Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Apply Now for Fall 2016 Department of State Internships

SALARY RANGE:$0.00 to $0.00 / Bi-weekly
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 15, 2016 to Tuesday, March 1, 2016
POSITION INFORMATION:
This announcement is for full time, unpaid, internships for Fall 2016. - Interns serve for a period of 10 consecutive weeks during the Fall 2016.

The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency responsible for advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Department’s employees, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, Civil Service professionals and Foreign Service Nationals work at more than 270 embassies, consulates, and missions. Together, they help to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.

About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States. Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas.

Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts in which they would like to work. U.S. Department of State Student Internships generally last 10 weeks. Participants must be able to work a full time schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week).

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is NOT part of the Pathways Program. Unpaid internships in the U.S. Department of State Student Internship program cannot be non-competitively converted to Pathways Internship appointments, nor can they be non-competitively converted to career positions in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign or Civil Services.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • A continuing student and taking at least half-time academic course load
  • Must be at least a college Junior
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Depending on job, it may require a Secret/ Top Secret security clearance
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