Overview: The Department of State aims to provide student interns with opportunities both educationally and professionally substantive in nature. The purpose of the program is to provide students with insight into the work of U.S. foreign policy and the administration of the U.S. Department of State and its diplomatic facilities around the world.
To qualify you must:
- Be a United States citizen at the time of application.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be in good academic standing with at least a 3.2 GPA or higher.
- Be pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and returning to your academic program upon completion of your internship.
- Be a college junior, senior, or graduate student with at least 60 credit hours earned at time of application—you are considered a college junior if you will be starting your junior year immediately following the completion of your internship.
- Be participating in an accredited academic institution on at least a part-time basis at the time of application for the internship. The individual may qualify as a "student" even if the individual has a break in classes, as long as the break is no longer than five months at the time the individual begins the internship.
- Be able to work Full-Time during the 10-week internship, in-person either in Washington D.C. or your assigned overseas post.
- For internships overseas, possess a U.S. Passport and be able to travel aboard at the time of application.