12/3/14 – U.S. Dept. of State Pathways Recent Graduates Program (RGP)
Sarah P’s comments: For recently graduated US Librarians considering a career in the foreign service, here is an opportunity. Librarians are usually hired as Information Resource Officers but as there are only 32 of these, you might want to consider other positions which would utilize information/research/IT skills. This program is part of a larger program which also offers internship opportunities for those still in school as well as a Fellows program for experienced librarians. For more information about US Government opportunities see Chapter 6 of my book.
The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program (RGP).
Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Applications received after the closing of the announcement will not reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.
Recent Graduates Program Announcement
Announcement Number: AN1230604
Location: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Arlington, VA
Number of positions: 1
The Recent Graduates Program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion.
Veterans who, due to military service, were unable to apply for positions, will have up to two years from their release or discharge from active duty, not to exceed six years after degree and/or certificate completion.
Successful applicants will be placed in a one-year career development program.
Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.