What is VSFS?
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is an eight-month remote internship program for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Since 2009, thousands of eInterns have expanded the efforts of the U.S. government, working remotely from their school, dorm room, apartment, local library or coffee shop – wherever they happen to be! Virtual interns work only on unclassified projects. They report to their mentors at the Department of State and other federal government agencies in the U.S. and around the world by email, phone, or video chat. VSFS is managed by the Office of eDiplomacy in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management. VSFS collaborates with federal agencies across government on this program.
Who can apply to VSFS?
US. citizens who are in “student status” in a full-time or part-time degree or certificate program, and taking classes in-person or online, in the U.S. or abroad, may apply. To be clear, an applicant must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- Enrolled as a student in a college level or above degree or certificate program
What kind of work can VSFS eInterns do?
Projects run the gamut, from research to analysis to app development to graphic design to social media management and more. VSFS has something for everyone, which is why the program needs students from every major and background.
For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are open July 1 to July 31.