Calling all U.S. College Students! Apply to the Virtual Student Federal Service July 1-31

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS), the largest virtual, digital internship in the world, is proud to connect U.S. college students to the work of the U.S. Government. Over the past decade, more than 5,000 students have participated across 40 federal agencies. The VSFS program is managed by the U.S. Department of State, and offers unique mentoring and exposure to professional experiences with numerous U.S. Government entities operating both domestically and abroad.

Applications for the 2019-2020 VSFS program are open between July 1 and 31. Students create accounts on USAJOBS.gov and search for the VSFS vacancy announcement. Real work is waiting for U.S. college students across the federal government, including NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, National Park Service, and many others. You can see the projects offered at vsfs.state.gov by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top of the website. The VSFS application process includes using the USAJOBS resume builder, writing a statement of interest, choosing three projects, and uploading a transcript.

VSFS student interns play an important role in moving the government forward. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, application development, and more.

eInterns spend ten hours a week on VSFS projects from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes receive course credit from their schools. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the United States or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or online.

Learn more at our websiteFacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. Be sure to sign up under Keep Me Informed on the careers.state.gov website to receive notifications about VSFS and other internship opportunities and check to see if your university has a Diplomat in Residence.

For specific questions about the VSFS Program, please e-mail VSFS@state.gov.

APSIA's International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Summer Fair

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites you to an
International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm ET 

Online

Register today at bit.ly/APSIA19 and answer questions about:

  • Application requirements,

  • Curricula and Joint degrees,

  • Financial aid, and

  • Career opportunities.

Representatives of APSIA members will be available to connect with prospective students. You can learn about masters, mid-career, and PhD programs around the world.

The Women's Foreign Policy Group - Program Assistant Position

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to jointheir team. The Program Assistant assists the Executive Director in all aspects of the WFPG’s operations including program planning, outreach, administration, and fundraising. The position requires a diligent self-starter with a strong background in international affairs, who is well-organized and possesses excellent oral and written communication and computer skills. Candidates must be detail-oriented, flexible, and comfortable in a small active organization which requires multi-tasking, independence, and teamwork. This is an entry-level position with extensive responsibility.

Since its founding over 20 years ago, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group has been committed to promoting women’s leadership and voices in international affairs through our in-depth global issues programming and mentoring activities. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate global issues programs including program development, outreach, and logistics

  • Provide support for annual fundraiser preparation and execution

  • Manage WFPG membership activities including inquiries, renewals, and payments

  • Provide support for financial operations, website, and social media

  • Hire, train and manage the organization’s interns

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or a related field

  • 1-4 years of relevant internship or work experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities

  • Strong event organization and management skills, with superb attention to detail and an ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with members and staff.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive. Experience with QuickBooks or other accounting software preferred.


Salary: $36,000-$40,000, depending on experience.

APPLY ONLINE In addition to your resume and cover letter, the application form requests an unofficial transcript (if you graduated in the last three years), contact information for three references, and several questions about your background and experience. Please direct any questions to applications@wfpg.org. Applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

More information: https://www.wfpg.org/internships#employment

Asia Bridge Fellowship

The Asia Bridge Fellowship offers a special opportunity for recent college graduates to work and learn under the auspices of the Asia Society, one of the leading and most respected global organizations covering the Asia Pacific region.

 

The Fellowship covers an eight-month period, beginning in September 2019 with orientation at the Society’s global headquarters in New York, to develop an understanding of Asia Society’s history and current work.   The Fellowship continues with time spent working on Asia Society global initiatives, including work in Asia itself. Some of this time will be spent working at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the hub of the institution’s Asia-based operations.

 

Based on their backgrounds, strengths and interests, Asia Bridge Fellows will engage in Asia Society programs and initiatives involving the arts, policy, business, current affairs and education. The work will range from organizing and assisting the execution of public events to drafting written materials to producing videos and blog posts about these events. Fellows will also have opportunities for participation in an array of high-level conferences, symposia and artistic programs to further their learning. There may also be opportunities during the Fellowship to travel to other Asia Society Centers in Asia (Korea, India, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines) and in the U.S. (California, Texas and Washington, DC.).

 

All travel and housing expenses are covered; there is also a stipend provided for other living expenses.

 

Candidates must be 21 years of age as of June 1, 2019; they are expected to have shown academic excellence, enthusiasm for global travel and experience, and a capacity to overcome challenges stemming from an upbringing in difficult circumstances.

 

Applicants should prepare the following:

 

  • An essay of between 800-1200 words explaining why they feel qualified for consideration, and how they believe they would benefit from the experience;

  • Resume;

  • Names and contacts for two references.

 

Applications are due April 1, 2019. Decisions will be made in early June.

 

Please send materials by email to Tracy Harris at THarris@asiasociety.org or by regular mail to:

                                Asia Bridge Fellowship

                                c/o Tracy Harris

                                Asia Society

                                725 Park Avenue

                                New York, NY 10021

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL March 12, 2019!!! - Summer 2019 International Affairs Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC.

Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2019 International Affairs Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC. Hosted by The Fund for American Studies, the program includes:

  • Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University

  • Internship placement focused on international affairs with an organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area

  • Fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC

 

Nominate a Top Student Today
Please consider nominating your top students for special scholarship consideration. The Fund for American Studies award close to a million dollars annually and preference is given to nominated students. You may nominate by visiting www.DCinternships.org/Nominate

Please share the announcement below with undergraduate students interested in spending the summer in Washington, DC. More information their programs may be found at www.DCinternships.org/IntlAffairs. Please contact Colin Parks with any questions at cparks@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN in Washington, DC this Summer!

International Affairs Academic Internship Program

Hosted by The Fund for American Studies

www.DCinternships.org/IntlAffairs    

Priority Deadline: February 12 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 12, 2019!!!

 

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! Students participating in the program will intern in the field of international affairs while earning academic credit in economics and foreign policy.

 

LIVE

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

 

LEARN

Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. The Fund for American Studies unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level foreign policy, government and international economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

 

INTERN

An international affairs internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area.  The Fund for American Studies has been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

 

Internship placements include:

  • Embassies

  • International non-governmental organizations

  • Federal agencies

  • Congressional offices

  • Think tanks and policy groups

 

CONNECT

Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. The Fund for American Studies comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting. 

 

They offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC: 

  • Mentor Program

  • Professional Development Seminars

  • Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions

  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the State Department, U.S. Institute of Peace and World Bank

 

ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

“This program has opened my eyes to the many opportunities that exist in DC, and it has allowed me to connect with many professionals in a variety of fields. Moving forward, I now have a better vision of what direction I would like to pursue as well as the steps I need to take to begin moving in that direction.”
Tyler Russell, University of Kentucky
Intern, American Foreign Policy Council

 

“Through the program I was able to experience what life as a Washingtonian was really like. I met hundreds of people from the FBI and U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and State. From ambassadors to senators to judges - I was able to meet them all. The networking opportunities TFAS presents us with are incomparable. Talking with so many government executives, I had the experience of a lifetime.” Jeremiah Folia, California State University, Fresno 
Intern, National Defense University

 

SCHOLARSHIPS + APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The Fund for American Studies strives to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 80% of students receiving funding.

The Priority Deadline is February 12 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 12, 2019!!! To learn more and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions can be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.