Polish Student Intern Program
How to apply for Polish Student Intern Program?
applicants should send the completed Application for Polish Student
Intern Program and Statement of Interest together with other
documentation (certified transcripts, written permission from
educational institution) that addresses the qualification requirements
of the positions by:
2. mail or
hand delivery to:
Human Resources Office
Attn: Polish Student Internship
The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad. The program benefits both posts and students by providing the foreign national students with valuable educational experience in U.S. Missions and by assisting posts in accomplishing their mission goals. The purpose of the Foreign National Student Intern Program is to offer students the challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena and at the same time profit by their assistance. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights. Service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee type benefits.
Only students who are Polish citizens (non-U.S. citizens) are eligible for the intern program.
Definition of Student
Eligible students must also meet definition of a student, as follows:
“3111. For the purpose of this section, “student” means an individual who is enrolled, not less than half-time, in a high school*, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or comparable recognized educational institution. An individual who is a student is deemed not to have ceased to be a student an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the Department that the individual has bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training in the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which the school year is divided) immediately after the interim”.
*Note: All Polish Student Intern Program applicants must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning program.
The intern program applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the same time of appointment.
Transcript and Permission
The student must be in good academic standing at his or her current educational institution and provide a certified transcript to verify it and must provide written permission from the educational institution in which the student is enrolled.
The student must have demonstrated potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed.
The student must have his/her own medical insurance.