Undergraduate Fellowship in International Studies

How it Works

The Undergraduate Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship and joint initiative offered by IIS and CPD. The program presents a unique opportunity for a highly selective group of undergraduate students to work side-by-side with IIS/CPD affiliated faculty and graduate-level research associates on conducting original research.


  • Key skills such as statistical programming, map-making, and knowledge necessary to study the analysis of international affairs and/or the politics of developing countries.
  • Access to various seminars and workshops where scholars from UC Berkeley and other top universities present their projects providing unique insight into the theories and methods used by experts, and exposure to the larger interdisciplinary research community. Workshops and seminar series include MIRTH, Global History, Global Security Policy and Comparative Politics Colloquium.
  • A $1000 stipend awarded in two increments at the end of each semester, contingent upon completion of assignments. Requirements: Applicants must currently be enrolled at UC Berkeley and have completed at least one semester of study in residence. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more detail on specific research projects and related required qualifications, please visit cpd.berkeley.edu.

To Apply

The selection process for the 2020-21 cohort has been completed. Therefore, we are currently not accepting applications. Please check back next summer for information regarding the 2021-22 Undergraduate Fellow Program.