Student Internship for Security Section - Unpaid

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student internship
office (Veľvyslanectvo USA, Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town, Bratislava)
Work time:
Job type:
Unpaid internship
There are no benefits, compensation, or future employment rights attached to the internship. Service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee-type benefits.
Last update: 30. 1. 2024

Job description

POSITION: Intern/Local Intern for RSO Section
WORK HOURS: 20 hours per week
LENGHT OF INTERNSHIP: up to 6 months

U.S. Embassy Bratislava is looking for motivated, interested candidates to do an internship in the Regional Security Office (RSO), which is responsible for the protection of the Embassy facility and U.S. diplomatic personnel in Slovakia. The RSO Intern will assist the Embassy’s Regional Security Office manage the Embassy’s Local Guard Force, as well as oversee projects supporting the Embassy’s Residential Security Program, Foreign Service National Investigators’ office, and Marine Security Guard programs. The RSO Intern will gain professional experience performing a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:
• Drafting and sending correspondence on behalf of the Embassy Bratislava RSO Office
• Drafting security notices, analysis memos, reports, and other security related documents
• Preparing and conducting security briefings with members of the RSO team
• Assisting the RSO office with preparing and executing a security plan for major events sponsored by the Embassy, including the Annual 4th of July Embassy event
• Attending meetings with the RSO on a variety of security matters, both inside and outside of the Embassy
• Assisting with training sessions for RSO personnel
• Planning teambuilding activities, including external community service events
• Assisting Embassy during visits by U.S. Government officials and VIPs
• Monitoring open-source websites, social media, and local and foreign media sources to assist the RSO Office with identifying security trends and issues, as well as reporting on demonstration events
• Assisting the RSO Office in emergency preparedness and response, including planning and participating in drill scenarios
• Assisting with the RSO Office in updating the Embassy’s Emergency Action Plan
• Translating documents, presentations, letters, and small meetings
• Performing general clerical duties

Interested applicants for the internship must submit:
• CV - A current resume or curriculum vitae in English
• Motivation Letter - Statement of interest in English to include objectives and motivation for seeking the internship and how their academic coursework and other experiences relate to the internship (max. one standard page)
• Any other documentation, if relevant (e.g. short writing sample in English, certificates, awards)

Deadline for submitting applications is February 23, 2024.

Who are we looking for

Individuals seeking an internship with U.S. Embassy Bratislava must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
• Must be a non-U.S. citizen
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university/college
The Embassy is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at the workplace and encourages students from all diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented communities, to apply.

Why should you choose us

The American Embassy in Bratislava encourages further integration by Slovakia into western institutions, especially NATO, OECD, and the EU, and supports continued economic and political reform in Slovakia.

The Embassy team:

  • Explains and advocates the position of the United States Government on bilateral and multilateral issues

  • Reports and explains to the United States Government conditions in Slovakia and Slovak positions on issues of interest

  • Promotes United States commercial interests and encourages creation of an improved business climate

  • Provides protection to American citizens abroad and various documentary services to American and foreign nationals

  • Facilitates educational, professional, and cultural exchanges between the United States and Slovakia.

Language proficiency

  • English - B2 - upper intermediate
  • Slovak - C1 - advanced


Start date

24 March 2024

Date of completion of the selection process

23 February 2024

For whom

  • University student

About organization

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