U.S. Dept. of State's Consular Fellows Program for Mandarin Chinese - Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State invites students to learn more about how they can use their proficiency in Mandarin as part of a unique national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

Consular Fellows serve on the front lines of a U.S. embassy or consulate protecting the interests of U.S. citizens abroad and ensuring U.S. border security. Consular Fellows work side by side with members of the Foreign Service playing a critical role in protecting U.S. national security. Requires exceptional English grammar and proficiency in Mandarin.

Working together with dedicated professionals, this public service opportunity provides valuable professional experience. Fellows will develop and apply a wide range of skills, from managing resources to conducting public outreach. The Consular Fellows Program is a temporary, limited career appointment of up to 5 years offering candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, use their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in their future professions. Consular Fellows may also receive a recruitment bonus and may be eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Find out more about becoming a Consular Fellow, apply now, or connect with a Diplomat in Residence in your region. Please note that the deadline to apply is July 13, 2016.