Federal Student Aid Seeks Virtual Interns

If you’re interested in a hands-on learning experience with the Department of Education, but are unable to travel to Washington, D.C., the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program is for you!

Federal Student Aid (FSA) is teaming up with the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) to offer 11 opportunities – in writing and editing, digital engagement, financial literacy communication, database system development, and others — for students to engage on postsecondary issues.

VSFS uses technology to help students who can’t travel to Washington begin their careers in public service.

A full list of FSA positions is available on state.gov/vsfs.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A college or graduate/post-graduate student of freshman status or higher
  • A part-time or full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate/post-graduate degree at an accredited US college or university

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students can apply through July 22, 2014 at USAJobs.gov.

To apply, you’ll need:

  • A copy of your official or unofficial transcript
  • A statement of interest
  • A resume

The application period for the 2014-2015 VSFS eInternship program is July 2-22, 2014. For more information about the program, visit state.gov/vsfs. For questions on the FSA-posted projects, email VirtualIntern@ed.gov.

Meredith Bajgier is a public affairs specialist in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

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