State Department fellowship opportunities

Civil Service Reform -Two New Civil Service Fellowships

The Bureau of Human Resources is pleased to announce the launch of two Department-wide Fellowships:

The Civil Service STEM Fellowship: The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Fellowship Program was designed to bring fresh talent into the Department’s global technical environment.  The STEM Fellowship Program is open to individuals who, at the time of application, will have completed their formal education in one of the identified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.  The Department will begin receiving applications for this fellowship on January 23, 2016.

The Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was designed to bring fresh talent into the Department’s foreign affairs ranks.  The Fellowship is open to individuals whose educational background meets the basic requirements for the Foreign Affairs occupation.  The Department will begin receiving applications for this fellowship on February 6, 2016.

There are seven bureaus participating in the Fellowships, 15 different occupations for applicants to choose from, and over 50 positions available.  Participating bureaus may hire Fellows for two years, with options to extend the appointment for up to two additional years.  Depending on their education background, Fellows may be hired at grades GS-7 through GS-11.

The Department has highlighted both Fellowships on the Department website at https://careers.state.gov/intern/other-programs/civil-service-fellowship-programs. Visit the webpage to learn more about the Fellowships and the opportunities that exist!

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