Your Guide to Opportunities – U.S. State Department

Fall Calendar of Opportunities

August 2023

  • Applications for U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program Open! (close at beginning of September)

September 2023

  • Applications for Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Open! (close in mid-January)
  • Applications for Pickering & Rangel Graduate Fellowship Close

October 2023

  • Applications for Clarke Diplomatic Security Fellowship close
  • Foreign Service Officer Test generally offered (Sept. 30-Oct. 7 this year)

Opportunities By Academic Year

First Years

  • Eligible for Study Abroad and Virtual Student Federal Service Internships (July)

Sophomores

  • Eligible to apply for U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program (August-September)
  • Eligible to apply for paid Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Program
  • Eligible to apply for Rangel Summer Enrichment Program (October-February)

Juniors

  • Eligible to apply for U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program (August-September)
  • Eligible to apply for paid Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Program
  • Consider taking the Foreign Service Officer Test in October, February, or June

Seniors

  • Take the Foreign Service Officer Test in October or February
  • Apply to the Foreign Service and begin searching USAjobs for Civil Service jobs
  • Apply to Graduate School Fellowships (Pickering, Rangel, Clarke, FAIT) in Fall
By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Director of Employer Relations