Foreign National Summer Intern Program (FSNIP)

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis will be hosting the Summer 2021 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP).  This Program provides an excellent opportunity for local students to gain valuable work experience in a diplomatic environment.  This is NOT an offer of permanent employment; there will be no benefits or compensation, or future employment rights attached to these internships.


Students will be offered an internship at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.


Intern duties may vary according to the functional section of assignment (i.e. Public Diplomacy, Management, etc.).

Eligibility Requirements for Local Students:

To be eligible for the FNSIP, students MUST MEET ALL the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of participation in the program.
  • Must be either citizens or permanent legal residents of Tunisia.
  • Must have been enrolled full-time in university as undergraduate or postgraduate students at the time the program begins.
  • Must be returning to university studies upon completion of the internship.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must be available to begin the internship in June 2020.  Interns usually serve for approximately 10 – 12 weeks during the summer.

Must be available to work, at least, 20-30-hours a week, 4 to 6 hours per day.

  • Must possess computer skills with a background in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft products required.


The Embassy will consider students studying at local universities with a broad range of majors, such as humanities and arts, law, social sciences, business or economics, public administration, finance, accounting, journalism, political science, computer science as well as majors identified with international affairs.

The U.S. Mission will also consider hiring issues such as conflict of interest, nepotism, residency status, and whether the internship applicant has a work permit.

Additional Requirements for Hosting Sections:

1.- Public Affairs Section/Cultural Affairs Office:

  • Assist in planning and executing public outreach and alumni engagement, including at the American Center.
  • Assist with English language programs.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of exchange participants and grant applicants.
  • Prepare for the launch of the 2021 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
  • Design social media content to promote cultural programs

Application Process

To be considered for the FNSIP, each applicant must submit the following by email (paper applications will not be accepted) with the subject line, “Foreign National Student Intern Program” to:

  1. Statement of Interest Form (attached sample provided).
  2. Official transcripts illustrating good academic standing (these documents do not need to be translated into English).
  3. Written permission from the education institution.

The deadline for applications is February 26, 2021 at 17:00 (5:00 pm).  No applications will be accepted after this date.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only the highest-ranking applications will be selected for an interview.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.