Domestic Opportunities: U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants working
in Washington, D.C., are expected to attend an orientation session, which is offered weekly during
the season to which they have applied. Participants are able to select an orientation date/program
start date once they have been notified that they have successfully received a security clearance.
Opportunities Abroad: Participants working abroad negotiate their start dates directly with
the selecting post. Overseas Student Interns can only coordinate a start date once they have
successfully received the necessary security clearance and provided Student Programs with a
medical insurance verification form. (See page 11.)
Travel Requirements for Opportunities Abroad
U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants serving at posts outside of the United
States are responsible for obtaining a U.S. passport with validity at least six ( 6) months beyond their
proposed stay and a travel visa as required by the country. They are also responsible for purchasing
overseas medical insurance that will cover repatriation of remains and medical evacuation overseas.