US Dept of State Virtual Internship, project for Colombia

USDA’s Agricultural Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, has alerted us to an innovative internship program for university students. The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program is an eight-month internship program for students (U.S. citizens) working remotely from their schools, while expanding the efforts of the U.S. Government. VSFS is managed by the Office of eDiplomacy in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management. USDA in Colombia has designed four projects for the VSFS program (please see attached descriptions).

Student applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program will be accepted on from July 2-26, 2017.Please read all instructions carefully. Additional information is available at

Please pass this opportunity along to students on your campus who may be interested in this unique agricultural development opportunity.

Best Regards,

Mike McGirr
USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Center for International Programs
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