Department of Labor Internship

Department of Labor Internship

DOL's 2007 Summer Interns.

From the DOL’s Website:

“Welcome to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Internship Program Web site. Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the Department of Labor (DOL) have welcomed students across the nation, to participate in the Student Internship Program. The Student Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about how federal government agencies operate and to interact with the leaders of various agencies within DOL.”


“I started this intern program at the Department to provide young Americans with unique opportunities to serve their country by learning about the federal government.” — U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao

The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Students can participate in weekly brown bag lunch discussions, attend agency presentations, and work on projects assigned to them by their agency. Previous interns have had opportunities to work in a variety of areas including public affairs, speechwriting, and outreach programs. Students will also be delegated general administrative duties, and should have strong writing and research skills.

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