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U.S. Department Of State Internship Program

Application deadlines:
Summer term internships - TBA
Fall semester internships - TBA

Spring semester internships -

Important Notes: (FOR UIC STUDENTS ONLY) You may contact the UIC Ambassador-in-Residence if you would like to discuss State Department internships. Please contact the Office of International Affairs for more information.

Although not required, OSSP will assist UIC students with the State Department internship application.

Eligibility: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, and a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, senior, or graduate student. Applicants should be in good academic standing at an accredited institution. For overseas assignments, applicants must present evidence of medical insurance coverage. All students must be available to begin their internship within the appropriate timetable.

Description: Student internships with the U.S. Department of State provide an opportunity to gain an inside perspective on different types of positions and responsibilities available in foreign affairs. The State Department is looking for students with a broad range of majors, such as business or public administration, social work, economics, information management, journalism, and the biological and physical and engineering sciences, as well as those majors more traditionally identified with international affairs. Intern duties and responsibilities may vary according to post or office of assignment. Some students will work in Washington, DC, and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid.

Send applications to: please see website listed above; do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs


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