Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program

Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship Program

Apply Now Through July 22

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The U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program is bigger and better than ever! This year, we have over 900 vacancies at 30 U.S. Government agencies. The 309 projects available this year can be found here. Students can apply between July 2 – 22 on USAJobs to their top three projects.

VSFS is a way for the American public and government employees to collaborate on projects of global importance. Selected applicants will contribute up to 10 hours per week from September 2016 through May 2017 working on projects from a U.S. Mission abroad or a domestic government office. As eInterns, students will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, space, journalism, trade, environment, health, agriculture, technology, housing and other essential initiatives. Together, we can create a more effective, efficient, and smarter government that takes advantage of an engaged and participatory citizenry.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students in programs ranging from undergraduate to PhD levels, both full and part-time, taking courses in person or online. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.

The following agencies are participating in the 2016-17 VSFS program:

  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Agriculture Department (USDA)
  • American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
  • Census Bureau (USCB)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Commerce Department (DOC)
  • Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of State (STATE)
  • Education Department (DOE)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Parks Service (NPS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Peace Corps (PC)
  • Smithsonian Institution (SI)
  • Veterans Affairs Department (VA)

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State.

American Heart Association (AHA) Career Chat

The American Heart Association (AHA) offers a variety of internships to students who are interested in learning more about AHA. Our point of view is that our interns are our talent of the future for AHA.  Therefore, we seek out students who are in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study and students who have completed their first year of study in their graduate program.

Join us for #TheAHALife Career Chat

The AHA is hosting ‘#TheAHALife Career Chat’ – a LIVE Chat on Periscope & Twitter on June 29th at 11am CST to share more about job opportunities in our fundraising team. We would like to invite your students to join our LIVE chat. We promise that every attendee will get a great peak inside what AHA’s fundraising team does and to learn more about the various job opportunities AHA has across the country.

Here is the link to join TheAHALife Community:

What’s in it for students?

AHA’s fundraising leadership team, will facilitate the chat and your students’ questions. Your students will gain insight to job tips as well as the types of backgrounds they seek in a candidate.

How can students participate in the LIVE Chat?

  • Students can tweet their questions & comments with hashtag #TheAHALife during the live event
  • Students can join us on Periscope @American_Heart and add their comments during the live event
  • Here is a link with more information:

Public Service Fellows Program

The Partnership’s Public Service Fellows Program provides the opportunity for current students and recent graduates to develop professional skills while helping transform how government works.

Our fellows do substantive, meaningful work that is integral to our day-to-day operations, programs and activities. Duties vary across our teams, but include event planning, research, writing and working with outside partners, including federal agencies and colleges and universities.


Fellows have opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally through workshops and training sessions geared toward students and young professionals. We offer the following compensation (less applicable taxes and deductions):

  • $1000/month for fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • $800/month for fellows who have not yet graduated

Pay is pro-rated for part-time fellows.

Who Should Apply

We strive to be inclusive and actively recruit for diversity, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.

We seek extraordinary applicants who:

  • Are committed to public service
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Think analytically
  • Work well in teams

If you share our passion, we want to hear from you.

Applications for the 2016 fall term close on Friday, July 8. Apply today!

Surprising Job Search Facts and Funny HR Statistics [Infographic]

A simple Google search offers up a wealth interesting stories, job search facts, and statistics from HR (Human Resources) professionals… all of which may be helpful in preparing for your job search.  While often humorous, they can be useful tools in molding your interaction with the people who will ultimately decide if you’re hired.

HR professionals love to tell stories about that candidate who ate all of the candy in the bowl during the interview. Or the resume that included a childhood lemonade stand as a business experience. Terrible interviews, ridiculous resumes… HR pros have seen it all. And many are not averse to sharing their experiences.

Perhaps the most useful feedback from HR professionals comes in the form of statistics.  In this infographic from Insider Hub, we share with you some fun and interesting statistics that can tell what to do, and what not to do, when you’re looking for next job.

Enjoy the read, and let their experiences inform you actions!

funny hr stats and job search facts

by YouTern