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Virtual Student Federal Service

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

U.S. Department of State
Jul 28, 2023

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 will work remotely and are expected to spend an average of 10 hours per week on their internship projects.

Over 50 federal agencies participate in the program, including, but not limited to:

  • Health and 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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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.

Application process

Students may apply to their top 3 projects from July 1-28 on USA Jobs. Follow the application instructions for the submission process provided on the program website.

Tagged as
Health workforce pipeline

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