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Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)
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September 14, 2022

Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)

Thank you for your interest in the Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP).

We are in the process of reviewing the applications. Once qualified candidates are selected for interviews, all applicants will be contacted.

We will announce the summer 2023 intern program in January 2023.

Please contact SeoulFNSIP@state.gov if you have any concerns or questions.

Thank you.

Foreign National Student Internship Program FAQ

Can someone who has dual citizenship apply for this program?
Dual citizens who study/live in Korea can apply to the internship. Dual citizens who study/live outside of Korea are ineligible for the program.

Are there any internship opportunities for U.S. citizens?
If you are a U.S. citizen, please visit the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program website for more details. https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships/

I will be graduating from undergraduate school in June 2023, am I eligible to apply?
No, an individual must be a student to be eligible for the program. Applicants must not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the Embassy that the individual has a 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.

I am planning on applying to graduate school or have been accepted to graduate school. Am I eligible to apply?
If you have already been accepted to a graduate school, you may apply for this program. An official admission letter from your graduate school is required.

Do I need to submit a transcript?
Yes, applicants must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript for verification.

What is the age requirement for the program?
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (international).

I am out of the country, does the Embassy conduct interviews via phone?
Yes, we conduct phone interviews for well qualified candidates.

I am on a leave of absence from school. May I apply?
Yes, as long as you submit all necessary forms (including the “Letter of Permission”), you are eligible to apply. Applicants must not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the Embassy that the individual has a 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.

Is it possible to receive signatures for the “Letter of Permission” from my exchange program?
No, the “Letter of Permission” must be signed by the school from which you will graduate.

Can I bring my applications to the Embassy?
No, walk-in/drop-off applications are not accepted. Submit your application to SeoulFSNIP@state.gov.

I submitted my application and the status of receipt says “not read.” Should I send my application again?
No, if you receive an “auto reply” upon submission, it means your application has been successfully submitted.