Several eInternship Positions at the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues

Deadline: July 20, 2013

The Office of Global Youth Issues has several eInternship positions available! Applications for the 2013-2014 VSFS eInternship program are now being accepted.

The Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns will work to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of the networked world.

Program Details

  • VSFS eIntern duties and responsibilities will vary according to the location and needs of the VSFS projects identified at the sponsoring domestic or overseas diplomatic office.
  • VSFS projects may be research based, contributing to reports on issues such as human rights, economics or the environment.
  • They may also be more technology oriented, such as working on web pages, or helping produce electronic journals.
  • Selected students are expected to work virtually on an average of 5-10 hours per week on VSFS eInternship projects.
  • Students apply in the summer and if selected, begin the eInternship that fall lasting through spring.
  • Most work and projects are internet-based and some have language requirements.

Eligibility and Application Requirement

  • Interested U.S. citizen undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students are encouraged to go to USAJobs to apply to make a real difference – virtually – during the 2013 – 2014 academic year.
  • As part of the application package, students must submit an official or unofficial transcript, a statement of interest, and a resume.
  • Applicants will see all available positions and can select up to three projects to which to apply. U.S. citizen students studying abroad or attending foreign universities are welcome to apply.

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