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Appropriations Act Restrictions Congress prohibits the use of appropriated funds to employ non-citizens within the United States. Certain groups of non-citizens are not included in this ban. They are: -Persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example, natives of American Samoa and Swains Island). -Aliens from Cuba, Poland, South Vietnam, countries of the former Soviet Union, or the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. -South Vietnamese, Cambodian or Laotian refugees paroled into the United States after January 1, 1975. -Nationals of the People’s Republic of China who qualify for adjustment of status pursuant to the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992. -Citizens of Ireland, Israel, or the Republic of the Philippines. -Nationals of countries currently allied with the United States in a defense effort, (as determined by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department of State)??. -International broadcasters employed by the U.S. Information Agency. -Translators employed temporarily. -People employed up to 60 days on an emergency basis in the field service.
Additionally, at any of these levels of education, you can apply to work as a temporary employee or volunteer with the State Department, a position that could provide you key contacts for the application process later on. Contrary to popular notion, future diplomats do not have educational or foreign language requirements to meet; you simply must be between the ages of 20 and 59 and aUS citizen. However, additional accomplishments will boost you above the competition.