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Department of State

Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program

Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program

Why You Should Apply?

The Fellows Program attracts high-performing students with an interest in diversity and inclusion who seek to acquire the skills necessary for success in a professional workplace.

The Fellows will be coached on skills such as written communication, negotiation, public speaking, organization and time management, professional etiquette, giving and receiving feedback, and so on.

The Program combines practical, hands-on experience with traditional classroom instruction, guest presentations by leading professionals, as well as other unique skill-building opportunities.

Overall, the Program leads to increased preparedness for a professional workplace and imparts the skills necessary for Latin@ to flourish as professionals in our 21st century economy.

Program Requirements

We welcome applications from students who are:

  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Resident of New Jersey
  • Of Hispanic descent
  • Enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or university program

Deadline: December 16, 2022 - 2023 Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program Student Application

Placement Site

If you are an employer interested in becoming a placement site, please contact Executive Director Marelyn Rivera at

Partnership Agreement

On June 1, Secretary of State Tahesha Way and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tiffany Williams welcomed our 2018 Class of Fellows in Princeton, NJ.
more about the 2018 Governor's Hispanic Fellows


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