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What is it like to work in an US embassy?

Are there a lot of jobs requiring language skills? #government #language #federal-government #international-affairs #translation #ngos #us-government #embassy

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Stephanie’s Answer

Having language skills will certainly improve your chances at being hired by the US State Department. You can review the various embassy roles and positions on the State Department website for students at: https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-programs/. Check out the internship job descriptions for more information.


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Thank you comment icon Many agencies are represented at U.S. Embassies overseas. The State Department Foreign Service is the most prominent. But USAID, Commerce,, and Agriculture also have foreign service employees. DOD and Law enforcement agencies also have people abroad. I would recommend you read "Inside a U.S. Embassy: published by the American Foreign Service Association, edited by Shawn Dorman Todd Kushner
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Judy’s Answer

It is exciting, it is educational, and it is hard work. One works not only with local government officials but also local companies and people from the local community. Language skills certainly help but being a people person is a necessity. It is an experience of a lifetime! Applying for an internship will give you a taste of what life is like in the Foreign Service.
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