Apply for the U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Federal Service Internship 2024

Job Summary

Are you passionate about shaping the future of medical recruitment and making a global impact? The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) is seeking talented individuals to help diversify recruitment efforts through innovative social media strategies.

Closing date: 08 March 2024

Job Location: Virtual/ Remote

Job Purpose

You will serve as our Social Media Content Specialist to ensure that we are sharing this adventurous career and opportunity with students and medical professionals by curating innovative social media content to entice a diverse group of prospects using the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

MED’s goal for the social media accounts is to increase and raise awareness of the Foreign Service Medical Specialist career path, grow followership and increase engagement amongst all platforms.

About the Bureau of Medical Services

MED, a division of the U.S. Department of State, is responsible for providing medical care to diplomatic staff stationed around the world.

From physicians to nurse practitioners, MED is looking to build a diverse team to deliver primary healthcare services to U.S. diplomats and their families in various international locations.

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Established in 1789, the U.S. Department of State is the oldest U.S. cabinet agency.  Our mission is to protect and promote U.S. security, prosperity, and democratic values and shape an international environment in which all Americans can thrive. Learn more at

Duties and Responsibilities

What You’ll Do

  • Create engaging content across platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Collaborate with MED’s Talent Acquisition Team to develop innovative campaigns to attract a diverse pool of candidates for FSMS roles.
  • Craft compelling stories, design eye-catching graphics, and promote recruitment events to showcase the benefits of a career with MED.


We are looking for someone who is familiar and has expertise with:

  • MS PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, CANVA, video editing and other graphic experience using various platforms and tools to create compelling and innovative content.
  • Expertise in social media marketing, organic marketing, strong communication skills and writing skills, and knowledge of web design and online marketing.
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  • Knowledge of social media platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook.
  • Knowledge of principles of market research, and brand strategy are preferred.

Benefits of Joining

VSFS Interns work 100% virtually and have a highly flexible 10-hour work week. As a VSFS intern with MED, you will have the opportunity to liaise regularly with our Talent Acquisition Program Coordinators and Medical Specialist staff to create successful social media campaigns, monitor social media accounts and collect data on the success of social media activity.

You will learn about the Bureau of Medical Services, the Foreign Service Medical Specialist careers, and the impacting work FSMS do to support the diplomats and their families across the world.

You will have the opportunity to diversify your marketing portfolio and expand your knowledge about the Foreign Service with the U.S Department of State.

How to Apply


Join us in shaping the future of medical recruitment and making a difference on a global scale.

Together, we can inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and support diplomats and their families around the world.

Apply now to become a part of the Bureau of Medical Services and help us redefine the way we recruit and engage with talented individuals across diverse communities.

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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