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July 27, 2023

Volunteer National Student Internship – The Office of Support Operations, USAID


Position Title Volunteer National Student Internship – The Office of Support Operations, USAID

Location U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt

Open To German & EU Nationals, Nationals of EFTA Member States who are currently enrolled in a German university

Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous Service

Work Hours 90 days

Opening Date continuous

Closing Date Until filled

Security Requirement non-sensitive


The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt am Main is seeking a Volunteer National Student Intern for the Office of Support Operations of the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), www.usaid.gov



The purpose of this internship is to offer students the opportunity to work in the U.S. Consulate General’s Agency for International Development section (USAID) as part of the USAID’s Management Bureau’s Office of Support Operations (M/OSO) for up to three months (90 days).

USAID’s Management Bureau is headquartered in Washington DC, and M/OSO is a forward deployed extension of the Bureau providing support to field missions around the globe. Our office provides financial management and contracting support focused services generally directly to missions (Surge Support) or indirectly via implementation of cross functional projects contributing to field mission project implementation.

A summary of assigned projects and / or duties during an internship include:

1. Gathering information to update M/OSO’s communication materials including the office’s intranet site.

2. evaluating shared support models and best practices and identifying opportunities to improve the M/OSO service offering.

3. reviewing and providing input into the office’s 5 year and 10-year strategies; and

4. assisting with documents as part of M/OSO current surge support work to USAID field missions.


● Eligibility Requirements: The U.S. Mission in Germany will accept applications from German & EU Nationals and Nationals of EFTA Member States for this internship program. The purpose of the Volunteer National Student Intern Program is to offer students enrolled in a university/higher institute of learning the challenge of working in a foreign affairs field.

● Application language is English. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.

● Applicants must submit a complete application (cover letter, resume, and proof of enrolment in an educational institution).

● The U.S. Mission in Germany does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.

● The internship is a voluntary service. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights.

● Students selected must pass a background check and receive a clearance from the Embassy before commencement of the internship. The security check can take up to three months and may require a personal interview with the security department of the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt.

To Apply: Interested applicants for the Volunteer National Student Internship Program in Frankfurt must submit their application and pertinent supporting documentation via email to: jford@usaid.gov.


The U.S. Mission in Germany provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliations. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.”