Monday, July 14, 2014

Virtual Internships at the State Department and other USG agencies

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) announcements are out! As you may already know, the VSFS  is designed to engage civil society in the work of the government by harnessing the expertise and digital excellence of U.S. citizen students. Since 2009, 1,205 e-Interns have participated in the program. This year, there are 323 long-term e-internship projects from 11 USG agencies that were just announced for the 2014-15 season. There is something for everyone and every skillset. 


Interested undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate program students can apply to up to three projects July 2-22, 2014 on USAJobs. Selected eInterns spend 10 hours per week contributing to projects remotely for an office or section from September 2014 through April 2015. eInterns play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in a variety of initiatives. Applicants must  be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students from undergraduate to PhD to part-time online students. 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.


Click here to see the virtual internship program announcement. We have a dozen proposals from The School of Language Studies this year! Please spread the word to friends and potential virtual interns – the more people know about this, the better.


Eva Szabo
Head of Staff Development

Curriculum & Staff Development

School of Language Studies, Foreign Service Institute

F-4509 ∙ tel.: 703.302.6965  

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