I’m a masters student and am looking at applying for a few public-sector jobs which would require a TS clearance.
Several years ago I completed a one-semester unpaid internship at the Embassy of Afghanistan to gain diplomatic experience, while in college. I don’t have any other affiliation with Afghanistan or a foreign government.
It has come to my attention that this could be a large problem for federal employment purposes, as it constitutes foreign government employment under Guideline C (Foreign Preference).
Is this something I could potentially mitigate either on the SF86 or on appeal? Or am I wasting my time?
Thanks for the advice!