Intern with the Federal Government Remotely - Virtual Student Federal Service

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:50 AM

What is VSFS?

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the world’s longest-running remote internship program! Since 2009, more than 10,000 U.S. citizen college students have worked on projects for more than 70 federal agencies during their academic year. Students develop apps, design graphics, manage social media, conduct research, and more. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week from September through May. Internships are unpaid. Participating agencies include: Department of State, NASA, National Park Service, Department of Education  – and many more!

Who can be a VSFS Intern?

U.S. citizens who are high school graduates and who are enrolled in a higher education program are eligible to apply in July for VSFS for the upcoming school year. Participants can be part-time or full-time students in undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate certificate or degree programs.

Where do VSFS Interns work?

Anywhere! VSFS is 100% virtual.

Important Dates & Where to Apply

1. For more info, to view open projects, and to apply by July 31st - click here
2. Project mentors review applications in August, conduct interviews, and make selections.
3. Projects start in September. Internships run through the end of the academic year.