The U.S. Department of State also offers a number of internship and fellowship opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. You can also subscribe to receive email updates under Keep Me Informed regarding any of these programs.
U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)
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|U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)||
This program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.
Pathways Program (paid)
The Pathways Program includes three paid Civil Service programs located in Washington, D.C. Specific positions will be posted here when the application window opens. Please register under Keep Me Informed to receive automatic notifications about these opportunities.
For specific inquiries on the Pathways Internship Programs (ITEP and IEP), please contact HRSC@state.gov
For specific inquiries on all other Pathways Programs, please contact PathwaysPrograms@state.gov.
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The Pathways Internship program includes both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP).
Both are targeted toward students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional school levels. Both provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed.
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|Recent Graduates Program||
This new program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion. Veterans who, due to military service, were unable to apply for positions, will have up to two years from their release or discharge from active duty, not to exceed six years after degree and/or certificate completion. Successful applicants will be placed in a one-year career development program.
|OPEN: IT Specialist Recent Graduates Program|
|Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)||
For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government's premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The Program focuses on developing a cadre of potential government leaders. Under the regulations proposed by OPM, the eligibility window for applicants is expanded, making the program more "student friendly" by aligning it with academic calendars.
|Closed: November 26, 2012.|
Other Student Programs
PLEASE NOTE: There are several student programs that do not use the Gateway to State/USAJobs online application process (Workforce Recruitment Program, Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships, Council of American Ambassadors Fellowships).
Please go to the Student Programs page for application information and to subscribe to receive email notifications regarding these programs.
|U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program||This new program offers you the opportunity to participate in a paid, two-summer internship that will expose you to real-world diplomacy. During your first summer, you will work in Washington, D.C. where you will experience classroom education about America’s foreign policy and work on a policy desk. The following summer, you will take your newfound knowledge and apply it in a U.S. Embassy overseas.||Closed: October 27, 2013.|