Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State

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Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible for an internship with the Office of Fine Arts, you must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university. The successful applicant must pass an official security background check and receive a Secret level clearance before final acceptance is granted.

The Diplomatic Reception Rooms internships require a minimum of 20 hours/week. Working hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and some work can be conducted off-site (position dependent). Days and hours are flexible, depending on the student’s course schedule.

How to Apply

Detailed instructions can be found on the “How to Apply” tab located at the top of the vacancy announcements. Read this section carefully and follow all instructions in this section completely as they are written to ensure eligibility. Note that there are three parts to the application process that must be fully completed.

To be considered for the internship opportunity, students must also send a copy of their resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position to the Office of Fine Arts Internship Program Coordinator Lisa Sellman via email at officeoffinearts@state.gov

Virtual Student Federal Service

In addition to onsite internships, the Office of Fine Arts, U.S. Department participates in the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Program, offering unpaid remote internship experiences. Current VSFS internship areas include: