U.S. Department of State

About U.S. Department of State

We are America’s leading foreign affairs agency, working to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. Our employees contribute their knowledge and experience in everything from foreign affairs and economics to engineering and technology to pursue our diplomatic goals 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.

An equal opportunity employer.



June 2021 Washington, DC
“Rewarding Work Experience. Relevant to my field. Very helpful mentors. Flexibility to focus on what I wanted to. ”

Fellow, U.S. Mission to the United Nations

June 2017 - September 2017 New York City, NY
“I loved the access I was given to the inner workings of US foreign policy and the variety of the work I got to do--I worked on issues relating to every country and got to do a wide variety of work that simulated the type of responsibilities a Foreign Service Officer would take on.”
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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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