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State Department Interns Wait (And Wait, And Wait)

State Department Interns Wait (And Wait, And Wait)

When Paul Farmer, the physician and globe-trotting Harvard professor celebrated for his work on public health in Haiti, pulled out of the running last year to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development, critics were quick to blame the vetting process.

“I still think the proper response is to throw the vetters overboard — if a [...]

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The Final Review Panel

Upon completion of the background investigation, a Final Review Panel will examine the candidate’s completed file (except medical records) to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment with the Foreign Service.
The attainment of U.S. foreign policy objectives depends substantially on the confidence of the public (both American and foreign) in the individuals selected to serve in [...]

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Security Clearance

Candidates who pass the Oral Assessment must apply for the security clearance required for appointment to the Foreign Service. A comprehensive background investigation, conducted by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with other federal, state, and local agencies, will provide the information necessary to determine a candidate’s suitability for appointment to the Foreign Service [...]

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