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.
The Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students from accredited higher education institutions to apply skills learned in the classroom to international public- private partnership creation and management in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship will give fellows exposure to public-private partnership building at the U.S. Department of State with innovative businesses, governments, and civil society through research and program development. The fellowship is offered for both summer and semester-long cohorts throughout the year. The fellowship will provide a stipend to support a part-time schedule of 24-40 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; and a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week for the summer semester. The Gupta Fellowship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB).
- U.S. Citizenship
- A full or part-time continuing Masters student in an accredited MBA or related Master’s program including Masters in International Affairs, International Policy, or International Economics
- A continuing student. This means that you will be returning to your course of study the semester/quarter immediately following the completion of your fellowship
- Strong academic achievement
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Leadership experience and potential
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance by the U.S. Department of State
- If selected for a fellowship, you must provide proof of student status in the form of an official or unofficial transcript
The fellowship is offered for both summer and semester-long cohorts throughout the year. The fellowship will provide a stipend to support a part-time schedule of 24-40 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; and a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week for the summer semester. Depending on the university where they are enrolled, Gupta Fellows may be eligible to obtain academic credit for the fellowship in accordance with the guidelines of the Gupta Fellows respective institutions. To apply, visit the Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship application page.
The Council of American Ambassadors provides six fellowships in honor of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The Fellowship program combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors and alumni peer mentors, practical training through internships at the U.S. Department of State and, in cooperation with The Fund for American Studies, academic studies in international affairs at George Mason University, as well as residential housing at George Washington University. The Fellowship provides a $8,695 award to each student that is applied to cover the cost of the summer program.
The Fellowships are open to undergraduate students:
- who have completed their junior year prior to the commencement of their internships.
- who possess a strong interest in pursuing a career in diplomacy/international affairs,
- whose backgrounds reflect a high level of academic excellence and leadership in extra-curricular activities.
Compensation and Benefits
- Tuition paid for two courses, totaling six credit hours at George Mason University
- Eight weeks of paid residential housing on George Washington University’s campus
The Fellowships are available only during summer sessions.
The U.S. Department of State will forward applicants chosen for internships in Washington, D.C., and who have authorized the Department to provide their information to other organizations, to the Council of American Ambassadors for consideration. The Council will invite eligible candidates to apply for the Fellowship and provide the application instructions.
How to Apply
The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships, sponsored by the College of William and Mary, will provide a $5,000 award for two U.S. college students to work in the U.S. embassies in Paris and London and one U.S. college student to work in a component of the Office of the Secretary. The Fellowships are available during summer sessions only.
The U.S. Department of State will forward applicants for internships in London or Paris or in a component of the Office of the Secretary, and who have authorized the Department to provide their information to other organizations, to The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program for consideration.
Eligible candidates will be contacted with instructions on applying for a Harriman Fellowship. The Harriman Board has determined that only undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year and graduating seniors continuing their studies will be considered for a Fellowship.
How to Apply
Inquiries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program
PO Box 8795
The College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23187
The job announcement for this internship program has closed. We anticipate accepting applications for this program once again during late-September 2017.
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship in the world. Led by the U.S. Department of State, VSFS opens the doors of government to the excellence and energy of U.S. citizen students. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and at home. They work for a wide variety of federal agencies, from the Department of State to the Department of Energy, USAID, NASA, the Smithsonian, the General Services Administration and many, many more. Learn more about VSFS at State.gov.
The application period for the eInternship program is July 2-22 on USAJOBS.gov each year. You may choose up to three projects. Project supervisors will review applications in August. Those selected will receive offer letters in late August/early September.
All VSFS eInterns put in up to ten hours a week for their projects from September to May. VSFS eIntern duties and responsibilities vary according to the location and needs of the individual office. Most projects are internet-based and some have language requirements. Projects that students have worked on include:
- Developing and implementing a public relations campaign using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., to communicate and reach out to youth
- Conducting research on the economic situation, prepare graphic representations of economic data, and prepare informational material for the U.S. Embassy website
- Creating a system to gather and analyze media coverage on a set of topics including environment, health, and trade
- Researching IT-based interventions that have been successful in higher education, particularly in teacher training
- Writing and contributing bi-weekly articles to the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page on topics such as computer science/technology, history, and literature
- Producing a series of videos on the U.S. election process
- Surveying social media efforts of U.S. diplomatic posts, NGOs, and private companies around the world to help establish best practices in a U.S. Embassy’s social media outreach business plan
For more information on VSFS, please visit state.gov/vsfs. Don’t miss out!
If you are a student with a disability, the U.S. Department of State has opportunities for you. We have partnered with the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment and Policy, and the U.S. Department of Defense, who administer the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), to hire college students with disabilities. The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects us to highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities. We offer paid, full-time summer positions in Washington, D.C.
Eligibility requirements and How to Apply
To be eligible for the WRP, students must be current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability, or have graduated within one year of the release of the database each March.
If you are an eligible student, share this information with your school’s disability services or career services coordinator, and ask him or her to contact the WRP Coordinator at email@example.com. Please understand that we work directly with college coordinators, and cannot respond to inquiries from individual students.