Cultivating our next generation of public service leaders

The Robertson Foundation for Government invests in the future of the United States by cultivating public service leaders and catalyzing globally engaged talent for the federal workforce.

With an emphasis on foreign policy, international relations, and national security, RFG supports graduate academic fellowships, government internships, professional development, and career networking.

Melissa Alvisi

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs

Cody Arigo

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Emily Ashbridge

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

Meet our 2023 & 2024 Fellows

The RFG Fellows are among the most promising students from some of America’s leading schools of public service, policy and administration.

Naomi Atughonu

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Christina Baker

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

JaKyah Beatty

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Colleen Bowman

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Chase Burciaga

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

RFG Fellowships fund master’s degrees in international affairs, policy, public administration and related fields at select partner universities that are among the top ranked across the nation.

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AS OF 2022, RFG HAS 197 FELLOWS AND ALUMNI

75%

OVER 75% OF RFG ALUMNI WORK IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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RFG ALUMNI IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR SERVE AT MORE THAN 25 DIFFERENT FEDERAL AGENCIES

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RFG FELLOWS & ALUMNI SPEAK MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Current News & Events at RFG

NEWSLETTER

December 2022

The Robertson Report

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Jan 26

Info Session: Careers with the DFC

RFG is partnering with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to host an information session on careers with this agency. DFC HR representatives will provide an overview of the federal hiring process, where DFC opportunities are posted, and information about DFC internship programs. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with different DFC employees. The panelists will discuss their roles, the types of transactions they work on, and what kind of skills are needed to be successful at the DFC.

Learn More About the DFC: The DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. They invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. The DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.

Event Details: This virtual event will be taking place on Monday, February 6 from 3-5 PM ET.

RSVP for the Event: https://forms.gle/3uZy8gVm8LbeCicP7. 

Institutional Partner News

Dec 19

RFG Supports the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) is proud to announce a recent partnership with the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP). ICAP is a professional development and leadership program for highly promising mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups in international affairs in the United States. It provides a support network, career advising, mentors, policy and research background, […]

Program News

Dec 19

RFG Celebrates the 2022 Holiday Season

One of its annual traditions, the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) hosted a holiday party and charity drive this year at the Old Ebbitt Grill for Fellows, alumni, and their families. Guests brought more than 150 items to donate to a local charity, including nonperishable foods, clothing, and toiletries. These items will go towards supporting […]