The Personal Statement is a key part of your application that will be scored for the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship. Here’s your chance to shine. What motivates you to pursue a career in public service? Using your personal, professional and academic experiences, describe your potential to serve as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service.
Think of this as a personal narrative in which you have 750 words to tell a story that:
- Expresses your motivation for pursuing a career in public service
- Describes the impact of your experiences and why they were important
- Illustrates your potential to serve as a DSS Special Agent in the Foreign Service
- Reflects how your skills, abilities and personal qualities align with the Foreign Service Dimensions
Be sure that your personal statement is well-written, uses proper English and provides a clear statement of your goals, interests, and background. This must be your own work, without assistance from AI or ChatGPT. And don’t forget to proofread your statement before you submit.