Department of State Internship Opportunities and Events

Deadline: Varies, See Below

Internship opportunities

  • The U.S. Department of State’s paid Student Internship Program Summer 2023 is accepting applications through November 7 at 11:59 PM.  College juniors, seniors, or graduate students with at least 60 credit hours earned by the time the internship begins and with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Note: Applicants are considered a college junior if they will be starting the junior year of college immediately following the completion of the internship.  See to apply.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship for 2023 is accepting applications through November 15 at 8 PM ET.  Each summer, American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities across the country spend eight to ten weeks learning one of fourteen languages at an intensive study abroad institute in languages including Russian, Chinese, and Korean.  An informational webinar takes place November 8 at 1 PM ET.
  • The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for 2023 is accepting applications through February 15, 2023.  This six-week  program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.  Interested students can join an information session on the Summer Enrichment Program on November 3 at 5 PM ET.

Veterans Career Fair

  • Join us Nov. 9 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET to hear from Veterans who made the transition from being service members to working at the U.S. Department of State.  Register here.  


  • Join STEM professionals and recruiters for a virtual career fair on Thursday, November 17 from 12 pm – 6 pm ET. We have applied STEM and STEM policy careers at home and abroad. We seek architectsengineersIT professionals, electro-mechanical technicians, and more.  You can also contribute your unique skills and perspectives to tackling some of the world’s most challenging environmental, health, and national security issues. Register here.

Fellowship Opportunities

  • The U.S. Department of State has recently launched a new two-year graduate fellowship program, the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship, that leads to an exciting career in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent.  The application for the 2023 cohort of the Clarke DS Fellowship is open through November 30, 2022. Join us on November 3 at 3 PM ET for a webinar to find out more about this high-profile State Department diversity fellowship/recruitment program.  Students from all majors are encouraged to apply and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applications for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2023 cohort are being accepted September 12, 2022 through February 3, 2023.  Students must be enrolled full-time in an IT-related bachelor’s degree program OR seeking admission in an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution and have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Interested students can join webinars on November 15 at 3 PM ET.