INROADS/Greater Washington Internships

Sponsoring Organization:


INROADS/Greater Washington, Inc.
1010 Wayne Avenue – Suite 555
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5600

Tel: (301) 587-5880
Fax: (301) 587-3466

INROADS, Inc., Nat’l Hqtrs
10 S. Broadway, Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: 1-(800) 642-9865
Fax: (314) 241-9325

Web Site:


Participating agencies pay the cost for interns selected through the INROADS Internship organization ($3,000 plus the wages earned by interns). There is no cost to interns.

Internship Period(s): ): INROADS prefers to finalize all internship placements between early March and the end of April. Summer internships are typically for 10 weeks, and they begin and end according to the interns’ educational schedule.

Application Deadline: Student recruitment for the INROADS Internship organization ends in December of each year. Some INROADS affiliate locations may extend this period into February.

Geographic Availability: While INROADS/Greater Washington, Inc., places interns only in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, internships are available in over 50 affiliate offices around the country. Since the interns hired in the respective metropolitan areas usually live and attend school in the area, housing and transportation during the internship session are not necessary.

Selection Process:

To participate in the INROADS Internship organization, students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited four-year college or university, remain in good academic standing and maintain the minimum grade point average set by their INROADS affiliate. INROADS recruits students who have a 3.0 or better grade point average, an ACT score 20 or a combined SAT score of 900 or better, and rank within the top 10% of their class. Selection preference is given to African American, Native American and Hispanic American students who are high school graduating seniors, college freshmen and college sophomores. To match students with client organizations, INROADS uses a specification form identifying organizational needs and conducts pre-screening interviews. Final intern selections, however, are made by participating organizations.

Orientation Session/Training: INROADS interns receive year-round personal coaching and formalized training by INROADS staff. During the summer, interns participate in INROADS’s Leadership Development Institute that provides professional career development training based upon core competency areas in communication, self/time management, business sophistication, and management/leadership skills. Intern academic progress is monitored through monthly coaching sessions with an INROADS staff advisor and the collection of college transcripts. Each intern receives agency advice through a volunteer mentor and is evaluated twice during each summer (mid-summer and end-of-summer) to assure peak performance.

Other: Wages are commensurate with the intern’s educational level and typically range between the GS-3 and GS-7 grade levels.

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