Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP): Foreign Affairs (Student Trainee)

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) is accepting application in its Washington D.C. location.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from April 24 to April 28, 2017 or when the cutoff limit for applications has been reached for each position. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Foreign Affairs
(Student Trainee)
GS-0199-05/05: HRSC/PATH-2017-0033
GS-0199-07/07: HRSC/PATH-2017-0034

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact or visit the forums or FAQs at

Semester In Development

The Semester in Development is a term-long program that is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. The program is based entirely overseas in Kampala, Uganda, and is unique as it combines studying and interning. While abroad, participants enroll as part-time visiting students at Makerere University, studying one day a week and earning transferable credits. The remaining four days a week have participants interning with a locally run organization in a field directly related to the student’s academic field.

Further details of the Semester in Development can be found here:

Mama Hope Application Deadline EXTENDED through May 5!

Mama Hope has extended its Global Advocate Program application deadline to MAY 5 in order to accommodate new placement opportunities with recent partners in Kenya and Tanzania. This means there are a few more spots available for individuals with interest and experience in education, girls’ empowerment, community development, public health and women’s micro-finance. Class 13 will kick off on June 8th with a 5-day orientation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To get a feeling for what life is like as a Global Advocate, read Megan’s most recent – beautifully written –  blog from her field placement in Kisumu, Kenya.

“My favorite spot in Kisumu is the large sprawl of land, overlooking Lake Victoria, that is the home to David Omondi’s evolving eco-farm. Right now, it is covered in rocks and weeds, but as I stand there listening to the flaps of the greenhouses smack against their metallic skeletons, I can see those rocks and weeds transform into the demonstration plots that light up David’s eyes when he talks about his dream farm. We both stare at the climbing beans that are spiraling on their own accord around vertical wooden poles and agree with child-like wonder that plants are so incredibly smart.”

Applications are due May 5, but the sooner you apply the sooner they can begin your interview process! Please email with any questions or concerns about the program or application.

P.S. Nervous about fundraising $20k? Not sure if you can balance your full or part-time job while in the program? Want more info about how we determine in-country placements? Check out the FAQ page to get all of these answers and more! 

Mama Hope
Our mission is to unlock human potential by taking a collaborative approach to global development. We provide training and funding to build locally-led, sustainable projects that increase opportunity for lasting prosperity.

Masters of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program in Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law

This Thursday afternoon, April 20, the College of Law at Michigan State University is hosting a program on our Masters of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program in Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law. This degree program is specifically for students without a first degree in law.

This one-year degree is intended for students in the sciences, communications, packaging and the arts to learn about patent, trademark, and copyright law, as well as legal research and writing. It’s a great complement to a degree in those fields, or for students in a range of other fields, like business or international relations.

Tuition is reduced for this program to make it more affordable for the students, with the entire degree (24 credits) priced at approximately $16,000.

The Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law program is ranked in the Top 20 nationally. You can learn more about it here and here.

All students who apply will receive fee waivers (worth $100). They are still accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission.

WorldTeach Spring Application Deadline: Saturday, April 15th

WorldTeach spring application deadlines are this Saturday, April 15th!

WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship

The fully funded WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship application deadline is April 15th. Graduating seniors can apply, but need to have finished their undergraduate degree no later than June 1st. WorldTeach is now offering a Mandarin Language Track, allowing Fellows to participate in formal weekly language training in Changsha (optional w/ an additional $950 fee).

China Fellowship Resources

New WorldTeach Summer Professional Development Programs in Brazil and India

WorldTeach summer programs offer a unique combination of local cultural immersion and skills development. All programs feature our specialized and accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) professional development program. This is a globally recognized certification program enabling a host of international job opportunities post-graduation.

WorldTeach Brazil – Join local NGOs or businesses in the fishing villages of Curitiba. You will explore opportunities for increasing economic development or boost educational programming for at-risk youth and their families.

WorldTeach India – Learn how to advocate for climate justice for the migratory communities at the foothills of the Himalayas. You will live in stunning Ladakh with a local monastery or family, studying the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that communities have access to technology skills and English.

WorldTeach Summer Program Resources