One of AFSA's primary missions is to increase interest in public service and the Foreign Service among students and young professionals. We hope that some of the resources on this page will allow young people with a passion for international affairs and serving their country to learn more about the Foreign Service and to discover ways to get involved.
The Foreign Service Career
- Careers at the State Department
- Careers at U.S. Agency for International Development
- Careers in the Foreign Commercial Service
- Careers in the Foreign Agricultural Service
- Careers at the Broadcasting Board of Governors
- What is the Foreign Service?
- Representing America in a Career That Matters (State Department Recruitment Video)
- Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work
- Foreign Service Blogs - hear from diplomats in the field
- Diplomats-in-Residence - career FSOs posted to universities nationwide
Internships in Foreign Affairs
- Internships at AFSA
- AFSA Minority College Student Internships with TLG and HECFAA
- State Department Opportunities for Students (The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2016)
- The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program
- Internships at ADST
- Internships at DACOR
- Internships in government (State) (USAID) (FCS) (FAS) (APHIS) (IBB/BBG)
- State Department Virtual Foreign Service Internships
- Virtual Internships - Resources
- Rangel Fellowships
- Pickering Fellowships
- U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program
- Pathways Program
- Presidential Management Fellows
- Model UN
- AFSA Events - Students Welcome!
- For high school students whose parents are not U.S. Foreign Service employees, information on AFSA's High School Essay Contest.
- For high school seniors, incoming undergraduate freshmen, and college undergraduates of U.S. Foreign Service employees, click here for information on applying for AFSA merit awards or need-based financial aid scholarships.
- Discover Diplomacy
- The U.S. Diplomacy Center & Museum
- Foreign Policy Classroom
- Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language: One FSO's Exhortation to Students