Volunteer internships with Department of State’s Virtual Student Federal Service, U.S. Forest Service Southern Region
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is a 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.
Applications for the 2021-22 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.
College Credit Internships, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, Illinois
TLC is happy to work with students to structure an internship experience that will meet the University's requirements for course credit. Typical requirements are 100-120 hours of work for a sponsor organization like TLC. These are unpaid Internships since the student is receiving college credit for them. College Interns have worked on projects as diverse as designing and installing native plant gardens to writing press releases and interviewing landowners and then writing essays that describe the landowners' relationships with the land. Contact Lisa for more information.
MRC volunteers to assist in COVID-19 vaccine distribution
The Medical Reserve Corps is a national program organized locally to coordinate volunteers in the event of a disaster or public health emergeny. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available and we enter phases to vaccinate large portions of the public, your county health department will need help. Volunteer roles can vary depending on your background—medical and non-medical. You must be 18 years or older and not have a criminal history. If interested in volunteering in Monroe County, Indiana, email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration instructions and more information. In other counties, contact your local health department to inquire.