How To Become A Foreign Service Officer

By Cathy Vandewater
posted on January 29, 2014 in ,

Protect and serve? Turns out you don’t have to be a police officer or even a soldier to do just that. Foreign Services Office jobs (which can be in consular, economic, management, political, or public diplomacy capacities) all offer opportunities to maintain US citizens’ safety and security overseas, with a few added benefits--namely, travel and high profile hobnobbing with diplomats.

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YPFP and the Boren Forum Host First Partnership Series on U.S. Intelligence

By Matthew Parin
posted on November 12, 2013 in ,

For three consecutive Mondays in August -- when most of Washington has fled the city for more temperate locales -- a group of 25 members of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and the Boren Forum gathered in the board room at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to discuss and debate the roles of intelligence in America’s national security process. With sessions led by Dr. William Nolte, Ms. Rachel Ingber, and Mr. Mark Young, the series sought to deepen the participants’ knowledge of the U.S.

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World Bank Youth Summit 2013: Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030

By Irina Tsukerman
posted on November 7, 2013 in ,

World Bank Summit 2013 brought together promising young entrepreneurs from all over the world to engage in a conversation about battling youth unemployment, ending world poverty, and making the world a better place by putting creativity, passion, and enthusiasm into action. Several specific factors differentiated this summit from similar solution-oriented gatherings. First, it was a good attempt to bring young activists and entrepreneurs and large private institutions together.

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When Every Experience Matters

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posted on September 24, 2012 in

Michelle and I met up at a great restaurant in McPherson Square. She was able

to take a few minutes from her shift to sit down and speak with me. Michelle has

been waiting tables at this restaurant for almost a year. She is from the Midwest

and came to DC with two months of savings and a car packed with her belongings

determined to start her career in international affairs, which she has an MA in.

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Have it Bad? You don’t know Jack!

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posted on September 4, 2012 in

 

Note: The entry below is based off of a conversation.  Names, places, and locations have been changed to maintain that person’s confidentiality.

 

I met with Jack for a drink in our neighborhood’s beer garden.  He has worked at a part-time job in the international affairs field for over two years and is doing freelance work for a research firm on K Street. 

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How Selling Window Blinds Will Help Get You That International Affairs Career

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posted on September 4, 2012 in

 

By: Benjamin Bodnar, YPFP, Job Link Staff

Note: The entry below is based off of a conversation.  Names, places, and locations have been changed to maintain that person’s confidentiality.

 

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