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For general job opportunities, consult the USA Jobs website. The Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) has a staff of cartographers, geographers, analysts, and web GIS developers.

The HIU also typically has a State Department Foreign Service Officer on its staff; for information on Foreign Service careers, please visit http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer.

The Humanitarian Information Unit also participates in a variety of other internship and fellowship programs that may interest you. See relevant links below:

Student Internship

Find out more information about possible student internships with the HIU. For consideration for placement at HIU, list the Bureau of Intelligence and Research as one of your Bureau choices.

Virtual Student Federal Service

The Humanitarian Information Unit’s MapGive team accepts a few Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) interns each school year. If interested, email MapGive at mapgive@state.gov. U.S. students apply to the VSFS program once a year in July.

Jefferson Science Fellowship

The Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens in early August and closes at the end of October. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues.

AAAS Fellowship

AAAS Fellowships at State and USAID are open to U.S. citizens who have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application – or a master’s degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience. This is a year-long opportunity beginning September 1 and ending August 31.

Presidential Management Fellowship

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.


If you have any questions about opportunities at the HIU not answered from the above links, please contact us at INR-GGI-HIU@state.gov.