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

Applications for Wintersession 2024 are now open!

Applications are due April 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications instructions can be found here

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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 application, students will generally be second semester sophomores or second semester juniors.

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

Selection Process and Criteria
The Albright Institute is based on a multidisciplinary approach to understanding global affairs. Selection committee members will choose a diverse group of 40 students from across majors and disciplines. The selection committee will choose 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;
• Commitment to building a civic minded career;
• Leadership potential;
• Demonstration of open mindedness, maturity, adaptability, and resilience.

Learn More About the Institute

You are strongly encouraged to attend an information session prior to applying to the Institute. Information sessions will take place at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 pm ET; Location: FND 120
  • Wednesday, March 8, 12:20-1:20 pm ET; Location: Zoom
  • Thursday, March 9, 12:45-1:45 pm ET; Location: SCI H-105

If you were unable to make it to one of the sessions, here is a Zoom recording. 

You are also encouraged, but not required, to attend a tea with Albright Fellows to ask questions about the Fellow experience before applying. Tea dates and times are shared below.

  • Thursday, March 9, 5:00-6:00 pm ET; Location: Philosophy Lounge FND 322 (Note: This session, hosted by two Albright Fellows, is geared towards Philosophy majors interested in applying)
  • Tuesday, March 14, 12:45-1:45 pm ET; Location: Anderson Forum/Lulu Fireplace (Note: This session, hosted by four Albright Fellows, is geared towards Environmental Studies majors interested in applying, but all are welcome.)
  • Thursday, March 16, 1:00-2:00 pm ET; Location: FND300CC

Important Dates

  • Deadline: Applications are due April 3 at 11:59 p.m
  • Interviews: Interviews will take place at the end of April
  • Decisions: Finalists will be notified at the beginning of May
  • Wintersession: January 2-19, 2024


  • To learn more about the global internship component of the Albright Institute, please visit this document for criteria and policies.

Still curious? Check out our FAQ page for more information.

If you have any questions, please email Nina McKee at nmckee@wellesley.edu