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 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.

Student selected as Fellows will receive funding to complete a global internship as part of their Albright Fellowship. Completion of an internship meeting Albright internship criteria is an integral part of the Fellowship experience. Students applying to the Fellowship should demonstrate a willingness to participate in a global internship.

Application Materials and Deadline

The application process for Wintersession 2020 is now open.

Click here to learn more about becoming an Albright Fellow.

Application instructions and the application form are available through the provided links.

Applicants are asked to provide contacts for a reference. A letter of reference is not being requested.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, March 12 from 4:20 - 5:20 p.m. in FND 126

Wednesday, March 13 from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. in PNE 339

Monday, March 18 from 12:35 - 1:30 p.m. in SCI 396

Attending an information session is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for applying to the Albright Institute.

Did you miss the information sessions? You can review the information session PowerPoint here.

Questions? Please email Rebecca Gordan at rgordan@wellesley.edu.