About Us / Careers

For general job opportunities, consult the USA Jobs website. The Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) has a staff of cartographers, geographers, analysts, and web GIS developers.

HIU also typically has a State Department Foreign Service Officer on its staff; for information on Foreign Service careers, please visit http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer.

The Humanitarian Information Unit also participates in a variety of other internship and fellowship programs that may interest you.

For non-USG jobs in the humanitarian space, check out the United Nation’s ReliefWeb Jobs site at http://reliefweb.int/jobs.

Student Internship

If you are interested in possible student internships with the Humanitarian Information Unit or other offices within the State Department, you can find more information at the Student Programs webpage. For consideration for placement at HIU, list the Bureau of Intelligence and Research as one of your Bureau choices.

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS)

The Humanitarian Information Unit’s MapGive team accepts a few Virtual Student Foreign Service interns each school year. If interested, email MapGive at mapgive@state.gov. U.S. students apply to VSFS once a year in July.

Jefferson Science Fellowship


AAAS Fellowship


Presidential Innovation Fellows



If you have any questions about opportunities at HIU not answered from the above links, please contact us at HIU_INFO@state.gov.