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3 Day Professional Exploration Program in Washington, D.C. with The Department of State (1649 hits)

Program Title
The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar

Program Description
The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar is a fully funded, three-day professional exploration program to be held in Washington, D.C., October 2-5, 2019. The program is designed to allow current undergraduate students to gain a better understanding of the role of diplomats in promoting diplomacy and to learn about the educational, internship and career opportunities in the Foreign Service and Civil Service at the Department of State. The Seminar will also highlight the work of U.S. Foreign Service Officers, whose job is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. Participants will expand their knowledge of diplomacy through workshops, visits to organizations involved in international affairs and interaction with Foreign Service Officers and international affairs experts at the Department of State.

Applicants are not required to major in International Relations or Global Studies in order to be eligible for the Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar, but they should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in public service or an international field. The U.S. Department of State hires individuals from diverse educational fields, including STEM fields as well as international relations, government, and public policy.

The mission of the Department of State is to lead America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety, and economic prosperity. The Department actively seeks to recruit and hire American citizens with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and problem-solving skills in many fields, including international relations, medicine, IT, engineering, law enforcement, and foreign languages. Careers at the Department of State are challenging and rewarding. For employees serving overseas, benefits include: housing, educational benefits, health care, and department-funded travel for employees and their eligible family members.
SEMINAR BENEFITS
The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar will cover tuition, airfare + 1 carry-on, shared room and board, and program designated meals, activities, and travel in Washington, D.C. for all program participants.

Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age or older by October 2, 2019
• Must have an established grade point average of 3.0 or above
• Must have a U.S. government issued ID or passport for entrance into the State Department
• Must be able to participate in all aspects of the program for the full duration of the program

Important Dates
The Program will be held in Washington, D.C. October 2-5, 2019
• Applications are due by 11:59pm PST, April 28, 2019
• All applicants will be notified of the decision by May 10, 2019
The Department of State will be holding a FB Live information session on April 18, 2019 at 2pm EST - https://facebook.com/doscareers

APPLICATION PROCESS GUIDANCE FOR UNIVERSITIES
Apply online here - http://hbcuconnect.com/campaigns/1833/cox-state-dept-seminar
Posted By: Will Moss
Thursday, April 18th 2019 at 4:13AM
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