Working at the Embassy

Embassy staff in the front courtyard
Embassy staff in the front courtyard

The embassy is staffed by American diplomats and locally employed staff. The staff employed at the embassy is a very diverse group with very diverse jobs. We have employees from all corners of the world and with practically every educational background.

The types of jobs at the embassy cover a broad spectrum. It includes maintenance, purchasing and accounting, company support, public affairs, visa services, political and economic analysis as well as investigative work.  We value independent thinking as well as the ability to work in teams. We also value professional and personal integrity, dedication, and a sense of humor.

The U.S. Embassy offers a pleasant work environment where everybody knows each other and the tone is informal. We offer competitive salaries, a pension plan, and other benefits. The embassy provides excellent opportunities to work in an international environment, deal with great colleagues within the embassy and outside, and achieve personal and professional growth.

The U.S. Embassy is part of the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State promotes U.S. interests and communicates U.S. foreign policy to countries around the world. It does so by communicating with host country governments as well as with host country non-governmental institutions and with the general public.

If you think you would like to work at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, please visit this page frequently in order to stay up to date on possible vacancies. All vacancies are advertised for a minimum of two weeks.

It is also possible to become an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen. There are programs for U.S. citizens and for foreign nationals. You can learn more via the box on the right.

If you would like to know more about how the U.S. Department of State is as an employer and about the types of work done by locally employed staff at US Embassies, please see If you want to know more about what we do at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, please visit the “Offices” section of this website.

Due to State Department policy, the U.S. Embassy cannot accept unsolicited applications or CVs.