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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent federal agency. It provides a forum for influencing federal policy, programs and activities that affect historic and archaeological resources. The Council has no paid internships. However, there may be volunteer positions available for students majoring in or working towards advanced degrees in historic preservation, archaeology, urban planning, architectural history and other related fields.
  • Contact: Ralston Cox, Assistant to the Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, The Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 809, Washington, DC 20004-2509. Telephone (202) 606-8503, e-mail rcox@achp.gov
  • Web site: www.achp.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
U.S. Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the federal government agency providing U.S. economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for more than 40 years. At the Washington, DC, headquarters, USAID does not have paid internships. There may be volunteer positions available for students majoring or working towards advanced degrees in fields relating to international development, including finance, economics, agriculture or public health.
  • For more information, visit the USAID Web site at www.usaid.gov. Available intern opportunities will be listed after January 1, 2003.
Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission was established to stimulate and foster a better economy and quality of life for Appalachia and its inhabitants. The Commission offers paid summer internship opportunities primarily to graduate students who express a strong interest in Appalachia's issues.
  • Contact: Send a resume, cover letter and letter of support from a faculty advisor to Rita Moss, Director of Personnel, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20235-0001. Telephone (202) 884-7712, e-mail rmoss@arc.gov
  • Web site: www.arc.gov
  • Deadline: Please submit resumes and letters of support by the end of March each year.
Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) collects, evaluates and disseminates vital information on political, military, economic, scientific and other developments abroad to safeguard national security. The CIA Summer Internship and Student Trainee (Co-op) programs provide students an opportunity to see first hand the role the CIA plays in supporting U.S. foreign policy. Students selected participate in substantive work with assignments commensurate with their academic training. The CIA also offers the Graduate Studies Program for students who are committed to attending graduate school full-time. Students are eligible to apply for tuition assistance during their last year of school. Approximately 60 percent of participating students convert to staff employment upon completion of their studies.
  • Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and college transcript to Recruitment Center, P.O. Box 4090, Reston, Virginia 20195-1717. For additional information call 1-800-368-3886.
  • Web site: www.cia.gov
  • Deadline: November 1 for employment during the following summer.
Commission on Civil Rights

The Commission on Civil Rights collects and studies information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws and serves as a national clearinghouse for civil rights information. The agency's Student Volunteer Program provides unpaid opportunities to college and high school students with an interest in the implementation of federal civil rights laws.
  • Contact: Myrna Hernandez, Volunteer Service Coordinator, Commission on Civil Rights, 624 9th Street, N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20425-0001. Telephone (202) 376-8364
  • Web site:www.usccr.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Commission of Fine Arts

The Commission of Fine Arts serves as an architectural review agency. The commission may hire a pre-doctoral candidate in architectural history to conduct research work.
  • Contact: Charles H. Atherton, Secretary, Commission of Fine Arts, The National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Suite 312, Washington, DC 20001-2637. Telephone (202) 504-2200
  • Web site:www.cfa.gov.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission promotes healthy economic growth, protects the rights of consumers and ensures fairness and integrity in the marketplace through regulation and oversight of futures trading. Research assistant positions will be available to law in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Paid positions that may be available to undergraduate students include office automation clerk, computer clerk and futures trading assistant.
  • Contact: Angela Parsons, Summer Employment Coordinator, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Office of Human Resources, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20581-0001. Telephone (202) 418-5003
  • Web site:www.cftc.gov
  • Deadline: January 2003. Applications after that date will be considered only if additional positions become available.
Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides the Congress with objective, timely and nonpartisan analysis needed for economic and budget decisions. Interns contribute to CBO's work in areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, environment, education, retirement and other income support policies, regulation and public investment. Ideal candidates are pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics or engineering. Summer internships are typically 10 weeks in length and include a stipend based on academic level and work experience.
  • Contact: Nancy A. Fahey, Human Resources Specialist, Congressional Budget Office, Ford House Office Building, Room 410, Washington, DC 20515-0001. Telephone (202) 226-2628
  • To apply: E-mail to jobs@cbo.gov (preferred) or fax (202) 225-7539 cover letter, resume, transcripts and two references.
  • Web site:www.cbo.gov.
Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress works exclusively and directly for the members and committees of Congress in support of their legislative, oversight and representative functions. The CRS Volunteer Internship Program accepts a limited number of volunteer interns each year. Although most interns are graduate students, exceptional undergraduate students are also welcome to apply. Volunteer interns assist professional CRS staff in performing research and reference in response to public policy related issues and questions. Through this work, volunteers have an opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to develop valuable research skills in a public policy setting.
  • Nature of Appointment: CRS internships are highly competitive and offered on an as needed basis as determined by the divisions within CRS.
  • Deadlines: Internship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; there are no application deadlines. Internships can last from three months to one year. Hours are determined by the needs of individual divisions and the applicant.
  • Application Procedures: Please send your resume to Bernevia McCalip, CRS Volunteer Internship Coordinator, via fax at (202) 707-2615 or e-mail: bmccalip@crs.loc.gov. Please include a cover letter indicating your dates of availability and areas of interest or expertise.
  • Benefits: Although CRS volunteer internships do not offer financial compensation, students may be able to earn college credit. Interested applicants should check with their college placement office/career center to learn about how to receive credit for volunteer internships.
Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency whose mission is to protect children and their families against unreasonable risks of injury and death from over 15,000 types of consumer products. Although the Commission does not have a formal, paid internship program, it does work closely with colleges, universities and consumer interest groups in terms of unpaid volunteer internships and cooperative education programs.
  • Contact: Send resume and dates of availability to Ms. Michelle Sanchez, Office of Human Resources Management, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814-4408.
  • Web site:www.loc.gov/cpsc
  • Deadline: Applications for volunteer positions may be submitted at any time.
Corporation for National Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service engages Americans of all backgrounds in community-based service that addresses the nation's educational, public safety, human and environmental needs. The unpaid internship program, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, is designed to give interns an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Corporation's initiatives through participation in a variety of service projects.
  • Contact: Kari Dunn, assistant to the chief of staff, Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20525-0002. Telephone (202) 606-5000, ext. 191, or fax a resume and statement of interest to Ms. Dunn at (202) 565-2784.
  • Web site:www.cns.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve and maintain farm income and to develop and expand markets for agricultural products. USDA helps to cure poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and operates rural development, credit and conservation programs. Positions are available under the Federal Student Educational Employment Program and the Student Volunteer Program.
  • Contact: USDA, Office of Human Resources Management, Attn: Departmental Student Manager Program Manager, Room 316-W, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9603. Telephone (202) 720-6104. You may also call Marilyn Jenkins at (202) 720-7168 or Lin Campbell at (202) 720-2830.
  • Web site: www.usda.gov/da/employ.html
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce encourages, serves and promotes the nation's international trade, economic growth and technological advancement. The Department has jurisdiction over the Economics and Statistics Administration, the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Export Administration, the International Trade Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Patent and Trademark Office and the Technology Administration. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: (Unless otherwise noted) Tina James, International Trade Administration, Office of Human Resources Management, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Room 7417, Washington, DC 20230-0001
  • Web site: www.doc.gov
  • Applications may be submitted at any time unless otherwise stated. Positions are available throughout the year. A resume and cover letter will be accepted as the application form.
Bureau of the CensusThe Bureau of the Census performs a decennial census of the population and makes available to the public the statistical results of the census and other surveys affecting the economy of the United States. Student positions at Census headquarters may be available to undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds primarily in math, statistics, computer science, sociology and/or business.
  • Contact: Donna W. Yee, Student Programs Coordinator, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3039, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233-1407. Telephone (301) 457-3274 or 1-800-638-6719, fax (301) 457-4005
  • Web site:www.census.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified. Check the vacancy announcement recording or Web site for application procedures and deadlines.
Bureau of Economic AnalysisThe Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) provides fundamental information on critical issues of U.S. economic activity. As one of the leading statistical agencies in the nation, BEA produces and disseminates accurate, timely, and relevant statistics that provide government, businesses, and individuals with a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of U.S. economic activity.Bureau of Export AdministrationThe Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) protects national security interests and furthers foreign policy goals. It formulates, administers and enforces national export control programs on dual-use exports and contributes to nonproliferation and anti-boycott efforts.Economic Development AdministrationThe Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides grants for public works and development facilities, defense conversion, post-disaster economic recovery, and planning and coordinating needs to economically distressed communities across the nation in order to generate new jobs, to help retain existing jobs, and to stimulate industrial commercial growth.International Trade AdministrationThe International Trade Administration (ITA) is the largest governing agency helping U.S. businesses to compete in the growing economy. ITA has responsibility for promoting U.S. exports, assisting American business efforts abroad, enforcing laws against unfair trade practices and ensuring compliance with trade agreements. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Vicki G. Brooks or Tina James, International Trade Administration, Human Resources Manager, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4808, Washington, DC 20230-0001. Telephone (202) 482-3505
  • Web site: www.ita.doc.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Minority Business Development AgencyThe Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) develops and coordinates a national program to support minority business enterprise. Volunteer positions are available to undergraduate students in good academic standing. Positions are available throughout the year.
  • Contact: Toni M. Duckett, Student Volunteer Coordinator, Minority Business Development Agency, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 5088, Washington, DC 20230-0001. Telephone (202) 482-2419, e-mail tduckett@mbda.gov
  • Web site: www.mbda.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the nation's largest physical sciences, engineering and measurement laboratory. NIST's primary mission is to promote economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to qualified high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Jennifer Anderson, Student Coordinator, Student Employment Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Human Resources Management Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 3550, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3550. Telephone (301) 975-3003; or Ellen Dowd, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Human Resources Manager, Administration Building, Room A-123, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3550. Telephone (301) 975-3000, fax (301) 948-6107.
  • Web site: www.nist.gov for general information. Applications for Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) must be submitted through Commerce Opportunities On-line (COOL) at www.jobs.doc.gov
  • Positions are available throughout the year.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores, maps and charts the global ocean and its resources and predicts conditions in the atmosphere, ocean, sun and space environments. NOAA may have paid and volunteer positions available to students majoring in computer science, meteorology, oceanography, cartography, physics, mathematics and marine biology.
  • Contact: Teddi Corbett, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Special Programs Coordinator, 1305 East West Highway, SSMC #4, Room 12505, Silver Spring, MD 12505-3281. Telephone (301) 713-0534 ext. 164, fax (301) 713-2083.
  • Web site: www.noaa.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Telecommunications and Information AdministrationThe National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) serves as the principal executive branch adviser to the president on telecommunications and information policy and serves as the principal federal telecommunications research and engineering laboratory. NTIA may have paid and volunteer positions available to students with an interest in communications, information, telecommunications, telecommunication law, public policy, electric engineering and computer science.
  • Contact: Rosa Hall, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4888, Washington, DC 20230-0001. Telephone (202) 482-1800, e-mail rhall@ntia.doc.gov
  • Web site: www.ntia.doc.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) was established to administer the nation's patent and trademark laws. The agency is also responsible for disseminating the information contained in patents and trademarks and for advising the Secretary of Commerce and the administration on intellectual property policy. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Shirley Robinson, Special Programs Coordinator, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Human Resources, Box 171, Washington, DC 20231-0001, or call Kim Minnigh in the Office of Human Resources at (703) 305-8231.
  • Web site: www.uspto.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified. Most vacancy announcements and deadlines are posted in March and April on the Office of Personnel Management's Web site at www.opm.gov.
Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) is responsible for providing the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the nation. Paid and volunteer positions in the Pentagon may be available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.Office of the Secretary of Defense / Washington Headquarters ServicesThe Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) provides a broad variety of operational and support services to OSD. OSD/WHS offers several student-related programs, some of which are available year-round. Unsalaried intern positions are completely voluntary and vary in length from six weeks to a full semester. The summer program offers 12-week paid clerical support and intern positions between May and September. The student educational employment program offers temporary, part-time employment opportunities for students enrolled in accredited academic institutions. Department of the Air ForceThe Department of the Air Force's mission is to defend the United States and protect its interests through air and space power. The Air Force offers a wide variety of full-time civilian positions in a fast-track intern training program; see http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/cp/recruit. Volunteer and paid intern positions for high school and college students may also be available by contacting the Civilian Personnel Offices at Air Force installations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afjobs. Department of the ArmyThe Department of the Army's (DA) mission is to preserve the peace and security of the United States, provide for the defense of the nation, support national policies, implement national objectives and overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace of the United States. Civilian employment opportunities are available as dozens of Army installations nationwide. The Army offers compensated positions to qualified candidates. The Department of the Army has 21 civilian career programs that are comprised of occupations considered key to the Army's mission. Individuals working in these positions are required to perform highly specialized duties and may have to know advanced management and supervisory techniques. The DA has established intern-training programs in each career program to ensure that adequate numbers of high-potential individuals are being trained to replenish the professional ranks of the civilian work force. Individuals may enter the intern program at the GS-5 or GS-7 level, where training will last approximately two years. Upon meeting all training and performance requirements, interns are placed Army-wide into full performance jobs at the GS-9 or GS-11 target grade levels. In addition to salary and benefits, interns receive classroom training, OJT, travel and per diem, and when applicable, a permanent change of duty station and recruitment bonus. Department of the NavyThe Department of the Navy's mission is to support and defend the United States' national security interests through highly visible forward presence, expeditionary readiness and on-scene power projection capability. Close to a third of the Navy and Marine Corps is made up of civilian employees who serve in numerous capacities. We offer paid employment opportunities nationwide to qualified high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Defense Finance and Accounting ServiceThe Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) improves the cost and overall quality of DoD financial management through consolidation, standardization and integration of finance and accounting procedures, operations and systems. Employment opportunities may be available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Defense Information Systems AgencyThe Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) provides military forces with seamless, integrated information services that provide a fused picture of the battlefield. The agency is responsible for planning, developing and supporting command, control, communications, computer, intelligence and information systems that serve the needs of the National command Authorities. Employment opportunities may be available to undergraduate and graduate students. Defense Intelligence AgencyThe Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) provides timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who defend the nation and to decision makers throughout the Department of Defense and federal government. The paid Summer Internship Program provides qualified graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of defense intelligence. The DIA Undergraduate Training Assistance Program (UTAP) provides a select number of high-achieving high school seniors with financial need employment by DIA. The participants are offered tuition assistance to selected colleges or universities for an undergraduate degree, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a job in their field of study upon graduation in this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled are strongly encourage to apply.
  • Contact for both programs: Doris Johnson, Program Manager, Defense Intelligence Agency, Building 6000, ATTN: DIAC, DAH2 (Summer Intern Program), Washington, DC 20340-5100. Telephone (202) 231-4713, fax (202) 231-4889, TTY (telephone for hearing impaired only) (202) 231-5002
  • Web site: www.dia.mil
  • Deadline: November 1 for the following summer
  • Deadline for UTAP: November 29th of the applicant's senior year.
Defense Logistics AgencyThe Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides logistics support to America's military forces worldwide for peacetime and wartime operations, as well as emergency preparedness and humanitarian missions. The Agency's diverse workforce consists of over 20,000 civilian and military employees in all 50 states and 27 foreign countries dedicated to providing responsive, best value solutions for our nation's warfighters. The agency's Corporate Internship Programs and Student Educational Employment Programs provide qualified high school, undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to gain experience through formal and on-the-job training. National Imagery and Mapping AgencyThe National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) addresses the growing array of requirements related to imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial information. Employment opportunities may be available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Jacquelyn Davis, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Academic Relations, 4600 Sangamore Road, Mail Stop D-141, Bethesda, MD 20815-5003
  • Web site: www.nima.mil.
National Security AgencyThe National Security Agency (NSA) coordinates domestic and foreign communications challenges, including the collection of foreign security communications and the protection of secure U.S. communications. Paid summer positions may be available to qualified undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in electrical, electronic or computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, and students interested in the intelligence analysis field.
  • Contact: Send a cover letter, a resume and a college transcript (math applicants should also submit two letters of recommendation to the National Security Agency, ATTN: College Summer Employment Program, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779, Ft. Meade, MD 20755-6779.
  • Web site: www.nsa.gov
  • Deadline: October 15 each year for students majoring in math. November 15 each year for computer science, electrical or computer engineering students and those interested in the intelligence analysis field.
United States Army Corps of EngineersThe United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is made up of approximately 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. Our military and civilian engineers, scientists and other specialists work hand in hand as leaders in engineering and environmental matters. Our diverse workforce of biologists, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, natural resource managers and other professionals meets the demands of changing times and requirements as a vital part of America's Army. Our mission is to provide quality, responsive engineering services to the nation including: planning, designing, building and operating water resources and other civil works projects (navigation, flood control, environmental protection, disaster response, etc.); designing and managing the construction of military facilities for the Army and Air Force (military construction); and providing design and construction management support for other defense and federal agencies (interagency and international services). The Corps of Engineers makes extensive use of the cooperative education programs, intern programs, student temporary employment programs, and summer hire programs. The Corps routinely authorizes academic degree training, student loan repayment program, bonuses, and flexible work schedules. Today, as always, we stand ready... engineers, scientists, real estate specialists and administrators alike to meet national security, emergency and other national requirements. If you are interested in joining a dynamic team of professionals who do important and challenging work, and enjoy many benefits and competitive salaries, contact us at one of our many worldwide locations. We have offices in 49 states and many foreign countries.
  • Contact: Anthony L. Johnson, Human Resources Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street N.W., Washington, DC 20314-0001, (202) 761-5006
  • Web site: www./usace.army.mil
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of Education

The Department of Education establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. Student Employment Program and volunteer internship opportunities may be available to qualified graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Contact for Student Employment Program: Joyce Boykin, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-0001. Telephone (202) 401-3603
  • Contact for unpaid internships: Cynthia Hammond, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-0001. Telephone (202) 401-3595
  • Web site:www.ed.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of Energy

The Department of Energy is entrusted to contribute to the welfare of the nation by providing the technical information and the scientific and educational foundation for the technology, policy and institutional leadership necessary to achieve efficiency in energy use, diversity in energy sources, a more productive and competitive economy, improved environmental quality and a secure national defense. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Attention: Arrita Seto, Career Entry Programs, Office of Corporate Human Resources Initiatives, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., ME-50.1, Room 4H-080, Washington, DC 20585-0001. Telephone (202) 586-6589, fax (202) 586-3294
  • Web site: www.doe.gov/pers/doejobs.htm.
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates key interstate aspects of the electric power, natural gas, oil pipeline and hydroelectric industries. The Commission chooses regulatory approaches that foster competitive markets whenever possible, assures access to reliable service at a reasonable price and gives full and fair consideration to environmental and community impacts in accessing the public interest of energy projects. Paid and volunteer positions are available throughout the year to high school, undergraduate and graduate students in Washington, DC. Very limited positions may be available in New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA.
  • Contact: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attention: Student/Summer Employment Program, 888 First Street, N.E., Room 4A-05, Washington, DC 20426-0001. Telephone: Michael Mrozowski, (202) 502-8279
  • Web site: www.ferc.gov
  • Deadline: Applications specifically for summer employment will be accepted between February 1, 2003 and May 31, 2003. Positions can be filled as early as May 1, 2003. Please indicate if also interested in volunteer positions.
Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal government's agency most involved in the nation's human concerns, serving newborn infants to persons requiring health services to the country's most elderly citizens. Employment opportunities with HHS are listed on the Department's Web site at www.hhs.gov/progorg/ohr/jobs/jobopps.html. Many of the Department's sub-agencies offer internship opportunities:Administration for Children and FamiliesThe Administration for Children and Families (ACF) advises the Secretary of the Department on matters relating to the sound development of children, youth and families. ACF provides national leadership and direction to plan, manage and coordinate the nationwide administration of programs for vulnerable children and families. Volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Jocelyn Rowe, Volunteer Coordinator, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447-0001. Telephone (202) 401-5467, e-mail jrowe@acf.dhhs.gov
  • Web site: www.acf.dhhs.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Administration on AgingThe Administration on Aging advocates for older persons and their concerns on the federal level. Volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of public policy, social work, gerontology, information management and health care administration.
  • Contact: Internship Coordinator, Administration on Aging, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201-0002. Telephone: (202) 357-3412 or (202) 357-3410
  • Web site: http://www.aoa.gov/about/jobs/jobs_internship.asp
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryThe Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) mission is to prevent or mitigate adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life resulting from exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K05, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, (888) CDC-HIRE, or call the CDC Job Information Center at (770) 488-1725.
  • Web site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/jobatsdr.html
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is charged with protecting the public's health by providing leadership and direction in the prevention and control of diseases and other preventable conditions and by responding to public health emergencies. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K05, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717. Telephone (888) CDC-HIRE or call the CDC Job Information Center at (770) 488-1725
  • Web site: www.cdc.gov/hrmo/hrmo.htm
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have oversight of the Medicare program, the federal portion of the Medicaid program and related quality assurance activities. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to students interested in Medicare and Medicaid issues. Interns work with health insurance specialists, management analysts, economists, budget analysts, accountants, actuaries, social science research analysts and computer specialists.
  • Contact: Maria Hammel, Human Resources Management Group, CMS, C2-08-13, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850. Telephone (410) 786-1775
  • Web site: www.cms.hhs.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Food and Drug AdministrationThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with ensuring that food is safe, pure and wholesome, biological products and medical devices are safe and effective, and electronic products emit a radiation that is safe. Paid and volunteer support positions, technical and medical support positions, administrative and management positions and professional and scientific positions may be available to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Marge Dexter, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Human Resources & Management Services, Room 7B-44, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857-1750. Telephone (301) 827-4080, e-mail mdexter@oc.fda.gov
  • Web site: www.usajobs.opm.gov/a9fda.htm
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Health Resources and Services AdministrationThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) works with state and local governments to improve and expand primary health services to the poor, uninsured and geographically isolated through a broad array of categorical and block grants. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to students interested in health-related careers.
  • Contact: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Human Resources and Development, Staffing Office, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14A46, Rockville, MD 20857-1750. Telephone (301) 443-5460
  • Web site: www.hrsa.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides national leadership to strengthen the capacity of the nation's health care system to provide prevention, diagnosis and treatment services for people at risk for or experiencing substance abuse or mental illnesses. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in the health sciences, social sciences, statistics or public health related academic disciplines.
  • Contact: Sherry Preusch, SAMHSA Intern Program Manager, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14C-24, Rockville, MD 20857-1750. Telephone (301) 443-3408
  • Web site: www.samhsa.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the principal federal agency responsible for programs concerned with the nation's housing needs, fair housing opportunities and improvement and development of the nation's urban areas. Paid and unpaid internship opportunities for graduate, undergraduate and high school students are available throughout the year.
  • For more information: If you would like further details about the work HUD does, please visit our Web site at www.hud.gov. To speak to someone about the HUD intern programs, contact Julie Kutzke at (202) 708-0614 x7480, Bill Rice at (202) 708-0614 x3029 or e-mail Student_Inq_&_Questions@hud.gov.
  • Web site: www.hud.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior's mission is to protect and provide access to the nation's natural and cultural heritage. The Department manages the nation's public lands and minerals, national parks, national wildlife refuges and western water resources. The Department also upholds federal trust responsibilities to Indian tribes and reservations. All current employment openings in the Department of Interior are listed on the Department's Web site at www.doi.gov/hrm.doijobs.html under the "Employment" heading. Intern programs operating within the Department are listed below.Diversity Intern ProgramThe U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) strives to increase diversity in its workforce by providing internship opportunities to qualified ethnically diverse and disabled students. Interns work during the fall and spring semesters and summer months for bureaus and offices nationwide. The Office of Educational Partnerships (PED) in Washington, D.C., provides project coordination and oversight of the program. Administration of internships is provided by five nonprofit partner organizations: Haskell Indian Nations University; Minority Access, Inc.; the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU); the Student Conservation Association (SCA); and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). Since its inception in 1994, the program has been highly successful. A number of talented and hardworking individuals have explored career opportunities through internships at various DOI sties across the nation.
  • Contact: Carolyn Cunningham, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Educational Partnerships, 1849 C Street N.W., Mail Stop-5221-MIB, Washington, DC 20240-0001. Telephone (202) 208-6403, fax (202) 208-3620
  • Web site: www.doi.gov/hrm/ed.
Government-wide Acquisition Intern ProgramThe Government-wide Acquisition Intern Program is designed to create a highly competent, motivated and diverse group of people ready for the challenges of professional and management careers in the field of acquisition. It is designed for college graduates with a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a field related to acquisitions, procurement or contracting (or have an equivalent amount of work experience).
  • Contact: Joleen Macek, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Business Center, DOI University, 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop 7129-MIB, Washington, DC 20240-0002. Telephone (202) 219-2213.
  • Web site: www.doi.gov/training
  • Deadline: Applications for employment must be submitted by the closing date of the vacancy announcements. Vacancy announcements are posted on OPM's Web site (www.usajobs.opm.gov) in February/March each year.
Office of the Secretary Management Intern ProgramThe Office of the Secretary Management Intern Program is designed to recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified, diverse candidates for leadership positions. Individuals enter a two-year internship at the GS-5 or GS-7 grade level and receive effective career development through formal/informal training and rotation assignments in the department's functional areas such as, budget administration; financial management; contracting; information management; human resources management; equal employment opportunity; and policy management. Upon successful completion of the internship, participants are permanently placed in positions targeted to the GS-12 level.
  • Contact: Kay Matthews: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Business Center, 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop 7124, Washington, DC 20240-0001. Telephone (202) 208-3757
  • Web site: www.doi.gov/hrm
Financial Management Career Intern Program (FMCIP)The purpose of the FMCIP is to recruit, develop and retain future leaders for the Department, particularly in its Financial Management Offices. Interns are permanently placed in one of the Office of the Secretary Financial Management offices upon completion of the two-year internship. The program provides practical work experience through formal/informal training, mentor relationships, and rotational assignments. Participants receive not only a breadth of technical knowledge concerning policy, management, and budget but also a broad exposure to different organizational cultures and leadership styles. Target positions are at the GS-12 grade level.
  • Contact: Ms. Kay Mathews, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Business Center, DOI University, 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop 7129, Washington, DC 20240-0001. Telephone for Ms. Mathews. Telephone (202) 219-2213.
  • Web site: www.doi.gov/fmcip.html
  • Deadline: Application for employment must be submitted by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Vacancy announcements are posted on OPM's Web site ( www.usajobs.opm.gov in February/March each year.
Many of the Department's subagencies offer internship opportunities:Bureau of Land ManagementThe Bureau of Land Management is responsible for the management of approximately 264 million acres of public lands, located primarily in the West and Alaska. The bureau has a variety of volunteer experiences available for interested persons.
  • Contact: Mary Tisdale, Bureau of Land Management. Telephone (202) 452-0365, e-mail mary_tisdale@blm.gov
  • Web site: www.blm.gov/volunteer
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Bureau of ReclamationThe Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for the development and conservation of the nation's water resources in the 17 western states. The Federal Reclamation Program was established in 1902 to reclaim the arid lands of the West, primarily irrigation projects for farmers. Today, the Bureau of Reclamation's mission has expanded to encompass a wide range of water resource management efforts, including hydroelectric power generation, municipal and industrial water supplies, flood control, outdoor recreation, enhancement of fish and wildlife habitats and research. The Student Temporary Employment Program enables students to earn a salary while continuing their studies. Students in this program are not eligible for conversion to a career or career-conditional appointment. The Student Career Experience Program provides on-the-job training to students at the high school through graduate levels in occupations related to their fields of study. Students in this program are eligible for conversion to a career or career-conditional appointment. Students are recruited from schools, learning institutions, colleges and universities by six human resources offices located in Denver, Colorado; Billings, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah; Bosie, Idaho; Sacramento, California; and Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Contact: Mr. Hector Salazar, Bureau of Reclamation, Diversity and Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 25007, D-4320, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007. Telephone (303) 445-2684, fax (303) 445-6349
  • Web site: www.usbr.gov.hr/scep.htm
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Fish and Wildlife ServiceThe Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and natural habitats for the continuing benefits of the American people. Volunteer positions may be available.
  • Contact: Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator (position vacant), Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 670, Arlington, VA 22203-1610, (703) 358-2029. For information about volunteer opportunities call 1-800-344-WILD.
  • Contact: Carolyn McGuire, Student Employment Programs, Diversity and Civil Rights, Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 300-Webb, Arlington, VA 22203-1613. Telephone (703) 358-2567, e-mail carolyn_mcguire@fws.gov
  • Web sites: volunteers.fws.gov or personnel.fws.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Minerals Management ServiceThe Minerals Management Service assesses the nature, extent, recoverability and value of minerals on the Outer Continental Shelf and ensures that revenues from federal Indian leases are collected and distributed. Positions may be available to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Minerals Management Service, Personnel Division, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 2400, Herndon, VA 20170-4817. Telephone (703) 787-1414
  • Web site: www.mms.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
National Park ServiceThe National Park Service is dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of the public. The National Park Service offers two programs for students enrolled or accepted or enrollment as a degree-seeking student and aged 16 years or older. The Student Temporary Employment Program offers opportunities not necessarily related to the student's academic field of study. These positions can range from a summer job to a position lasting as long as the student is in school. The Student Career Experience Program offers work experience directly related to the student's academic field of study. This program provides formal periods of work and student while the student attends school. After successfully completing education and work requirements, a student participating in the Student Career Experience program may be offered a permanent federal job.
  • Contact: Alaska Region – Randi Owens, National Park Service, 2525 Gambell Street, Suite 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Telephone (907) 257-2424
  • Midwest and Southwest Regions – Marie Ellander, National Park Service, 12795 Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80225-2838. Telephone (303) 969-2733
  • National Capital Region –(Position Vacant), National Park Service, 1100 Ohio Drive, S.W., Washington, DC 20242-0003. Telephone (202) 619-7246
  • Pacific West Region – Amy Tien, National Park Service, One Jackson Center, 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94107-4816. Telephone (510) 817-1314
  • Southeast Region – Clark Dixon, National Park Service, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303-8701. Telephone (404) 562-3103, e-mail Clark_A_Dixon_Jr@nps
  • Web site: www.nps.gov
  • Deadlines: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and EnforcementThe Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement administers a nationwide program that protects society and the environment from the adverse effects of coal mining operations, while ensuring an adequate supply of coal to meet the nation's energy needs. Paid clerical opportunities may be available. Interested students should contact the agency for vacancy announcements.
  • Contact: Jean Pigford, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of Personnel, 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room 334-S, Washington, DC 20240-0001. Telephone (202) 208-2797, e-mail jpigford@osmre.gov
  • Web site: www.osmre.gov
  • Deadline: Applications are due by the closing date of the specific vacancy announcement.
U.S. Geological SurveyThe mission of the U.S. Geological survey is to serve the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy and energy resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. Paid and volunteer positions may be available.
  • Contact: Student Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Stop 601, Reston, VA 20192-0002. Telephone (703) 648-6141
  • Web sites: Employment Opportunities - www.usgs.gov/ohr/
    Volunteer Opportunities - www.usgs.gov/volunteer
    Student Employment Opportunities - www.usgs.gov/student
    Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Program - geology.usgs.gov/postdoc
  • Deadlines: Applications for volunteer positions may be submitted at any time. Applications for employment must be submitted by the closing date on the vacancy announcements. Applications for the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Program are due in January each year.
For more information on USGS student employment, please see Student Employment Opportunities - www.usgs.gov/student.Department of Justice

The Department of Justice protects the American citizens from criminals and subversion, ensures healthy competition of business in the free enterprise system, safeguards consumers and enforces national drug, immigration and naturalization laws. Many of the Department's sub-agencies offer internship opportunities:Drug Enforcement AdministrationThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations, and brings to the criminal and civil justice system those organizations involved in the growing, manufacturing and/or distributing of controlled substances in or destined for the United States. While the DEA does not offer an internship program, it does employ students in the Volunteer Service Program, the Student Temporary Employment Program, The Student Career Experience Program, and the Summer Honors Program. The Volunteer Service Program offers unpaid training opportunities to high school and college students. In this program, students have an opportunity to observe actual field operations and to combine their classroom knowledge with real situations. The Student Temporary Employment Program is designed specifically to provide federal employment for students who attend high school or a post-secondary institution. The Student Career Experience Program is currently open to students who are enrolled in a baccalaureate program, majoring in chemistry. The DEA anticipates having a 2003 summer honors program as well.
  • Requirements for the Volunteer Service Program:
    • Students must be enrolled, at least half time, in an accredited high school or trade school; technical or vocational school; a junior or community college; a four-year college or university; or any other accredited education institution.
    • Students must submit an application/resume, transcript, and a letter from the school stating the anticipated date of graduation.
    • A Volunteer Service Agreement must be completed between the school and the DEA.
  • Requirements for the Student Temporary Employment Program:
    • A student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment for a degree.
    • Students must be enrolled, at least half time, in an accredited high school or trade school; technical or vocational school; a junior or community college; a four-year college or university; or any other accredited institution.
    • Students must submit an application/resume, transcript, and a letter from the school stating the anticipated date of graduation.
  • Requirements for the Student Career Experience Program:
    • Students must be enrolled in the school's student career experience program.
    • Students must be in good academic standing.
    • Students must be qualified under the appropriate qualification standards and meet suitability and fitness requirements for the trainee positions.
    • Students must be enrolled in a field of study related to the assigned work.
  • Requirements for the 2003 Summer Honors Program:
    • The program is open to all major fields of study.
    • Nominees must be undergraduate students who will be entering their third or fourth year of school during the upcoming fall semester. Nominees may also be graduate students. Nominees must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better.
    • Undergraduate students must be nominated by a college or university official who has appropriate knowledge of the nominee's achievements and potential. Graduate students must be nominated by the school dean.
    • Interns may be appointed to positions at grades GS-4 through GS-9 depending upon their education and experience.
  • Contact: Mr. Dale Schramek at (202) 307-4095 for the Summer Honors Program or Ms. Susan Gearhart at (202) 307-1796 for any of the other programs.
  • Web site:www.usdoj.gov/dea
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Federal Bureau of InvestigationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates violations of federal laws. It is charged with gathering and reporting facts, locating witnesses and compiling evidence in cases involving federal jurisdiction. Opportunities for students are available under the FBI Honors Internship Program, a highly-selective, paid internship program for graduate and undergraduate students interested in careers in the FBI.
  • Contact: Applicant Coordinator, Wachovia Building, Suite 900, 400 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28285-0001. Telephone (704) 331-4500, fax (704) 331-4595
  • Deadline for the Honors Internship Program: November 1st of each year (the agency recommends that interested students contact the applicant coordinator by August of each year)
  • Web site: www.fbi.gov.
Federal Bureau of PrisonsThe Federal Bureau of Prisons is responsible for the care and custody of those persons convicted of federal crimes and sentenced to serving time in a federal penal institution. It offers several internship and temporary employment programs. The Student Temporary Educational Program (STEP) provides temporary employment to students within the Washington, DC area only. Students are eligible to participate in STEP as long as they are enrolled in school, and STEP positions do not have to relate to their academic fields of study. The Student Career Experience Program is a work-study partnership among students, educational institutions and various federal agencies. This program offers work experience directly related to one's academic field of study and provides formal periods of work and study. The Bureau also offers a Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program to students completing graduate-level work in psychology. These positions can lead to full time federal employment upon completion of a doctorate. The Bureau of Prisons cosponsors the Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP) with the U.S. Public Health Service. Finally, the Bureau of Prisons also offers legal internships.
  • Contact: For information about STEP positions, contact Francisco Fernandez of the Human Resource Management Division at telephone (202) 307-3135, fax (202) 514-6388, or e-mail Ffernandez@bop.gov. For information about the Student Career Experience Program, contact Robert Cannon of the Human Resource Management Division, Staffing Section, at (202) 307-3177, fax (202) 514-8189, or e-mail Rcannon@bop.gov. For information about the Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, contact Dr. Phil Magaletta of the Correctional Programs Division at (202) 514-4492, or e-mail Pmagaletta@bop.gov. For information about COSTEP, contact Angela Renner of the Health Services Division at 1-800-800-2676, extension 136 or e-mail Arenner@bop.gov. For information about the Legal Internship Program, please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
  • Web sites: www.bop.gov or www.usdoj.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Immigration and Naturalization ServiceThe Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) administers national laws pertaining to the admission, exclusion, deportation and naturalization of aliens. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate students interested in immigration issues. Clerical positions may also be available.
  • Contact: Student Employment Coordinator, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 800 K Street, N.W., Room 5000, Washington, DC 20536-0001. Telephone (202) 514-2530, or contact the Office of Justice programs at the information listed below.
  • Web site: www.ins.usdoj.gov
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted during an announced open period. Refer to the INS Web site for current openings or contact the coordinator above.
U.S. Marshals ServiceThe U.S. Marshals Service protects federal courts, apprehends federal fugitives, operates the Witness Protection Program, transports federal prisoners and seizes property forfeited to the government by criminals. Volunteer opportunities for college-age students may be available in the Charlotte district office and the Office of Congressional Affairs in Washington.
  • Contact: U.S. Marshals Service, Jonas Federal Building, 401 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202-1619
  • Contact: U.S. Marshals Service, Office of Congressional Affairs, 600 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4200. Telephone (202) 307-9220
  • Web site: www.usdoj.gov/marshals
  • Deadline: Contact the U.S. Marshals Service at least three months before the proposed starting date.
Office of Community Oriented Policing ServicesThe Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) seeks to expand and improve cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and members of local communities to enhance public safety. Paid positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students interested in criminal justice, grant-making and/or public affairs. Office of Justice ProgramsThe Office of Justice Programs works with state and local governments and national organizations to develop innovative approaches to address violent crime, including juvenile crime, violence against women, and terrorism, and to assist crime victims. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students. Internships allow students to learn about criminal justice issues and the operations of the agency.
  • Contact: Office of Personnel, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531-1001. Telephone (202) 307-0730
  • Web site: www.ojp.usdoj.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Department of Labor

The primary mission of the Department of Labor is to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and ensure the adequacy of America's work places. In serving and protecting workers, the Department ensures workers' rights, inspects work sites, shields workers from employment discrimination, administers unemployment insurance programs, collects and analyzes economic data; protects pension benefits and enforces workers' compensation and wage standards. The Department also sponsors training and retraining programs to help workers adapt to the demands for new skills in the ever-changing work force. The Department offers paid and voluntary internships in a variety of academic majors. Some of the internships available to both undergraduate and graduate students are: Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Law, Mathematics, Physical/Biological Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Statistics, Social Science, Business Administration and Public Administration.
  • Contact: Rodney Lattisaw, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room C-5522, Washington, DC 20210-0002. Telephone (202) 692-7729, fax (202) 693-7729, e-mail Lattisaw-Rodney@dol.gov
  • Web site: www.jobs.dol.gov
  • Deadline: Applications accepted year round with the exception of summer. Please visit the Web site (www.jobs.dol.gov) for information on summer internships during the months of February and March 2003.
Department of State

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. The Student Intern Program provides internship opportunities both domestic and abroad for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns are engaged in issues such as human resource administration, real property management, budget and finance, environmental issues, conflict resolution, nuclear nonproliferation, human rights and democracy, world trade, and public diplomacy. The majority of all internships are unpaid.
  • Contact: The Student Intern Program brochure may be downloaded from the department's Web site at www.careers.state.gov
  • To receive a copy of the Student Intern Program brochure via the mail, write to the Intern Coordinator, Recruitment Division, Department of State, 2401 E Street, N.W., Room H-518, Washington, DC 20522-0108.
  • Deadlines: July 1 for spring program for the following year; November 1 for the fall program.
Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation establishes the nation's overall transportation policy. Under its umbrella are ten administrations whose jurisdictions include highway planning, development and construction, urban mass transit, railroads, aviation, and the safety of waterways, ports, highways and pipelines. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students in the following administrations:U.S. Coast GuardThe U.S. Coast Guard plays a vital role in the maritime safety of America. It protects the nation's borders, saves lives and property, provides economic vitality, enforces laws and treaties, ensures safe and efficient marine transportation, protects natural resources and provides for the national defense. Federal Aviation AdministrationThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates air commerce and controls the use of navigable airspace in the United States.
  • Contact: Miriam Vega, Manager, FAA Policy Management Division AHP-300, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 515, Washington, DC 20591-0001. Telephone (202) 267-8459
  • Web site: www.faa.gov
  • Deadline: March 30, 2003.
Federal Highway AdministrationThe Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) seeks to coordinate highway planning with other modes of transportation to achieve the most effective nationwide transit system. Federal Railroad AdministrationThe Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations, administers railroad financial assistance programs, conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy and consolidates government support of rail transportation activities.
  • Contact: Valerie Jones, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Human Resources, RAD-11, Mail Stop 30, 1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone (202) 493-6223, e-mail valerie.jones@fra.dot.gov
  • Web site: www.fra.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Federal Transit AdministrationThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assists in the development of improved mass transportation facilities, equipment, techniques and methods, with the cooperation of public and private mass transportation companies.
  • Contact: Paula Booth, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 9113, Washington, DC, 20590-0003. Telephone (202) 366-2446, e-mail paula.booth@fta.dot.gov
  • Web site: www.fta.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems CenterThe John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, as part of the RSPA, develops integrated multi-modal approaches to critical national transportation issues. Teams of experts from government and industry help national decision-makers define problems and pursue solutions necessary to lead transportation into the 21st century.
  • Contact: Todd Elmore, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Human Resources Management Division, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093. Telephone (617) 494-2363, e-mail elmore@volpe.dot.gov
  • Web site: www.volpe.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Paid undergraduate and graduate-level positions are available throughout the year.
Maritime AdministrationThe Maritime Administration (MARAD) administers programs to aid in the development, promotion and operation of the U.S. Merchant Marine.
  • Contact: Lita Stewart, Maritime Administration, 400 7th Street, S.W., Room 2109, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone (202) 366-4141
  • Web site: www.marad.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified. Potential applicants should contact the agency as soon as possible.
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationThe National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks to prevent injuries, save lives and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs.
  • Contact: T. Webster, Office of Human Resources (NAD 20) Room 5306, 400 7th, S.W., Washington, DC 20590-0003. Telephone (202) 366-1784, e-mail TWebster@nhtsa.dot.gov
  • Web site: www.nhtsa.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Office of Inspector GeneralThe Office of Inspector General promotes the effectiveness of the department's programs and operations by conducting and supervising audits, evaluations and investigations.
  • Contact: Vivian Jarcho, Office of Inspector General, 400 7th Street, S.W., Room 7107, Washington, DC 20590-0003. Telephone (202) 366-1490
  • Web site: www.oig.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Research and Special Programs AdministrationThe Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) is responsible for hazardous materials transportation and pipeline safety, transportation emergency preparedness and multimodal transportation research and development activities. Surface Transportation BoardThe Surface Transportation Board is an adjudicatory body responsible for the economic regulation of the nation's interstate transportation, primarily railroads. Paid opportunities may be available to graduate students pursuing degrees in finance, economics or business administration.
  • Contact: Mae Schwarz, Director of Personnel, Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, N.W., Suite 880, Washington, DC 20423-0001. Telephone (202) 565-1691, e-mail schwarzm@stb.dot.gov
  • Web site: www.stb.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Transportation Security AdministrationThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure the freedom of movement of people and commerce.
  • Contact: Ms. Phyllis Throckmorton, Diversity Manager, Office of Human Resources Management, TSA-14, 400 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20590-0001
  • Web site: www.tsa.dot.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury performs four basic functions: formulating and recommending economic, financial, tax and fiscal policies; serving as the financial institution for the nation; enforcing the law; and manufacturing coins and currency. Additional information can be found on the department's Web site at www.ustreas.gov. Paid and volunteer internship opportunities may be available to graduate and undergraduate students in several of the department's sub-agencies.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and FirearmsThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is a law enforcement organization within the United States Department of the Treasury with unique responsibilities dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue, and protecting the public. Summer job opportunities may be available on our Web site mid-November. Paid and volunteer internship opportunities may be available to graduate and undergraduate students in several of the bureau's filed offices.
  • Contact: Ms. Kimberly Porter, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20226-0001
  • Web site: www.atf.treas.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
U.S. Customs ServiceThe U.S. Customs Service is responsible for ensuring that all goods and persons entering and exiting the country do so in accordance with U.S. laws. Paid and volunteer positions may be available.
  • Contact: U.S. Customs Service, Office of Human Resources Management, Room 2.4-B, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20229-0001. Telephone (202) 927-3733, Job Hotline at (800) 944-7725
  • Web site: www.customs.ustreas.gov
  • Deadline: April 15, 2003 for summer 2003 internships.
Internal Revenue ServiceThe Internal Revenue Service's mission is to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. The IRS utilizes two federally supported student programs: the Student Career Employment Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Students who are appointed under SCEP generally obtain a position that is related to their career goals and academic field. This appointment provides the option of non-competitive conversion to the federal service upon graduation. Students who are appointed under the STEP must be enrolled in school (high school and above) and meet the definition of student. Position placement under the STEP does not have to be related to the student's academic studies and does not permit non-competitive conversion. Comptroller of the CurrencyThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is the world's preeminent bank supervisory agency. The OCC, a Bureau of the Department of the Treasury, charters, regulates and supervises the integrity of our national banks. The OCC ensures that the national banking system in the United States is safe, sound and competitive by verifying the quality of each bank's assets. Additionally, the OCC supervises federal licensed branches of foreign banks. It works with national banks to provide much needed services that enhance the US economy and benefits American citizens and communities. Each summer, the OCC offers several short-term job opportunities for students studying finance, accounting, economics or law. It looks for students who have good analytical, technical or consulting skills and enjoy the learning process.
  • Contact: Sandra Chrzanowski, Summer Employment Coordinator, Comptroller of the Currency, Mail Stop 4-17, 250 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20219-0001. Telephone (202) 874-4766, e-mail Sandra.Chrzanowski@occ.treas.gov
  • Deadline: In order to be considered for a short-term position at the OCC, applicants must submit a resume during the period (usually during the month of March) when the OCC has a job posting for short-term summer hires on http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. The OCC asks that applicants not send resumes outside the open season or without a specific job posting to which they are responding.
  • Web site: www.occ.treas.gov.
Office of Thrift SupervisionThe Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is responsible for supervising thrift institutions to maintain the safety and soundness of those institutions and to ensure the viability of the thrift industry. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20552-0004 or call Marie Janios, Student Employment Coordinator at (202) 906-6070
  • Web site: www.ots.treas.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) serves America's veterans and their families to ensure that they receive medical care, benefits, social support and lasting memorials promoting health, welfare and dignity for all veterans in recognition of their service to the nation. Each VA facility has its own summer and student employment policies and procedures.VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network—VISN 6The VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) was established in 1996 when the Veterans Health Administration reorganized health care services into Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). VISN 6 is headquartered in Durham, NC and serves veterans throughout North Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia and South Carolina. VISN 6 includes eight medical centers and ten outpatient clinics in a three-state area, offering services to veterans ranging from primary care to specialized care. For information on possible employment and/or volunteer opportunities, contact the VA hospital in your North Carolina area.
  • Contact: Mr. Ted Knicely, Chief, HRMS, Asheville VA Medical Center. Telephone (828 298-7911, ext. 5605
    Mr. Gregory Moore, Chief, HRMS, Durham VA Medical Center, Telephone (919) 286-0411, ext. 6404
    (Vacant), Chief, HRMS, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Telephone (910) 822-7055
    Ms. Hollande "Holly" Lawson, Human Resources Officer, Salisbury VA Medical Center, (704) 638-9000, ext. 2890.
  • Web site:www.va.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water and land--upon which life depends. The agency offers an EPA Intern Program and the Student Temporary Employment Program.
  • Contact: Jamie Langlie, Manager, EPA Intern Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Stop 3615, Washington, DC 20460-0001. Telephone (202) 260-5675, e-mail langlie.jamie@epa.gov. The EPA Intern Program is an entry-level, full-time, permanent employment and career development program for college graduates. It is not for summer or temporary employment.
  • Contact: Jay Gloede, Career Resources and Counseling Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Stop 3611, Washington, DC 20460-0001. Telephone (202) 564-7576, e-mail crcc@epa.gov, Attn: Student Temporary Employment Program. Resumes are accepted by e-mail or in hard copy beginning in March for paid summer employment in Washington, DC. Students must be at least 16 years of age and returning to school in the fall. Employment usually lasts from June-August.
  • Web sites: www.epa.gov
    www.epa.gov/students/careers.htm
    www.epa.gov/epages/epahome/intern.htm.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) works to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age in hiring, promoting, firing, setting wages, testing, training, apprenticeship and all other terms and conditions of employment. Paid and volunteer opportunities may be available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Corlise Wright, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of human Resources, Personnel Operations Services Team (POST), 1801 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20507-3811. Telephone 202 663-4306, TTY telephone (202) 663-4494, fax (202) 663-7139
  • Web site: www.eeoc.gov
  • Deadline: On-going.
Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank helps the private sector create and maintain U.S. jobs by financing exports of the nation's goods and services. The Bank offers a variety of loan, guarantees and insurance programs to support export transactions. College juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for paid summer employment opportunities and year-round volunteer positions assisting loan officers, economists with risk analysis, accountants in processing claims, and the staff in the Office of the General Counsel or the Office of Management Services.
  • Contact: Ms. Norma Inge, Internship Coordinator, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Room 771, Washington, DC 20571-0002. Telephone (202) 565-3300
  • Web site:www.exim.gov
  • Deadline: March 15, 2003 for summer 2003 internships.
Farm Credit Administration

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) is responsible for ensuring the safe and sound operation of the banks, associations, affiliated service organizations and other entities that collectively comprise the Farm Credit System. Paid summer internships may be available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students studying business, accounting, finance, and economics in our headquarters and field office locations. The FCA has also entered into partnership agreements with the following organizations as it strives to increase diversity in its workforce: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), InRoads, and the Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities. In addition, paid clerical positions may be available in the summer for students at least 16 years of age.
  • Contact for undergraduate and graduate student internships: Eric Howard, Intern Coordinator, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102-5090. Telephone (703) 883-4481, e-mail howarde@fca.gov
  • Contact for Clerical Positions: Mania Wysolmerski, Summer Employment Coordinator, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102-5090. Telephone (703) 883-4154, e-mail wysolmerskim@fca.gov
  • Web site: www.fca.gov Deadline: April 15, 2003.
Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and foreign communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. Most internship opportunities are unpaid and are available throughout the year. Paid clerical positions may be available in the summer for students at least 16 years of age.
  • Contact: Carolyn Lark, Personnel Management Specialist, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554-0001. Telephone (202) 418-0144, fax (202) 418-1498
  • .Web site:www.fcc.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time.
Federal Consumer Information Center

The Federal Consumer Information Center is the result of the merger of the Consumer Information Center (CIC) and the Federal Information Center (FIC). The merger combined the CIC Web site (www.pueblo.gsa.gov), the Consumer Information Catalog and the Pueblo Publication Distribution Program with the FIC nationwide toll-free telephone assistance program (1-800-688-9889). An ongoing media/marketing is available. The paid intern will assist with FCIC's television and radio public service announcements. The internship is flexible and can last a semester or a year. Hours are also flexible. Interns may receive college credit; however, credit is not a requirement for participation. Internships may be developed in other areas of the office, including agency relations, publications, distribution, and call center management.
  • Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Tyler Media Federal Consumer Information Center (XC), GSA Bldg., Room G142, 1800 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20405-0002. Telephone (202) 501-1794, (202) 501-4281 (fax), nancy.tyler@gas.gov
  • Web site: www.pueblo.gas.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available through the year.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) promotes and preserves public confidence in financial institutions by insuring bank and thrift deposits up to the legal limit of $100,000. FDIC is interested in students majoring in business, accounting, journalism and management. First- and second-year law students also are invited to apply for employment.
  • Contact: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Personnel Office, 550 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20429-0002. Telephone (202) 942-3540 or toll-free at (800) 695-8052
  • Web site:www.fdic.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has exclusive jurisdiction in the administration and civil enforcement of laws regulating the acquisition and expenditure of campaign funds to ensure compliance by participants in the federal campaign process. A limited number of paid positions in the summer may be available to law students. Volunteer positions are available to undergraduate students throughout the year.
  • Contact: William Fleming, Director of Personnel, Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20463-0002. Telephone (202) 694-1080, fax (202) 219-3588
  • Web site:www.fec.gov
  • Deadline: For paid legal positions, the Web site will have information about application deadlines. For unpaid positions, applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the central agency within the federal government for emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Paid and volunteer positions may be available in Washington and in various regional offices.
  • Contact: For information about paid and volunteer positions, contact Sheryl Withers, Federal Emergency Management Administration, 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20472-0001. Telephone (202) 646-4081, e-mail Sheryl.Withers@FEMA.gov. For information about other possible employment opportunities, visit the Web site.
  • Web site: www.fema.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Federal Labor Relations Authority

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) oversees the federal service labor-management relations program. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to law and undergraduate students. Law students may be appointed to permanent positions within 120 days after satisfactory completion of their degree requirements.
  • Contact: Shelya White, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Human Resources Division, 607 14th Street, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20424-0001. Telephone (202) 482-6690 ext. 441
  • Web site:www.flra.gov
  • Deadline: Applications for volunteer positions may be submitted at any time. Paid positions are available throughout the year and are announced on the FLRA Web site. More information is available by calling the FLRA job line at (202) 482-6537.
Federal Maritime Commission

The Federal Maritime Commission regulates the nation's waterborne foreign commerce, ensures that U.S. trade is open to all nations on fair and equitable terms and protects against unauthorized activity in waterborne commerce. Volunteer summer law clerk positions may be available.
  • Contact: Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20573-0001. Telephone (202) 523-5740
  • Web site:www.fmc.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) assists in the resolution of labor disputes, providing aid to both parties involved in collective bargaining agreements. Volunteer positions may be available to law students in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Contact: Karen Kline, Acting General Counsel, Federal Mediation and Council Service, 2100 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20427-0002.n Telephone (202) 606-5444
  • Web site: www.fmcs.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States and is charged with administering and making policy for the nation's credit and monetary affairs. Internship opportunities are listed on the Federal Reserve's Web site at www.federalreserve.gov/careers/. The Federal Reserve Board, located in Washington, DC offers paid and volunteer summer positions to graduate and undergraduate students in economics, finance or computer science. Summer positions are available in the following divisions:Division of Banking Supervision and RegulationThe Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation supervises and regulates bank holding companies, state member banks and foreign banking organizations that conduct banking business in the United States. Summer positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, economics, business administration and finance.
  • Contact: Carolyn Gierer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and Constitution Avenue, Stop 129 Washington, DC 20551-0001. Telephone (800) 448-4894
  • Deadline: February 28, 2003.
Division of Information TechnologyThe Division of Information Technology (IT) provides a broad range of automation, telecommunications and statistical services to the Federal Reserve Board. Summer positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, economics, business administration and finance.
  • Contact: Linda Wing, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Mail Stop 163, Washington, DC 20551-0001. Telephone (800) 448-4894
  • Deadline: February 2003.
Division of Research and StatisticsThe Division of Research and Statistics collects and develops economic and financial information and analyses for use by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Open Market Committee and other system officials to assist them in formulating monetary and regulatory policies. Summer positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, economics and finance.
  • Contact: Lori Carrington, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Mail Stop 65, Washington, DC 20551-0001. Telephone (800) 448-4894
  • Deadline: March, 2003.
Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) protects the public against unfair methods of competition and unfair business practices. A limited number of paid summer internship positions are available each year to law and graduate students. Volunteer positions may be available to economics majors and law students. Volunteer clerical positions may be available to undergraduate students.
  • Contact: FTC, Human Resources Management Office, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room H-148, Washington, DC 20580-0002. Telephone (202) 326-2357
  • Web site:www.ftc.gov/ftc/oed/hrmo/jobops.htm
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac is a stockholder-controlled corporation chartered by Congress to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders. Paid internships may be available to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are majoring in information systems or finance. A limited number of opportunities may be available in the Human Resources office.
  • Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to Freddie Mac, Office of Human Resources, 8100 Jones Branch Drive, Mail Stop B-03, McLean, VA 22102-3110
  • Web site:www.freddiemac.com
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
General Accounting Office

The General Accounting Office (GAO) assists in the congressional oversight of the executive branch and provides analytical support for congressional decision-making. Paid and volunteer internship positions may be available to undergraduate and graduate students. Interns help GAO assess the efficiency, economy, legality and effectiveness of federal agencies' management practices.
  • Contact: Please submit a cover letter and resume online to recruit@gao.gov. If you wish to apply via mail, send a cover letter and resume to Recruitment and Employment, Human Capital Office, GAO 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548-0002. Outside the Washington metropolitan area, you may call the GAO at (800) WORK-GAO. Inside the Washington metropolitan area, please call (202) 512-6092, then press 2.
  • Web site:www.gao.gov
  • Deadline: See the Web site for specific deadlines.
General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) provides policy leadership and expertly managed space, supplies, services and solutions, at the best value, to enable federal employees to accomplish their missions. GSA is about great work environments -- wherever government works, whether in an office building, a warehouse, a national forest or a government car. In support of this mission, GSA provides workspace, security, furniture, equipment, supplies, tools, computers and telephones. GSA also provides travel and transportation services, manages the federal motor vehicle fleet, oversees telecommuting centers and federal child care centers, preserves historic buildings, manages a fine arts program and develops, advocates and evaluates government-wide policy.
  • Contact: Cass Willett, GSA, Office of the Chief People Officer, 1800 F Street, N.W. Room 1100, Washington, DC 20405-0002. Telephone (202) 501-1223, e-mail cassie.willett@gsa.gov
  • Web site:www.gsa.gov/jobs
  • Deadline: Inquiries and applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation promotes equal access to the nation's justice system and improves opportunities for low-income people by making grants for the provision of high-quality civil legal assistance. Volunteer positions may be available to law school students in the General Counsel's office. Undergraduate student positions may be available in the Office of Program Operations, which oversees the grantmaking process, and in the Office of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs.
  • Contact: Alice Dickerson, Director of Administration and Human Resources, Legal Services Corporation, 750 1st Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4250. Telephone (202) 336-8800
  • Web site:www.lsc.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Internship opportunities at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide students the opportunity to work with the nation's top scientists, engineers and other technical staff to extend the limits of knowledge through world-class research and science activities. Delivering safe, high quality, technologically superior products and services, NASA ensures continued U.S. leadership in space and aeronautics, expanded human activity and space-based commerce on the frontiers of air and space. NASA maintains a Web site for internships, summer employment, cooperative education and career employment opportunities on the Internet atwww.nasajobs.nasa.gov. These opportunities are available at most of the ten NASA facilities. Opportunities may be searched according to subject or location. Program descriptions, application procedures, application deadlines and eligibility requirements are updated on the Web site. Points of contact and telephone numbers are provided for inquiries that are specific to a NASA facility or program. National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration acquires, preserves and makes available research records and other documentary materials created or received by the federal government from 1789 to the present. Volunteer positions may be available to students interested in history, American studies, political science, library science and other related disciplines.
  • Contact: Internship Program, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 1200, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Telephone (301) 713-7390
  • Web site: www.nara.gov/professional/intern/intern.html
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Capital Planning Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission is the central agency for conducting planning and development activities for federal lands and facilities in the Washington, DC area. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to undergraduates studying architecture, business administration, public administration, community planning, computer information systems, communications and/or statistics.
  • Contact: Sandra Quick, National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street, N.W., Suite 500, North Lobby, Washington, DC 20576-0001. Telephone (202) 482-7218, e-mail sandra.quick@ncpc.gov
  • Web site: www.ncpc.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

The U.S. Commission on Libraries and Information Science advises the president and Congress on policy to meet the library and information needs of the nation. The Commission has no paid internships; however, there may be voluntary positions available for college and high school students interested in government service.
  • Contact: Judith C. Russell, Deputy Director, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005-3552. Telephone (202) 606-9200, fax (202) 606-9203, e-mail jrussell@nclis.gov
  • Web site: www.nclis.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time.
National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability works with the president and Congress to increase the inclusion, independence and empowerment of all Americans with disabilities. Paid and volunteer positions may be available, with preference given to law and graduate students.
  • Contact: Ethel Briggs, Executive Director, National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004-1138. Telephone (202) 272-2004
  • Web site:www.ncd.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Credit Union Administration

The National Credit Union Administration is responsible for chartering, insuring, supervising and examining federal credit unions and administering the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. The Administration may have up to 25 temporary employment positions available this summer.
  • Contact: Rhonda Hicks or Linda Freeman, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Dukes Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3401. Telephone (703) 518-6510
  • Web site:www.ncua.gov
  • Deadline: Vacancies will be announced in March.
National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency. It provides national recognition and support to significant projects of artistic excellence, thus preserving and enhancing our nation's diverse cultural heritage. The Endowment awards grants for projects in disciplines such as dance, design, folk and traditional arts, music and opera, literature, media and theater. The National Endowment for the Arts is the largest single funder of the nonprofit arts sector in the United States. Since its inception in 1965, it has awarded more than 117,000 grants in all 50 states and the six U.S. jurisdictions. The National Endowment for the Arts accepts interns throughout the year in many of its offices on a non-paid basis. Prospective interns apply for the volunteer/intern program by submitting a cover letter and resume to the Intern Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources.
  • Contact: Anita Green, Office of Human Resources, The Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 627, Washington, DC 20506-0001. Telephone (202) 682-5405, fax (202) 682-5666
  • Web site: Apply on-line at www.arts.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports research, education and public programs in the humanities. Volunteer positions may be available to students majoring in the humanities.
  • Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to Mary Keys, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Human Resources, Room 416, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20506-0001. Telephone (202) 606-8415
  • Web site:www.neh.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
National Institute for Literacy

The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) works to enable every adult with literacy needs to receive services of the highest quality. Volunteer positions may be available to undergraduate students interested in literacy issues. National Institutes of Health

The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by conducting research in its own laboratories; by supporting the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; by helping in the training of research investigators; and by fostering communication of medical information. Paid and volunteer positions, including research opportunities, may be available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
  • Contact: Scientific Internships - The Office of Education, NIH, Building 2, Room 2E06, 2 Center Drive, MSC 0240, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0240. Non-Scientific Internships - The Office of Human Resources, NIH, Building 31, Room B3C13, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2203, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2425
  • Web site: Interested students are highly encouraged to visit the NIH Job Opportunities Web page at: www.jobs.nih.gov.
National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administers the nation's principal labor law, the National Labor Relations Act. Paid and volunteer positions may be available to law, graduate and undergraduate students majoring in such fields as labor relations, industrial relations, personnel administration, business administration, economics, labor economics, political science, accounting and/or labor law. National Mediation Board

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is mandated by the 1934 Railway Labor Act to mediate labor-management disputes in the airline and railroad industries. Intern positions may be available to those with backgrounds in dispute resolution, law, and information technology.
  • Contact: Daniel Rainey, Deputy chief of Staff, Development and Technology, National Mediation Board, 1301 K Street, N.W., Suite 250-E, East Tower, Washington, DC 20572-0001. Telephone (202) 692-5050, e-mail rainey@nmb.gov
  • Web site:www.nmb.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) promotes the progress of science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering. Paid and volunteer positions may be available in science, computer-related and clerical positions.
  • Contact: Ms. Jeanette Dale, Human Resources Specialist, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230-0002. Telephone (703) 292-4343
  • Web site:www.nsf.gov/jobs
  • Deadline: Check the Web site or call for application procedures and deadlines.
National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates transportation accidents, determines the possible cause(s), issues safety recommendations and studies transportation safety issues. Paid and volunteer opportunities in administrative and technical positions may be available to qualified undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Thelma Brown, Human Resources Division, National Transportation Safety Board, 490 L'Enfant Plaza East, S.W., Washington, DC 20594-2000. Telephone (202) 314-6232, e-mail brownt@ntsb.gov brownt@ntspb.gov
  • Web site: www.ntsb.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation works to revitalize urban, suburban and rural communities by providing grants, training and technical assistance to a network of local community development organizations. Paid and volunteer opportunities may be available to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Margaret Ziemba, Director, Human Resources Department, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005-3104. Telephone (202) 220-2300
  • Web site: www.nw.org
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the nation's civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. NRC hires college students for co-op and summer internships majoring in the following engineering and science disciplines: Engineering: chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, fire protection, geo-technical, human factors, materials, mechanical, metallurgical, nuclear, structural, and risk/reliability. Sciences: geology, health physics, materials science, hydrology, and volcanology.
  • Contact: For the Co-op program, Ms. Peggy Etheridge, Senior Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Team, Mail Stop: 03E17A, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone (301) 415-2294, e-mail pae@nrc.gov. For the summer intern program, contact Ms. Gloria Jackson, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources, Mail Stop: 02D32, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone (301) 415-2100, e-mail ghcl@nrc.gov.
  • Web site: www.nrc.gov
  • Deadlines: Applicants may submit resumes and transcripts at any time for the co-op program positions to the following e-mail address: co-ops@nrc.gov. Applicants may submit resumes and transcripts for summer intern positions November through April to the following e-mail address: ghcl@nrc.gov.
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission's sole mandate is to serve as a court system providing just and expeditious resolution of disputes among the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers charged with violations of federal safety and health standards and employees or their union representatives. These legal disputes arise from work place safety and health inspections conducted by the OSHA, a separate federal agency. The Review Commission is completely independent of the Labor Department and OSHA. This quasi-judicial, executive branch agency helps ensure that the enforcement powers of the Department of Labor are exercised in accordance with the law and the requirements of due process. A limited number of summer volunteer positions may be available to second-year law students and to second and third-year journalism students.
  • Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to R. Christine McKenzie, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1120 20th Street, N.W., Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3419. Telephone (202) 606-5390, fax (202) 606-5050.
  • Web site:www.oshrc.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers USAJOBS as an excellent resource that provides job opportunity information compatible with personnel qualifications, career interests and geographic preferences. USAJOBS is updated every business day and job seekers are encouraged to check the system at least once a week for current/new job listings.
  • Contact: USAJOBS can be accessed through a network of touch screen computer kiosks located in OPM offices and many federal buildings nationwide and through an interactive voice response telephone system at (912) 757-3000.
  • Web site:www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency that sells investment services to American businesses in 150 developing nations and emerging markets around the world. OPIC has supported investments worth nearly $142 billion, generated $64 billion in U.S. exports, and helped to create 253,000 American jobs. OPIC sponsors internships each semester in its departments of: Finance, Investment Development & Economic Growth, Insurance, Investment Funds, Office of Investment Policy, Legal Affairs, Office of External Affairs, and Office of the Chief Financial Officer, providing a unique opportunity for students to gain substantive work experience in the international arena. Interns work side by side with professional staff members that possess a wealth of experience to share.
  • Contact: It is preferred that all applicants utilize the automated application found at www.opic.gov, under the heading "Employment." Please refer to the Web site, www.opic.gov, for information regarding the following: Deadline dates for each semester, necessary application materials, and instructions on how to apply for a legal affairs internship. Minimum Requirements: United States citizenship and at least part time enrollment in an accredited academic degree program.
  • Web site:www.opic.gov
  • Deadline: Deadlines are updated on the Web site reflecting the academic semester.
Peace Corps

The Peace Corps promotes world peace and friendship, helps men in women in other countries to meet their needs and promotes understanding between Americans and the countries served by Peace Corps volunteers. Paid and volunteer internship positions may be available. The intern experience includes clerical work, research assistance and training assistance.
  • Contact: Sylvia Lavelle, Personnel Management Specialist, Office of Human Resource Management, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, Room 2300, Washington, DC 20526-0001. Telephone (202) 692-1221
  • Web site:www.peacecorps.gov.
Postal Rate Commission

The Postal Rate Commission submits recommended decisions to the United States Postal Service Governors on postage rates, fees and mail classifications. Paid internships may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Garry Sikora, Postal Rate Commission, 1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20268-0001. Telephone (202) 789-6840, e-mail pittackc@prc.gov
  • Web site: www.prc.gov
  • Deadline: Spring.
Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers comprehensive retirement, survivor, unemployment and sickness benefit programs for the nation's railroad workers and their families. Volunteer positions in Chicago and paid positions at various field offices may be available to undergraduate students.
  • Contact: Keith B. Early, Director of Human Resources, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092. Telephone (312) 751-4394
  • Web site:www.rrb.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administers federal securities laws that seek to provide protection to investors, ensure that securities markets are fair and honest and provide the means to enforce securities laws through sanctions. The agency offers both a summer intern program and a year-round internship program with both paid and volunteer positions.
  • Contact: Attn: Non-Legal Summer Program Coordinator, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Administrative and Personnel Management, Operations Center, M/S 0-1, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312.
  • Contact: Attn: Non-Legal Internship Program Coordinator, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Administrative and Personnel Management, Operations Center, M/S 0-1, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312.
  • Applicants should submit a resume and current transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Resumes must include student's social security number, country of citizenship and date of birth. Also, candidates for paid positions should indicate typing speed.
  • Please see the SEC Web site: www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml for further information or call 202-942-4074.
  • Deadlines: Applications for year-round internships are accepted at any time, but positions may not be available throughout the year. Summer internships are accepted at any time throughout the year until all summer positions have been filled.
Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses; preserves free competitive enterprise; and maintains and strengthens the nation's overall economy. Paid and volunteer internships may be available to students at least 16 years of age.
  • Contact: Jose Mendez, Office of Human Resources, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, S.W., Suite 4200, Washington, DC 20416-0001. Telephone (202) 205-6178, e-mail jose.mendez@sba.gov
  • Web site: www.sba.gov
  • Deadline: Unspecified.
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is an independent trust of the United States holding over 140 million artifacts and specimens in its museums, galleries and the National Zoo. Paid and volunteer internship opportunities may be available to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contact: Intern Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Museum Studies, Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive, S.W. Suite 2235, MRC 427, Washington, DC 20560-0427. Telephone (202) 357-3102
  • Web site:www.si.edu/cms/
  • Deadline: February 2003 for summer 2003 internships; June 2003 for fall 2003 internships.
Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the nation's social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors and disability insurance programs, commonly known as Social Security. The agency also administers cash assistance programs to people with limited incomes and resources. Student employment positions may be available in the Charlotte SSA office.
  • Contacts: Phil Duggins, Social Security Administration, P.O. Box 25300, Charlotte, NC 28229-5300. Telephone (704) 535-6471, e-mail Phil.Duggins@ssa.gov. For paid and volunteer opportunities in the Washington, DC area, contact Sheila Exum or Geneva Lee, Social Security Administration, Room G-120 West High Rise Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401. Telephone (410) 965-4411
  • Web site: www.ssa.gov
  • Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.
Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) conducts a unified program of resource development for the advancement of economic growth in the seven-state Tennessee Valley region. Approximately 120 paid positions may be available to students who have completed their freshman year of undergraduate studies. Interns work principally in the agency's nuclear, fossil hydro, transmission, customer service, information systems, and environmental facilities.
  • Contact: TVA Shared Resources, Staffing and Recruiting, 1101 Market Street EB 8B, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801. Telephone (423) 751-7048, e-mail resumix@tva.gov.
  • Web site: www.tva.gov
  • Deadline: January for summer 2003 internships; May for fall 2003 internships; September for spring 2004 internships.
The White House

The White House is home to the president and his family and serves to facilitate the president's interaction with Congress, the heads of executive agencies, the press and the general public. Undergraduate juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and displayed a commitment to public service are encouraged to apply for the White House Intern Program.