Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program
Apply Now Through July 26
The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever! This year, there are over 1,300 vacancies at 33 U.S. Government agencies. The 524 projects available this year can be found here. Students can apply between July 2 – 26 on USAJOBS to their top three projects.
VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will contribute up to 10 hours per week from September 2017 through May 2018 working on projects across the U.S. government. As eInterns, students will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, housing and other essential initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students in programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD levels, both full and part-time, taking courses in person or online. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.
The following agencies are participating in the 2017-2018 VSFS program:
• Agency for International Development (USAID) • American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) • Department of Agriculture (USDA) • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) • Department of Education (ED) • Department of Energy (DOE) • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) • Department of Labor (DOL) • Department of State (DOS) • EducationUSA • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) • Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • General Services Administration (GSA) • Health and Human Services (HHS) • Indian Health Services (IHS) • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) • National Gallery of Art (NGA) • National Institute of Corrections (NIC) • National Library of Medicine (NLM) • National Parks Service (NPS) • National Science Foundation (NSF) • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) • Peace Corps (PC) • Smithsonian Institution (SI) • Veterans Affairs Department (VA) • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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