The DC State Board of Education (State Board)
The DC State Board of Education (State Board) was established on June 12, 2007 and consists of nine elected members and is responsible for advising the State Superintendent of Education on educational matters, including state standards; state policies, including those governing special, academic, vocational, charter and other schools; state objectives; and state regulations proposed by the Mayor or the State Superintendent of Education.
If you are you interested in policy, love figuring out how things work and how to make them better, and want to help improve the educational outcomes of children, then you may be the ideal person to join the
DC State Board of Education’s Fellowship team
Compensation: Undergraduate students receive a stipend of at least $1,500;
post-graduate Fellows receive a stipend of at least $2,000.
Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Timeframe: approx. September 9, 2013 – approx. December 18, 2013 (unless otherwise discussed)
If you are interested in this position, please email email@example.com a resume and a writing sample (3-5 pages long, an excerpt from a research paper is preferred). In your email, please share your interest in interning with the DC State Board of Education. Please include “Policy & Communications Fellow” in the subject of your email.
Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides undergraduate and graduate students with paid internships in several departmental offices, such as the Food and Nutrition Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and the Office of Inspector General. Students work as assistants to scientific, professional, administrative, and technical employees.
Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce offers a variety of paid and unpaid programs including Commerce Postsecondary Grants Internships and a Workforce Recruitment Program for college students with disabilities. Commerce bureaus and offices with internship programs include the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Census Bureau, and the Patent and Trademark Office.
Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education offers internships in several departmental offices such as Elementary and Secondary Education, Civil Rights, and Leadership and Teacher Development. These unpaid internships are available year-round. Students must be enrolled in a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or other accredited educational institution.
Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) recruits interns to research positions at DOE labs. These positions cover a range of subjects and career levels, from high school students to faculty members. Positions are paid but do not necessarily lead to DOE employment.
The DOE Scholars program introduces undergrad, grad, and postgrad students to the missions and operations of the DOE. These are paid positions for enrolled students 18 years and over, lasting either 10 weeks in the summer or 16 weeks during the semester.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) website provides a portal to student programs available in several offices. The Emerging Leaders Program is a two-year program designed to let applicants explore fields related to their academic background within HHS. The program involves rotations within departmental agencies during the first year and then a fixed placement the following year. Students must have one or more of the following degrees: bachelors (with work experience), master’s, JD, or Ph.D.
Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a variety of fellowship, scholarship, and internship programs in its agencies, which include Customs and Border Protection,(Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in Government Congressional Research Service 6) immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Secret Service. Programs include a Summer Law Intern Program, the ICE Student Volunteer Program, the National Security, Internship Program and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) College Intern Program. Most, if not all, of the programs require U.S. citizenship, and some require a securityclearance.
Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (DOI) operates three career intern programs, all described at the Office of the Secretary Management Intern Program covers functional areas, such as budget administration, financial management, contracting, information management, human resources management, equal employment opportunity, and policy management.
The Government-wide Acquisition Management Intern Program is a two-year internship designed to develop federal contract specialists into procurement professionals and future government business leaders. The R. Schuyler Lesher Financial Management Career Intern Program is a program designed to develop future DOI financial leaders. At the time of this writing, this program was being redesigned and was not accepting applications.
Department of Justice
The Summer Law Intern Program accepts law students to salaried summer internships throughout the Department of Justice. The Volunteer Legal Recruitment Program offers legal internships to law students in their first through third years. This program is unpaid, with placement in U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Immigration Courts, and department field offices in cities nationwide, including Washington, DC.
Department of State
The department’s website provides a portal to available student programs, internships and fellowships. Opportunities range from the Summer Clerical Program to the Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships. To help students choose the most appropriate program for them, an online questionnaire is available to aid them.
Department of Transportation
The department’s website lists several student programs including the John A. Volpe Transportation Internship and Volunteer Legal Internships. Minority internship programs are (Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in Government Congressional Research Service 7) offered by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.
Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury manages the Departmental Offices Summer Internship Program, where students may apply to various Treasury offices. The Treasury also participates in several year-round student employment programs, as listed on their website. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled at an accredited college or university.
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a congressional auditing and investigative agency that makes recommendations for more effective government operations. College students who are U.S. citizens may be chosen to serve as paid or volunteer interns, generally for 10-12 weeks.
Environmental Protection Agency
In addition to programs for graduate and postgraduate students, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers paid summer employment for high school students through the Student Summer Employment Program. Internships, fellowships, and other positions for all educational levels are available in Washington, DC, laboratories, and at regional EPA locations. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and enrolled at an accredited institution.
Judicial Intern Program
This program is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduating college seniors interested in law, management, or social sciences. Interns work in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice. Internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer and are unpaid.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers unpaid and paid internship, fellowship, and volunteer
opportunities in several departments such as the American Folklife Center, the Conservation Division, and the Hispanic Division. Opportunities include the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/, which offers a stipend.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website offers two lists of fellowships, internships, research, and educational opportunities. For students, options range from applied Physics Laboratory Internship Project to the Marshall Robotics Academy summer internship program. For educators or faculty, options range from the NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Project to the Kennedy Space Center Intern Project.
National Institutes of Health
The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research is open to students 16 and older who are enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate programs. Positions are in various agency locations nationwide, and stipends are available for the eight-week-plus program. The National Institutes of Health Academy fellowship program is a year-long program with a stipend and is restricted to recent undergraduates. Other programs are available for specific subject areas.
The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates (2 years from the date the graduate completed an academic course of study) and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your studies.
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)
The PMF Program is a great leadership training ground. You'll perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting your career, whatever you envision that to be. You'll get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, rotations, feedback on your work plus an opportunity to make government work better.
Internships are available in many Members’ Washington, DC, and district or state offices, as well as in congressional committees’ offices. Internships are generally unpaid and offered year-round. Applications are often found at each individual Member’s or committee’s website, or candidates may contact the desired office directly. For lists of Member and committee websites and office contact information, see the following Senate and House of Representatives Home.
United States Agency for International Development
USAID has several internship programs: the Paid Student Internship Program, Volunteer Student Internship program, Internships in the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Transition Initiatives and other Regional Bureaus abroad. These internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students. USAID also offers Fellowship opportunities for more advanced applicants.
Supreme Court Fellows Program
This program places individuals for a calendar year in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, or the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The paid fellowships are open to individuals from various professions and academic backgrounds. Applicants must have at least one postgraduate degree, two or more years of exceptional professional experience, and multidisciplinary training and experience, including understanding of the judicial process.