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)

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.

Download the Student Internship Program Brochure (pdf).

Closed: March 3, 2014. Subscribe to receive email updates

Pathways Program (paid)

The Pathways Programs include 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

For specific inquiries on all other Pathways Programs, please contact

Internship Programs

The Pathways Internship programs include 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.

Please subscribe to receive email updates.


Receive email updates
Recent Graduates Program

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Visit USAJobs to start the online application process.

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: Cutoff is 2000 applications Receive email updates
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. Receive email updates