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INFO AND 

RESOURCES.

If you really want to learn more about our exciting world and how you can get involved with the U.S. Department of State's mission, check out of few of the helpful links below.

STATE DEPARTMENT

LINKS.

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Careers

Would you like to learn more about what it's like to work at a U.S. Embassy? Check out a book sponsored by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), called Inside a US Embassy. This book includes personal accounts by employees in every career track in the Foreign Service. Check your library or the Career Center to see if they have a copy or you can buy it online by clicking here.

 

If your interested in jobs at the U.S. Department of State, download our mobile app. DOSCareers is available at the iPhone App Store or Google Play, and is also a great resource for charting possible paths into the Foreign Service. It has a lot of information that we know you will find very useful.

Foreign Service Tests & Hiring Processes
 

Not sure what careers or student programs are right for you? We can help! Check out our Career Track Quiz to see if working at the U.S. State Department is right for you, what career is best for you, or what student program is right for you.

A practice version of the Foreign Service Officer Test is available online. This is an older, retired version of test, but it will help you to see the areas where you are strong and where you might need to improve.

Visit this link learn about the Civil Service employment selection process.
 

Click here to learn more about the Foreign Service Specialist process.
 

Learn more here about the Foreign Service Generalist/Officer process.

Internships & Fellowships

 

Internship opportunities for students are outlined in detail in the Student Programs section of the State Department's website.

For Hispanic students, we have a partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) that helps fund your internship. This program is only for summer internships based in Washington, D.C. Don't forget, you must state that you want to work for the U.S. Department of State! For more information visit the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) website.

If you are planning to attend graduate school, there are two programs that will help fund your studies; the Charles B. Rangel Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.  These two fellowships fund graduate studies and provide you with a job as a Foreign Service Officer, with a five year commitment to the Foreign Service, when you graduate.
 

Youth Program

The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) program focuses on international educational exchanges for young political leaders worldwide. The program provides in-depth exploration of the governance, politics, policy making, bilateral relations, culture, and geographic diversity of the host country. Participants are provided opportunities to strengthen their personal leadership skills and enhance their understanding of international relations. This program gives U.S. participants a chance to travel abroad to cultivate long-lasting relationships among young people who are poised to become tomorrow's global leaders and policy makers.​

 

PAST

PROGRAMS.

2019

 

October 5 – 9, 2019

WHA RP: Migration in the Americas

16 visitors

E/VRW-2019-0046

September 28 – October 3, 2019

India: Multi-modal Passenger & Freight Transportation Infrastructure

6 visitors

E/VRS-2019-0074

September 28 – October 2, 2019
Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence - Egypt

9 visitors

E/VRN-2019-0074

September 19 – 24, 2019
Let Leaders Lead: IVLP Exchange Alumni Advance Interfaith Relations

A Multi‑Regional Project

7 visitors

E/VM-2019-0081

August 27 – 29, 2019
LMI: Water Data Cooperation in the Lower Mekong

8 visitors

E/VRF-2019-0003

August 18 – 21, 2019

Journalism: Research and Investigation

A Project for Thailand

4 visitors

E/VRF‑2019‑0063

July 31 – August 4, 2019

SCP: Borders and Security Issues

A Project for Kazakhstan

3 visitors

E/VRS-2019-0042


May 22 – 26, 2019

SCP: U.S. Government Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism

A Project for Israel

5 visitors

E/VRN-2019-0051

 

April 24 – 27, 2019

MRP: Towards a More Safe and Secure World

International Peace and Security

18 visitors

E/VM-2019-0004

March 20 – 23, 2019

RP: U.S. Foreign Policy: Global Challenges I

A Project for Eurasia

17 visitors

E/VRE-2019-0010

2018

December 11 – 14, 2018

SRP: Near East Affairs

Water Resources Management

13 visitors

E/VRN-2018-0085

 

November 4 – 7, 2018

SCP: Italy

Promoting Social Advancement for Marginalized Communities

4 visitors

E/VRE-2018-0110

 

October 31 – November 5, 2018

MRP: Europe

Global Threat Cooperation (FTF) Working Group Issues

9 visitors

E/VM-2018-0067

 

October 24 – 28, 2018

SCP: Thailand

Transnational Crime, Borders, and Migration Issues

4 visitors

E/VRF-2018-0069

 

September 20 – 25, 2018

SCP: Lebanon

Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

4 visitors

E/VRN-2018-0053

 

September 20 – 25, 2018

RP: Africa

Transboundary Water Resource Management

16 visitors

E/VRA-2018-0040

 

August 22 – 28, 2018

SCP: Israel

"The U.S. Judicial System"

5 visitors and 1 DOS liaison

NPA:MCID

E/VRN-2018-0036

 

July 6 – 10, 2018

Single Regional Project: Lower Mekong Initiative Cross-Border Water Resource Management

10 visitors and 2 liaisons

E/VRF-2018-0009

 

May 17 – 22, 2018

Multi-Regional Program: Global Health, Building Country Capacity

6 visitors and 1 liaison

E/VM-2018-0012

 

May 10 – 15, 2018

Multi-regional Program: Combating Trafficking in Persons II

7 visitors and 1 liaison

E/VM-2018-0059

 

May 16 – 20, 2018

Western Hemisphere Program: Human & Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness

6 visitors and 3 liaisons

 

April 25 – 28, 2018

Multi-regional Program: Towards a More Safe and Secure World

20 visitors and 3 liaison

E/VM-2018-0049

 

March 20 – 24, 2018

Western Hemisphere Program: Regional Responses to Inter-American Migration Issues

6 visitors and 2 liaisons

2017

 

December 17 – 19, 2017

Strengthening Border Security

Single Country Program: Mongolia

12 visitors and 3 liaisons

E/VFA-2017-0125

 

November 14 – 17, 2017

Promoting Export-Led Growth

Single Country Program: Afghanistan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons

EVRS-2017-0065

 

October 18 – 19, 2017

RIAS German Journalists

Sponsor: European Union Center at Texas A&M

 

October 10 – 14, 2017

Combating Transnational Security Threats

Regional Program: South and Central Asia

4 visitors and 1 liaison

E/VRS-2017-0080

 

September 10 – 13, 2017

Thought Leadership & Organizing for Combating Violent Extremism

Single Country Program: Afghanistan

8 visitors and 3 liaisons

E/VRS-2017-0063

 

May 13 – 17, 2017

The National Security Policy Process

Single Country Program: Japan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons

E/VRF-2017-0023

 

April 27 – May 2, 2017

Enhancing Higher Education

Single Country Program: Bhutan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons

E/VRS-2017-0022

 

April 13 – 18, 2017

Multi-regional Program: Refugee and Migration Issues

7 visitors and 1 liaison

E/VM-2017-0003

 

March 15 – 19, 2017
Regional Program: Combating International and Domestic Human Trafficking
13 visitors and 2 liaisons
E/VRW-2017-0003

2016

January 31 – February 3, 2016         

Promoting Engagement with Migrant Assistant Organization for Russia  

6 Visitors and 2 IV Liaisons 8 total

 

 

February 14 – 17, 2016       

Criminal Justice and Counter-Terrorism France

2 Visitors and 1 Interpreter

 


April 2 – 6, 2016                                                                 

Hong Kong on "Fighting Crime"

4 Visitors and 2 Interpreters


                                                             

April 14 – 19, 2016                                                             

Afghanistan on Strengthening Afghan Rule of Law

6 Visitors and 2 Interpreters

 


April 27 – May 3, 2016                                       

Multi-Regional Project Toward a More Safe and Secure World

7 Visitors and 2 Interpreters

 


May 8 – 11, 2016

United Kingdom Mutual Legal Assistance Policy Advisor

1 Visitor and 1 Interpreter

 

 

July 21 – 26, 2016

Demographic Change and Integration in a Multicultural Society

4 Visitors and 1 Interpreter

 

 

July 21 – 26, 2016
Integration of Immigrants

6 visitors and 2 interpreters