AVAILABLE FEDERAL INTERNSHIPS

Listed below are available internships within federal agencies. For more information and about the internships or a specific position, email programs@abpadc.org. For application details and application assistance, including resume building and cover letter development, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Volunteer Student Intern

Judicial Branch - U.S. Sentencing Commission 
Work Schedule: Part-Time

Description: This volunteer student internship is located in the Commission's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). The volunteer student intern reports to the Director of OLPA. To be considered for this position, an applicant must be enrolled in either a law or graduate program and be able to receive academic credit for the spring 2019 semester.

Eligibility:
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actively be enrolled as a degree-seeking law or graduate student at an accredited educational institution.
  • Be receiving college credit for your volunteer service.
  • Be available to volunteer at least 15 hours per week.
  • Pass a background investigation, and willing to sign a confidentiality statement.
  • Continue enrollment in your program for the duration of your volunteer service.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
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Socially Responsible Investment Interns

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Work Schedule: Varies
Description: OPIC's Internship Program offers valuable experience that contributes to educational and professional growth, and may be applied in any future employment endeavor, including federal, state and local governments or in the private sector. The ideal candidate should have a undergraduate or graduate level academic concentration in business, international development, economics, or finance.
Eligibility:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student with a minimum of 60 credits
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: April 6, 2019
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Student Intern

Department of Commerce - Patent and Trademark Office
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Description: As a Student Intern, you will work with higher graded staff in support of office programs and activities to gain practical work experience that augments training in an academic course of study. This is a 12 week summer intern program.Responsibilities: Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and reviewing of various programs
  • Briefing management officials on content
  • Devising advertisement strategies
  • Drafting policy, proposing outreach strategies
  • Participating in outreach activities
Eligibility:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • A student enrolled in high school or enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a qualifying educational institution.
Locations:
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • San Jose, CA
  • Detroit, MI
Compensation: Paid 
Application Deadline: December 28, 2018
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Student Volunteer Intern 

Government Accountability Office
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Description: Intern(s) will gain first- hand experience within GAO's work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.
Eligibility:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be actively enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking accredited educational institution
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be available to work at least 20 hours a week
  • Must be free from conflict of interest
  • Must be able to pass a valid background check willing to sign a non disclosure agreement
  • Continued enrollment in qualifying academic program for the duration of volunteer service.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or school administrator (High School Applicants ONLY)
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be ability to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
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Summer 2019 1L Student Honors Legal Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Summer Honors Program is highly-competitive. We hire very few of the students who apply, and we limit the size of the program so that students receive substantive work. 1L students from past programs have gone on to work their second summer at law firms. Many pursue jobs that relate to securities, finance or related industries, but others have pursued other specialties while still using the skills that they learned at the SEC.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled as a 1L law student in an accredited law school program.
  • MUST provide transcripts and/or enrollment verification.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Applicant MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible
  • Student MUST be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program from an accredited law school (unofficial or self-prepared transcripts ARE required.
  • Enrollment verification in lieu of transcripts are acceptable; failure to provide this information will deem you ineligible for further consideration)
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 is preferred

Locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Los Angelos, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 17, 2019

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Education Division Internships

The Federal Judicial Center 

Work Schedule: Part-Time

Description: Intern(s) will assist in the Education Division's mission to produce educational programs, materials, and resources for federal court of appeals, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges and for federal judicial branch employees, including persons serving in clerk of court, probation and pretrial services offices.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a student currently enrolled and seeking an undergraduate degree at a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation
  • Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity
  • Ability to engage with and complete the activities listed in position description

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $11.74/hour

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

 

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Information Technology Office Internships

The Federal Judicial Center

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Part-Time
Description: The Information Technology Office (ITO) works with each of the other divisions within the Federal Judicial Center: Research, Education, History, and International Relations. ITO consists of an applications development team, systems team, and a technical support team. The internship work will be primarily with the program support team to provide A/V support in technology equipped conference and meetings room. The internship may also include work with the systems and development teams.
Eligibility: 
  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a students currently enrolled and seeking an undergraduate degree at a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • Must not be a relative of Center staff members
  • Must possess the ability to engage with and complete the activities listed in position responsibilities section
Compensation: $11.74/hour
Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
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Summer 2019 1L Student Honors Business Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: Business students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled and/or accepted as an undergraduate or graduate student during 2019-2020 school year.
  • 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student as of June 30, 2019.
    OR accepted and/or enrolled into a graduate degree program for fall 2019.
  • Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

Locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Los Angelos, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: February 20, 2019

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Accounting Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Aide assists accountants with work related to financial statement audits and performs mathematical reconciliations involving inventory data of selected organizations. The incumbent performs a variety of general support duties requiring no specialized training or experience. The work consists of clerical tasks such as filing or retrieving records from established file systems, answering phones, taking messages, making copies, obtaining and organizing supplies, distributing correspondence and similar tasks

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Photography Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Photography Branch offers a range of mission-critical work to Photographer Aides in three main areas: photography, photography Preservation and Archiving, and office clerical work. Operation of cameras and related equipment, and assistance to photographers on photography and videography shoots, sometimes on construction sites and on safety-approved scaffolding. Assistance with photo and video post-production, including color correction, metadata entry, editing rough cuts of video and sound, preparing image and other files for delivery both in both electronic and printed form. Work with Photography Archivist on a variety of projects with both digital and hard copy photographic materials, including preservation and conservation work (including scanning) of holdings in a variety of photographic media. Office Clerical Work involves assistance with inventory control, and handling incoming phone calls. Work occasionally involves lifting and carrying heavy equipment (up to fifty pounds) and may involve working in environmental extremes, such as heat, humidity, or in dusty or dirty spaces.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Communications and Congressional Relations Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Aide performs a variety of duties under close supervision. The incumbent will assist the CCR team with formal and informal writing and editing assignments, support content development on intranet pages for agency jurisdictions, aid in the creation of agency-wide communications materials and help with the legislative efforts of the team. The incumbent will also answer the phone, take messages, direct callers to appropriate staff, and perform other duties as assigned.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Office Clerk - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Aide performs a variety of duties under close supervision. The incumbent will assist the CCR team with formal and informal writing and editing assignments, support content development on intranet pages for agency jurisdictions, aid in the creation of agency-wide communications materials and help with the legislative efforts of the team. The incumbent will also answer the phone, take messages, direct callers to appropriate staff, and perform other duties as assigned.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Human Resources Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Aide performs a variety of general human resources (HR) college-level duties in support of the Human Capital Management Division. The work requires no specialized training or experience. Tasks include: preparing HR reports, using Sharepoint and Excel, updating HR databases, gathering payroll data, organizing HR-related events, receiving and replying to personnel requests to learn the basics of HR and learn how to properly handle personnel records for scanning and processing into HR database systems. Other duties entail answering the phone, taking messages, filing documents and distributing correspondence.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Laborer or Gardener Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Laborer Aide’s duties may consist of loading and unloading materials; moving office furniture, boxes, equipment, and supplies by hand or with various moving devices (e.g., dollies and/or hand trucks); mowing lawns and trimming shrubs. Students may work in various buildings on the Capitol Hill complex. The intern may assist with collecting trash, recycling bottles or cans. These duties can be performed indoors or outdoors. The Gardener Aide position consists of assisting with growing and tending to lawns, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The Aide will perform general basic outdoor tasks such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs; fertilizing plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Horticulture Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Aide provides support and assistance with caring for plants and gardens. The position also includes assisting United States Botanic Garden employees in the art of managing and cultivating flowers and gardening. These duties can be performed indoors or outdoors.  May pick up trash or debris from surrounding building and garden areas.  May assist Gardeners with growing and tending to lawns, flowers, shrubs and trees, such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, fertilizing plants, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Architectural or Engineering Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: This is an announcement for students who are seeking or pursuing Architectural or Engineering degrees. This is also for students who have CAD experience. The Architectural Aide duties consist of providing assistance to Architects with basic architectural design services. The Engineering Aide provides assistance to Engineers with basic drafting, surveying, and other relevant engineering tasks.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Office of the Inspector General Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: This position is in the Office of Inspector General and open to graduate or undergraduate college students currently pursuing a degree in accounting, law, criminal justice or business having an interest in contracting, construction projects, auditing, investigations or administrative law. The Aide will provide assistance to the staff of the Office of the Inspector General. Duties include research, database analysis, and writing. Interns will also assist with administrative support activities relevant to the Office.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Curatorial Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: A Curatorial Aide for the Curator's Office is needed to assist with the hanging of the congressional art exhibition for 3 weeks in June. The Curatorial Aide will also provide basic office support, including answering phones, scanning conservation reports, performing data entry, and assisting with filing. May also assist with researchers. There may be some opportunity for small, independent research or archival projects.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Archives Aide - Summer Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The Archives Aide will work with the archives staff to perform basic archival accessioning, holdings maintenance, arrangement, description and preservation. May assist with researchers and conducting research in the AOC archival collection to respond to reference requests. May also provide general office support.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Summer Law Internship

Architect of the Capitol

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: The key responsibilities of Law Interns in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) include, but are not limited to conducting legal research and writing; preparing pretrial discovery, draft motions and briefs, and assisting with conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses; drafting memoranda of understanding; performing clerical and administrative functions; and conducting special projects.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • Must meet the requirements for the summer internship
  • Applications will be accepted from college students who are at least sixteen (16) years of age by June 30, 2019 AND currently attending college or university.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Full-Time. May 28th - August 2nd, 2019

Description: The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge are usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official.

Eligibility: Varies per position

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $4,500.00 (taxable income of $450.00 per week)

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019

 

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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National Garden Summer Fellowship

Architect of the Capital

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Description: The National Garden Fellowship was established to bring the National Garden to life for visitors while cultivating new talent in the field of public garden education. In this 6-week summer position, the Fellow works with a team to facilitate sixteen different hands-on plant science modules through our HOPS (Hands On Plants Science) program. The National Garden Fellow works closely with HOPS and U.S. Botanic Garden staff to deliver an immersive environmental learning experience for DC Youth.
Eligibility: 
  • Must be at least a rising college senior to apply for this position
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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