Represent the government in other countries.
What does an Ambassador do?
Glamorous parties, international travel, and diplomatic immunity are just some of the awesome perks of being an ambassador. But it’s not all fun and games. Working as an ambassador is serious business that requires long days of official meet-and-greets, and being highly aware of delicate political situations and foreign customs.
As an ambassador you visit or work at American embassies around the world while representing the President and the U.S. government. The pressure is high because you’re responsible for carrying out specific assignments directly from the President’s office. You may deal in matters ranging from political and military alliances, to economic and trade regulations, to social and cultural matters. And you do all of this for the purpose of communicating the interests of America to the government of the country where you’re stationed.
Keeping up good relations with other countries might be your main objective when abroad, but at home you decide important matters such as whether or not your country will give aid to another country. And when you aren’t in your office or traveling on private jets, you’re at the United Nations. There, you represent your country in discussions about international relations and world peace.