2021 - 2022 Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship

Federal Government / Peace Corps

About the organization

Are you a student willing to contribute 10 hours a week while also gaining job experience and connections? Come become a Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Intern for Peace Corps! See our available project opportunities and apply here: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects

(Some students can get course credit.)


VSFS Intern duties and responsibilities will vary according to the location and needs of each office and VSFS project. 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. Students are expected to work virtually on an average of 10 hours per week on VSFS Internship projects. Most work and projects are internet-based.

All work recognizes that VSFS Interns do not have U.S. Government security clearances.


VSFS is a nine-month, unpaid Internship. Internships are virtual; students have a flexible schedule. The government needs the talent, fresh ideas, and digital excellence of U.S. college students. VSFS Interns will increase the digital capacity of federal agencies participating, whether technically, artistically or via increased communication. Interns have the opportunity to connect with each other and work collaboratively.

IMPORTANT: You are eligible to apply for the Department's Virtual Student Federal Service Internship program if you will be enrolled as a half or full-time student (as defined in the Education Qualifications section above.) If applying, you must have proof that you have registered, or have been accepted for enrollment.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

You must apply on both USAJobs and the VSFS website for your application to be considered. The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) unpaid virtual internship program was created by the U.S. Department of State to connect the energy and excellence of students to their government.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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