From U-M alumna Monica Sendor:
I want to share with interested University of Michigan students that U.S. Embassy Kyiv has three virtual (unpaid) internships available for the coming 2016-2017 school year (links below).
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world. This year, there are more than 900 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and recruitment possibilities.
Applications for the 2016-17 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 22 on USAJOBS.gov. Students can intern with more than 30 federal agencies including NASA, the Smithsonian, the State Department, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/. To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript.
eInterns spend ten hours a week from September through May. Although this is unpaid volunteer work, eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in at least one university level course in the U.S. or abroad.
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Links to Ukraine-related projects here:
Ukraine Energy Efficiency Intern http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/268
Ukraine Renewable Energy Intern http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/269
Ukraine Regional Energy Integration Intern http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/270
Interns selected for the U.S. Embassy Kyiv projects will also get feedback on how to write effectively for U.S. government audiences, a better idea about how U.S. foreign policy is formed and shaped, and an enthusiastic supervisor who will talk your ear off about careers in international affairs with the U.S. government.
U.S. Embassy Kyiv Energy Officer
U-M LSA Class of 2009