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Career Event. Internships with the U.S. Department of State

Shannon Farrell, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
6:00-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
The U.S. Department of State offers over 1,000 summer internships at its embassies and missions throughout the world, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at facilities in approximately 20 other cities throughout the United States. A panel of University of Michigan students will share their experiences as U.S. Department of State interns this past summer. Shannon Farrell, State Department Diplomat in Residence at the Ford School, will review the application process for this exciting and challenging program. Details on the internship program can be found at: This program is part of U-M International Career Pathways. Sponsored by Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Please note: This session will be held virtually ET through Zoom. This event is open to U-M students. Zoom Link:

Shannon Farrell is a U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Shannon joined the Foreign Service in 2003 after working as a corporate attorney in private practice for eight years. She served overseas most recently as the Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland before joining the Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General - Office of Inspections – and currently serves in Global Talent Management’s Office of Employee Relations, Conduct, Discipline and Suitability Division as a Human Resources Officer. Her other foreign assignments include Ethiopia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Argentina, and Germany. She also served domestically as a staff assistant to two former Assistant Secretaries of State for Consular Affairs. Shannon received a degree cum laude in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Tulane University where she was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and is also a distinguished graduate of the National War College receiving a master’s in national security strategy in 2020.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Careers, International, Internships, State Department
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Program in International and Comparative Studies, International Institute, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

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