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    All potential applicants are strongly urged to read this entire Vacancy Announcement, including the information on the links provided, to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying.

    The State Department is responsible for formulating, implementing, and coordinating U.S. foreign policy, assisting U.S. citizens overseas, and managing the resources that support U.S. foreign policy.

    In order to qualify for the 2016 Diplomacy Fellows Program, you must have participated in one of the following nine fellowship programs and successfully completed all program requirements during the period January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2016 and hold a master's degree. If you do not hold a master's degree, have not participated in one of the nine programs below, and have not completed the fellowship program requirements during the specified time period then you are not eligible to apply to the 2016 Diplomacy Fellows Program.

    Eligible Candidate Fellowship Programs

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellows
    • Boren Graduate Fellowship Program (National Security Education Program) (This is the only NSEP program currently eligible for the Diplomacy Fellows Program.)
    • Fascell Fellows
    • Institute for International Public Policy Fellows (IIPP)
    • Presidential Management Fellows who were appointed to and have fulfilled their program obligations by July 31, 2016, through service at the Department of State or the Agency for International Development only.
    • Truman Scholars
    • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholars
    • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
    • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Pickering undergraduate fellows are not eligible until they have completed all program requirements at the graduate level and have received their master's degree.)
    Key Requirements

    For a full list of the Key Requirements, please see the "Qualifications" section of the announcement.

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    • Foreign Service Officers serve as diplomats at about 280 United States Embassies and Consulates overseas.
    • They must be available for assignment worldwide, and they will also serve part of their careers in Washington, D.C.
    • Their work requires a wide range of ability and knowledge, including excellence in oral and written communication, interpersonal skills and resource management.
    • Applicants for the DFP may also apply to become a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) through the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process.
    • Although all Foreign Service Officers are considered "generalists," applicants must indicate on the DFP questionnaire, which is part of the DFP application packet, the specific career track for which they are applying: Consular, Economic, Management, Political, or Public Diplomacy. DFP applicants, like all FSO candidates, must choose ONLY ONE Foreign Service career track.
    • Carefully read the descriptions of the different career tracks and use the interactive tools provided at the below link to help make your selection. You will not be able to change your selection once you submit your applicationhttp://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/career-track-quiz.
    • Regardless of career track, all Entry Level Officers will serve at least one year in a consular assignment. Most will serve longer than one year.
    The Foreign Service is more than a job. It is a way of life that requires uncommon commitment, and may feature hardships. It also offers unique rewards and opportunities. Officers need to be able to function both independently of close supervision and cooperatively within a U.S. Government team. They must be able to withstand the stress of frequent relocation, and be sensitive to new cultures. As an official representative of the U.S. government, every Foreign Service Officer must publicly support U.S policy, regardless of private reservations.

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    This program is open only to those who have participated in one of the nine eligible fellowship programs listed in the summary, hold a master's degree and completed successfully, within the past five years (from January 1, 2011-July 31, 2016), all fellowship program requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

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