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Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Facilities Maintenance Office, Architecture (FAC)
May 7, 2021

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Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Facilities Maintenance Office
Location U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt
Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university
Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous Service
Work Hours 40 hours per week
Minimum duration 70 calendar days
Maximum duration 90 calendar days
Security Requirement Candidate must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive security certification


The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is seeking a Volunteer Foreign National Student Intern for the Facilities Maintenance Office.

This internship is offered year round; the starting date will be discussed during the interview, and also is dependent on passing the Medical Check and the Background Check, which can take up to 3 months.


The purpose of this internship is to offer students the opportunity to work in the Facilities Maintenance Section and gain an insight into the daily work of the Architect and Facility Management. Students get an early work experience in planning, design, construction, costs and inspections.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION: Present enrollment in a German university in the area of Architecture, preferably as of 4th semester.

EXPERIENCE: No experience required, however, public sector and customer service experience is a plus.

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) English language skills and Level IV German (fluent) are required.

KNOWLEDGE: Confident knowledge of AutoCAD and common MS Office programs.

SKILLS, ABILITIES: High motivation and reliability.



  • 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 (in English), and proof of enrollment in a Germany University or College).
  • 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 security certification from the Consulate before commencement of the internship. The security check can take up to three months and will require a personal interview with the security department of the Consulate.
  • Students selected must pass a Medical Check.
  • Students with dual citizenship (US-German, US-EU/EFTA) are eligible for the Foreign National Internship Program.
  • Eligibility Requirements: The U.S. Mission in Germany will only accept applications from non-U.S. citizen students for this internship program. The purpose of the Volunteer National Student Intern Program is to offer students enrolled in a German university/higher institute of learning the challenge of working in a foreign affairs field. U.S. citizen students apply directly to the U.S. Department of State: www.careers.state.gov


  • How To Apply: Interested applicants for this position must submit their application, including a cover letter, resume and proof of enrollment (the DS-0174 is not needed) and send the documents to: Employment-Germany@State.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.