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The Ultimate Government Internship Index

The Ultimate Government Internship Index

Currin Berdine

Looking to work in the government but don’t know where to start? Getting an internship is the perfect way to get your foot in the door.

There are a wide spectrum of departments, with various roles and responsibilities in each. Some are unpaid or volunteer while others are include a stipend or salary (the listings in bold below are paid.) What is certain, however, is that an internship will provide the first stepping stone to earning a job in government. You will also learn necessary job skills that will translate into any job following.

The list below highlights:

- General Internship Articles
- Government Branches
- Government Agencies
- Government Departments
- Special Federal Student Internship Programs

General Internship Articles

“How To Find The Perfect Federal Internship”

“Students Should Start Their Federal Application Process Early”

“When To Look For Federal Internships”

“Top Ten Federal Internships”

Government Branches

The Library of Congress

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Research Service

Native American Congressional Internships

The Supreme Court

Senators Offices I

Senators Offices II

Senators Offices III

The White House Internship Program

Government Agencies


Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Communications Commission


National Security Agency

Secret Service

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Agency for International Development

Government Departments

Department of Commerce

Department of Education

Department of Energy – Office of Science

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of the Treasury

Special Federal Student Internship Programs

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ National Internship Program (HNIP)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Fellowship Program (CHCI) Program (HNIP)

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

Minority Leaders Fellowship Program (MLFP)

Workforce Recruitment Program For College Students With Disabilities (WRP)

White House Fellows Program

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies’ Summer Internship Program

Organization of Chinese Americans’ Congressional and Government Internships

Washington Internships For Native Students (WINS)

INROADS/Greater Washington Internships

NAFEO Services, Inc. Summer Intern Program

AISES Student Summer Work Experience Program

Women In Public Policy Internship Program (WIPP)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities internship Program for Post Secondary Students

Law Plus One Internship Program

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