“Nurturing Tomorrow's Global Leaders: Internships and Careers in the Foreign Service”

JPRI Editors   April 2021

April 27, 2021  |  4:30 PM  |  Webinar

Join us for a conversation with Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest. You will learn about how you can pursue a career in international affairs—working in one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions overseas, or in Washington, D.C. We will learn about the recruitment process for Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals, internships and fellowships.

Speaker Bio:

A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, North Macedonia. Prior to her three years in Skopje, she directed the Crisis Management Support unit in the Department of State’s Operations Center, having served in the Operations Center previously as a Watch Officer from 1999-2000. Micaela has also worked at the U.S. embassies in Zagreb (Croatia), Cairo (Egypt), Baghdad (Iraq), Tunis (Tunisia), and Kathmandu (Nepal)—and at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where she was the Public Affairs Officer and spokesperson for the Consulate. In addition to her tours in the Operations Center, Micaela served in Washington as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs. Micaela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from the National War College. She has studied the Macedonian, Arabic, French and Nepali languages.

4:30-5:45 Presentation + Audience Q&A

FREE and open to the public

Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked “D” on the map).

This program is co-presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University.

     Holy Names University  

     3500 Mountain Blvd

     Oakland, CA 94619