2021 – 2022 Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship

VSFS is a nine-month, unpaid Internship. Internships are virtual; students have a flexible schedule. The government needs the talent, fresh ideas, and digital excellence of U.S. college students. VSFS Interns will increase the digital capacity of federal agencies participating, whether technically, artistically or via increased communication. Interns have the opportunity to connect with each other and work collaboratively.

VSFS Intern duties and responsibilities will vary according to the location and needs of each office and VSFS project.  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.  Students are expected to work virtually on an average of 10 hours per week on VSFS Internship projects.  Most work and projects are internet-based.

VSFS Internships are done virtually.  Students must have access to the internet. Virtual Student Federal Service Interns are unpaid and not Federal government employees.  They are not entitled to any employee benefits.  To repeat, there are no employee benefits associated with the VSFS Internship position.  Applying course credit for participating in a VSFS Internship must be determined by the student and the academic institution.

NOTE: There is NO travel associated with, nor required for, this position.  Work will be completed by VSFS Interns from the location of their choice and in the outfit of their choice.  It is the policy of the Federal Government to treat all of its employees and volunteers with dignity and respect and to provide a workplace that is free from discrimination whether that discrimination is based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or pregnancy), national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership in an employee organization, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.

How to Apply

Don’t wait until the last minute!  Applications must be submitted electronically through the “Gateway to State” system. To begin the application process, please click on the “Apply Online” button to the right.  As part of the application process, you will need to pick your top three projects from the list of offerings: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects

You have until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 07/31/2021 to complete the application process. This includes submitting your online application as well as any required documents as defined in the Required Documents section.

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