As the lead federal agency responsible for U.S. foreign policy, the U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world at over 270 diplomatic missions. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Thousands of committed and dedicated men and women pursue a career in public service through careers with the U.S. Department of State. With more than 25 different career paths available, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists make up a corps of some 13,000 employees dedicated to representing America abroad and responding to the needs of American citizens living and traveling around the world. The Department’s Civil Service, totaling more than 11,000 employees, provides continuity and expertise in accomplishing all aspects of the Department’s mission at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. or other domestic locations.
The U.S. Department of State recruits from IT, engineering, healthcare, federal law enforcement, international affairs, legal, business, management, and public relations careers. The U.S. Department of State also offers of wealth of student programs, including paid and unpaid internships, study abroad, and paid fellowships. Visit careers.state.gov to learn more. U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.