Virtual InfoSession with Department of State

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, in collaboration with the University of Washington-Tacoma, will provide students from the three University of Washington campuses with information on how you can join this dynamic team, starting from internships to fellowships to career positions.
The U.S. Department of State is the Federal government’s leading foreign affairs agency that works to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and fosters conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. Our employees are champions of American diplomacy, using their knowledge and experience in everything from policy to communications to economics to architecture to engineering and technology to medicine to achieve success as they serve with integrity and professionalism. They have diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, global perspectives, depth of knowledge, and technical skills, along with exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities. You can contribute your different perspectives, life experiences, and innovative thinking as you collaborate with Foreign and Civil Service professionals, locally employed staff, contractors, and interns who work to support and advance U.S interests worldwide We encourage you to think about serving your country while experiencing the world, engaging with different cultures and doing meaningful, intellectually challenging, and interesting work. Visit to learn more. U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung