The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, well-rounded strategic problem-solvers, from diverse educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, with a desire to make a contribution to our global society.

We offer a variety of worldwide and domestic career opportunities. These opportunities include global careers in the Foreign Service, domestic careers in the Civil Service and a number of Fellowships and Internships, which span the globe.

Application and selection processes vary for each career opportunity as follows:

  • Foreign Service Officer careers require candidates to complete the Foreign Service Selection Process starting with passing the Foreign Service Officer Test. As such, there are no immediately available “jobs” posted. Click here to learn how you can pursue a career as a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service worldwide, including selecting a career track and registering for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).
  • Foreign Service Specialist careers allow candidates to apply to job vacancies via USAJobs.gov as they become available. Opportunities exist in eight different categories with 19 different Specialist jobs, from Law Enforcement and Security and Information Technology to Medical and Health careers and Language Programs. Click here to learn more about the Specialist selection process or click to explore available vacancies.
  • Civil Service careers, located in Washington D.C. and across the United States are also posted to USAJobs.gov as they become available. These positions span across 10 categories from Budget Administration and Personnel Management to Public Affairs. Click here to learn more or click to explore available vacancies.

    You can also visit https://state.usajobs.gov to browse current job opportunities.

  • Internships, Fellowships and Other Programs opportunities range from those for high-school students to undergraduate students, professionals and academics, both within the United States and worldwide.
    • Click here to learn more about Internship Opportunities and how to apply.
    • Click here to learn more about Fellowships and other specialized programs.
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The U.S. Department of State is an equal opportunity employer. U.S. citizenship is required.