Guide to International Jobs in Government

If you’re interested in getting a government job in foreign policy or international affairs, you’ve come to the right place. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced a highly valuable guide entitled, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government.”

Until now, there has been no single resource that pulled together all of the information about globally-oriented government jobs into one concise package. With this “Guide to International Jobs in Government,” RFFG, GovLoop, and APSIA have consolidated information from dozens of websites and interviews with more than 20 international government employees and career experts.

Specifically, this guide answers the following questions:

1. Where Are the International Jobs in Government? Find out about job opportunities in traditional agencies like the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as lesser-known agencies with global components in their missions.

2. How Do You Launch and Advance an International Career in Government? Understand the type of education, experience, and networking that prepares and positions you for success.

3. What’s It Like to Be a Public Sector Professional in International Affairs and Foreign Policy? Read three stories of people who have embarked on international careers in government to better understand the day-to-day reality of a current foreign policy professional.