Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Internships

We welcome University of Indiana students to participate in VSFS.  Four Bloomington students are participating this year with:


  • Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (R/CSCC)
  • U.S. Embassy Mexico City
  • USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
  • U. S. Embassy Riyadh


VSFS offers U.S. citizen college students the opportunity to apply to virtually intern with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and other foreign affairs and federal agencies.  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. Some projects are centered around youth and student engagement.  Selected eInterns are expected to work virtually for about ten hours per week on their projects.


Projects are solicited from offices and posts in the spring and students apply to their top three projects in July.  If selected, students begin the eInternship in September and continue through the end of April.  Some students have received course credit for their work.  eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance.  A list of the current year projects is here.


We have added your contact information to our university email list so you will be contacted when the next round of VSFS positions are available.  Please let us know if you have any questions.





Bridget Roddy

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Program Manager
Office of eDiplomacy |U.S. Department of State | Tel: 202.634.3605 | Facebook | @vsfsAtState