Job Overview


About the Agency

This is an UNPAID fellowship program administered by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Successful applicants will often be employed by another entity that continues to provide their salary and benefits during their year at the Department of State. Fellows are expected to return to their current employer at the end of the fellowship. (Note: This is a TEMPORARY Federal government appointment and is not intended to lead to permanent employment with the Department of State or USAID.) You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Please note that we will only be able to consider applications that are submitted according to the instructions.


Fellows have the unique opportunity to serve in a Department of State or USAID office, where they will help formulate policy or implement programs. If selected, your skill set will be matched with bureaus needs to identify the best placement for you. Fellows bring their substantive expertise to bear on pressing issues. In recent years, Fellows have worked on issues as diverse as human rights, international organizations, technology, regional affairs, and international security. Fellows may interact with the White House, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and other Executive Branch agencies as well. Fellows have a unique opportunity to serve their country while also enhancing their knowledge of government, foreign and domestic policy, and global issues. Fellows will gain valuable professional experience and enrich their nominating businesses and organizations upon their return.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Depending on the position, occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No