Virtual Student Foreign Service : Geography Blog

Applications for online internships with State, USAID, CIA, the Department of Defense, and many other agencies open until June 26th

Want to do an internship with the State Department or another agency, but don't have the time or money to move abroad or to D.C.? The Virtual Student Foreign Service offers online internships with State, USAID, CIA, the Department of Defense, and many other agencies. Interns work from home for 10 hours a week from September through May on a wide variety of projects.

Recent BYU Geography grad Jackie Kartchner did a VSFS internship last year as a Geographic Information Systems Engineer with the State Department's Humanitarian Information Unit. She used her geospatial intelligence skills to create a database and maps that helped the Department understand the growth rate of refugee camps and better allocate water, food, and supplies. Later, she helped identify accessible transportation routes for first responders after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. "I was able to fine tune my GIS skills and learn new computer programming languages, and I enjoyed applying what I learned in school to real-life situations. The VSFS Internship was extremely rewarding- I was able to help people living all around the world."

Check out a list of projects here, and apply to the USA Jobs posting here. A bit more info is available here. Applications are open now and close on the 26th. Feel free to reach out to us if you need anything.

by Ryan Shields

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