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Diplomat in Residence Program

Explore a career in diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State.

Diplomats in Residence (DIR) are career Foreign Service Officers and Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities they serve. DIRs are available to answer questions and share insight with those interested in Foreign and Civil Service careers, internships, and fellowships.

Antoinette Hurtado is the Diplomat in Residence for the Southwest (Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico). She has a special affiliation program with UNLV to support the Rebel community’s interest in careers in diplomacy. To learn more about Antoinette, visit U.S. Department of State, Careers Representing America.

  • Foreign Service Officer (Generalist):
    • Consular Officers
    • Economic Officers
    • Management Officers
    • Political Officers
    • Public Diplomacy Officers
  • Foreign Service Specialist:
    •  Administration
      • Financial Management Officer
      • General Services Officer
      • Human Resources Officer
      • Office Management Specialist
    • Building Construction, Operations, and Maintenance
      • Construction Engineer
      • Facility Manager 
    • Information Technology
      • Diplomatic Technology Officer 
    • Educational and Cultural Affairs
      • Regional English Language Officer
      • Regional Public Engagement Specialist
    • Law Enforcement and Security
      • Diplomatic Courier
      • Security Engineering Officer
      • Security Technical Specialist
      • Diplomatic Security Special Agent
    • Medical and Health
      • Medical Provider (MP – NP/PA)
      • Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist
      • Regional Medical Officer
      • Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist
  • Civil Service (domestic careers)
  • Consular Fellows Program (for those with fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or Chinese)

  • Foreign Service Fellowships:
    • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
    • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
    • Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
    • William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship
  • Pathways Programs:
    • Pathways Internship Programs
    • Recent Graduates Program
    • Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)
  • Student Internship Program
  • U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program
  • Virtual Student Federal Service
  • Rangel Summer Enrichment Program


Meet Antoinette Hurtado: UNLV’s Diplomat in Residence

After two decades as a foreign services officer, she’s the go-to resource for students interested in careers with the U.S. Department of State.

Antoinette Hurtado is the current Diplomat in Residence, part of UNLV’s new Diplomat in Residence program. (Becca Schwartz/UNLV)

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UNLV Introduces Diplomat in Residence Program

Antoinette Hurtado helps students explore careers in foreign service.

What does your dream career look like to you? Do you envision yourself traveling the world, working for a greater cause, or changing the world one step at a time? 

Through UNLV’s …

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