We welcome your interest in the Foreign Service, diplomacy and international affairs!

You’ve come to the right place. AFSA is a great starting point for learning about the work of America’s diplomats around the world and careers in the Foreign Service.

AFSA maintains an extensive collection of resources for students. We hope by providing these materials, we will encourage interest in the Foreign Service, and public service in general, among students and young professionals. We are certain you’ll find what you’re looking for in these pages.

Perhaps you’re looking for an internship, either at AFSA or in foreign affairs in general. Maybe you’re interested in becoming a diplomat and need to know where to learn more about life in the Foreign Service. Maybe you’re interested in a scholarship, or you’d like to participate in our high school essay contest. Or you may just be starting your educational journey and are considering career choices. We have all of this information and more – just take a look in the "In This Section" menu on the right of this screen (or above, if you're on a mobile device) and click away!