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Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS)
The USGS is participating in the State Department's Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) internship program once again this year! The program is open to all Federal agencies, and the USGS is looking for enthusiastic students to support 13 different and exciting projects! The student application period is open July 2-26 on USAJOBS.

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