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C-FARE 2011 Summer Intern Briefing Series”
June 27 – Private Sector Event
Students can RSVP for the briefings by forwarding their name, university, major, year, email address, and organization for which they are interning to the C-FARE Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “intern event” or by calling 202-408-8522. C-FARE will email details regarding the events. Registration is free but space is limited.
C-FARE’s Summer 2011 Internship Information
Washington, DC Internships For Students
with an Interest in Agricultural, Natural Resources, Food and Applied Economics
FirstGov: The federal government’s official Web portal provides an A-Z list of all federal agencies and departments.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Career Opportunities Page: This gateway to federal career information in the United States and abroad is a useful resource for finding student jobs, summer work, internships and fellowships.
Student Jobs/e-Scholar Page: The e-Scholar website, a joint project of OPM and of the Student Financial Assistance office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides students with information on various educational opportunities available within the federal government, including internships, fellowships, apprenticeships, and cooperative programs.
USA Jobs: Although this official U.S. federal government website is a portal for finding permanent positions within the federal government, it also provides students with links to federal internships, student programs, and volunteer opportunities.
Federal Career Intern Program: This program’s goal is to aid agencies in attracting and recruiting top individuals into various occupations at grade levels GS-5, GS-7, and GS-9. Normally, individuals are appointed to two-year internships. Upon successfully completing their internships, interns may be eligible for permanent positions in an agency. Those interested in this program contact specific agencies directly.
Student Educational Employment Program: The program offers federal job opportunities to students who are enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment as degree candidates taking at least half-time academic, technical, or vocational course of study in accredited high schools, technical or vocational schools, two or four-year colleges or universities, or graduate or professional schools. The program has two components: the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). In the STEP component, the work does not have to be related to the student’s academic or career goals. However, the SCEP component is designed to be directly related to the student’s career goals. SCEP students may be converted noncompetitively to term, career, or career-conditional positions after finishing their academic and work experience requirements.
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: The Presidential Management Fellows Program was created to attract outstanding persons from many academic disciplines to the federal government who are interested in, and committed to careers in, the analysis and management of public policies and programs. Students who want to be considered for the PMF Program have to be nominated by their school’s nomination official (dean, chairperson, program director, or their designate) of their graduate program. Students must finish a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) from a school accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
White House Internship Program: This program provides
opportunities to learn more about the daily processes of the White House.
The competitive program selects about 100 interns every spring, summer, and
fall to take part in it. Each applicant must be a
Department of Agriculture (USDA): USDA provides undergraduate and graduate students with paid internships in several departmental offices, such as the Food and Nutrition Service, the Farm Service Agency, and the Office of the Inspector General. Students work as assistants to scientific, professional, administrative, and technical employees.
Judicial Intern Program: This program is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduating college seniors who are interested in law, management, or social sciences. Interns work in the Office of Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice. Internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer and are unpaid.
U.S. Congress: Internships are available in many Members’ offices in
Congressional Budget Office: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides Congress with budget-related information and explains possible budget ramifications of proposed bills reported by congressional committees. College students and recent college graduates can apply for paid 10-week summer internships, in which they would work on analyses in CBO’s various divisions.
Congressional Research Service: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides research and analysis in all areas upon request to Members and committees. Internship opportunities are available year-round. In partnership with seven organizations CRS offers a limited number of paid internships to outstanding minority students. Volunteer internships are available primarily to graduate students, postgraduate students, faculty, and other professionals. In addition, CRS offers special hiring and recruitment programs under the Presidential Management Fellows Program, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Cooperative Education program, and the Law Recruit Program.
Government Accountability Office: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a congressional auditing and investigative agency that makes recommendations for more effective government operations. College students may be chosen to serve as paid or volunteer interns, generally for 10-12 weeks.
Library of Congress: The Library of Congress offers unpaid and paid
internship, fellowship, and volunteer opportunities in several departments
such as the
Please Note: The internship sites listed below are a sampling of available opportunities which have been forwarded to C-FARE. Other opportunities are also available. C-FARE does not promote any of these opportunities over others.
Smithsonian Fellowship & Internship Programs: The Smithsonian Institution provides various fellowship and internship programs and academic appointments within its museums and research institutes. Program descriptions are available online and in the annual print publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study.
The Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminars: The center’s internship program provides opportunities in the Washington, DC, area to college students and postgraduates. Students are placed within the public (including the federal government), private, and nonprofit sectors. Several internship programs are available for minority applicants.
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