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See each internship listing for specific basic and preferred requirements, as such vary by position.
Summary: Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency as an undergraduate student. Opportunities exisits within the areas of Analysis, Clandestine, STEM, Enterprise & Support, and Foreign Language.
To qualify you must:
Summary: The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.
Summary: The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
The Department works to tailor each intern's experience to the interests, and skills of the interns against the needs of Department offices. In the past, students have completed projects focusing on: Policy analysis and evaluation, Research, Finance, Public affairs and communications, Community outreach, Intergovernmental relations, Legislative affairs, News media, Legal work, and a host of other projects.
Candidates should indicate which offices most interest them in their application (see list here).
Experience with social media, web publication, and editing are highly desirable.
Summary: The NASA History Division preserves NASA's documentary record, stimulates the study of aerospace history, and communicates historical information within NASA and with the public. Student interns assist the History Division by managing our social media accounts, writing features for our website, reviewing the historical manuscripts that we produce, researching historical questions, and performing assorted other support tasks.
To qualify, you must:
Summary: The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C. area headquarters locations, or in field offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find anywhere else.
To apply for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative, applicants must:
Summary: The FBI's Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated with an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree to begin their careers in an organization that offers opportunities like no other. From supporting squads and operations to analyzing business processes and ensuring security, recent graduates help support a huge part of the FBI’s mission. The Collegiate Hiring Initiative also gives recent graduates the chance to explore and transition into the many exceptional career paths the FBI has to offer, as well as into other opportunities within the federal government and private sectors.
Collegiate Hiring Initiative career paths include: Operational Support Technician, Computer Scientist, Data Analyst, Electronics Technician, Forensic Accountant, IT Specialist (General), and IT Specialist - Forensic Examiner (ITS-FE).
Summary: The SEC boasts a robust Student Honors Program in which students undertake assignments that directly support the SEC's mission to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation through securities and financial market regulation.
The SEC's Student Honors Program is a ten-week program for undergraduate, graduate, and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets. Students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission's mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules. SEC Staff members serve as professional mentors, assisting with research and writing projects, as well as providing advice and guidance on career development.
Eligibility: The undergraduate opportunity is open to students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying degree program or certificate program of a high school, accredited college or university. The graduate student opportunity is open to graduate students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying graduate degree program of an accredited college or university.
Summary: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking high potential students to assist in a variety of research and ad hoc projects. You will serve as a student trainee receiving on-the-job training to provide support on various initiatives including market research; creation of a shared electronic knowledge management structure; and other essential start-up activities within the office(s). You will perform assignments under the close supervision of a higher level analyst.
CFPB is looking for Summer Student Interns in the following divisions (offices):
Applicants must be:
Candidates must be available for the duration of the program to be considered for placement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.
To apply for an internship, send your resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please. You will be contacted only if you are a candidate for an internship.
Summary: The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices.
Opportunities exisit in the following offices: Office of the Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Business Liaison, Office of Digital Engagement, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Scheduling and Advance, Executive Secretariat, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, White House Liaison, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), International Trade Administration (ITA), Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must be 18 years of age, and must meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:
Selection as a White House Intern is based on the following criteria:
Summary: A select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House and the Nation. These committed citizens become part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include: conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.
While interns' responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events, including a speaker series and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects within the Executive Office of the President. Most importantly, the internship experience emphasizes community, and interns participate in service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.