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FSYF “Capacity to Care” Internship

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FSYF is accepting applications from Foreign Service college and gap year students for a paid internship running from January to June.  The student selected will support FSYF’s service to youth via an average of 12.5 hours a month of virtual work. A $1,500 stipend will be paid at the successful completion of the internship

Working with the FSYF Executive Director, the intern will assist in organizing virtual and in-person programming, contribute content to FSYF’s youth newsletter, assist with FSYF social media outreach, and serve on FSYF’s Youth Leadership Advisory Board.

To apply, submit a one-page letter explaining your interest in the internship and outlining the skills and experience you would bring to it.  Address the letter to FSYF Executive Director Ariléa Fernandez and email it to by December 12, 2022.  FSYF will announce the selectee on December 19.  If you have questions, send them to  Your family must be FSYF members to apply.  To join, go to

This “Capacity to Care” internship was created to honor Foreign Service youth Naomi Irion, who tragically lost her life in April 2022.  Her family and friends donated funds to create a FSYF program to perpetuate Naomi’s capacity to care for others.  Annual funding to make the program permanent is provided by the property management company Chambers Theory which manages rental housing in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Chambers Theory has built its own culture of care centered around service to federal employees serving overseas. Chambers Theory has an extraordinary team made up of EFMs, Foreign Service retirees, and/or employees with other family connections and relatives in the State Department, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. For more information, please view:

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PO Box 50663   Arlington, VA   22205


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