I just got an internship offer from the State department for spring semester.
As many of you know, interns are also the subject of the security clearance procedures.
I hold a dual citizenship of the States and South Korea. Despite I was born in the states (PA), both of my parents and my younger brother are all South Korean nationals. I am currently attending to a university in the states. My biggest worry is that I served in a Korean military.
Uniquely, I served as a translator/interpreter at the USFK/CFC with the American forces and had DOD security cleranace (Level II: Secret). At the end, I received a medal from the US Army. Lastly, I have many US military personnel, including a AF Colonel (my former division cheif), who would provide references.
Despite South Korea is one of the trusted allies of the States, my Korean military background worries me a lot in getting the sec. clearance.