Virtual Student Federal Service Now Accepting Applications

Date

07/20/21

Interested students looking to gain experience are encouraged to apply – there are 3,000 opportunities available.

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 3,000 positions with 52 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July. Go to VSFS to see the 950+ projects available. Then, create an account on USAJOBS.gov, build a resume, and apply to the VSFS vacancy announcement. VSFS does not require any documentation although you may upload transcripts in your USAJOBS profile if you like. The most important part of your VSFS application is your personal statement of interest.

VSFS interns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but interns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university or college in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through Ph.D. candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person, or online.