Author: Compiled by Tara Castillo
Source: Foreign Policy Association
|What could a student internship mean to you at the U.S. Department of |
State? It's an opportunity for you to get an inside look at the different
types of positions and responsibilities available in foreign affairs. Think
of it as taking a career test ride before you actually have to decide what
you are going to do with your life.
Fascell Fellowship Program.
|A Fascell fellowship gives you firsthand exposure to a foreign culture, |
while you are serving your nation. Typically, your duties may involve substantive
administrative, consular, political/economic or public diplomacy responsibilities.
Most fellowships are intended for, but not limited to, teachers, scholars,
academics, and graduates of advanced-level programs focused on Eastern Europe,
Slavic, or Mandarin languages.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs/Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
|The fellowship program is funded by the |
United States Department of Stateand administered by the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF). The Department of State seeks a
Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who
reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. The program seeks to
recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international
affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and
science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic,
racial and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign
Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source
of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill
needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests
|For the past 25 years, the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program |
has been attracting outstanding master's and doctoral-level students to
the Federal service. The PMI Program is your passport to a unique and rewarding
career experience with the Federal Government. It provides you with an opportunity
to apply the knowledge you acquired from graduate study. As a PMI, your
assignments may involve domestic or international issues, technology, science,
criminal justice, health, financial management, and many other fields in
support of public service programs.
Graduate Studies Program, College Students and Student Trainee Program.
|The Central Intelligence Agency invites you to participate in its Internship |
Program. This unique program is designed to give promising undergraduate
students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, the opportunity
to gain practical work experience to complement their academic studies.
Students will be given the opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
and see first-hand the role the CIA plays in supporting U.S. officials who
make our country's foreign policy. We are interested in students majoring
in: computer science, finance, electrical engineering, physical science,
economics, geography, non-romance languages, international relations, national
security studies, military and foreign affairs, or political science.
The Internship Program is mutually beneficial to the student and the Agency.
Students participate in substantive and meaningful work assignments while
earning a competitive income.
Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP)
|DIA’s Academic Semester Internship Program provides promising undergraduate |
seniors and graduate students at universities and colleges in the Washington,
DC/Baltimore, MD metropolitan area the opportunity to gain practical work
experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.
| United |
States Agency for International Development
|Current USAID Student Intern Programs opportunities are listed here. The |
basic qualifying factors to be eligible to participate in the program are:
U.S. citizenship, current enrollment in a college or university; and a minimum
grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
| Office |
of the United States Trade Representative
|The student intern program at USTR is a volunteer program where undergraduate |
and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy
and, in many cases, earn college credit at the same time.Assignments range
from research, analyses, statistics, briefing books, report preparation,
meeting and conference planning, letter writing, to covering Hill meetings,
hearings, and markups as necessary.
| National |
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Programs
|You're about to enter a whole new world... to explore an opportunity with |
one of the most important and advanced agencies of its kind. Get ready to
be surprised and inspired. At the NSA, you will join an organization that
is charged with carrying out a number of the country's most important and
sensitive intelligence activities. Our ongoing mission involves monitoring,
gathering and decoding foreign communications (signals) from around the
world, as well as Information Assurance --- protecting our country's own
security and communications from exploitation…and transforming data
into key intelligence for use by the highest levels of U.S. decision-makers.
| Institute |
of International Education
|The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, |
master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists
opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most
grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework,
independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or
art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.
| Carnegie |
Junior Fellowship Program
|Each year the Endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely |
qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the
past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close
to 200 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to
the Endowment's senior associates. No one will be considered who has started
graduate studies. The Endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each
year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. See your Career
Services/Placement Office to learn more about the college application process.
| Department |
Legal Intern RecruitmentSummer Law Intern Program
|Every year law students from around the nation gain significant work experience |
by joining the Department as volunteer legal interns or through the work-study
program. Judging from the comments of past interns, they are not walking
away disappointed. "How many first year law students get to pick up
the day's Wall Street Journal or New York Times and say, "Hey, that's
the case I'm working on!," and, "[It's] the best job I ever had...Compared
to my roommates who are working at private firms, I have much more responsibility.
They are jealous."
| Deutscher |
Akameischer Astaush Dienst German Exchange Service
Support of a Study/Research Period in the Federal Republic of Germany
|The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Graduate Scholarships |
to highly qualified graduate students, Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral
researchers for study and/or research at universities or institutes in the
Federal Republic of Germany.
| Barry |
M. Goldwater Scholarship
|The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education |
Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical
current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians,
and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms,
is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those
fields of academic study and research.The Foundation is supported by the
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund, which has
been established in the Treasury of the United States. Funding for awards
and administrative expenses derives from interest on the Trust Fund, invested
in U.S. securities.
| The |
George Mitchell Scholarships
Funding for Graduate Studies in Ireland
|The US-Ireland Alliance established a prestigious, competitive, national |
scholarship to enable Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 to study at
universities on the island of Ireland. The George J. Mitchell Scholarships,
named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern
Ireland peace process, are intended to interest and involve the next generation
of America's leaders in the US-Ireland relationship. These Scholarships
allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study at institutions
of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
| National |
Security Education Program
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
|NSEP was designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and |
encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and
areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. As a student
of another culture and language you will begin to acquire the international
competence you need to communicate effectively across borders, understand
other perspectives and analyze increasingly fluid economic and political
| Pamela |
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
Financial sponsorship of U.S. Department Internships in London and Paris
|The College of William and Mary established the Pamela Harriman Foreign |
Service Fellowships to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers
in public service. The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding
undergraduates from across the nation. Each student will be given the opportunity
to spend a summer in a professional position with the United Stats Department
| Harry |
S. Truman Scholarship Fund
|The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is: 1. to find and recognize |
college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed
to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education
or elsewhere in the public service; and 2. to provide them with financial
support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other
students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
| International |
Summer Intern Program
|The IMF offers internships to about 35-40 graduate students each summer |
to carry out a research project under the supervision of an experienced
economist. Interns prepare a paper outlining the results of their research
(which they may be asked to present to the staff of their department at
the end of the assignment). Papers of high standard may be published internally.
Competition is very fierce and each year over 1,000 summer intern candidates
worldwide submit applications. Although usually well over one hundred meet
our standards, the IMF only has places for 35-40 and we are unfortunately
obliged to turn away many excellent applicants.
| The |
Robert S. McNamara Fellowship
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