Spring and Summer 2017 Paid Internship Opportunities

Spring and Summer 2017 Paid Internship Opportunities

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Federal Diversity Internship Initiative.

Welcome! You have been linked to The Washington Center's Federal Diversity Internship Initiative through HBCU Connect because your student profile is an ideal fit for this unique program.

Each year, The Washington Center works with selected government agencies to provide well-qualified students with fully-funded, paid internship opportunities. For many of our partner agencies, internships serve as a means of developing future employees. By applying today, you are not only exploring the possibility of enhancing your spring or summer with experiential learning, but also opening the door to possible career opportunities within the federal government.

We are currently accepting applications for the spring and summer 2017 terms. The application deadlines are November 16, 2016 for spring, and January 18, 2017 for summer.

What Federal Diversity Internship Initiative Alumni Say

Charles Love, Morgan State University

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Summer 2015

"My participation in the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative was the most exciting, authentic and lesson-filled work experience I have ever had. The excitement came from traveling over a thousand miles to New Orleans, a city I had never been to before. The authenticity came from being looked at as an asset to the office, as opposed to a burden because I was an intern. Lastly, the lessons came from mistakes made at work and wisdom that colleagues had to share with me. I would like to thank The Washington Center for an unforgettable summer!"

Breanna Crawley, Howard University

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Summer 2015

"My experience as an intern with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs was one of the most rewarding experiences of my collegiate career. I had the honor of working with an amazing group of people whose influence and advice is invaluable. As a graduating senior this year, I have taken both the professional skills and career advice I received during my internship into consideration as I make decisions about my future. I will forever be grateful for The Washington Center providing me with such an amazing opportunity."

Markita Payne, Clark Atlanta University

U.S. Census Bureau, Summer 2015

"During the summer of 2015, I had the most rewarding experience as an intern at the U.S. Census Bureau. I learned about the importance of teamwork and collaboration. I was provided with the opportunity to collaborate with the Field Training and Career Development Office, and stakeholders to ensure training programs achieved their desired objectives. Overall, being selected to participate in the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative afforded me the opportunity to gain further insight into the U.S. Census Bureau. The Washington Center has provided me with a truly life-long and rewarding experience, which will always be significant in my career."

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Internship Sites

Learn more about where you could intern with the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative and read some sample job descriptions.

Stipend & Credit Info

Learn how the stipend works and what to do if you are interested in receiving academic credit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions regarding housing, the application process, and more.

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