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.

Application information for Wintersession 2019 will be available in Spring 2018. 

If you are interested in applying to the Albright Institute, you may review the Wintersession 2018 application instructions. You may also view the archived information session slideshow for Wintersession 2018. (If you are off campus and would like to access the slideshow, please contact Rebecca Gordan at rgordan@wellesley.edu.)

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 rgordan@wellesley.edu.