US Department of State

Company Description:

The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The primary responsibility of the U.S. Department of State and its employees is to fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives while building a freer, prosperous and secure world.

Internship Job Description:

The U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top tech talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding program. Foreign Affairs IT

Fellows will receive:
Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.

Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.

Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.

An appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist upon successful completion of the program and the State Department’s requirements. Fellows agree to a minimum five-year commitment upon entry into the Foreign Service.

Type and Timing of Internship:

Full TimeSummer

Internship Location:

1333 16th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036


Application Instructions:


Application Documents

Your application must include:

Proof of U.S. citizenship: U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers
Transcript: an unofficial copy for all schools attended
GRE/GMAT scores (for graduate students): Submit your GRE/GMAT scores only if they are required to apply for your intended graduate program(s)
A Personal Statement explaining why you want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service: (750 words max.):
Highlight your motivations, as well as your background, experiences and skills that will help you succeed.
It might be helpful to review the 12 Dimensions of Foreign Service Specialists
Resumé (two-pages max.)
Most recent Financial Aid Award Letter: if you received financial aid during the most recent academic year, you are required to submit a Financial Aid Letter listing grants or loans.
Most recent Student Aid Report (SAR):
If you received financial aid during the most recent academic year, you are required to submit your SAR form.
If you did not receive financial aid during the most recent academic year, you must complete the FAFSA to generate an SAR.
Statement of Financial Need (400 words max.):
Prepare a short statement explaining your need for financial assistance, including assistance you received during your undergraduate studies, your overall education-related debt, and your ability/plans to pay for graduate school and/or your junior and senior years of undergraduate (depending on whether you are applying for the Graduate or Undergraduate Fellowship).
One Letter of Recommendation: select recommenders who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the fellowship.
If you were enrolled in a degree-granting program within the last two years, the letter must be from a professor or faculty member who knows you.
If you are returning to graduate school after a couple years, choose someone who is familiar with your academics, professional work, or volunteer/community activities.

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How to Apply