Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) internship, U.S. Department of State

Apply between July 1-28 for a part-time, Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) internship with the U.S. Department of State and more than 30 other federal agencies.

Since 2009, more than 10,000 U.S. citizen college students have advanced the work of the federal government. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week during the school year. There are opportunities for all, from data visualization to political analysis. Internships are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.

U.S. citizen high school graduates enrolled at least half-time in college during their application and participation are eligible. Rising college freshmen through Ph.D. students are welcome to apply. Students who graduate early are ineligible because applicants must be in student status at the time of their application and for the duration of the internship. Because the program is virtual, students can intern from anywhere. Half-time is defined by the school.

Students may select up to three internships. A maximum of 300 applicants may apply to each internship project. Interns are selected in August.  Internships begin in September and run for the duration of the academic year.

Apply between July 1-28 at OpenOpps. For detailed instructions, visit the Open Opps Help Center.

Visit our careers site to learn more about Foreign and Civil Service careers, fellowships, and other internship opportunities.

Email us if you have any questions. Follow us on social media @VSFSatState for updates, project highlights, and more.

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