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Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Maine state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Maine state flag © Public Domain

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Attorney General Janet Mills and former Governor John Baldacci are alumni of one of the Department’s flagship international exchange programs, the American Council of Young Political Leaders. More»

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.

Maine

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • The Department of State, in partnership with other federal agencies, advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new markets for American businesses and workers. Of the 2,264 Maine exporters in 2013, 84% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Maine exports totaled $2.7 billion. Those exports supported 17,120 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • One of the 2015-2016 Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) fellows is from Maine. The partnership offers U.S. citizen veterans of the American armed forces a one-year paid fellowship to gain experience by working in a U.S. Government international affairs agency. More information on the partnership is available here. (S/GP)

    • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs awarded funds to the Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute for the development and implementation of training resources for artisanal and small-scale gold miners in South America. The purpose of this award is to develop and distribute a series of formalized training modules on appropriate mining technologies to improve efficiency, increase gold recovery, and reduce reliance on mercury among artisan in the Andean region. (OES)

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) contributed more than $139,000 to Maine’s economy through contracts and federal grants that directly supported INL missions. (INL) More»

    • Maine hosted foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Maine. (HR)

  • Education

    • Fulbright Scholarship Awards: 30 Scholars and Students from Maine. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Jon Danilowicz): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • 148 exchange visitors from overseas visited Maine and 125 Maine residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • 33 Brazilian students attended Bowdoin College and the University of Maine through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector and sends 101,000 Brazilian university students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study and conduct research abroad. The U.S. is a priority destination for scholarship recipients, and the program strengthens U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develops a workforce prepared for 21st century opportunities, and contributes to long-term economic growth for both countries. (WHA) More»

    • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine participated in an International Virtual College Fair hosted by the Department of State in 2013 to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. The event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from 206 countries in attendance who completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. (IIP) More»

  • Partnerships

    • Refugee Arrivals in 2015: 402. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which place refugees in over 300 affiliated offices in roughly 180 communities around the country. These local offices work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. (PRM) More»

    • The Department of State facilitates the Maine National Guard State Partnership Program with Montenegro founded in 2006. (PM) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2015: 52,667. (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 75. (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for Maine families in Fiscal Year 2014: 464. The Office of Children's Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • Diplomatic Security Boston Field Office serves Maine: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (DS) More»

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