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Students with an interest in global affairs from all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply to be Albright Fellows.

The Albright Institute is open to Wellesley College juniors and seniors, with priority given to juniors. Students apply during the spring semester for acceptance to the following January’s incoming class. Thus, at the time of their applications, students will generally be second semester sophomores or second semester juniors.

Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and/or demonstrated potential for academic achievement.

Selection Process and Criteria
The Albright Institute is based on a multidisciplinary approach to understanding global affairs. Institute selection committee members will choose a diverse group of 40 students from across majors and disciplines. The selection committee will interview finalists based on multiple criteria, including the following: 

• Evidence of preparation for advanced studies in global affairs, including relevant coursework, experiential learning and other experiences.
• Awareness and knowledge of global issues and affairs.
• Demonstration of maturity, initiative, adaptability and responsibility, as indicated by faculty reference and interview.

Applications are now being accepted for Wintersession 2018.

Applications are due Monday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in applying to the Albright Institute, please review the application instructions here. If you were not able to attend an info session, or if you want to review the material covered in the info sessions, you may view the archived slideshow here. (If you are off campus and would like to access the slideshow, please contact Rebecca Gordan at

When you have prepared your application materials, you may follow the link below to apply.

Apply Here
(Requires Wellesley log-in)

For Students Studying Abroad
We understand there may be students accepted to the Albright Institute who are also selected to participate in a study abroad program that conflicts with the dates of the Wintersession course. If accepted to the Institute, those students must engage in the internship component in the summer after their junior year, followed by participation in the Wintersession component in their senior year.

Questions? Please email Rebecca Gordan at