U.S. Department of State

About U.S. Department of State

We’re America’s leading foreign affairs agency that works to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and fosters conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. Our employees contribute to strengthening American diplomacy and use their knowledge and experience in everything from architecture to engineering and technology to medicine to achieve success as they serve with integrity and professionalism. Contribute your different perspectives, life experiences, and innovative thinking to support and advance U.S. interests worldwide. Visit to learn more.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.


Student Foreign Service Intern with the Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office

July 2021 - September 2021 Copenhagen, Capital RegionDenmark
“I loved all of the people I got to talk to and the topics I got to learn about. It was very interesting seeing government work in action. It was also amazing getting to work with dedicated people in public service. ”

Executive Office and Public Affairs Summer Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Port Louis, Port Louis
“I liked how small the Embassy in Port Louis is (only around 16 FSOs). This allowed me to work with nearly all of the cones as well as some specialties, and learn a lot about the roles in each. I was also able to form good connections with the Charge d'Affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission, something that is uncommon for interns at a larger Embassy. In general, even though my workload was light, I felt productive and learned a lot.”
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Questions & Answers

I'm unfamiliar with the role of a political intern, specifically at the U.S. Department of State, so what are some of the main responsibilities?

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Anybody willing to shed some light on the interview process for a project director position at the U.S. Department of State?

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How much is a project director responsible for when employed at the U.S. Department of State?

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