The Global Access Pipeline (GAP) project is a consortium that provides a “pipeline” for the underrepresented to achieve leadership positions in international affairs across governmental, non-profit and private sectors in the United States. The GAP project links pre-collegiate programs for underrepresented and at-risk students with college- and graduate-level programs that are then tied to key mid-career leadership programs. These, in turn, become part of special recruitment efforts at prominent senior level institutions from which leadership cadres and policy advice are drawn.

Global Access Pipeline Model

Our Mission

The GAP mission is to increase the representation, preparedness and retention of underrepresented groups in the international arena.

Our Motto

Enhancing the quality and diversity of U.S. participation in international affairs.

Who We Are

The GAP project is a collaborative network of organizations forming a pipeline for underrepresented groups in the U.S. from elementary school to senior leadership positions, preparing them for leadership in international affairs across governmental, non-profit, and private sectors.

What We Do

The GAP project links pre-collegiate programs focused on global engagement and leadership development to college and graduate programs that prepare underrepresented students by providing mentors, internships, and study abroad opportunities. Alumni of these programs are then linked to key mid-career leadership programs that, in turn, become part of recruitment efforts at prominent institutions that influence and implement foreign policy.

Press Room

The Global Access Pipeline and our consortium members are doing great and wonderful things. Keep up with the GAP community here.

Fall Announcements and Events

October 16: BPIA-TLG event at Howard October 22: Today’s Talent Management Approaches for the Workforce of the Future November 6: Diversity in National Security and Foreign Policy celebration at New America Foundation November 8: NGA Diversity Recruitment Event December 6: Women of Color in Leadership, German Marshall Fund December 9: Annual GAP Membership Meeting January 29, 2020: Next IDEA Round …

SAVE THE DATE – Johns Hopkins SAIS: Taste of Diversity & Inclusion

On Thursday, September 19th Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is hosting their second annual Taste of Diversity & Inclusion Open House. Please share the following invitation with the students/interns/young professionals in your network! The registration link for prospective students to sign up on Monday, August 19th.

New Resources for Those Interested in Careers in International Affairs

The Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs recently published a one-page resource focused on outlining the various career paths in international affairs.  Check it out here! The Ralph J. Bunche Center has also created a resource for undergraduate students from underrepresented who are interested in internationalizing their undergraduate experience. The handout “maps” out funded …


We invite you to connect with us if you are interested in learning more about the Global Access Pipeline. You can email info@globalaccesspipeline.org for more information.

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