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The U.S. Department of State is 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 are champions of American diplomacy, using 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 as you collaborate with colleagues throughout the world who work to support and advance U.S. interests worldwide. The Department of State is currently hiring for a variety of Foreign Service careers and the Consular Fellows Program, Civil Service careers, internships and fellowships. Visit careers.state.gov to learn more.

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


Make a positive impact as a Consular Fellow using your language proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, or Arabic.

Stationed at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, this opportunity for public service allows employees to experience new cultures while making a difference in the world. We are looking for motivated, culturally aware, adaptable problem-solvers who have sound judgment and strong customer service skills and can retain their composure during stressful circumstances.

On the frontlines of diplomacy, Consular Fellows adjudicate visa applications of foreign citizens seeking to come to the United States to visit, study, and work, and assist U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad. Fellows work to prevent fraud, combat trafficking in persons, and protect U.S. border security, which directly supports the Department of State’s mission to provide overseas consular services that protect U.S. citizens, ensure U.S. national security, facilitate the entry of legitimate travelers, and foster economic growth at home.

Fellows have the opportunity to experience life in the Foreign Service and try out the career since the Consular Fellows Program is a limited non-career appointment of up to five years. Working together with dedicated professionals, this public service opportunity provides valuable professional experience and you will develop and apply a wide range of skills, from managing resources to conducting public outreach. New hire Portuguese- or Mandarin-speaking Consular Fellows will be eligible for an incentive equal to 10% of their basic salary and may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program.

For more information on the Consular Fellows Program, please visit careers.state.gov/ca. To begin an application, visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/cfpt

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

Consular Fellows Program Brochure


Foreign Service Officers are commissioned officers by Congress and serve as our nation’s lead diplomats. Members of the Foreign Service represent the United States on behalf of the American people in the conduct of diplomacy in over 270 missions (embassies and consulates) worldwide. We are a rank-in-person organization, meaning that qualified U.S. citizens join the Foreign Service as an entity and have a series of assignments, typically two or three years in length each, at home and abroad over the course of their careers.

Serving in a rank-in-person organization, officers will spend the majority of their careers within the following career tracks: consular (crisis response, American Citizen Services, visas), economic (support U.S. business, trade, STEM diplomacy, entrepreneurship, economic trends and analysis), management (internal management of people, resources, and systems), political (internal/external political relations, human rights, democracy, security, socio-political trends and analysis), and public diplomacy (press, social media, education and cultural affairs, public outreach, exchanges). Take a quiz to see what career track might be best for you: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/career-track-quiz/

Learn more about how demonstrating proficiency in a language will enhance your competitiveness on the Register by giving a slight increase in points: https://careers.state.gov/faq-items/language-bonus-points/

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