ATLANTA—Hainer Sibrian, an alumnus of the Honors College at Georgia State University, has received a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the fellowship program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Sibrian received a bachelor of arts in political science with a concentration in international affairs and a minor in Arabic at Georgia State. Sibrian will use his Pickering Fellowship to attend Harvard University’s Kennedy School to complete his master in public policy.
“I am incredibly grateful and immensely humbled by the support and guidance that I received from Georgia State staff and faculty throughout this process and throughout my development,” Sibrian said. “To me, this is a monumental indication of what could be and a striking reminder of how we help each other along the way. I am deeply appreciative of all of the effort my mentors at Georgia State made to help me succeed.”
During the two-year program, fellowship recipients will enroll in graduate school in the fall of their first year and work toward their master’s degree throughout their fellowship. Fellows will then complete two internships with the State Department—one in the U.S., the other overseas—in the summer between the first and second year of their graduate program and the summer after they finish.