The U.S. Department of State provides an inclusive atmosphere and collaborative environment in which all employees are encouraged to communicate and exchange information. It’s in this same manner that the Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment extends an opportunity to all those interested in our careers to participate in the many forums listed below.
Please note that all entries designated with a green checkmark indicate a response from a U.S. Department of State employee working in, or directly with, the Bureau of Human Resources. If asking a specific question, you should receive an official response within 1-2 business days.
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|Careers@state.gov||Student Programs||Family Life||Information Technology Management Specialists|
Careers@State: Get information on things like employment, student programs and medical clearances here.
Student Programs: Whether you're interested in internships or fellowships, if you have questions about the recruitment, selection or hiring processes, please let us know.
Family Life: What you and your family can expect living abroad.
Information Technology Management Specialists: Questions pertaining to Foreign Service IT careers are addressed here.
|Medical Specialists||Diplomatic Security Recruitment||Foreign Service Consular Adjudicators – Mandarin and Portuguese Speakers||Veterans|
Medical Specialists Recruitment: Get your questions about a medical career abroad answered here.
Diplomatic Security Recruitment: Have questions about careers with Diplomatic Security? Get answers here.
Foreign Service Consular Adjudicators – Mandarin and Portuguese Speakers: Use your Portuguese or Mandarin language skills as a Consular Adjudicator working in American embassies in China or Brazil.
Veterans: Click here to inquire about the Veteran’s Program Office, hiring authorities and preference points for Civil Service and Foreign Service careers.
|Foreign Service Mentors||Virtual Student Foreign Service||Reasonable Accommodations||Franklin Fellows|
Foreign Service Mentors: Find a mentor to learn firsthand about life as a Foreign Service Officer.
Virtual Student Foreign Service: Learn about eInterns (American students working virtually) conducting digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.
Reasonable Accomodations: Learn more about the Disabilities Reasonable Accommodations Division and the various opportunities available.
Franklin Fellowship: Utilize your professional experience to advance public service. Learn about the Franklin Fellows Program here.
These forums are designed for those interested in careers. Any posts related to foreign policy or that contain inappropriate content will be removed immediately.
If you have a personal question that requires a non-public response, please visit the Engage page, click on Contact Us, and send a direct email to the appropriate address.
Foreign Service Blogs
In addition to these career-focused Forums, you can find more information on life in the Foreign Service at the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) website through their expansive list of blogs written by and about those living the Foreign Service life.
View the list of blogs on the AFSA website: http://www.afsa.org/foreign_service_blogs.aspx