The U.S. Mission in Bishkek provides equal employment opportunity and fair and equitable treatment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
What jobs are currently available?
2020 Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP)
Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) will be available during summer 2020 at the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. This Program provides an excellent opportunity for local students to gain valuable work experience in a foreign affairs environment. This is NOT an offer of employment; there will be no benefits or compensation or future employment rights attached to these internships.
Students will be offered an internship at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek.
Intern duties may vary depending on the assignment.
Closing date: February 27, 2020
Eligibility Requirements for Local Students
To be eligible for the FNSIP, students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old at the time of participation in the program.
- Must be either citizens or permanent legal residents of Kyrgyzstan.
- Must have been enrolled full-time in University as undergraduate or postgraduate students at the time the program begins.
- Must be returning to university studies upon completion of the internship.
- Must be in good academic standing.
- Must be available to begin the internship in June 2020. Interns usually serve for approximately 10 – 12 weeks during the summer.
- Must be available to work 20-40-hours a week and 4 to 8 hours per day.
- Must have excellent English language proficiency.
- Substantial computer skills with a background in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft products required.
- Must be goal-oriented and self-organized with good communication skills, leadership aspirations and be able to work in a team.
The Embassy will consider students studying at local universities with a broad range of majors, such as humanities and arts, law, social sciences, business or economics, public administration, finance, accounting, journalism, political science, computer science as well as majors identified with international affairs.
Please review below available internship assignments and the necessary skills for each:
- Financial Management Office: An academic background in finance, accounting, or related field is beneficial, but not necessary. Working level English is required. Must be comfortable on common office software like Excel and general computer files management.
- Human Resources Office: Good communications and customer service skills, detail oriented, proficient in Word, Excel programs and excellent administrative skills.
- Executive Office/Protocol: Computer/data entry and knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. Ability to work well with others and a self-starter.
- General Service Office/Visa: Basic office computer skills, basic translation skills from Russian/Kyrgyz into English, from English into Russian/Kyrgyz languages and flexible nature. Excellent communication skills and responsibility.
- General Service Office/Housing: Great communication skills, accuracy, attention to details, data entry, ability to pick up new information fast, easily trained. Good knowledge of Russian and Kyrgyz languages and good computer skills are must. Translation skills are preferable.
- General Service Office/Procurement: Good English language skills, good computer skills, excellent customer service and communication skills. Attention to details and self-discipline as well as punctuality.
- Management Section: Customer service skills and ability to translate from Russian into English and vice-versa. Knowledge of computer skills (MS office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
- Community Liaison Office: Experience in MS Office Programs is required, especially in MS Publisher. Excellent clerical skills, strong translation skills and good communication skills. Ability to work with Canva; Internet research skills.
- Public Affairs/Cultural Programs: Translation skills from Russian/Kyrgyz into English, from English into Russian/Kyrgyz languages. Data entry, management skills and writing skills in English. User skills of Microsoft Office programs, well developed communication skills, social media skills, attention to details and high degree of integrity are required.
- Public Affairs/Educational Programs: Excellent writing skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz are required. Well-developed communication skills. Advanced computer, data entry, translation skills, social media skills and high degree of integrity are required.
- Public Affairs/Press: Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required, knowledge of social media (Facebook and Instagram). Students of Journalism or/and Public relations or related field. Translation skills and writing skills are must. Good working level of Kyrgyz and Russian languages is required.
- Public Affairs/Information Resource Center: High level of English language proficiency, translation skills from Russian/Kyrgyz into English, English into Russian/Kyrgyz. Data entry, management and writing skills in English are preferred. User skills of Microsoft Office programs, well-developed communication skills and attention to details.
- Political and Economic Office: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook), very good writing skills, translation skills and research skills.
- International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section: Analytical, planning and organizational skills. Be able to work with MS Word, Excel spreadsheets, Outlook and office equipment. High sense of responsibility, accuracy and accountability.
- Facilities Office: General computer skills are required. Excellent knowledge of MS Excel to produce specialized reports.
- USAID/Economic Development Office: Computer skills are necessary such as e-mail and word processing to communicate with local contacts and develop reports. Additional skills in Power Point for presentation or excel to help track and analyze any data is preferred as these will likely be useful skills. Russian and/or Kyrgyz fluency is required. Ability to independently schedule, organization, work and represent the USAID mission with private sector is highly desirable.
- USAID/Democracy Governance Office: Excellent English language skills, translation skills from Russian to English or Kyrgyz to English. Academic focus on political science, democracy promotion, governance, or applicable field. Basic computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and Google Apps suite. Online research and interviewing experience are preferred. Graphic design, layout, and publication design are also preferred.
- USAID/Program Office (Monitoring & Evaluation): Experience or education directly related to the monitoring or evaluation of development programs, social science research more broadly, or the design or implementation of development programs in one or more of the sectors where USAID is currently working. Advanced skill manipulating files and data in Microsoft Windows. Experience in managing files and folders in Google Drive. Professional competency in written and spoken English. Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare documents and analyses. Must possess personal clarity of the skills or experience they hope to gain through this internship, and why they expect those things to be useful in the future.
- USAID/Program Office (Communications): Computer skills and advanced English; experience or studies in public relations / journalism / communications / brand building preferred; skills in at least one area of content creation: photography, video/film, illustration, design, website development, advertising, marketing, brand development, and/or social media original material such as gifs, web-based designs (canva, spark, etc.), cinemagraphs, etc.
- To be considered for the FNSIP, each applicant must submit the following by e-mail (no paper applications will be accepted) with the subject line, “Foreign National Student Intern Program” to: BishkekHR-SIP@state.gov :
- Completed Statement of Interest form (DOC 63KB).
- Official transcripts illustrating good academic standing (these documents do not need to be translated into English).
- Written permission from the education institution.
- The deadline for applications is February 27, 2020. No applications will be accepted after this date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Only the highest-ranking applications will be selected for an interview. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
- Please specify the assignment you would like to apply for. You can select only one assignment from the list.
BISHKEK-2020-012 Information Management Assistant (USEFM only)
BISHKEK-2020-011 Housing Coordinator (USEFM only)
BISHKEK-2020-010 Security Escort/Roving Secretary (four positions)/(USEFM only)
BISHKEK-2020-009 Post Emergency Preparedness Assistant (USEFM only)
How to apply for positions?
- U.S. EMBASSY POSITIONS: All applications must be completed and submitted using the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA). Please find out details on the application process here.
Where can I apply?
Anywhere that has an internet connection and a computer.
What you should review before applying:
Overseas Employees will demonstrate the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF 127 KB) or characteristics essential for being a successful member of the United States, Embassy, Consulate, or Mission. Be sure to read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure you meet all of the Eligibility and Qualification requirements. Also be sure to have all of the documents mentioned in the Vacancy Announcement ready for uploading.