Updates from U.S. Department of State

Internship opportunities

  • The U.S. Department of State’s paid Student Internship Program Summer 2023 is accepting applications through November 7 at 11:59 PM.  College juniors, seniors, or graduate students with at least 60 credit hours earned by the time the internship begins and with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Note: Applicants are considered a college junior if they will be starting the junior year of college immediately following the completion of the internship.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship for 2023 is accepting applications through November 15 at 8 PM ET.  Each summer, American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities across the country spend eight to ten weeks learning one of fourteen languages at an intensive study abroad institute in languages including Russian, Chinese, and Korean.  An informational webinar takes place November 8 at 1 PM ET.
  • The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for 2023 is accepting applications through February 15, 2023.  This six-week  program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.  Interested students can join an information session on the Summer Enrichment Program on November 3 at 5 PM ET.

As always, you can visit our Department of State Careers LinkedIn pageFacebook page, and our careers.state.gov website for more information.

These programs require U.S. citizenship to apply.