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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JULY-AUGUST 2016

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National Security Language Institute for Youth

Who:

U.S. citizen high school students, age 15-18,

with 2.5 GPA or above.

What:

Opportunities to study less commonly taught

languages in immersion programs abroad.

When/Where:

Summer or Academic Year/Selected

countries worldwide.

How:

Apply via

www.nsliforyouth.org

.

Funding:

Travel, lodging with host families and language

studies are funded.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for High School

Students and Young Professionals, Germany

Who:

U.S. citizen, national and Legal Permanent Resident

high school students (age 15-18), with GPA 3.0 or above;

and U.S. citizens, nationals and Legal Permanent Residents

(age 18-24) with some relevant experience in their career

field (work, internship or volunteer).

When:

Academic Year/Germany.

How:

Apply via

www.usagermanyscholarship.org/app

(high school) and

https://cbyx.info

(young professional).

Funding:

Travel, lodging and academic studies are funded.

American Youth Leadership Programs

Who:

U.S. citizen high school students, age 15-17, with

at least one semester remaining upon return. Specific

programs may be open only to students from a particular

city, state or geographic region.

What:

Leadership training exchange program to gain

firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and examine

globally significant issues.

When/Where:

Three to four weeks in summer/Worldwide.

How: Apply to individual programs via exchanges.state.gov/ us/program/american-youth-leadership-program.

Funding:

Travel, lodging and program fees are funded.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad

Program

Who:

U.S. citizen high school students at time of

application, age 15-18.

What:

Cultural exchange opportunities to enroll in local high

schools and live with host families in selected countries.

When/Where:

Academic year/Selected countries

worldwide.

How:

Apply via

www.yes-abroad.org

.

Pathways Internships

Who:

U.S. citizen students or recent graduates age 16 and

older.

What:

Paid internship opportunities to work in federal

agencies* and explore federal careers while attending

school with possible eligibility for conversion to permanent

employment in the Civil Service.

When/Where:

Full-time and seasonal openings, announced

on an ongoing basis/United States.

How:

Apply to individual vacancies via

www.usajobs.gov/

StudentsAndGrads.

U.S. Department of State

Opportunities

for Students

FOCUS

ON CAREER DIPLOMACY TODAY

*Those interested in Pathways openings with the U.S. Department

of State should have an account and resumé on

www.usajobs.gov

;

sign up for alerts using the “Keep Me Informed” feature on careers.

state.gov, clicking the “Student Programs” box on the menu; and in

most instances be prepared to apply within 24 hours of the vacancy

announcement posting.