Re: What is the Virtual Student Foreign Service?
VSFS eInternships allow U.S. citizen college students the opportunity to apply to intern virtually with U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and State Department domestic offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world. All work is done remotely - from home, a dorm room, a universiy campu, wherever is convenient.
VSFS eIntern duties and responsibilities will vary according to the location and needs of each diplomatic post overseas or State Department domestic office and VSFS projects identified. VSFS projects may be research based, contributing to reports on issues such as human rights, economics or the environment. They may also be more technology oriented, such as working on web pages, or helping produce electronic journals. Selected students are expected to work virtually on an average of 5-10 hours per week on VSFS eInternship projects. Students apply in the summer and if selected, begin the eInternship that fall lasting through spring.
There is no travel associated with eInternships and selected students do not need security clearances. For more information please visit http://www.state.gov/vsfs/.