United States Citizen College Students Can Apply July 2 - 22, 2015 for Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 2, 2015

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a unique opportunity allowing U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to engage in citizen diplomacy through virtual internships (eInternships) with federal government agencies. VSFS enables students to work remotely to support the work of the U.S. Government around the world.

Applications will be accepted July 2 – 22, 2015, for 325 interesting projects with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and 13 other agencies, available through USAJobs.

The VSFS program has seen enormous growth since it was first announced in May 2009. This year, students will apply to projects with:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Weather Service
  • Peace Corps
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. citizen students interested in applying for a VSFS eInternship position may do so from July 2 – 22 on USAJobs. Applicants can apply for up to three projects of interest, and if selected, projects will begin in September 2015 and wrap up in Spring 2016. Students can learn more about the VSFS program at: 2009-2017.state.gov/vsfs and www.facebook.com/usdos.vsfs. All available projects can be viewed at the following website: 2009-2017.state.gov/vsfs/243849.htm.

For specific questions about the VSFS Program, please tweet us @VSFSatState (twitter.com/vsfsatstate) or send an e-mail to: VSFS@state.gov.