The U.S. Department of State has over 275 virtual intern projects available for the upcoming academic year (September 2013 through April 2014). These “eInternships” are a great way to gain experience in a variety of fields without having to relocate for the duration of the internship! According to the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program, eIntern duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the federal agency office or U.S. diplomatic post overseas and the types of VSFS projects identified. VSFS projects may involve research, contributing to reports on issues such as human rights, economics, or the environment. Projects may also be more technology oriented such as working on web pages or helping produce electronic journals. Students are expected to dedicate an average of 10 hours per week on VSFS eInternship projects.
The application deadline is July 20, 2013. A resume, unofficial or official transcript or proof of enrollment, and statement of interest will be required as part of the application package. To learn more, visit: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/