ERIC Number: ED295490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Government Jobs and Careers in Foreign Languages.
Leaver, Betty Lou
A discussion of foreign-language-related jobs available in federal government agencies describes the extent and types of opportunities and suggests methods to use in preparing and applying for them. There are many diverse opportunities for foreign language students in the federal government, but many are hard to locate from the outside, rarely advertised, and may seem hidden to students. Most are civil service jobs, and some paid and unpaid internships also exist. The Civil Service and Excepted Service systems and their benefits are briefly described. Common requirements and restrictions of government service are noted, including travel, moving expenses, security clearances, and language proficiency requirements. The application process is outlined, and approaches to use to improve the chances of being hired are suggested. The addresses and telephone numbers of 40 federal agencies employing foreign language specialists and the types of jobs available are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of a workshop held at the Youngstown University Foreign Language Teachers' Conference (Youngstown, OH, 1986).