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The U.S. Foreign Service supports the U.S. Department of State at its locations across the world.
Foreign Service Officers are selected and complete training in Washington, DC. There are five different types of Foreign Service Officers: Consular, Economic, Management, Political, and Public Diplomacy. Each of these officers has a unique function in carrying out American foreign policy.
This video looks at the State Department’s Foreign Service. Representatives from other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others, also work at U.S. embassies and also carry out the work of diplomacy. Another group vital to the State Department are Foreign Service Specialists who work within a particular specialty throughout their career, such as healthcare or law enforcement. Explore different careers at the State Department at careers.state.gov.
Learn more about the State Department’s Foreign Service in this video.
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