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Job Application Guide
The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. If you’re passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. The opportunity to work and experience cultures, customs and people of different nations is truly a career unlike any other.
The work you’ll do will have an impact on the world. You will be asked to serve at one of any of the more than 270 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in The Americas, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. Some of these posts are in difficult and even dangerous environments, but working in them affords great challenges and rewards.
Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student seeking a substantive internship or fellowship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there’s no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. You’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues, and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world.
View detailed descriptions of the Foreign Service Officer career tracks, the Foreign Service Specialist career paths, Civil Service opportunities, and the Consular Fellows Program.
Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers and Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities they serve. DIRs are available to answer questions and share insight with those interested in Foreign and Civil Service careers, internships and fellowships.
The Family Liaison Office has a dedicated team of professionals working to expand employment options and information resources for family members, both at home and abroad. Learn more about our programs or begin your employment planning.