VA GSO Intern (Updated) (PDF 170 KB)
Open to: The Foreign National Student Internship Program is only open to non-U.S. Citizens* who are legally resident in Luxembourg and who are enrolled in post- baccalaureate programs at a college or university in Luxembourg
Position: Unpaid internship covering any period that is mutually agreed upon by the Embassy and the intern, maximum 3 months.
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Work Hours: 20 hours per week
The General Services Office of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg has an opportunity for a
* Note: U.S. citizens (including dual nationals)I interested in interning at the U.S. Embassy should apply viahttp://careers.state.gov/students/programs.
The U.S. Embassy Housing intern is responsible for managing work orders and landlord relations in the diplomatic housing program of the embassy’s general services office. By coordinating work orders and organizing real estate databases, the incumbent will gain experience in both U.S. government regulations and the local real estate market. He/she will carry out the following tasks:
Property management: Work as the intermediary between state department officials and local landlords. Contribute to the annual housing market research survey.
Landlord and occupant relations: Fielding correspondences from diplomat housing occupants to our general services office and management team. Communicating with landlords regarding maintenance and health and safety issues.
Customer Service: Accompanying vendors and contractors on State Department official government property. Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences.
Integrating inventory: Organizing and building upon a base of itemized property items such as keys, furniture, maintenance tools, and private property. Relaying correspondences between the embassy in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Intern Eligibility Criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be currently enrolled in a post baccalaureate program in good academic standing in Luxembourg and able to provide a certified transcript or other school records to verify academic standing.
- Complete a “Convention de Stage” signed by the current academic institution. The convention de Stage must include school medical insurance.
- Meet the requirements of the advertised internship opportunity.
- Demonstrate the potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed.
- Be able to obtain a sensitive but unclassified (SBU) security certification.
- Be able to receive a medical certification.
- Prove they are insured for the duration of the internship. Qualifications / skills / abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French
- Highly organized
- Ability to project prioritize and meet deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft OfficeHow to apply:
If you are interested in applying for the internship, you are required to complete an application form and submit additional documents.
Application Filing Procedure:
To be considered, applicants are asked to submit the following documents:
1. A statement of interest (motivation letter) to include objectives and motivations in seeking an internship and how academic courses and other experiences relate to the U.S. Embassy’s goals and internship opportunity.
2. Name, position, and contact details for at least two referees.
3. Transcript from the educational institution certifying that you passed the previous year. 4. Proof of current enrollment.
5. Copy of Luxembourg ID card.
6. Proof of health insurance.
If selected for an internship, the intern will be required to complete a Gratuitous Service Agreement and submit a medical certification.
Submit application to: BrusselsRecruitment@state.gov
The selection process:
The Human Resources (HR) Office will work closely with the different sections on intern selectin. HR advertises all internship opportunities on the Internet and social media websites. HR screens applications in accordance with supervisor preferences. The section makes the final selection and HR assists with obtaining security clearances and performs the check-in and check-out process to include an exit interview.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy:
The U.S. Mission to Luxembourg is committed to fair and equal treatment for all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.