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.