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User: Joe
Date: 7/21/2011 8:43 am
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I applied for an overseas paid internship for Spring 2012. I understand that paid internships are quite limited because of funding. If I do not qualify for a paid internship will I be offered an unpaid internship instead? Should I contact someone and let them know that I am also very interested in an unpaid position? I appreciate any help regarding this matter.   

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User: PAB_SME
Date: 7/21/2011 11:07 am
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Hello, Joe,

If you do not qualify for a paid internship, you can be considered for an unpaid internship.  No need to contact anyone.

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User: Kyree Bogan
Date: 7/26/2011 1:58 pm
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How does one apply for a paid internship.

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User: PAB_SME
Date: 7/26/2011 2:16 pm
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Hi, Kyree,

Here's info on paid student internships which is contained in the Student Internship Information Brochure:

 

  • Pending the availability of funding, a limited number of
  • PAID internships are available to students who can demonstrate financial need. These positions are centrally funded by the Bureau of Human Resources. Students selected for these paid positions serve in bureaus throughout the Department of State and overseas. The decision to award funding is based solely on financial need and is not influenced by the bureau(s) to which a student may apply.
  • All students who wish to be considered for a paid internship must include in their internship application package their current Student Aid Report (SAR), which indicates their EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number. (This report is generated from the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.)
  • Only the Student Aid Reports issued by the Department of Education will be accepted. In addition, Student Aid Reports submitted without the EFC number will not be considered.

For information on Department of State Student Internship opportunities, eligibility requirements, etc., please click here:

http://careers.state.gov/students/programs

Then, under the UNDERGRADUATE or GRADUATE-POST GRADUATE sections, click on STUDENT INTERNSHIPS.  From there, you can link up to information and also the link to downloading the Student Internship Information Brochure.

 

In order to qualify for a student internship, one must be, at the time of application, a rising college/university junior, a continuing graduate student, or a rising college/university senior who plans to attend graduate school immediately following an internship.  An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits (60 or more semester hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internship begins, and will be entering at least the junior year immediately following completion of the internship.

 

Law students (second or third year) may apply for law-related student internships with the Department of State.  To do so, please apply for a student internship through the normal channels.  In addition, please follow the instructions given within the Office of the Legal Adviser section in the Student Internship Information Brochure.

 

 The on line application process for Summer 2012 student internships is expected to begin in September 2011.  The application deadline will be November 1, 2011. You may access the on-line application process (Gateway to State) during that timeframe.

 The on line application process for Fall 2012 student internships is expected to begin in January 2012.  The application deadline will be on/about March 1, 2012. You may access the on-line application process (Gateway to State) during that timeframe.

 

The on line application process for Spring 2013 student internships is expected to begin in May 2012.  The application deadline will be o/a July 1, 2012. You may access the on-line application process (Gateway to State) during that timeframe.

 

 

 

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User: Sergei
Date: 7/29/2011 4:52 pm
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What sorts of opportunities are available for second and third year law students? Is there a webpage which offers job descriptions and other information, apart from the traditional application webpage? Thank you.

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User: PAB_SME
Date: 7/29/2011 6:08 pm
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Hi, Sergei,

Please click here to find information on summer internship opportunities for second/third year law students:

 http://www.state.gov/s/l/3190.htm

Then look for the heading "Summer Intern Program."  It's towards the end of the link.

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