Are you a student who is looking for an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and use your skills to make a real difference in the work of your government? Thanks to the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program, there are hundreds of opportunities for you to participate from anywhere in the world!
Between July 2 – 26, the VSFS will be collecting applications from students for more than 500 projects covering a wide range of topics and calling for a diversity of skills. Among these opportunities are thirteen projects designed to help the National Archives carry out its mission. Do you have the skills to be the National Archives’ Digital Content Wizard or Websites Search Guru? Maybe you are interested in helping to Improve the Online Experience for Our Veterans or Help Genealogists Get the Most Out of the National Archives. The National Archives is also looking for someone who can assist us in translating American history from English to Spanish.
There is also an opportunity to work closely with the OGIS staff! We are managing a project aimed at helping the National Archives explain how our leadership on open government makes a difference. For this project, we are looking for a student with social media expertise to develop a strategy to leverage the more than 130 National Archives social media accounts on 14 different platforms to help spread the word about #opengov at @USNatArchives. The campaign will culminate around Sunshine Week 2018. Learn more about the project and our goals here.