Attention U.S. Citizen Students! Apply July 1- 22, 2016, for Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 1, 2016


The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) offers a unique opportunity for U.S. citizens studying part-time or full-time in undergraduate, graduate or PhD programs to engage in citizen diplomacy and make a real difference in the work of the U.S. Government. Through VSFS, students work remotely supporting U.S. Government agencies throughout the United States and around the world. Project descriptions are at vsfs.state.gov. Applications will be accepted July 1 – 22, 2016, through USAJOBS for over 900 positions with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and over 30 other agencies listed below, which are engaged in carrying out U.S. foreign policy. U.S. citizens who are part-time or full-time students may apply for up to three projects of interest. Applications will be reviewed and selections will be made in August. Projects start in September 2016 and end in May 2017.

  • American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce –
  • Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • U.S. Department of Education - Federal Student Aid)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
  • International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Library of Congress (LOC)
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institutes of Standards & Technology (NIST)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • National Park Service (NPS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) –
    • 4-H Youth Outreach Program
    • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
    • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Voice of America (VOA)

If you have additional questions, check out the FAQ section of our website. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, the VSFS team (VSFS@state.gov) is happy to help. Don’t miss out!