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.


VSFS Intern

September 2020 Honolulu, HI
“- Work at your own pace, flexible schedule - Friendly supervisors - Like-minded colleagues - Quarterly performance evaluations”

Consular Affairs Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Quito, Pichincha Province
“I had the opportunity to meet the US Ambassador to Ecuador, speak directly with Foreign Service Officers, work within the Consular Affairs Section (processed and printed 9,000 US Visas), visited with Embassy officials Americans imprisoned abroad concerning legal rights,and worked on the first US Vice Presidential Visit to Ecuador in 30 years.”
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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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