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About Employment with the Department of State

The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, well-rounded strategic problem-solvers, from diverse educational, geographic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, with a desire to make a contribution to our global society.

We offer a variety of worldwide and domestic career opportunities. These opportunities include global careers in the Foreign Service, domestic careers in the Civil Service and a number of Fellowships and Internships, which span the globe.

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About Tulane's Diplomat in Residence

Diplomats in Residence are career Foreign Service Officers (assigned to a select group of U.S. Universities) who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities where they serve.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about a valuable on-campus resource for students and faculty.

Kali Jones SmallDIR Kali Jones joined the Foreign Service in September 2002.  She is an economic-coned officer who has served in Ho Chi Minh City, Port-au-Prince, and Brasilia.  In Washington, Jones worked in the Department of State’s 24/7 Operations Center, which is responsible for tracking global events and providing daily briefings to the Secretary of State and the senior staff.  Jones was the Chief of Staff to the Counselor and the Deputy Director of the Advance Division in the Executive Secretariat, staffing the Secretary’s international trips abroad and providing briefing materials and policy papers for his use.

Before joining the Department, Jones was the associate director for programs of the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center as well as a lecturer of constitutional law in the political science department at Howard University.  Her first experience living abroad was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar, where she established a health program through local community organizations. 

 Jones holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Howard University and a as mentioned above also a JD/MSPH from Tulane Law School and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Kali C. Jones, Diplomat in Residence (AR, LA, MS)  -
Office:  Diboll Complex, Career Center, Room 104 (entry across from the Reily Center)

Tulane University Career Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5107