You don’t want to miss the Oct 17 application deadline for unpaid student internships over Summer 2015
Half the interns will serve at the State Department in Washington, DC, while the other half will serve overseas in some of the 270 U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions. It’s not clear how many internships there are, but get your application before the October 17 deadline to be considered.
Important reminder: begin the process to secure your security clearance ASAP. This is the hurdle that trips up many hoping to work for the USG.
The information about the internship program can be found here at USAJOBs or via Internship Applications.
As I’ve said before there is no better way to see if the Foreign Service is right for you than to work for 10 weeks as an intern. Even better, since these internships are over the summer you will very likely be filling in for an FSO who will be on leave or transferring. I’ve relied on interns as political officers over the summer in my overseas posts. In Washington, it’s not unheard of for interns to assume the duties of desk officer in a regional bureau or program officer in a functional bureau.