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

Applications for Wintersession 2025 are now open!

Applications are due March 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET

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. The information session will take place at the following time and location:

  • Thursday, March 14, 1:00-2:00 pm ET; Location: Zoom

Here are the slides from the info session.

If you are unable to make it to the session, here is a Zoom recording from last year. 

Important Dates

  • Deadline: Applications are due March 25 at 11:59 p.m ET
  • Interviews: Interviews will take place at the end of April
  • Decisions: Finalists will be notified at the beginning of May
  • Wintersession: January 1-17, 2025


  • 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