U.S. Department of State

About U.S. Department of State

As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. The Department is responsible for selecting and hiring employees who accomplish America's mission of diplomacy at home and around the world, including Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists and Civil Service professionals. The Department offers a number of programs, including internships, fellowships, and full time career opportunities (overseas, in Washington, D.C. and in other cities throughout the United States). All U.S. Department of State careers and internships require U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Department of State is an equal opportunity employer.


Economic Affairs Intern

June 2019 Rome, Rome
“I loved learning about the U.S. government and the day-to-day work/life of foreign service officers. I worked on truly interesting projects as well. ”

Summer Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“The exposure to foreign policy coordination and the level and amount of projects I was able to work on. ”
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Questions & Answers

I'm unfamiliar with the role of a political intern, specifically at the U.S. Department of State, so what are some of the main responsibilities?

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Anybody willing to shed some light on the interview process for a project director position at the U.S. Department of State?

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How much is a project director responsible for when employed at the U.S. Department of State?

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