Virtual Student Foreign Service for 2015-16 Academic Year

Many students would love to have the chance to do internships with the U.S. Department of State but do not have the financial or time resources needed for them to be able to travel to an internship duty site in Washington, D.C. or at one of the diplomatic posts overseas.

An excellent option for interested students is a virtual internship with the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS). Virtual interns apply to work on one of 300+ projects that have been requested by Foreign Service Officers who are posted overseas or are working in Washington.

The application window for the 2015-16 VSFS eInternship Program will be July 2-22, 2015. You can get ready now to become an eIntern!

eInterns play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, environment, health, and agriculture initiatives. There’s something for everyone. Last year, 11 agencies participated including the State Department, USAID, the Smithsonian, NASA, EPA and Education.

eInterns scan expect to work approximately ten hours a week on most projects from September through May. Although this is unpaid, volunteer work, VSFS eInternships provide the opportunity to make a difference, connect with U.S. diplomats, and gain valuable experience. Depending on the nature of the internship project, and the student’s own college or university, an eInternship may qualify for course credit.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and enrolled in at least one university-level, on-site course being taught in the U.S. or abroad.