Apps / Digital Editions  
DOSCareers
Mobile App

View detailed descriptions of the FSO career tracks and FSS career paths. Watch videos featuring employees and their work. Engage with a scenario-based experience that puts you in the role of a Foreign Service professional. Locate and connect with a Diplomat in Residence or find an upcoming recruitment event near you. Or, test your knowledge with over 500 sample questions about U.S. government and culture, world history, technology, economics and other topics.

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Becoming a
Foreign Service
Officer/Specialist

As a companion app to DOSCareers, FSCareers explains and provides more detailed information on the five Foreign Service Officer career tracks: Consular, Economics, Management, Political and Public Diplomacy, as well as the eight different Foreign Service Specialist areas: Administration, Construction Engineering, Facility Management, Information Technology, International Information and English Language Programs, Medical and Health, Office Management, and Security. It also focuses on the FS selection and hiring processes and highlights the key character traits – or 12/13 dimensions – of successful Foreign Service employees.

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Student Internship
Digital Edition

Read about our Student Internship Program, and discover the educational benefits of this hands-on learning experience. Familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements as well as the application and selection processes. Learn about our various bureaus and offices, and determine which one is best suited for your major using the guideline chart. You can even get tips on how to prepare for the internship if selected to participate.

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Documents and Forms  
U.S. Department of State eforms Search eforms.state.gov for official U.S. Department of State forms.
Civil Service Glossary of Terms Civil Service Glossary of Terms
Consular Adjudicator
LNA Conditions of Employment
Consular Adjudicator Limited Non-Career Appointment – Conditions of Employment
Dual Citizenship Information about dual citizenship
Four Conditions for
Foreign Service
Employment
Four Conditions for Foreign Service Employment
Medical Clearance for
Eligible Family Members
Medical clearance information for eligible family members
Non-Disclosure Form Non-Disclosure Form
Suggested Course List Suggested Course List
Suggested Reading List Suggested Reading List
Three Conditions of Foreign Service Employment Three conditions of Foreign Service employment

Foreign Service Oral Assessment
Foreign Service Officer
Oral Assessment
Information Guide
The Foreign Service is a unique career and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the selection process is also unique. The purpose of the Foreign Service Officer Oral Assessment Information Guide is to help familiarize candidates with the assessment process. This guide includes the criteria used to evaluate candidates, common sense strategies candidates might use to ensure they are performing their best, a description of the activities during the daylong FSOA, sample Group Exercise materials, sample Case Management materials, as well as information on required clearances (in case the candidate passes the FSOA), language testing, and final observations.

Foreign Service Specialist
Oral Assessment
Information Guide
The purpose of this guide is to help familiarize candidates with the selection process so that they will be able to better focus on their performance during the Oral Assessment. This guide includes the criteria used to evaluate candidates and some common sense strategies candidates might use to ensure they are performing their best as well as a description of the activities during the FSS OA. It also includes sample test materials that provide candidates with an idea of the kind of information and exercises candidates in specialist career tracks will be given during the oral assessment

Foreign Service
Consular Professional
Oral Assessment
Information Guide
The purpose of this Foreign Service Consular Professional Oral Assessment (FSCP OA) Information Guide is to familiarize candidates with the selection process so that they will be able to better focus on their performance during the Oral Assessment rather than spend their limited time reviewing procedures. This guide includes the criteria used to evaluate candidates, common sense strategies candidates might use to ensure they are performing their best, and a description of the activities during the FSCP OA day. It also includes sample test materials that represent the kind of information and exercises all candidates will be given during the oral exam.

What to Prepare
and Bring to the
Assessment Center
This guide details what each candidate should prepare and bring to the assessment center on the day of their scheduled Oral Assessment.

Information Sheets  
Civil Service
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Civil Service careers
Foreign Service
Construction Engineer
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Specialist Construction Engineers
Foreign Service
Consular Fellows
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Consular Fellows
Foreign Service
Facility Manager
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Specialist Facility Managers
Foreign Service
Information Management Specialist
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Information Management Specialists
Foreign Service
Medical Provider
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Specialist Medical Providers
Foreign Service
Office Management Specialist
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Office Management Specialists
Foreign Service Officer
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Officers
Foreign Service Specialist
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Foreign Service Specialists
Student Programs
Information Sheet
A one page information sheet about Student Programs and internships