July 23, 2017

State Department Opportunities


For Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Critical Language Scholarship Program, offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language program for students of all disciplines. For seven to ten weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages.

Levels available for each CLS language are as follows:

  •      Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu
  •      Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
  •      Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.clscholarship.org.


For Undergraduate Juniors and Graduate Students 

Application Deadline:  January 24, 2014

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships, funded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, provide graduate and undergraduate students with two paid internships–one overseas and one at the Department of State. Fellows are obligated to a minimum 3 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.

Undergraduates must be in their junior year and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.0.  Consideration is given to candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, as well as financial need.

APPLICATIONS:  The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application is available at woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering.


For Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

This six-week, fully funded summer enrichment program offers three courses at Howard University designed to prepare students for careers in international affairs. Site visits include the U.S. Department of State, the CIA, World Bank, Organization of American States, U.S. Congress, various NGOs and think tanks.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:   www.rangelprogram.org.


For Undergraduate Students

Announcement posted on USAJOBS during the Nov. 1-Nov. 15 time frame

The Department of State will be recruiting for the Pathways Internship Program in the coming weeks.  Announcements will be posted on USAJOBS during the November 1- November 15 time frame.

The upcoming vacancy announcements for the Pathways Internship Program will include position series such as:  Office Automation, Program Analysis, Passport, Accounting, Paralegal, Engineering, Foreign Affairs, Contracting, Intelligence Research, Human Resources, Investigative Assistance, and IT.  Locations for these vacancies include DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Denver, Boston, New York, Charleston, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles.  Grades 1-7 will be recruited for.   The specific program (ITEP or IEP), grade level, location, and series will be listed in each vacancy announcement when it is posted on USAJOBS.

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