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The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships

Encouraging Others to Serve Their Nation

Anna Nikolova

Please Note: Beginning in the fall of 2022, the State Department began to pay interns. This and associated new policies have forced a change to the endowment funding the Harriman Fellowships. As a result, there weren’t any Harriman Fellowships awarded in 2023. We hope to have the new endowment in place for the summer of 2024. Once details are finalized, they will be posted to this website. In the meantime, you can reach out to [[dralleman,Dianne Alleman]] at the Reves Center with any questions.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships are offered annually to four outstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer internships with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. The fourth fellow is the Harriman World Fellow, a William & Mary student who serves as an intern at any world capital.

About Pamela Harriman

Patriot, diplomat, philanthropist, friend of the arts, and mentor to a generation of public servants, Pamela Harriman's accomplishments continue to inspire those who succeed her. Former French President Jacques Chirac praised her keen understanding of world affairs and dedication to her country in February 1997, stating, "Seldom since Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson has America been so well served in France."

President Chirac also conferred upon the late Ambassador France's highest honor, The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. Ambassador Harriman, who liked to say she was an American by choice, represented America with wisdom, grace, and dignity. Her legacy will be continued with these fellowships that bear her name -- and extend her public service by encouraging others to serve their nation.

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Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships