U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program - 2024 Fall,
Salary: $19.33 per hour,
Open & closing dates: 02/01/2024 to 02/09/2024

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The U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program for the Fall of 2024 is currently accepting applications from U.S. citizen students who are passionate about U.S. foreign policy. This program offers students the opportunity to contribute to the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy while gaining valuable educational and professional experience.


- Organization: U.S. Department of State

- Program: Paid Student Internship Program

- Duration: Fall 2024 cycle (September 2024 - December 2024)

- Salary: $19.33 per hour

- Pay Scale & Grade: GS 04

- Location: Department of State Posts - Overseas and Domestic (multiple vacancies)

- Remote Job: No

- Telework Eligible: No

- Travel Required: Not required

- Relocation Expenses: Reimbursed (reasonable travel expenses)

- Appointment Type: Internship (10 consecutive weeks, full-time, 40 hours per week)

- Security Clearance: Secret (required, contingent upon favorable security clearance)


- Interns will participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials.

- They will draft, edit, and contribute to various materials used in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives.

- Interns may support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences.

- They will engage directly with U.S. and foreign audiences to explain the work of the U.S. Department of State and promote understanding of U.S. culture and society.

- Some routine administrative work may also be required.


- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

- Minimum age requirement is 18 years old at the time of application.

- Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.2 GPA or higher.

- Candidates must be pursuing an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree and plan to return to their academic program upon completion of the internship.

- Undergraduate applicants should have at least 60 credit hours earned at the start of the internship, while graduate applicants are also eligible.

- Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution on at least a part-time basis at the time of application.

- Previous participation in the U.S. Department of State’s Student Internship Program is not allowed.

Application Process:

- Applications must be submitted electronically through the "Gateway to State" system.

- The application deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on February 9, 2024.

- The application process involves creating an applicant profile, completing the internship application questionnaire, and attaching required documents such as academic transcripts and a resume.

- Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications well before the deadline to ensure consideration.

Evaluation Process:

- Applicants will be evaluated based on their education, experience, training, and background by the bureaus to which they have applied.

- All interns selected for a position will be officially notified by the Student Internship Program Office via email.

Additional Information:

- Security clearances may be required for selected candidates and can take 120 to 150 days to complete.

- Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

- The U.S. Department of State promotes equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination.

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