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Department of State, United States of America

The U.S. Department of State, America’s principal foreign affairs agency, is seeking a new generation of accomplished, creative, and bold professionals for domestic and international positions. There is no country in the world today that is not touched by America, and there is no country that does not touch us in some way.

For more information on State Department careers and student programs, visit U.S. State Departments Careers, which answers virtually all the basic questions anyone may have about career paths and internships within State’s offices throughout the United States and at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world.

Diplomat in Residence Program

Ryan M. Gliha

Ryan M. Gliha is the Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest.

There are many ways you can benefit from the Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence (DIR) program. This year, Ryan will:

  • Represent the Department of State at Career Fairs and other events
  • Engage in outreach to underrepresented students
  • Guide candidates through the Foreign Service application and examination process
  • Inform students about internship opportunities with the Department of State
  • Hold student appointments, and answer staff, faculty, and student questions via email

Ryan welcomes inquiries and referrals from the university community. However, because he covers a large territory from his base at Cal, he urges you to review the links below before making an inquiry. Ryan can be contacted via email at

The DIR Office is located in Berkeley Career Engagement. 

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