Franklin Fellows Program (FFP)

Washington D.C.
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Depending on the position, occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • This is a TEMPORARY Federal appointment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret or Top Secret level clearance.
  • Applicants must submit a Financial Disclosure Form prior to serving.
  • Must be able to receive an Ethics clearance prior to serving.
  • This program is not open to current U.S. Government employees.
  • Eligibility Requirements: (Being deemed “eligible” is not a guarantee of employment, but rather an indicator that a candidate is eligible for consideration.)

    1. Must be a U.S. citizen and an expert in your field, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience. (Internships are not counted in determining minimum eligibility.)
    2. Applicants must identify the bureau(s) in which they wish to be considered. Click here for a list of bureaus within the U.S. Department of State.
    3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret or Top Secret level clearance. (Clearances are based upon the assignment.)
    4. Prior to serving, applicants may be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Form and receive an ethics clearance.
    5. This program is not open to current U.S. Government employees.

    The goal of the program is for Fellows, serving as ‘consultants’ or ‘experts’, to provide valuable and pertinent advice, views, opinions, alternatives or recommendations on foreign policy and development issues facing the nation. Accordingly, applicants must be experts on a relevant subject, with at least five years of professional experience. Fellows must be prepared to work full time in Washington or New York, depending on the particular assignment.

    Program Details: Fellows will be matched with Department of State and USAID bureaus needing their unique expertise. The duration of the Fellowship is one year. Fellows must recuse themselves from matters that might directly and predictably affect the financial interests of their employers and must comply with other pertinent federal ethics rules. Applicants, as appropriate, must submit a financial disclosure form and receive an ethics clearance prior to serving.

    Fellows will serve in the Department of State or USAID as unpaid ‘experts’ or ‘consultants’. Remuneration for Fellows who are being funded directly by their nominating organizations shall remain the responsibility of the Fellow and his or her organization.

    The Department of State will cover costs associated with the security investigation and clearance, as well as transportation and per diem necessary for official travel once the Fellow enters on duty. Applicants cover costs for fingerprinting, document preparation and mailing in connection with the security clearance process.

    For general questions regarding the Franklin Fellowship Program, receipt of your supporting documentation, or the status of your application, see the "How To Apply" and "Benefits & Other Info" tabs.

    More than one selection will be made from this announcement.

    Contacts / Website: Additional information about the Franklin Fellows Program can be found here. Points of contact are:

    Inquiries from private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, and foundations: Mary Daly, Senior Advisor for Franklin Fellows, can be reached at

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants will be evaluated by the Franklin Fellows Program staff, and other State and USAID Human Resources personnel, as appropriate. They may request additional information from applicants, to include interviews, as appropriate.
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