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Volunteer Foreign National Internships – PD
March 1, 2023

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Volunteer Foreign National Internship


Vacancy Number: N/A


Position Title: Volunteer Foreign National Student Intern Public Diplomacy Section

Location: Public Diplomacy Section American Consulate General Munich

Open To: German and Third Country Nationals

Salary and Grade: Unpaid

Schedule: 40 hrs. per week

Opening Date: Continuous

Closing Date: Until filled

Security Requirement U.S. Mission issues medical / non-sensitive security clearance

 Please note:

• Application language is English, i.e. letter of introduction and CV or resume only. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.

• Applicants must submit a complete application for each and every advertised internship opportunity, s/he is applying for. This includes an enrollment confirmation from the university/school.

• Note that the U.S. Mission Germany does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.

• Eligibility Requirements: The U.S. Mission will only accept applications from non-U.S. citizen students at German universities or vocational training institutions who have legal residence and student status in Germany, with full student health insurance coverage. The purpose of the Volunteer National Student Intern Program is to offer local students the challenge of working in the Foreign Affairs arena.

There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights. The U.S. Mission will consider issues such as conflict of interest, nepotism, residency status, and whether applicant has a work permit, in determining successful candidacy.


Incumbent provides assistance in helping to prepare and deliver outreach materials (presentations, pamphlets, etc.) and meetings with interlocutors.  The incumbent assists in the organization of Consulate and/or public events and accompanies Consulate employees to events/meetings where appropriate and possible.  The incumbent researches and assists in preparing reports and in overall administration (documentation, filing, and communications). Incumbent may be assigned duties that include research, economic and political report writing, business correspondence, information systems, analysis of international issues, visa/consular work, administrative duties, budget and fiscal, public affairs outreach, and human resources management, etc.


Applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific information supporting each item in order to be considered qualified.

EDUCATION: Present enrollment in a university or vocational training school.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in a professional environment (previous internship or clerical work) is required.

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) German language skills and Level III English (good working knowledge) are required.


  • Research skills (mainly internet search engines) to prepare interviews and background materials.
  • Substantial computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, and POWER POINT).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative.
  • Ability to represent the U.S. Consulate at public events in an enthusiastic and professional manner.
  • Previous knowledge of and interest in German-U.S. relations and contemporary political events.
  • Experience with writing speeches, greetings, short articles, talking points, and messaging in English and German.
  • Ability to work with media (photos, videos and social networks).


Please submit your application with the following supporting documentation:

A Cover letter
An application or a resume
Proof of enrollment in education institution
Certified transcript
Written permission from the education institution

Please send your application documents by email to: Employment-Germany@state.gov 

If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Office, 089-2888-630.



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 of relief.