The US Forest Service Southern Region is offering 70+ nine-month volunteer internships through the Department of State’s Virtual Student Federal Service. You can view all 959 projects offered by federal agencies across the nation. Students enrolled in this upcoming academic year can apply through July 31st for these virtual volunteer internships on USAJobs by starting here.
WHAT IS IT?
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is an nine-month remote volunteer internship program for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Since 2009, thousands of eInterns have expanded the efforts of the U.S. government, working remotely from their school, dorm room, apartment, local library or coffee shop – wherever they happen to be! They report to their mentors at federal government agencies in the U.S. and around the world by email, phone, or video chat. VSFS is managed by the Office of eDiplomacy in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management. Interns commit to 10 hours/week.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications for the 2021-22 Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program will be accepted July 1-31, 2021 on USAJOBS.gov. During that time, students may find the listing by searching for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service” on USAJOBS. Students may apply to up to three projects.
HOW TO FIND SPECIFIC INTERNSHIPS RELATED TO US FOREST SERVICE & THE GEORGE WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS?
When someone goes to the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) they can view all 959 projects across many agencies. There are 88 projects for the US Forest Service Select “All Projects” at top left of page. To query “Forest Service”, click on “Search” box in top right and enter “Forest Service”. Search for specific projects with the George Washington & Jefferson NFs listed below.
KEY INTERNSHIPS RELATED TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST:
- FS-USA-36 Interpret the Forests with Story Maps (number of positions: 2)
- FS-USA-80 Join the Forest Service Social Media Team (number of positions: 2)
- FS-USA-32 Promote Volunteer Programs & Nonprofit Partnerships, Advance DEI Goals, & Build Your Resume (number of positions: 1)
- FS-USA-35 Growing Our Nonprofit Partnerships! Organizational Development & Financial Sustainability for Our Forest Service Partners (number of positions: 1)