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Career description:

Diplomats are the specialists that represent America and U.S. interests abroad to ensure that diplomacy endures. These esteemed representatives of the U.S. are resilient negotiators who promote peace, protect American citizens abroad, and support prosperity.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Forms and maintains international relations with regards to issues of peace and war, trade and economics, culture, the environment, and human rights
  • Negotiate treaties and international agreements before they are officially endorsed by any politicians
  • Collect and report information that could affect national interests
  • Give advice about how the country should react
  • Represent the views of the home government to the government of the country in which they are posted
  • Convince governments to act in ways that the home government would prefer

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