Consular Fellows Program

U.S. Department of State

About the organization

The U.S. Department of State is America’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 architecture to engineering and technology to medicine to achieve success as they serve with integrity and professionalism. Contribute your different perspectives, life experiences, and innovative thinking as you collaborate with colleagues throughout the world who work to support and advance U.S. interests worldwide.

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Consular Fellows use their Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, or Spanish language skills to provide critical consular services at U.S. Missions overseas. They directly support the Department of State’s Mission by providing overseas consular services that protect U.S. citizens and ensure U.S. national security, facilitate the entry of legitimate travelers and foster economic growth at home, prevent fraud, combat trafficking in persons, and protect U.S. border security.


To be considered for the Consular Fellows Program applicants must be U.S. Citizens, be 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 at the time of hire, be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance, and be able to obtain the required medical clearance for post of

U.S. citizenship is required.


See current Foreign Service Pay Schedule.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The Consular Fellows Program Test (CFPT) is an important part of the selection process, covering the job knowledge, English expression and situational judgment necessary to work as a Consular Fellow. View complete information on the CFPT and the selection process:

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