Embassy Riga’s Foreign National Student Internship Program is open to non-U.S.-citizen students from Latvia and provides them with the opportunity to work for a short period (not more than three months) in the Embassy. By doing so, young, up-and-coming Latvians gain exposure not only to American foreign policy goals and management styles, but also to American values and ways of doing business. This program, used by many U.S. Missions overseas, also benefits the Embassy by providing interns who can help us accomplish our goals.
Each internship (with the exception of the Videographer) is for three months and is offered four times per year. Spring internship from March 1 to May 31. Please, refer to the drop-down menu item below for more detailed information regarding the Videographer’s internship.
There are no benefits or compensation attached to the internship, nor does it imply any future entitlement to Embassy employment. Interns are assigned duties that include research, economic and political report writing, planning of cultural events, correspondence, information systems, analysis of international issues, consular work, administrative and/or budget and fiscal duties, and personnel management. They must be recruited to do interesting work and not simply to complete routine clerical tasks.
Only students who are non-U.S. citizens in Latvia are eligible to participate in the internship program, including any non-host-country foreign nationals who are legal resident students of Latvia.
To participate, a student must meet the following criteria:
Must be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment
Must be enrolled, not less than half-time, in a college, university or other accredited educational institution. The student must be in good academic standing.
Must have strong Latvian language skills (Note: Latvian written skills will be tested)
Must have strong English language skills (Note: English written skills will be tested)
Application deadline: January 15. SPRING Internship March 1 to May 31.
Candidates are asked to apply for internship by submitting a resume (CV) and a statement of interest. Applications must be sent to Human Resources Office at Riga-HR@state.gov. Upon request all applicants must be able to present a transcript verifying good academic standing and present a letter of permission to participate from his/her educational institution.
Once procedures are completed and selection(s) are made, the HR Office will send an official letter to all those selected extending an offer to participate in the program. This letter will include information on the position, the dates of the program, and the work location. Prior to beginning work, the intern will need to complete a security check and receive a medical clearance.
Embassy Riga offers two Foreign National Student Intern positions: Intern in the Political/Economic Office, an Intern and a Videography Intern in the Public Affairs Office.
More information at the embassy website.