Fellows have the unique opportunity to serve in a Department of State or USAID office, where they will help formulate policy or implement programs. If selected, your skill set will be matched with bureaus needs to identify the best placement for you. Fellows bring their substantive expertise to bear on pressing issues. In recent years, Fellows have worked on issues as diverse as human rights, international organizations, technology, regional affairs, and international security. Fellows may interact with the White House, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and other Executive Branch agencies as well. Fellows have a unique opportunity to serve their country while also enhancing their knowledge of government, foreign and domestic policy, and global issues. Fellows will gain valuable professional experience and enrich their nominating businesses and organizations upon their return.