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.

Internships in Public Affairs Section:

• May-August 2019
• August-December 2019

The Office for Press, Cultural and Educational Affairs (Public Affairs Section) provides information about the U.S. to the Norwegian public. The Public Affairs Section advocates and explains U.S. policies to Norwegian opinion- and decision-makers, manages relations with the Norwegian media, promotes studying in the U.S., and facilitates professional exchange for Norwegians to the United States, among other public outreach and cultural activities. The Section is seeking candidates for two internships – one in May-August 2019 and one in June-December 2019.

May-August 2019: Candidates should have an understanding of and interest in international relations, communication, and educational exchange. Candidates should be self-motivated and proficient in both oral and written Norwegian and English. The successful candidate will get an excellent opportunity to build a network with a cross-section of Norwegian and U.S. stakeholders and interlocutors within the areas of press, education, and cultural affairs. Candidates should be able to work independently, use critical and analytical thinking, take initiative, and assume responsibility.

August-December 2019: Candidates should have an understanding of and interest in communication, marketing and/or event management. The successful candidate will be working with the Education Advisor with events and outreach opportunities to further the Embassy’s strategic priorities, as well as assist with other public affairs assignments as needed. Candidates should be self-motivated and proficient in both oral and written Norwegian and English. Experience and knowledge within communication, event planning and marketing is an asset, as well as technical expertise with WordPress and Google Analytics. The successful candidate will get an excellent opportunity to build a network with a cross-section of Norwegian and U.S. stakeholders and interlocutors within the areas of press, education, and cultural affairs. Candidates should be able to work independently, use critical and analytical thinking, take initiative, and assume responsibility.

Job assignments:
• Social media outreach
• Educational strategic outreach
• Event coordination and planning
• Cultural exchange
• Assistance with U.S. official delegations
• Other administrative tasks

Eligibility Criteria for Internship Opportunities

To be eligible for the 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.

If you have questions about our internship opportunities, please e-mail hro-oslo@state.gov

To apply

Applicants should submit the following information/documentation to hro-oslo@state.gov by March 31, 2019:

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