While some Federal agencies have developed agency-specific
programs, this internship listing is limited to special
programs that can be used for hiring in all Federal agencies.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities'
National Internship Program (HNIP)
Sponsoring Organization: Hispanic
Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
National Headquarters Washington, DC Office
One Dupont Circle, NW (Suite 230)
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 467-0893
Fax: (202) 496-9177
4204 Gardendale St (Suite 216)
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Tel: (210) 692-3805
Fax: (210) 692-0823
Web Site: http://www.hacu.net/
Cost: The cost of a HACU internship is
borne by the participating Federal agency. The cost covers
the intern's transportation to Washington, D.C. (or to the
intern's field site), emergency medical insurance and a
weekly stipend for participating interns ranging from $390
to $510. Although HACU arranges for interns to be housed in
university/college dormitories, interns are responsible for
paying the rent.
Internship Period(s): Internships are for
10 weeks, beginning in June and ending in August. In
addition, internships are available during the fall and
Application Deadline: For summer
internships, HACU asks that agencies make their requests
during March and April. The deadline for departments and
agencies wishing to participate in the HNIP program is two
weeks before the internship program begins in Washington
DC, and three weeks before the program starts for
placements outside of Washington DC.
Geographic Availability: HNIP places
interns nationwide, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
and Puerto Rico.
Selection Process: Applicants must have at
least a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, receive one
letter of recommendation from an advisor or professor, be
enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student and provide
HACU with a r?sum?. Selection is based upon academic
performance, community and campus involvement, work
experience and the ability to participate in the program.
HACU provides at least three applicants for each position
requested by each of the participating agencies or
departments, and those entities make all final selection
Orientation Session/Training: Orientation
is conducted during the last weekend of May. HACU also
provides interns with various enrichment activities or
seminars and requires interns to undergo a mid-summer
Other: HNIP interns are employees of HACU.
The interns are placed in Federal agencies that participate
through a contractual or cooperative agreement with HACU.
Although HNIP interns are employees of HACU, they must
comply with the work schedule of the participating Federal
department/agency and submit time sheets that indicate the
number of hours worked. Only after submitting a time sheet
with the signature of the intern's immediate supervisor
will interns receive a stipend. Interns are not paid
overtime, do not accrue vacation and are not eligible for
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Fellowship
Sponsoring Organization: Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI)
504 C. Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 543-1771 or 1-800-392-3532
Fax: (202) 546-2143
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Web Site: http://www.chci.org/
Contact Person: The Programs Coordinator
is available Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. (EST), and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00
Cost: There is no cost to students or to
participating agencies, departments, congressional offices
or committees, media organizations, national advocacy
groups and government related institutions. Selected
fellows, however, receive round-trip transportation to and
from Washington, DC, within the United States, health
insurance coverage and a stipend of $2,061 per month from
the CHCI. This program is designed for recent college
graduates (at any level & within one year of
graduation) and for currently enrolled graduate students
interested in pursuing careers in public policy.
Fellowship Period: The program is
conducted nine months out of the year for 36 weeks from
early September to late May.
Application Deadline: CHCI interns usually
apply in March; however, the exact date varies. If your
office is interested in accepting a fellow, please contact
the Program Coordinator.
Geographic Availability: CHCI places
interns in the Washington, DC metropolitan area only.
Selection Process: Fellows must
demonstrate active community involvement and participation
through public service, excellent communication and
analytical skills, an interest in pursuing a career in
public policy and a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or above, on a
4.0 scale. Students must submit the Fellowship application
(which is available during the winter) by calling, writing,
or e-mailing CHCI. The application is also posted on the
CHCI's Web Site during the winter. The application package
includes an application form, a r?sum?, three reference
forms (from a professor, a community leader, and an
employer), and the official transcripts. Telephone
interviews are conducted for semi-finalists.
Orientation Session/Training: Upon arrival
in September, fellows attend a 1-week orientation to
introduce them to CHCI, the program requirements, and the
special nature of work in Washington, DC. After the
orientation is complete, fellows have two weeks to search
for placements where they wish to do their fellowships.
Institute staff provides guidance and resources regarding
possible placements. In order to offer the fellows exposure
to a broad rage of issues and work environments, fellows
have the option of changing placements at the midpoint in
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Office of
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Presidential Management Fellows Program
1900 E Street, NW, Room 1425
Washington, DC 20415-9820
Tel: (202) 606-1040
Fax: (202) 606-3040
Web Site: http://www.pmf.opm.gov/
Workforce Recruitment Program For College Students
With Disabilities (WRP)
Sponsoring Organization(s): The U.S.
Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the
U.S. Department of Defense
Workforce Recruitment Program
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S1303
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: Fax: (202) 693-7888
Cost: Interns are hired by Federal
government departments/agencies and private sector
employers. In addition, interns are responsible for
transportation to their placement site, local
transportation, meals and housing. Upon request, however,
the WRP reserves housing for Washington, DC interns.
Internship Period(s): WRP internships are
filled between late May and mid-August each year.
Application Date Line: While there is no
official deadline for participating agencies, most job
offers are made by early June. To participate in the WRP,
students must be interviewed on a college or university
campus within a five-week period between the end of January
and the end of February each year.
Geographic Availability: Internships are
available in Washington DC and throughout the United
Selection Process: Applicants must: have a
severe disability; be a United States citizen; and be
enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or
university or graduate program on a substantially full-time
basis, seeking a degree, or have graduated within the past
year. Applicants must submit a Federal employment
application form (e.g., an OF 612 or a 171 form or a
r?sum?), a supplemental information form and a WRP referral
agreement prior to an interview. After the interview, job
ready candidates are entered into a database. First line
supervisors are encouraged to contact interviewers to
receive additional information about WRP participants.
Because WRP does not track job offers, applicants are
responsible for pursuing any job offers they receive. Final
hiring decisions are made by participating agencies.
Recruitment Process: College career
counselors or disability student services providers who
would like to schedule a recruitment trip to their campuses
should contact Paul Meyer by email. Due to limited staff
resources, the Office of Disability Employment Policy
cannot respond to direct student inquiries.
Orientation Session/Training: The WRP
provides no orientation. However, interns are encouraged to
participate in seminars provided by their sponsoring
Reasonable Accommodations: Questions
regarding reasonable accommodations should be directed to
the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) at 1-800-526-7234.
Other: Interns are paid according to their
level of education and enter the civil service between the
GS-2 and GS-9 grade levels. Departments/agencies may offer
participants permanent positions if they are graduating
seniors or graduate students.
White House Fellows Program
Sponsoring Organization: President's
Commission on White House Fellowships (Commission)
712 Jackson Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20503
Tel: (202) 395-4522
Fax: (202) 395-6179
Web Site: http://www.whitehousefellows.gov/
Cost: Fellows receive a salary and benefit
package from the department/agency to which they are
assigned. Compensation is commensurate with the federal pay
grade GS-14, step 3. Currently, most White House Fellows
require full-time equivalent (FTE) positions and therefore,
may count against department or agency hiring ceilings.
Changes regarding FTE position requirements, however, are
under discussion. The Commission, participating departments
and agencies and prospective fellows consult to determine
Internship Period(s): These fellowships
begin on September 1, and end on August 31. Fellowships are
for one year.
Application Deadline: The application
deadline for candidates is February 1. By May of each year,
all departments/agencies desiring to participate in the
White House Fellows Program must express their intent to
Geographic Availability: WHF Fellowships
are all in Washington, DC.
Selection Process: To be eligible,
applicants must: be a U.S. citizen. They may not be a
current Federal government employee ( with the exception of
career military personnel), nor may they hold an official
state or local office during their fellowship year. While
there are no formal educational requirements or age
restrictions, the fellowship program seeks to provide young
men and women with Federal government experience early in
their careers. Applicants must submit: a completed
application form; index cards with specified information;
three to five references; and numerous essays. The
selection process is multilayered. First, all completed
applications are reviewed by the alumni of the White House
Fellows Program in order to select candidates for
interviews. Selection is based on a remarkable record of
achievement early in their career. Applicants must have the
skills to serve at the highest levels of government, show
leadership potential and have a demonstrated commitment to
public service. Second, based on interviews with panels of
prominent citizens from across the county, candidates are
selected to be national finalists. Third, national
finalists undergo comprehensive background investigations
for security clearance purposes. Finally, all national
finalists are interviewed by members of the President's
Commission on White House Fellowships. Thereafter, the
Commission makes fellowship recommendations to the
President. The Commission only recommends 11 to 19 fellows
Orientation Session/Training: The White
House Fellowship Program includes an Education Program. As
part of the Education Program, fellows meet with leaders in
fields in and outside their respective job assignments, and
they travel to other U.S. cities, domestic military bases
and foreign countries to participate in public policy
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional
Studies' Summer Internship Program
Sponsoring Organization: Asian Pacific
American Institute for Congressional Studies
209 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: (202) 547-9100
Fax: (202) 547-9109
Web Site: http://www.apaics.org/ .
Cost: Interns receive a $2,500 stipend
from the Institute and are expected to make their own
travel and housing arrangements. There is no cost to
Congressional offices and Federal departments and agencies
participating in the Institute's Summer Internship Program.
Internship Period(s): Internships are from
early June through early August each year.
Application Date Line: The application
deadline for summer internships is usually the end of the
first week in March. Participating departments/agencies are
encouraged to hire interns by the end of April.
Geographic Availability: These internships
are all in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Selection Process: In order to apply,
applicants must be: currently enrolled undergraduate or
graduate students with an interest in public policy issues
and Asian Pacific American community affairs; U.S. citizens
or legal permanent residents; able to demonstrate
leadership abilities and excellent oral and written
communication skills; and have a minimum grade point
average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also provide
a one-page r?sum?, a current official transcript and two
letters of recommendation (one from a professor and the
other from an employer or community leader). Although the
Institute's staff initially screens applications, the
Selection Committee, which is composed of Institute's board
members and local supporters, makes final internship
decisions. Selection is based on the applicant's grade
point average, writing skills evidenced by requested essays
and community involvement.
Orientation Session/Training: The
Institute hosts an orientation upon the interns' arrival.
The Institute also conducts workshops, luncheons and
encourages interns to attend weekly conferences conducted
by the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership.
Organization of Chinese Americans' Congressional and
Sponsoring Organization: Organization of
Chinese Americans, Inc. (OCA)
1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite #707
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 223-5500
Fax: (202) 296-0540
Web Site: http://www.ocanatl.org/
Cost: Interns receive a $2,000 stipend
from OCA for 10 weeks of full time work. Interns are also
responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC,
and housing. There is no cost to Congressional offices and
agencies participating in the OCA's Public Internships.
Internship Period(s): Internships are
available in the Spring, Summer and Fall for 10 weeks of
Application Deadline: There is no deadline
for participating agencies or Congressional Offices
desiring to secure an OCA intern. For students, the
application deadline is as follows: for internships in the
Spring of each year, apply by mid-November; for those in
the Summer, apply by mid-March; and for those in the Fall,
apply by mid-July.
Geographic Availability: OCA internships
are all in Washington, DC, only.
Selection Process: In order to be eligible
for OCA Congressional and Government Internships,
applicants must be an undergraduate or a graduate student;
demonstrate an interest in public affairs; possess oral and
written communication skills; commit to work for a minimum
of 10 weeks; and be a OCA member or a College Affiliate
member. Applicants must also provide OCA with a completed
application form, a r?sum?, a one- page essay of why the
applicant wants to participate in the internship program,
an academic transcript and two letters of reference.
OCA's Selection Committee makes all final internship
decisions and places particular emphasis on the applicant's
communication skills and commitment to issues affecting the
Asian American community.
Orientation Session/Training: OCA provides
interns with an orientation upon their arrival to
Washington, DC, and hosts luncheons throughout the
internship period. In addition, OCA encourages interns to
attend conferences held by the Conference on Asian Pacific
American Leadership (CAPAL).
Washington Internships For Native Students
Sponsoring Organization: American
University/Washington Internships For Native American
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: (202) 885-4967
Fax: (202) 885-4960
Web Site: http://www.american.edu/other.depts/wins
Cost: Agencies pay $8,500 for per intern
(in FY-00) to participate in the WINS program. The cost
covers: the interns tuition; round trip travel to
Washington, DC; local transportation; housing; a meal plan;
costs associated with social and cultural activities and a
stipend of $200 per week. Interns, however, are responsible
for incidental expenses for non-program activities, such as
medical care and independent social activities. Students
will receive six credit hours for participating in this
Internship Period: WIN internships are for
eight weeks, beginning in early June and ending in early
August each year.
Application Deadline: The deadline for
departments and agencies desiring to participate in WINS is
the end of February. The application deadline for students
is generally the first week of April.
Geographic Availability: WINS internships
are all in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Selection Process: In order to participate
in WINS, an applicant must be an American Indian or an
Alaska Native, at least an undergraduate freshman or
graduate student enrolled in a college or university, and
in academic good standing. Applicants must submit: a
completed WINS application form; an essay (minimum 500
words) on why they would like to participate in the WINS
program; a recent photograph; a nomination letter from a
member of the applicant's nation or tribal council or an
official from the applicant's nation or tribal education
department; a recommendation letter from a faculty member
at the applicant's respective college or university; a
r?sum?; and an official copy of the most recent transcript.
Each applicant is rated by a selection committee, which
evaluates the applicant's skills, experience and education.
WINS typically provides four applicants for each position
requested by the participating department/agency. Thus, all
final selection decisions are made by the requisite
Orientation Session/Training: Interns are
enrolled in the Washington Leadership Seminar in Tribal
Issues and Native Studies course at American University and
receive six (6) credit hours. In addition, interns attend
seminars and are required to design and write a model
proposal for the funding of a project within their
respective communities, with the guidance of WINS
INROADS/Greater Washington Internships
Sponsoring Organization: INROADS
INROADS/Greater Washington, Inc.
1010 Wayne Avenue - Suite 555
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5600
Tel: (301) 587-5880
Fax: (301) 587-3466
INROADS, Inc., Nat'l Hqtrs
10 S. Broadway, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: 1-(800) 642-9865
Fax: (314) 241-9325
Web Site: http://www.inroads.org/
Cost: Participating agencies pay the cost
for interns selected through the INROADS Internship
organization ($3,000 plus the wages earned by interns).
There is no cost to interns.
Internship Period(s): ): INROADS prefers
to finalize all internship placements between early March
and the end of April. Summer internships are typically for
10 weeks, and they begin and end according to the interns'
Application Deadline: Student recruitment
for the INROADS Internship organization ends in December of
each year. Some INROADS affiliate locations may extend this
period into February.
Geographic Availability: While
INROADS/Greater Washington, Inc., places interns only in
the Washington, DC metropolitan area, internships are
available in over 50 affiliate offices around the country.
Since the interns hired in the respective metropolitan
areas usually live and attend school in the area, housing
and transportation during the internship session are not
Selection Process: To participate in the
INROADS Internship organization, students must be pursuing
a degree at an accredited four-year college or university,
remain in good academic standing and maintain the minimum
grade point average set by their INROADS affiliate. INROADS
recruits students who have a 3.0 or better grade point
average, an ACT score 20 or a combined SAT score of 900 or
better, and rank within the top 10% of their class.
Selection preference is given to African American, Native
American and Hispanic American students who are high school
graduating seniors, college freshmen and college
sophomores. To match students with client organizations,
INROADS uses a specification form identifying
organizational needs and conducts pre-screening interviews.
Final intern selections, however, are made by participating
Orientation Session/Training: INROADS
interns receive year-round personal coaching and formalized
training by INROADS staff. During the summer, interns
participate in INROADS's Leadership Development Institute
that provides professional career development training
based upon core competency areas in communication,
self/time management, business sophistication, and
management/leadership skills. Intern academic progress is
monitored through monthly coaching sessions with an INROADS
staff advisor and the collection of college transcripts.
Each intern receives agency advice through a volunteer
mentor and is evaluated twice during each summer
(mid-summer and end-of-summer) to assure peak performance.
Other: Wages are commensurate with the
intern's educational level and typically range between the
GS-3 and GS-7 grade levels.
NAFEO Services, Inc. Summer Intern Program
Sponsoring Organization: NAFEO Services,
5214 Baltimore Ave. (Suite 200)
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Tel: (301) 779-7100
Fax: (301) 779-9812
Cost: The cost to participating
departments and agencies for NAFEO Services interns in
FY-00 ranges from $8,500 to $11,025, depending on the
internship and the requirements of the
departments/agencies. This is set regardless of whether the
intern is an undergraduate or graduate student. The cost
covers round trip travel expenses to Washington, D.C. or to
the intern's work site, plus a stipend which is
commensurate with the intern's educational level and
training. In addition, NAFEO Services assists interns in
locating housing. Most students are responsible for paying
Internship Period(s): Summer internships
are for 10 weeks, beginning in June and ending in August.
In addition, NAFEO Services, Inc. administers internships
in the fall and spring.
Application Deadline: There is no deadline
for departments/agencies desiring to participate in the
NAFEO Services internship program. However, it is requested
that agencies inform NAFEO Services, Inc., of their
intentions by April 1. For students, the application
deadline for the summer internship is March 1 of each year.
Geographic Availability: NAFEO Services
places interns nationwide and in the Washington, DC
Selection Process: Applicants must: have a
minimum 3.0 grade point average or the grade point average
required by the selecting agency; be a United States
citizen; and be a sophomore, junior, senior undergraduate
or graduate student. Additionally, applicants must submit a
completed NAFEO Services' application, a transcript, a
letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or current
instructor, a one-page essay describing the applicants'
reason for wanting to participate in the program and a
r?sum?. Selection is based upon the applicant's academic
performance, community/campus involvement, experience and
the match between the needs of the department or agency and
the students skills. NAFEO Services seeks to provide at
least three applicants for each position requested by the
participating department/agency. However,
departments/agencies make final selection decisions.
Orientation Session/Training: Prior to the
beginning of the internship, NAFEO Services hosts an
orientation. Details regarding the site of their placement
are sent prior to orientation. In addition, NAFEO Services
hosts at least three seminars and arranges for tours and
other social events.
AISES Student Summer Work Experience Program
Sponsoring Organization: The American Indian
Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Tel: (505) 765-1052
Fax: (505) 765-5608
Web Site: http://www.aises.org/
Cost: The cost to departments/agencies
participating in the AISES Summer Experience Program was
$8,574, for FY-99, which includes salaries, benefits,
round-trip travel expenses and AISES administration. While
AISES arranges the housing for interns working in
Washington, DC, but interns are responsible for their
lodging costs. AISES helps American Indian students prepare
for careers in science, technology, engineering, business
and other academic areas.
Internship Period: The Summer Work
Experience Program begins in early June and extends for a
ten-week period into mid-August.
Application Deadline: While the deadline
for departments/agencies participating in the Summer Work
Experience Program is mid-April, AISES is willing to
accommodate the needs of departments/agencies, if possible.
The application deadline for students was March 31, for
Geographic Availability: AISES places
interns in Washington, DC, and nationwide.
Selection Process: To be eligible for the
Summer Work Experience Program, applicants must: have a
minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; be
enrolled and pursuing a degree in a college or university
on a full-time basis; have at least sophomore class
standing at the time the assignments begin; and be a U.S.
citizen. Students must also submit a completed application
form, letter of recommendation, endorsement by a faculty or
staff at the students' academic institution, copy of
transcripts and a written essay indicating interest in a
summer position. While both AISES and participating Federal
departments an agencies evaluate the applicants, the
departments and agencies make final selection decisions
based on the above criteria. To facilitate the selection
process, AISES screens and provides prospective departments
and agencies with a list of qualified candidates for each
position. After the department/agency has identified the
skills and criteria needed for an intern, AISES forwards
Orientation Session/Training: AISES hosts
an orientation when interns arrive in Washington, DC. AISES
encourages interns to participate in seminars offered by
their respective departments/agencies. AISES also conducts
evaluations at the end of the Summer Work Experience
Program. As such, AISES asks departments and agencies to
identify the strengths of and offer suggestions to improve
Other: Since students are employees of
AISES, they do not count against agency hiring ceilings and
do not require full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. AISES
administers all payroll, time, attendance and other
employment aspects associated with the Summer Work
Experience Program. Interns are not paid overtime, do not
accrue vacation and are ineligible for unemployment
Oak Ridge Associated Universities internship Program
for Post Secondary Students
Sponsoring Organization: The Oak Ridge
Associated Universities (ORAU) Science and Engineering
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117
Tel: (423) 576-8158
Fax: (423) 241-5220
Cost: The cost to participating
departments/agencies for a summer intern ranges from $4,500
to $7,400 depending on whether travel and housing are
required. The Cost includes ORAU administration.
Participants are not considered employees of the
department/agency or ORAU, but are administratively
associated with ORAU through a letter agreement and terms
For additional information, call Linda Holmes, Group
Manager, at (865) 576-3192, or via e-mail at mailto:email@example.com
Internship Period: Summer internships are
for 10 weeks, beginning in the first week of June and
ending in August. Internships are also available during the
academic semester on a full time and part time basis.
Application deadline: The deadline to
receive applications from students for the summer term is
the last week in February. However, ORAU will work with
agencies that have special needs at any time during the
Geographic Availability: ORAU recruits and
places interns nationwide.
Application Process: To be eligible for
the Internship Program, applicants must be undergraduates
enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities, and must be U.S.
citizens or permanent resident aliens. In addition,
applicants must submit a completed application, a
transcript, two letters of recommendation and a description
or research interest and career plans. While ORAU screens
all applications, the agency makes final selections.
Selection is based upon the applicant's interest, academic
achievements, and the needs of agencies.
Orientation Session/Training: ORAU
provides interns with an internship handbook and guidance
on writing resumes, and administers a personality typing
indicator test to help interns maximize their interpersonal
relationships for a successful internship experience. ORAU
conducts evaluations near the end of the appointment in
order to determine the success of the program and to obtain
feedback for improvement.