Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions

Empowering Women for Leadership: Challenges of an Urban Future 

An Initiative of Wellesley's Albright Institute for Global Affairs 

Peking University
Beijing, China 

June 5-15, 2013 

**PowerPoint Slides from the Information Sessions are posted at the bottom of the page.


The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute initiative Empowering Women for Leadership: Challenges of an Urban Future will be open to all Wellesley College rising juniors and seniors.
  • Students with an interest in global affairs from all majors are eligible and are encouraged to apply.
  • Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and/or demonstrated potential for academic achievement.
  • Chinese language proficiency is not required.
  • Priority will be given to students who have not been previously funded in a Wellesley College internship or Albright Institute program.

Selection Process and Criteria
All Albright Institute programs are based on a multidisciplinary approach to understanding global affairs. Institute selection committee members will choose as participants a diverse group of students from across majors and disciplines. The selection committee will interview finalists. Selection criteria includes:
  • 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 Process

The application deadline is Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

1.  Submit Application Form 

3.  One-page resume 
(upload to MyCWS as "Resume")

4.  Current unofficial transcript or grade report obtained from MyWellesley.  (upload to MyCWS as     

5.  Two 500-word essays  (see topics below; upload to MyCWS as "Writing Sample #1" and "Writing
     Sample #2")

6.   Submit MyCWS documents to Schedule 826

7.  Participate in an interview if chosen as a finalist

MyCWS Schedule ID number:   826
MyCWS job number: 7059 ("Challenges of an Urban Future Fellow")

                Essay #1
(500 words)
  • What would you hope to gain from the Empowering Women for Leadership: Challenges of an Urban Future initiative? How might your participation augment your academic interests or future goals? How would you represent Wellesley’s mission and purpose if selected for this program?
                Essay #2  (500 words)
hoose one of the following:

    •       How can the changing status of women help improve the human condition?
    •       How can ethical considerations become more regularly incorporated into global decisions?
    •       How can population growth and natural resources be brought into balance?
    •       How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change?

General Program Requirements
The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute is a certificate program. Fellows must engage in a high level of commitment to the program demonstrated through participation in all Institute course meetings.

Yingying Chen, Program Assistant, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
Kate Miller, Program Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
Joanne Murray, Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs    




Kathleen K Miller,
Feb 7, 2013, 10:31 AM