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Can take 6 months to 1 year or more. Security clearance required which can add time to the hiring process.

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My interview was for the Student Trainee (Passport) Pathways Internship program in Seattle, WA. My initial interview was mostly a behavioral style interview; asking questions regarding certain situations I may have been in customer service.

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More friendly. Everyone seems so uptight, no one talks, and unsettling.

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They got in touch with me from putting information about grand mother in the state department for help taking care of her.

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Health insurance, paid time off, 20 local and US holidays per year, salary advance plan, overtime, etc.

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There are opportunities for psychologists and social workers in the MED office

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Never really. It follows a set schedule and you need to be tenured, by Sec. of State of by Presidential decree. The government moves very slowly, and often you need to front the finances for business trips and get reimbursed after.

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