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Greater Washington Internship Coalition

In existence since 2008, the Greater Washington Internship Coalition is a group of internship programs serving young people with disabilities based in the greater Washington, DC area. The Coalition is a one-stop opportunity for college students with disabilities and emerging professionals with disabilities to seek and receive information on unique internship programs for them! Listed below are available internships through other organizations.

There will be ongoing effort to reach out and recruit additional programs into the Greater Washington Internship Coalition. It is the goal of the Coalition to substantially increase the number of applicants with disabilities to opportunities. Please check back for new additions!

+ Access to Opportunities

Name of Internship Program:

Access to Opportunities

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Smithsonian Institution

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.si.edu

Internship Page: (URL):

http://bit.ly/6uDoUN

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Krista Flores

Contact Person Email Address

floresk@si.edu

Phone Number: 202-633-5439
Fax Number:

Address:


                

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Smithsonian facilities for this program are located in the greater Washington, DC area.

Number of Positions for the Program: Varies

Internship Requirements: The program is open to United States citizens (or permanent residents) with an declared academic major, concentration, or discipline related to the internship (i.e. someone applying for a history internship, must be a history major, etc.). Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate Junior, Senior, or equivalent in a degree granting program, at an accredited institution. Just-graduated seniors are eligible to apply, provided their undergraduate graduation date was 6 months before the program start date. Graduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Period: The deadline is on a rolling basis, but applicants should apply early if they are looking for a particular semester or time frame. Applications for summer usually need to be in by March 15th of the cycle year.

Internship Period: Internship appointment tenure dates will vary based upon student availability and supervisor need.  Full-time internships (40 hours per week) last 10 weeks; part-time internships are 20 weeks.  General cycles are summer (mid-May through mid-August) and fall (mid-September through mid-December). 

Internship Provides: Paid internship. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation. Interns may receive course credit, depending on the student's school and program.

+ American Bar Association

Name of Internship Program:

American Bar Association

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

American Bar Association

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.americanbar.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://bit.ly/1ba4Xi4

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

see website for each section or office

Contact Person Email Address

Phone Number: 202-662-1000
Fax Number: N/A

Address:

N/A

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC

Internship Requirements: Internship requirements vary based on open positions. Please check the website for further information.

Application Period: Each semester, complete applications are to be accepted on a rolling basis. If you have not heard back, it is safe to assume that another candidate has been selected. If you have been selected for the position you will be contacted directly by Program Staff prior to the start of the position.

Internship Period: Internships are offered throughout the year during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Internship Provides: Each internship varies as to each division’s specific needs, workload, and ultimately their capacity to host an intern for that particular semester. Responsibilities will vary depending on the section’s immediate needs.

+ AmeriCorps Public Allies Apprenticeship Program

Name of Internship Program:

AmeriCorps Public Allies Apprenticeship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

AmeriCorps

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.publicallies.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://bit.ly/cm4z64

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Melantha Stith

Contact Person Email Address

apply-dc@publicallies.org

Phone Number: 202-552-0848
Fax Number: N/A

Address:

1029 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite #1000
Washington, DC 20005

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC and nation-wide opportunities

Internship Requirements: U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent resident status. Must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. You must be passionate about social issues, interested in working with a diverse group of people, and ardent about developing your full leadership potential.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Public Allies is a full-time commitment that requires more than 40 hours per week; applicants are discouraged from enrolling in school or working other jobs during the apprenticeship period.

Application Period: Application deadlines vary by location from April through June. Please visit the website here to view deadlines for 2014.

Internship Period: 10-month program

Internship Provides: Paid Internship with a monthly stipend of $1,300 to $1,800. Receive health care, child care, student loan deferment, and post-service education award of $5,500. Rigorous leadership development curriculum delivered by community leaders, practitioners and educators including: intensive weekly skill training and leadership development seminars; critical feedback, reflection, and personal coaching toward individual performance and professional goals; community building and team projects with a diverse cohort of peers; presentations of learning at the end of the year to demonstrate how each Public Ally met the learning outcomes of the program.

+ Autistic Self Advocacy Network-Freddie Mac Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

Autistic Self Advocacy Network-Freddie Mac Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Freddie Mac

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

www.freddiemac.com

Internship Page: (URL):

https://autisticadvocacy.org/2013/05/freddie-mac-seeks-autistic-interns/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

resumes@autisticadvocacy.org

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Address:

2013 H Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Freddie Mac office in McLean, VA

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program: Aprroximately 5

Internship Requirements: Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, partners with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to fill paid internship opportunities. To apply, you must be a recent graduate or current student at a higher education institution and you must be an individual on the autism spectrum.

Other Preferred Qualifications: These vary by position.

Application Period: To be determined. Please continue checking ASAN's website for the 2014 internship program announcement, which has not yet been released.

Internship Period: Internships last 16 weeks. The start and end dates for 2014 are to be determined.

Internship Provides: Paid internship.

+ CAPAL Federal Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

CAPAL Federal Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.capal.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.capal.org/programs/federal-internship-program/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

scholarships@capal.org

Phone Number: n/a
Fax Number: 877-892-5427

Address:

PO Box 5075 
Washington, DC 20035

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC area

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Over 10 summer interns

Internship Requirements: Internship positions are open to all majors. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences on application and those selected will be placed based on their interests and skills.

Other Preferred Qualifications: These internships are suitable for all students interested in government and public policy.

Application Period: The early internship application deadline is generally in early March for the following summer.

Internship Period: Summer only

Internship Provides: Paid stipend for internship, travel reimbursement, and guidance for housing. CAPAL will also mentor all selected interns and provide guidance in transitioning to Washington, DC, including how to navigate the city and how to make the best of their summer in the nation's capital.

+ Carnegie Mellon Apprenticeship

Name of Internship Program:

Carnegie Mellon Apprenticeship

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Carnegie Mellon Heinz College

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.cmu.edu

Internship Page: (URL):

http://bit.ly/17XfcCy

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

heinz-dc@andrew.cmu.edu

Phone Number: 202-403-8600
Fax Number: N/A

Address:

444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 399
Washington, DC 20001

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC

Apprenticeship Requirements: This apprenticship program is part of a Masters' degree study program. Participation in the apprenticeship program requires applying and enrolling in Carnegie Mellon Universitie's Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program (find more information here). Outside students are NOT accepted into the program. After completing one year of core courses in the Master's program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, students in the DC Track spend the second year of  the program in Washington, DC. Students work four days per week in full-time apprenticeships, take classes two nights per week, and spend Fridays in workshops and classes. This integration of skill building with hands-on application, real-world experience and networking will create a unique graduate school experience.

Application Period: Deadline to apply for CMU's Masters in Public Policy and Management is January 10th each year. Find more information here.

Apprenticeship Period: 8 months - equivalent to two semesters.

Apprenticeship Provides: Paid work (over 90% of students earn a salary as part of their apprenticeship experience). The 32-hour work week also dedicate time for two evening and one full day of required coursework. Classes focus on current policy issues, as well as approaches, models, and methods used in policy analysis.

+ Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship Programs

Name of Internship Program:

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship Programs

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.cbcfinc.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.cbcfinc.org/internships.html

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Intern coordinator - Ervin Johnson

Contact Person Email Address

internships@cbcfinc.org

Phone Number: 202-263-2800
Fax Number: n/a

Address:

Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20036

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC

Internship Requirements: U.S. Citizen or permit to work in the U.S.; Currently or recently (within the past 12 months) enrolled in college full-time when applying for program; Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; Be at least a college sophomore by the internship start date; Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and policy-making process.

Other Preferred Qualifications: The CBCF has three internship programs: the Congressional Internship, Communications Internship, and Emerging Leaders Internship.

Congressional Interns are selected based on the following criteria: solid scholastic achievement; solid writing skills; community service contributions; evidence of leadership skills; and quality of application and (in some instances) interview performance.

Communications Interns are selected based on the following criteria: strength of faculty nomination; strong writing skills; exposure and some work expeirnece in communications fields; evidence of leadership skills; quality of application and interview performance.

Emerging Leaders Interns are selected based on teh following criteria: solid scholastic achievement; strong writing skills; community service contributions; evidence of leadership skills; quality of paper application and, in some instances, interview performance.

Application Period: Please view the website for the next internship deadline.

Internship Period: Congressional Interns: Summer only. For summer 2013, the program ran from May 26-July 27th. Communications and Emergining Leaders interns run each semester (spring, summer, fall). For Spring 2013, the program dates are January 12th-May 9th.

Internship Provides: Paid internship and housing. Interns may also be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program.

+ Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Name of Internship Program:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.chci.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.chci.org/internships/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Juan Carlos Perez

Contact Person Email Address

jperez@chci.org

Phone Number: 202-885-593
Fax Number: 202-895-4882

Address:

911 2nd Street NE 
Washington, DC 20002

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Washington, DC

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  15+

Internship Requirements: Students must be currently enrolled full time working towards their undergraduate degree; graduating students in May/June are not eligible for the Summer session. High academic achievement preferred (3.0 GPA or above). Strong analytical and writing skills. Active participation in public and/or community service activities. US citizenship or legal permanent residency.

Application Period: Applications for 2014 internships are now available. The deadlines are: November 8, 2013 for Spring 2014 internship, January 31, 2014 for Summer 2014 internship, and April 25, 2014 for Fall 2014 internship.

Internship Period: Spring (February-April), Summer (June-August), Fall (August-November).

Internship Provides: Stipend ($3,750 for 12 weeks in spring/fall or $2,500 stipend for 8 weeks in summer), domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, and housing (all expenses covered). Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. Interns will also receive leadership training, networking, and more.

+ Emerging Leaders

Name of Internship Program:

Emerging Leaders

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

National Business and Disability Council

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.business-disability.com

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.emerging-leaders.com

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Laura M. Francis

Contact Person Email Address

lfrancis@abilitiesonline.org

Phone Number: n/a
Fax Number: n/a

Address:

National Business and Disability Council
The Viscardi Center
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507

Information about Internship Program

Description of Internships: Emerging Leaders is a competitive program that places undergraduate, graduate, veterans, and students in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding new talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices. Student applicants are referred to businesses through a screening process that helps ensure that the internship placement is a good fit for both parties. In addition to valuable internship experiences, a unique benefit for each year’s class is an awards dinner recognizing each student for their success in completing the internship program. The event features a guest speaker by a corporate representative on topics that will contribute to success both on the internship and throughout their careers.

Location of Internships: Nationwide opportunities in federal and private sectors

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program: Varies by year

Internship Requirements:

  • Self-identify as a person with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 college/university-level credits

  • Maintain at least a 2.8 GPA (some participating employers require higher)

  • Maintain student status the semester following your internship (graduating seniors immediately continuing on to graduate level study may apply)

  • Have U.S. citizenship or be a documented alien legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Application Period: Applications are accepted from August 15 to December 31, 2013, however applications are processed on a rolling basis as they are received. You are strongly encouraged to apply early, because early applicants have the greatest opportunity for placement in an internship.

Internship Period: Summer internships

Internship Provides: Paid internships

+ ENTRY POINT!

Name of Internship Program:

ENTRY POINT!

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.aaas.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.entrypoint.org

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Laureen Summers

Contact Person Email Address

lsummers@aaas.org

Phone Number: 202-326-6649
Fax Number: 202-371-9849

Address:

1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Nationwide

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Varies, approximately 130 qualified students are entered into our database each year. Between 30-50 students receive internship opportunities.

Internship Requirements: Be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student. Have an apparent or non-apparent disability. Be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business field. Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities majoring in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, and some Business fields.

Application Period: From September to March; BUT deadline for NASA applicants is January 15

Internship Period:  May - August; Internships are a minimum of 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.

Internship Provides: Paid internship, competitive opportunities, mentors, travel stipend, assistance in finding appropriate job, housing, and transportation accommodations for a disability, if needed.

+ Experiential Education Initiative Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

Experiential Education Initiative Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.kennedy-center.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/career.cfm

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

McKenzie Midock

Contact Person Email Address

access@kennedy-center.org

Phone Number: 202-416-8727
Fax Number: 202-416-4840

Address:

PO Box 101510 
Arlington, VA 22210

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566)

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Six per year: 3 for the fall semester and 3 for the spring semester

Internship Requirements: Applicants must have a documented intellectual disability.* They must be between the ages of 19 and 30, demonstrate an interest in the performing arts, and be referred to the program through a social service agency.

*As definied by The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. For more information, pelase go to http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/intellectual_disabilities.html.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Ideal applicants will have an interest in the arts.

Application Period: Applicantion period varies. For the fall semester, the application period usually opens in early summer, and for the spring semester the application period usually opens mid-fall. Call 202-416-8727 for details.

Internship Period:  Exact internship dates vary, but the fall semester generally runs from early September to mid December, and the Spring semester generally runs from mid-January through late-April.

Internship Provides: Paid internship.

+ Federal Workforce Recruitment Program

Name of Internship Program:

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy & U.S. Department of Defense

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.dol.gov/odep

Internship Page: (URL):

http://wrp.gov

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

WRP Coordinator, Amber Cheek

Contact Person Email Address

info@wrp.gov

Phone Number: 202-693-7880 (Voice); 202-693-7881 (TTY)
Fax Number: 202-693-7888

Address:

Office of Disability Employment Policy 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room S-1303 
Washington, DC 20210

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Nationwide opportunities in federal and private sectors

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Varies by year, but it is a very large program and usually about 700 interns are placed

Internship Requirements:

  • Have a disability

  • be a United States citizen

  • be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning on a substantially full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time load) to seek a degree OR

  • be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation OR

  • have graduated from such an institution within the past year

Application Period: for the 2014 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2013

Internship Period: Year round opportunities, however primarily over the summer

Internship Provides: Paid positions unless otherwise noted

+ Feminist Majority

Name of Internship Program:

Feminist Majority

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Feminist Majority Foundation

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.feminist.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://feminist.org/intern/interndc.asp

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

internship@feminist.org

Phone Number: 703-522-2214
Fax Number: 703-522-2219

Address:

Feminist Majority
Foundation 1600 Wilson
Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Arlington, VA

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program: Depends on each program

Internship Requirements: Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors. We prefer applicants with experience working on women issues and/or in their communities.

Other Preferred Qualifications: The Feminist Majority Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and math/science majors.

Application Period: Deadlines to apply for internships in DC office are as follows - Summer (March 31), Fall (July 31), Spring (October 15).

Internship Period: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Internship Provides: Limited amount of paid administrative work is available, not exceeding a specified amount per week. Paid administrative work is not guaranteed and some internships are unpaid. Number of interns have received grants or financial aid from their schools to participate in this internship program.

+ Kennedy Center DeVos Arts Management Internship

Name of Internship Program:

Kennedy Center DeVos Arts Management Internship

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Education Department, DeVos Institute of Arts Management

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.kennedy-center.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.kennedy-center.org/educational/artsmanagement/internships/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Anna Cramer

Contact Person Email Address

internship@kennedy-center.org

Phone Number: 202-416-8874
Fax Number: 202-416-4842

Address:

PO Box 101510 Arlington, VA 22210

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  25-30 spots per term, so 90 per year.

Internship Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs, graduate students, or have completed a degree within the past two years.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Performing arts management and/or arts education concentration or interest.

Application Period: Spring semester applications due mid-October, Summer applications are due mid-March, and Fall semester applications are due in early June. Email for exact dates.

Internship Period:  The spring semester is 16 weeks from late January-early May. The summer semester is 10 weeks from early June-early August. The fall semester is 14 weeks from early September to early December.

Internship Information: internship is unpaid but can provide course credit.

+ NASA Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

NASA Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://nasa.gov

Internship Page: (URL):

http://intern.nasa.gov

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Ken Silberman

Contact Person Email Address

kenneth.a.silberman@nasa.gov

Phone Number: 301-286-9281
Fax Number:

Address:


                

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: NASA centers and field installations all over the country.

Number of Positions for the Program: Varies

Internship Requirements: NASA has internships for high school students and for rising freshmen through doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a minimum GPa of 2.8 for college and 3.0 for high school; however, applicants must understand that the competition for internships is keen. High school students must be a least sixteen years old at the time the internship begins. For more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Application Period: Students can apply for summer 2014 internships starting on Friday, November 1, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 14, 2014 and offers will be extended to students as early as Monday, February 3, 2014. NASA encourages you to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early, and your likelihood of being selected decreses the longer you wait.

Internship Period: Spring, summer, and fall semesters and year-long sessions.

Internship Provides: Paid internship with a generous stipend. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.

+ National Academy of Social Insurance

Name of Internship Program:

National Academy of Social Insurance

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

National Academy of Social Insurance

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.nasi.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.nasi.org/internship-opportunities

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Devin Cowens

Contact Person Email Address

internships@nasi.org

Phone Number: 202-243-7283
Fax Number: 202-452-8111

Address:

1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program: 15-18

Internship Requirements: Cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, 5-10 writing sample (see website for details)

Other Preferred Qualifications: Upper level undergraduates and graduate students

Application Period: From fall until March 1st. Application deadlines close March 1st.

Internship Period: From May or June to August or September.

Internship Provides: Paid Internship and course credit where applicable. International students with valid student visas are encouraged to apply and can be placed with non-governmental organizations, if placement projects match their skills and interests.

+ Partnership for Public Service

Name of Internship Program:

Partnership for Public Service

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Partnership for Public Service

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.ourpublicservice.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://apps.ourpublicservice.org/fellows/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Andrew Lobel, Alex Savtchenko, and Monica Wilder

Contact Person Email Address

fellows@ourpublicservice.org

Phone Number: 202-775-9111
Fax Number: 202 775-8885

Address:

1100 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 1090
Washington, DC 20005

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Washington, DC

Number of Fellowship Positions for the Program:  20

Fellowship Requirements: We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with a commitment to public service; strong written and oral communication; analytical thinking; and an ability to work well in teams.

Other Preferred Qualifications: There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another - if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! Before applying, carefully read the team descriptions and fellowship position to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship positions requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship positions descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position.

Application Period:  Summer 2013: January 28-March 8th, Fall 2013: June 10th-July 19th, Spring 2014: September 23-November 1st

Internship Period: Spring: January-May, Summer: May-August, Fall: September- December. Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons.

Internship Provides: Paid Fellowship. Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month stipend, full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive an $800 per month stipend. Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

+ The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

The Heritage Foundation

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.heritage.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.heritage.org/About/Internships-Young-Leaders/Applying-to-the-Internship-Program

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Intern Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

internships@heritage.org

Phone Number: 202-546-4400
Fax Number:

Address:

214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20002 

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC

Internship Requirements: The Heritage Foundation is a conservative organization. Summer applicants must be rising juniors or older; fall and spring applicants must be college juniors or older. Recent college graduates, masters students, and law students are encouraged to apply. International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for Heritage internships.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Applications should demonstrate strong research and writing talents, excellent communication skills, and the inquisitiveness to undertake various research, writing, and administrative, and computer projects.

Application Period: Deadline for Spring is October 1st; Deadline for Summer is February 1st; Deadline for Fall is June 15th. Applicants must complete the online portion, have two letters of recommendation, and send in a hard copy of their college transcripts in order to be considered.

Internship Period: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Each semester, interns are required to begin on the start date adn intern through the end date. Sping 2014 Intern Program schedule: January 13-May 9. Summer 2014 Intern Program schedule: June 2-August 8. Fall 2014 Intern Program schedule: September 8-December 12.

Internship Provides: All interns are paid at the rate of $7.25 per hour.

+ The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Name of Internship Program:

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

The Washington Center

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.twc.edu

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.twc.edu/internships/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

info@twc.edu

Phone Number: 202-238-7900
Fax Number: 202-693-7700

Address:

1333 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Various placements in government, for profits, and non-profits in the Greater Washington, DC area

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program: Varies

Internship Requirements: Minimum of second semester sophomore

Other Preferred Qualifications: 2.75 GPA, all majors accepted

Application Period: Visit the website to view different deadlines

Internship Period: Provides spring, summer, and fall semester internships

Internship Provides: Limited stipend, housing fees

+ U.S. Federal Government Pathways Programs

Name of Internship Program:

U.S. Federal Government Pathways Programs

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

U.S. Federal Agencies (managed by U.S. Office of Personnel Management)

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.opm.gov/

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.usajobs.gov/studentjobs

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

N/A

Contact Person Email Address

N/A

Phone Number: N/A
Fax Number: N/A

Address:

N/A

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Opportunities in federal agencies around the country

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Varies

Internship/Fellowship Requirements: There are three programs: the internship program, recent graduates program, and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program. Eligibility varies for each program.

The Internship Program is for students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as students in an accredited high school; college; professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or toehr qualifying educational institution. It provides students with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.

The Recent Graduates Program provides developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicatns must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree completion to apply).

The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is a two-year training and development fellowship program. If you will meet all graduate degree requirements (even though you have not necessarily graduated), including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation (as required) you are eligible to apply in the fall of 2013, for the PMF Class of 2014. Eligibility is based on completion of current graduate work by August 31, 2014. OR If you have completed an advanced degree (masters, doctorate, or professional) from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from teh opening date of the PMF Program's application announcement, you are eligible to apply (e.g., between October 1, 2011 and October 1, 2013).

You may visit the USA Jobs website to find more information or contact their school guidance office, career planning and placement office, teachers, or Federal agency employment office where they are interested in working. They may also visit the OPM website for additional information.

Other Preferred Qualifications: Federal agencies fill jobs two ways, competitively and non-competitively. Individuals with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either way. Individuals who are selected for jobs must meet the qualification requirements for the jobs and be able to perform the essential duties of the jobs.

Application Period: Different Internship Program and Recent Graduates Program opportunities are available year-round and information can be found on www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs. The PMF program application dates for the Class of 2014 are October 1-15, 2013. The application for the Class of 2015 will be open next fall.

Internship Period: Year-round opportunities, which last for different amounts of time depending on the program.

Internship Provides: Paid internships and temporary employment.

+ U.S. International Council on Disabilities Youth in Development Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

U.S. International Council on Disabilities Youth in Development Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD)

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.usicd.org

Internship Page: (URL):

http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Andrea Shettle

Contact Person Email Address

yid@usicd.org

Phone Number: 202-347-0102
Fax Number: 202-347-0351

Address:

1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 105
Washington, DC 20005

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships: Washington, DC

Internship Requirements: You must be an American citizen. You must either be an undergraduate (you must be a rising junior or senior to apply), graduate student or a recent graduate. "Recent graduates" for the summer 2014 program need to have graduated no earlier that Spring of 2013. You must be a person with a disability. USICD seeks applicants who are committed to pursuing a career in the field of international development or international affairs, but they do not restrict applicants on the basis of major.

Application Period: The application period will open in late 2013 and close a few weeks later. Monitor USICD's internship page for updates, or email yid@usicd.org and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Internship Period: The tentative dates for this program will be from May 25-July 25. These dates may be subject to change. 

Internship Provides: Throughout the program, interns will be able to participate in trainings and workshops on career development topics, in addition to attending hearings in Congressional Foreign Relations Committees and attend meetings at the State Department adn other agencies. Interns will receive a stipend, travel expenses, and fully-accessible housing.

+ Washington Internships for Native Students

Name of Internship Program:

Washington Internships for Native Students

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

American University

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.american.edu

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www1.american.edu/wins/

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Jack Soto and Ismat Yassin

Contact Person Email Address

wins@american.edu

Phone Number: 202-885-5934
Fax Number: 202-895-4882

Address:

American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW 
Washington, DC 20016-8083

Information about Internship Program

Location of Internships:  Washington, DC, area.

Internship Requirements: American Indian, Alaska Native,and Native Hawaiian, and other students enrolled in a college or university as a current student (graduate students included) are eligible to apply. Sophomores must have completed equivalent of 3 semesters of full time study to be eligible to participate in the program. WINS students are also required to take classes at American University during the program, particularly an internship seminar.

Other Preferred Qualifications: In good academic standing.

Application Period: Deadline for the Fall semester is the first Friday in June. Spring: First Friday in October. Summer: First Friday in February.

Internship Period: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Internship Provides: Most students receive a full scholarship to attend the program. If students do not receive a scholarship, their internship will be unpaid unless they receive outside funding. Housing and travel accommodations are covered under the scholarship. Students receive course credit for the internship. In addition to a full-time internship, WINS students are required to take classes at American University. The required internship seminar complements the full-time professional experience.

+ White House Internship Program

Name of Internship Program:

White House Internship Program

Name of Organization Hosting
and Sponsoring Internship Program:

Executive Office of the President, The White House

Organization’s Main Website (URL):

http://www.whitehouse.gov

Internship Page: (URL):

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

Contact Person within Organization/
Internship Coordinator

Internship Coordinator

Contact Person Email Address

internship_info@who.eop.gov

Phone Number: N/A
Fax Number: N/A

Address:

The White House
 Internship Office
Eisenhower Executive
Office Building

Information about Internship Program

Location(s) of Internships:  The White House, Executive Office of the President

Number of Interns Accepted into the Program:  Varies; between 80 and 100 per session

Internship Requirements: (i.e. specific grade level, course requirements, etc.):

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) OR

  • Applicants must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty anytime over the past two years

  • Applicants must have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school

Other Preferred Qualifications (i.e. GPA, major, or open to all, etc.): Selection as a White House Intern is based on the following criteria - A commitment to public service; demonstrated leadership in the community; and a commitment to the mission of the Obama Administration. The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates your qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. A completed application includes two essay questions, three letters of recommendation, and a resume.

Application Period: From May 9, 2010 to Septmber 11, 2011 for the Spring 2012 session

Internship Period: Year round opportunities - Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Internship Provides: Unpaid internships

For a printable brochure of programs participating in the Greater Washington Internship Coalition click here

For more questions about the Greater Washington Internship Coalition, please contact:

 

The HSC Foundation Youth Transitions Fellow at ytf@aapd.com.

 

 

 

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