Fellowship Program

Engage-an-Embassy Fellowship

The United Nations Association-Chicago and the U.S. Department of State have formed the U.S. Embassy Professional Fellowship Program that provides an opportunity for UNA members to learn first-hand about the formulation and implementation of foreign policy and key mission strategic goals that diplomatic missions carry out to advance U.S. interests abroad.


The U.S. Embassy Professional Fellowship Program engages participants through a structured curriculum and to expose fellows to diplomacy through monthly digital engagements with U.S. diplomats at a U.S. Embassy abroad. The State Department representatives participating in the program will be able to share perspective on strategic goals they carry out on behalf of the U.S. Government. We are happy to confirm that we will be partnering with the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya for the 2020 Program!

Fellows will get the opportunity to stay connected to foreign policy and learn about bilateral and multilateral foreign policy priorities. Through these monthly exchanges, Fellows will get a first-hand glimpse into the inner workings of an Embassy or Consulate, learn about the inter-agency process, conflict negotiation, and get unique perspective into the art of diplomacy.