Internship Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy in Oslo offers internship opportunities under the Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP). This program is designed specifically for Norwegian citizens and permanent legal residents of Norway, and offers students the unique opportunity of experiencing a U.S. foreign affairs work environment.

Tasks are consistent with the program requirement of providing an educational experience to the student. Participants in the program may be involved in the following issues: research, economic and political report writing, correspondence, information systems, analysis of international matters, consular or visa matters, administrative issues, budget and fiscal issues, human resources management issues, etc.

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is uncompensated. Students participating in the program are not employees of the U.S. Embassy Oslo, the U.S. Department of State, or the U.S. Government.

Internship Opportunities

Spring 2022 Internship – Political-Economic Section

The U.S. Embassy Oslo Political-Economic Section is seeking a Foreign National Student Intern for Spring (February to June) 2022.  Depending on the candidate’s experience and interests, as well as the Section’s project and program priorities, intern responsibilities may include the following:


  • Perform research, analyze, and write summaries of a variety of economic, environmental, and technological developments in Norway.
  • Join embassy staff and note-take at meetings with Norwegian government, business, and civil society representatives.
  • Contribute to the team’s written reporting to Washington on various topics.
  • Provide updates on new and changing Government of Norway policies.
  • Monitor press and Norwegian government websites and flag items of interest
  • Assist with planning and supporting VIP visits and embassy events.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

This internship requires the ability to work independently, use critical and analytical thinking, take initiative, and assume responsibility.  Candidates should be self-motivated and proficient in both oral and written Norwegian and English.

To be eligible for the Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP), students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Minimum Age: Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of participation in the program.
  • Citizenship/Legal Residence: The FNSIP is only open to students who are either citizens or permanent legal residents of Norway.
  • Meet Definition of Student: Applicants must meet the definition of student, as defined in 5 CFR § 308.101: “Student is an individual who is enrolled not less than half-time in a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution.”
  • Transcript and Permission: Applicants must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript verifying this.  Applicants must also provide written permission from their educational institution to participate in the program.
  • Security and medical certification is required.

Internships are not financially compensated.  Exact start and end dates and weekly time commitments are flexible and will be agreed upon by the successful candidate and the head of the Section.  Deadline for applications for the Spring 2022 internship is December 12, 2021.

Interested applicants should submit the following information/documentation to

  • Statement of interest (Word document template, 26 KB)
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts illustrating good academic standing.
  • Written permission from your educational institution.