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Atlantic Council of the United States
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The Chronicle of Higher Education
FBI Honors Internship Program
The Heritage Foundation
Higher Education for Development
IRS Criminal Investigation
Leave No Child Behind
New England Council
Presidential Classroom
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
United States Department of Education
United States Department of State
Agency Description: Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States is a non-profit public
policy center that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the
central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. A national and nonorganization, the Council actively engages the U.S. executive and legislative branches, the national and
international business communities, academia, the media , and diplomats and other foreign leaders.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: The John A. Baker Internship Program offers ten to fifteen (unpaid) positions
during the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. Interns assist with Council projects, attend briefings
and seminars, and complete an independent research project.
Required Qualifications:
 Strong interest in international affairs, business, and/or education
 Should possess some office or administrative experience, as well as work in scholarly research
 To apply, you must submit a resume, academic transcript, a writing sample (5 pages maximum),
two letters of recommendation, and a short cover letter
Contact Info:
Kaylea Happell
Internship Coordinator
Phone: 202-778-4962
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1101 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Agency Description: Founded in 1969, CCHD's pastoral strategy is empowerment of the poor through a
methodology of participation and education for justice, leading toward solidarity between poor and nonpoor as impelled by the Church's biblical tradition, modern Catholic social teaching, and the pervasive
presence of poverty in the United States. This ministry for justice is rooted in our baptism and faith
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: The national CCHD office provides grants for a number of paid summer, fall
and academic year internships for Catholics in the United States to gain experience working with and on
behalf of the poor through the efforts of a CCHD diocesan office. The CCHD internship combines
practical work in addressing the mission of CCHD at the local level, opportunities to develop
relationships with community leaders, reflection on Catholic social teaching, and time for sharing
experiences with other CCHD interns around the country.
Required Qualifications:
 Must be Catholic
 Have leadership experience, community service experience, and effective
writing/communications skills
 An openness to CCHD values of solidarity, building, participation of the poor, and Catholic
School teaching is essential
Contact Info:
Phone: 202-541-3329
Address: 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington DC 20017
*Apply online and fill out the following request form:
Agency Description: The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and
jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The
Chronicle has more than 70 full-time writers and editors, as well as 17 foreign correspondents positioned
around the world.
Internship Title: Editorial Intern
Internship Description: The interns’ primary responsibilities are reporting and writing daily news
articles for The Chronicle’s Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), contributing brief
features to the “Short Subjects” section, writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and
doing research for special projects. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked
to write full-length features.
Required Qualifications:
 Must have experience writing for publication, whether at a student newspaper or a professional
 Experience in writing news articles on tight deadlines
 Should a cover letter, resume, and a maximum of five impressive writing clips
Contact Info:
Phone: 202-541-3329
Address: 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington DC 20017
*Apply online and fill out the following request form:
Agency Description: Fannie Mae is a company that provides financial products and services that makes
it possible for low, moderate, and middle income families to buy their own homes. The America Dream
Team was created by Fannie Mae to diversify the industry by introducing minority youth to careers in the
mortgage/lending field. This will ultimately increase financial empowerment opportunities for minorities
and in the process offset predatory lending practices across the country.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: Finance Interns can assist in one of many areas, including financial analysis,
identification and assessment of risks and controls, business process re-design, project management, or
preparation of internal and external financial reports. Select candidates will have the ability to learn about
our business, further their accounting knowledge, and develop the skills necessary to be successful at
Fannie Mae. Positions are located in our Washington, DC offices.
Required Qualifications:
 3.0 GPA or higher
 Majors in Accounting
 Permanent US resident or US citizen
Contact Info:
Phone: 202-541-3329
Address: 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington DC 20017
*Apply online and fill out the following request form:
Agency Description: The FBI Honors Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate school
students an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many
career opportunities within the Bureau. The Honors Internship Program brings students to work at FBI
Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will begin on June 8, 2009 and end on August 14, 2009. FBI
Honors Interns can look forward to ten extremely rewarding and interesting weeks. You'll be working
side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff personnel on important cases and management
issues. You'll feel like you're a part of the Bureau...because you are.
Internship Title: Student Trainees
Internship Description: Finance Interns can assist in one of many areas, including financial analysis,
identification and assessment of risks and controls, business process re-design, project management, or
preparation of internal and external financial reports. Select candidates will have the ability to learn about
our business, further their accounting knowledge, and develop the skills necessary to be successful at
Fannie Mae. Positions are located in our Washington, DC offices.
Required Qualifications:
 Candidates must be attending a college or university that is accredited by one of the regional or
national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
 Undergraduate students must be in their junior or senior year, attending a college or university
 Graduating seniors do not have to be returning to school the following semester
 Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0
scale and be in good standing with their academic institution
 Candidates must be citizens of the United States
 Candidates must meet all FBI Employment Requirements,
Contact Info:
General paid internships may exist outside of our formalized opportunities. To be considered for general
internships, please submit your resume to our careers mailbox.
Agency Description: The Heritage Foundation was founded in 1973 “to formulate and promoter
conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual
freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” A non-partisan tax-exempt
institution, it is now one of the largest and most influential research and educational foundations in the
United States, providing national, state, and local decision-makers with information that is concise,
timely, and relevant to the current policy debate.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: Specifically, our interns work with Heritage experts in such areas as homeland
security, tax and budget, communications, religion and civil society, the rule of law, and foreign affairs.
Depending on the specific assignment, interns hone their research and writing skills to produce succinct
work products of the type used by government decision-makers. Additionally, for young entrepreneurs
interested in learning management skills, Heritage offers the opportunity to work in fundraising, donor
and government relations, information systems, marketing, and online communications.
Required Qualifications:
 Strong writing abilities
 A talent research
 Excellent Communication Skills
Contact Info:
ATTN: Intern Coordinator
Address: 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4999
*Apply online:
Agency Description: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead agency for the
U.S. Government providing economic development and humanitarian assistance to people around the
world. By creating the conditions to help countries move from poverty to prosperity, we serve both the
American public and millions of people living in countries in development and transition.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: The agency will be sponsoring paid internships throughout the academic year.
We seek highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide variety of fields,
including engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics, foreign languages, area studies,
business administration, accounting, international relations, finance, logistics, human resources,
geography, public health, national security studies, military and foreign affairs, political science and
public administration.
Required Qualifications:
 U.S. Citizenship (does not include "permanent resident")
 Current Enrollment in an accredited college or university;
 In good academic standing with an accredited institution. A minimum Grade Point Average
(GPA) of 2.0
 A transcript indicating a student's major and GPA.
 An unofficial transcript is acceptable during the application process; however an official
transcript must be submitted upon hire.
Contact Info:
Community Relations Branch
Office of International Visitors
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 202-453-8629
Address: U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, S.W., Room 255, Washington, D.C. 20547
*Apply online
Agency Description: The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is an integral and effective part of
Criminal Investigation's recruitment and hiring strategy. The objective of this program is to identify,
recruit and train high-potential college students for a direct career path to a Special Agent position within
CI. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate college students.
Internship Title: Student Trainees
Internship Description: Student Trainees (Special Agent) work with Special Agents, assisting them in
conducting field investigations, searching public records, researching legal questions, conducting research
for a warrant and analyzing financial records. Emphasis is given to the development of investigative
techniques and understanding tax law.
Required Qualifications:
 Must be a US citizen, at least 16 years of age.
 Must enter the program with, and maintain, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Must be enrolled full time in a bachelor's degree-seeking program and have completed at least 2
academic years of post-high school study (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours), or be enrolled full
time in a master's degree-seeking program and have completed 1 year of graduate-level study (18
graduate hours).
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must pass an agency-provided medical examination, drug test, NCIC check and fingerprint
check, and have a background investigation (BI) for a public trust/high risk position and tax audit
Must agree to nationwide availability when placed in the target position of Special Agent.
A written agreement, signed by all parties (agency, school and student) must be executed.
Contact Info:
District of Columbia Office
Phone: 410-962-9118
*Please Apply Online
Agency Description: CDF is the foremost national proponent of policies and programs that provide
children with the resources they need to succeed. We champion policies that will lift children out of
poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education,
and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: About 70 undergraduate, graduate and recent graduates intern in the CDF
Washington, D.C. office each year and while a few of the internships give preference to certain majors
everyone with a strong interest in child advocacy is encouraged to apply. CDF interns gain knowledge,
skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. They also
get an insider's view of non-profit advocacy. Additionally, former interns stay active in CDF's mission
through the CDF Intern Alumni Action Network.
Required Qualifications:
 Current resume
 Letter indicating what you hope to gain from the fellowship
 An original writing sample – Writing sample should be three to five pages in length.
 An original art/design sample
 Official college/university transcript
Contact Info:
Kanika Magee
Internship Program
Phone: 202-628-8787
Email: [email protected]
Children's Defense Fund
Address: 25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Agency Description: Today, the New England Council remains a leading voice on the issues that shape
the region's economy and quality of life. The Council focuses on key industries that drive regional
economic growth including education, technology, health care and financial services.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: Interns will learn about advocacy on Capitol Hill. The internship will include
the following responsibilities: Administrative support, editing, research, letter writing, delivery of letters
and reposts, and hearing attendance
Required Qualifications:
Contact Info:
Jeff Turcotte
Deputy Director of Federal Affairs
Phone: 202-547-0048
Email: [email protected]
Children's Defense Fund
Address: 331 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Agency Description: Presidential Classroom provides today's outstanding high school students from the
United States and abroad with rigorous educational experiences in Washington, DC that prepares them for
roles as leaders in public service and private enterprise. Over four decades, Presidential Classroom has
introduced more than 120,000 young men and women to the interaction among government, business,
politics, advocacy organizations, and the citizenry that shapes public policy and to the opinion leaders
who make it. Our mission is to educate and motivate outstanding students to aspire to leadership by
providing the highest quality civic education programs.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: At Presidential Classroom, students from the United States and abroad examine
the federal government beyond the marble buildings. During each weeklong program, participants interact
with members of Congress, senior military officials, Washington insiders and journalists. They observe
the Congress in action, visit well-known sites and debate key issues with their peers. Your job is to make
these weeks happen. You will help create the experience not only for the students, but for yourself as an
Required Qualifications:
 College undergrads and recent grads (one semester out of school)
 Experience working with high school students
 Completed two semesters of college by May 2009
 Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Contact Info:
Email: [email protected] /
Phone: 703-706-9021
Summer Session - March 20, 2009
Apply online:
Agency Description: The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest
collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history,
science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology
and geophysics.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: The National Air and Space Museum offers an exciting work experience to
college and university students through its Summer Internship Program. Interns have a firsthand
opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials housed in the Museum and to study
the scientific and technological advances they represent. Each year positions are available in a variety of
Museum areas such as Aircraft Restoration, Aviation or Space History, Planetary Science, Collections
Management, Web & New Media, Exhibit Design, Public Relations, and Education. Students from all
fields of study are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications:
 You are expected to have a strong academic record
 Must have two letters of recommendation
 A $5,500 stipend is provided to help interns defray expenses. Information on lodging resources
are provided upon selection as an intern, but interns are responsible for locating and securing
Contact Info:
Phone: 202-633-5390
Address: Independence Avenue at Sixth Street SW, Washington D.C. 20560-0310
Apply online at:
Agency Description: ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's
mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering
educational excellence and ensuring equal access
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: The U.S. Department of Education always has internships available for
interested students during all semesters and quarters of the school year including the summer. We are
always interested in having student volunteers work in the agency to provide them with an experience that
exposes them to government, public policy and work with responsibilities. I coordinate the internships
within the agency.
Required Qualifications:
 Must have permission of the institution at which he/she is enrolled to participate in the program.
 Must be enrolled not less than half time in a course of study related to the work to be performed.
 Must be currently attending a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior
college, college, university or other accredited educational institution.
 Recognizes that the services performed will not be compensated by the agency.
 Must be willing to sign a written document of agreement between ED and the student and his/her
educational institution outlining the responsibilities of each.
Contact Info:
Address: 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202-0100
Apply Online at: ( The application is in 3 parts)
Agency Description: The U. S. Department of State is the official international relations arm of the
President of the United States. The Department is responsible for formulating, implementing and
supporting U.S. foreign policy, assisting U.S. citizens abroad and managing the human and material
resources that provide the platform for U.S. foreign policy. Members of the Department’s Foreign Service
and Civil Service are engaged.
Internship Title: Intern
Internship Description: There are two types of Internships offered through the State Department:
Domestic – About half of the internships are in Washington, D.C. A limited number of intern positions
are available at Department offices in other large cities in the United States. Overseas – The remaining
internships are at our embassies and consulates abroad. Not all overseas posts are able to participate in the
program, and participation may vary from year to year. For more information, please access the
Department of State Internship Brochure at
Required Qualifications:
 A U.S. citizen
 A student
 A student is an individual who has been accepted for enrollment, or who is enrolled, as a degreeseeking student in an accredited college or university.
 A full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, senior, or graduate student. An
applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits (60 or more
semester hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internship begins and will be entering at least
the junior year immediately following completion of the internship.
 In good academic standing in an accredited institution
Contact Info:
Phone: 202-647-4000
Address: 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520
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