US Department of State beginning August 10, 2011 has started accepting application for the Diplomacy Fellows Program (DFP). The program is designed to advance eligible candidates to the Foreign Service Oral Assessment for the competitive selection of entry level Foreign Service Officer Candidates.
The DFP is open only to those who have participated in one of the approved programs listed below and who have successfully completed all program requirements within five years of the application deadline date and have successfully completed a master’s degree program in a field relevant to the Foreign Service.
General Qualifications for the DFP Program:
– You must be a U.S. citizen.
– You must be at least 20 and not more than 59 at the time of applications.
– You must be available for worldwide assignment.
– You may not have been separated from the Foreign Service under certain sections of the Foreign Service Act
– You must have participated in one of the 9 eligible Fellowship programs listed below in the section titled Eligible Candidates, and you must have successfully completed all program requirements within 5 years of the vacancy announcement closing date.
– American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellows
– Boren Graduate Fellowship Fellows (National Security Education Program) (Note: This is the only Boren/NSEP program currently eligible for the DFP.)
– Fascell Fellows
– Institute for International Public Policy Fellows (IIPP)
– Pickering Fellows (Pickering undergraduate fellows are not eligible until they have completed all program requirements at the graduate level.)
– Presidential Management Fellows, who have fulfilled their program obligations prior to registration through service at the Department of State or the Agency for International Development.
– Truman Scholars
– Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholars
– Rangel Fellows
Last date for submitting the applications is September 26, 2011
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