Internships: US Department of State (Washington, DC or abroad)

Deadline for Summer: October 4, 2019

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

While the duties of U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants vary from bureau to bureau, office to office, and embassy to embassy, it is not uncommon for these students to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policymakers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives
  • Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences or
  • Engage directly with U.S. audiences in helping to explain the work of the Department of State or foreign audiences in helping to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society

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Info Session: Recruitment (US State Department)

Event date: September 9, 2019

In today’s global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy – we’re all in it together and what happens elsewhere has a huge impact back here in the United States. Whether using creative design techniques to communicate diplomacy visually, serving as liaisons to analysts and officials in the intelligence community, or monitoring human rights issues, they make a difference and influence change while actively participating in our interdependent world. 

Meet Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Kent D. Logsdon and Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Julie Kavanagh. 

Foreign Service Specialist Consular Fellows Program Foreign Service Officer Civil Service Officer Veteran’s Employment Program Student Programs 

Date: Monday September 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am Location: Jackson School of Geosciences JGB 

Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. 

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Internship: Virtual Student Federal Service (US State Dept)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 3,000 positions with 55 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2019 through 2020. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript.

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Study Abroad/Internship: New Borders in a Borderless Europe: Refugees, Minorities, and National Identity (GMU)

Application Deadline: October 13, 2019

The idealized vision of a united Europe is coming under assault. Migrants and refugees challenge Europe’s “open-door” policy; ethnic minorities demand equality while others seek independence; and ultra-nationalist groups and populist parties are bursting into the political mainstream.

This distinctive semester, launched in 2017, in association with Global Knowledge, LLC, equips students with a unique lens to closely examine the myriad challenges facing the vision of a united Europe. Can it remain a borderless Union, or rather, should new veiled borders be erected to keep out foreigners who do not share Europe’s religious and racial identities? How can the European Union maintain its democratic and pluralistic ethos in light of these challenges?

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Internship: Comm and Business Dev (Austin)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is a private, non-profit, self-supporting association of public universities in Texas. Its mission is to identify, develop, and conduct international programs and activities on behalf of its affiliated institutions. It is currently accepting applications for two internships.

TIEC is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to assist the Communications Director in increasing awareness and participation in TIEC programs. For more information visit their posting.

The Business Development Intern works under the direct guidance of the TIEC Business Development Unit and provides administrative and research support for TIEC proposals and ongoing projects. For more information on this position visit their page.

Internship: Summer Research Fellowship on Russian Culture (Carnegie Mellon)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

Professors Simon Dedeo (Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University) and Tatyana Gershkovich are looking for a student or recent alum to help work on a project analyzing two corpuses of Russian and Soviet diaries and letters. This position is ideal for undergraduate or pre-doctoral students with an academic career in mind and looking to enter the culture analytics space. The goal of this work is a peer-reviewed paper, and they hope to involve the student at a high intellectual level.

This is a full-time, paid position in Pittsburgh with flexible start dates in the summer period. Russian-language skills are required, as is familiarity with Python or the willingness to learn quickly. The project has an active and friendly research group with (in addition to graduate researchers) three pre-doctoral fellows and an undergraduate researcher working on different projects; it’s a supportive environment for both intellectual development and social life.

Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please contact tgershko@andrew.cmu.edu and sdedeo@andrew.cmu.edu if the position is of interest.

Internship: Spring 2020 Student Intern Program (US Dept of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 3, 2019

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid)

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of the careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2020 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view and apply to the announcement:. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 3, 2019.

It is suggested to submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Internship: Office Automation at Pathways IEP US Dept. of State (Washington, DC)

Deadline for Applications: April 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for positions in Passport (Student Trainee) in the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers. Continue reading “Internship: Office Automation at Pathways IEP US Dept. of State (Washington, DC)”

Internship: Summer Internships in Russia (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: Contact Internship Organizer

For any students who are still looking for a summer program, Crossroads Eurasia still has a few spots open in their internship program! Internships take place in Ryazan or Voronezh for 4 or more weeks depending on placement. Students live with a host family and will work with a local partner.

As the regular deadline has already passed, interested students should apply as soon as possible via the website.