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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.



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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.​




December 6-12, 2023

Combating Trafficking in Persons III

A Multi-Regional Project

11 visitors


September 29-October 4, 2023

Public Utility Providers

A Project for West Bank

3 visitors



August 30-September 2, 2023

Increasing Border Security for Pakistan  

A Project for Pakistan

6 visitors



July 28-August 2, 2023

Strengthening Egypt’s New Human Rights Strategy  

A Project for Egypt

6 visitors


June 24-29, 2023

Combating Illegal Migration

A Project for Uzbekistan

4 visitors



June 14-20, 2023

Closing the Skills Gap: Indigenous Education and Skills-Training

A Project for Canada

6 visitors



June 6-10, 2023

Public Defender System in the United States

A Project for the People’s Republic of China

5 visitors


April 17-22, 2023

Combating Trafficking in Persons 

A Project for the Republic of Kosovo

5 visitors



March 17-22, 2023

Combating Trafficking in Persons 

A Regional Project for Africa

18 visitors



February 15-21, 2023

Regional Responses to Refugee and Migration Issues

A Multi-Regional Project

7 visitors



February 11-16, 2023

Combating Trafficking in Persons I

A Multi-Regional Project

12 visitors





September 15-20, 2022

Regional Responses to Refugee and Migration Issues 

A Regional Project for Europe

5 visitors



August 4-10, 2022

Countering Terrorism through the Criminal Justice System

A Project for Iraq

9 visitors



June 16-21, 2022

Combating Trafficking-in-Persons. 

A Program for the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10 visitors


June 7-11, 2022
Modern Irrigation and Desert Farming Techniques.

A Project for Egypt
7 visitors

May 25-31, 2022
Combating Trafficking-in-Persons.

A Project for Kazakhstan
5 visitors

April 9-13, 2022
Law Enforcement – Community Policing
A Regional Project for the Western Hemisphere
8 visitors




2021  (Virtual)

December 7, 2021
Water Resources Management.

A subregional project for Near East and North Africa
17 participants
E/VRN- 2021-0085

November 29 and December 1, 2021
RP PWH: Human Rights Across the Americas
9 participants
E/VRW- 2021-0020

October 25, 2021
Combating Transnational Crime.

A Project for Mexico
5 participants

May 24, 2021
SCP Guinea-Bissau: Trafficking in Persons
20 participants

May 20, 2021
RP: Migration in the Americas
12 participants

April 16, 2021
RP WHA: Edward R. Murrow.
Program for Journalists – Research and Investigation
18 participants

March 26, 2021
RP WHA: Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System
8 participants

March 16, 2021
MRP: Education in the Digital Age for the Indo-Pacific
10 participants

February 1, 2021
RP WHA: Law Enforcement and Community Policy
12 participants




February 18-20, 2020

Promoting German understanding of the U.S. military and U.S. European security cooperation
A project for Germany
1 visitor


February 16-19, 2020
Best practices in internal review in law enforcement
A project for Ukraine
6 visitors


February 6-11, 2020
RP Africa: Empowering youth through workforce development
8 visitors




October 5 – 9, 2019

WHA RP: Migration in the Americas

16 visitors


September 28 – October 3, 2019

India: Multi-modal Passenger & Freight Transportation Infrastructure

6 visitors


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

9 visitors


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

A Multi‑Regional Project

7 visitors


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

8 visitors


August 18 – 21, 2019

Journalism: Research and Investigation

A Project for Thailand

4 visitors


July 31 – August 4, 2019

SCP: Borders and Security Issues

A Project for Kazakhstan

3 visitors


May 22 – 26, 2019

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

A Project for Israel

5 visitors


April 24 – 27, 2019

MRP: Towards a More Safe and Secure World

International Peace and Security

18 visitors


March 20 – 23, 2019

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

A Project for Eurasia

17 visitors





December 11 – 14, 2018

SRP: Near East Affairs

Water Resources Management

13 visitors


November 4 – 7, 2018

SCP: Italy

Promoting Social Advancement for Marginalized Communities

4 visitors


October 31 – November 5, 2018

MRP: Europe

Global Threat Cooperation (FTF) Working Group Issues

9 visitors


October 24 – 28, 2018

SCP: Thailand

Transnational Crime, Borders, and Migration Issues

4 visitors


September 20 – 25, 2018

SCP: Lebanon

Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

4 visitors


September 20 – 25, 2018

RP: Africa

Transboundary Water Resource Management

16 visitors


August 22 – 28, 2018

SCP: Israel

"The U.S. Judicial System"

5 visitors and 1 DOS liaison




July 6 – 10, 2018

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

10 visitors and 2 liaisons


May 17 – 22, 2018

Multi-Regional Program: Global Health, Building Country Capacity

6 visitors and 1 liaison


May 10 – 15, 2018

Multi-regional Program: Combating Trafficking in Persons II

7 visitors and 1 liaison


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


March 20 – 24, 2018

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

6 visitors and 2 liaisons




December 17 – 19, 2017

Strengthening Border Security

Single Country Program: Mongolia

12 visitors and 3 liaisons


November 14 – 17, 2017

Promoting Export-Led Growth

Single Country Program: Afghanistan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons


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


September 10 – 13, 2017

Thought Leadership & Organizing for Combating Violent Extremism

Single Country Program: Afghanistan

8 visitors and 3 liaisons


May 13 – 17, 2017

The National Security Policy Process

Single Country Program: Japan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons


April 27 – May 2, 2017

Enhancing Higher Education

Single Country Program: Bhutan

4 visitors and 2 liaisons


April 13 – 18, 2017

Multi-regional Program: Refugee and Migration Issues

7 visitors and 1 liaison


March 15 – 19, 2017
Regional Program: Combating International and Domestic Human Trafficking
13 visitors and 2 liaisons




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

Past Programs
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