opportunities
and more!

February 20, 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM ET

Register here 

March 12, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Register here

Fellowship Spotlight
2019-2020 CFR
International Affairs Fellowship in India

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, sponsored by Bharti. The IAF in India provides for one to four mid-career U.S. professionals with a proven record of accomplishment in academia, business, government, and/or journalism to spend three to twelve months conducting research and working in India. Through this experience, fellows develop a new professional network in India and gain fresh insights and perspectives into the country and the challenges and opportunities that confront the region. The program awards a stipend of $90,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated amount if the duration is shorter) as well as a modest travel allowance.
The application deadline is February 28, 2019.
For more information, please visit
Alumna Spotlight: Margot Shorey

Margot Shorey is an alumna from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Before Fletcher, she worked for an NGO implementing USAID-funded programs, coupled with some medium-term stints in Africa. While at Fletcher, she focused on her interests in African security and U.S. foreign policy in Africa, completing her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy in 2013. After graduation, Margot worked for the African Center of Strategic Studies, as well as the Department of Defense.

When looking to transition to the State Department, Margot used her expertise of Boko Haram to become the Counter Boko Haram Policy Analyst, serving under the Africa Bureau’s Senior Coordinator. In this role she served as one of the lead writers of the U.S. Strategy to Counter Boko Haram, and provided input to senior policy makers. She has recently accepted a contractor position in the Africa Bureau at the State Department, coordinating Countering Violent Extremism programs in East and West Africa. She manages grants that build resilience among communities, promote messages of peace and tolerance, encourage defections, and support the deradicalization of former fighters.

Read more about her experience at Fletcher here

Member School Highlight

The primary aim of The Fletcher School is the same as it was when conceived by its founders in 1933. Fletcher offers a broad program of professional education in international relations to a select group of graduate students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging, and increasingly global society.

Their mission remains:

  • To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas;
  • To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research, and publications;
  • To serve local, national, and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security, and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.
Read more about the Fletcher School here.
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