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U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program , Fall 2024

U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program , Fall 2024

About the Internship

The U.S. 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 and domestically. Specific duties and responsibilities vary according to the domestic office. Generally, interns may: participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials; draft, edit, and/or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, and/or other materials used by policymakers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives; support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences; engage directly with U.S. audiences in helping to explain the work of the U.S. Department of State or foreign audiences in helping to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

General Requirements for Applicants:

  1. Be a United States citizen at the time of application.
  2. Be at least 18 years old at the time of application. 
  3. Be in good academic standing with at least a 3.2 GPA or higher. 
  4. Be pursuing an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree and returning to your academic program upon completion of your internship. 
  5. Be an undergraduate student with at least 60 credit hours earned at the start of the internship or a graduate or post-doc student.
  6. 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, provided the break is no longer than five months at the time the individual begins the internship. 
  7. Have not previously participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Student Internship Program.