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Job Opportunities

The Human Resources Office of the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver provides a full range of services to U.S. Government employees assigned to Vancouver and to Locally-Engaged staff.

For all questions regarding job opportunities and the U.S. Mission in Canada's human resources policies, please consult our main Embassy site.

Contacting our Vancouver Human Resources Office:

By mail:
U.S. Consulate General
#107 - 280 Nelson Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 2E2

By email:

Internships at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver

Every year, the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver offers several opportunities for university students to gain firsthand experience in the world of international diplomacy through our internship program. If you are interested in participating in an internship at our office, please consider applying to one of the following programs:

Internships for U.S. Citizens

There are internships and student programs managed by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Approximately fifty percent of the internships available are in Washington, D.C. and the remaining internships are at embassies and consulates abroad, including our posts in Canada. Students must apply to the Department of State for these internships. Students tentatively selected for this program must undergo a background investigation and receive either a Secret or Top Secret security clearance.

The State Department offers three internship cycles throughout the year:

  • Summer: mid-May to end of September
  • Fall: mid-October to end of December
  • Spring: mid-January to end of April

The deadline for submission of applications for the Summer program is November 1st; the deadline for the Fall program is March 1st; and July 1st is the deadline for the Spring program.

For additional information on these programs and other employment opportunities, please visit the State Department's career website.

Commercial Service Internships

University graduate-level students are encouraged to apply for a semester internship with the Commercial Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver. Interns will be involved with all aspects of trade development, from market research to trade shows. Students with American or Canadian citizenship or Landed Immigrant status in Canada are eligible. A security check will be conducted on the selected applicants.

State Department Internships

Students with Canadian citizenship or Landed Immigrant status in Canada (who are not American citizens) are invited to participate in a semester-based internships with the Political/Economic and Consular Sections of the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver. The purpose of this program is to offer students the challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena while gaining valuable practical experience. For more information, please consult our Program Guide (14KB PDF).