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Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)
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August 11, 2022

Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)

Open to: All Interested College, Technical Institute, University Students (non-U.S. citizen students who are legal residents of the Republic of Korea, 18 years of age)

Position: 
Seoul – CLO, ECON, FCS, GSO, KWC
Busan – CONS/BUSAN

Opening Date: August 11, 2022

Closing Date: August 18, 2022

Foreign National Student Intern Program
The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad. Students will gain valuable experience in various areas of foreign policy and management, and possible academic credit in respective institution. There are no benefits, compensation, or any future employment rights attached to student participation in the FNSIP.

Period of Internship
The internship will begin approximately in December 2022/January 2023 for a maximum of six months.
The exact internship period will be determined between the applicant and section during the interview.
Please check the required period of internship for the position for which you are applying.

Certificate of Internship
A Certificate of Internship will be issued for students who complete at least 90 days of the program.

Please read the following document prior to applying for the program:
FNSIP OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT & CURRENT OPENINGS WINTER 2022

Required Documents
1. FNSIP STATEMENT OF INTEREST & FNSIP LETTER OF PERMISSION
The applicant’s printed name will be accepted on the Statement of Interest. Ink or electronic signature is required on the Letter of Permission
2. TRANSCRIPT
Applicants must be in good academic standing. (An Admission Letter will be accepted for graduate students.)

How to Apply
Submit your application with your name and section to SeoulFNSIP@state.gov.
Please do not submit more than one application.
Required documents must be submitted by the deadline for consideration.
Early submission of all required documents in a merged PDF file is preferred.

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.