Virtual Student Federal Service
The Virtual Student Federal Service offers internship opportunities for college students who are U.S. citizens. Internships last through each academic school year, September through May. Students are expected to spend an average of 10 hours per week on their internship projects.
33 federal agencies participate in the program, including, but not limited to:
- Health & Human Services
- Indian Health Service
- Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Education
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who are enrolled as students in a full-time or part-time degree or certificate program, whether taking classes in-person, online, in the U.S. or abroad. Participants may be undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidates.
Internships are unpaid. Educational institutions may be willing to offer course credit for Virtual Student Service. The number of available positions varies each year and depends on the needs of individual agencies.
Links to additional guidance are available on the program website.
Students apply to their top three projects from July 1-31 on USA Jobs.
Applications will be reviewed in August. Some candidates will be invited for virtual interviews, and they may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. Position offers will be made in early September.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.