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White House Internship Program
This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Interns are placed in various offices throughout the White House, and are given varying tasks, such as conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos.
Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)
The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates interested in federal government work. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates through a rigorous application and selection process – all with the intention of developing a cadre of potential government leaders.
Internships with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer.  Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered during the spring and fall semesters. 
Agency Internships
Please visit the links below to access internship opportunities at the individual agencies that comprise the Initiative’s Interagency Working Group.  For more internship/employment information for students and/or recent graduates, be sure to visit or reference this comprehensive directory of federal internships.
Department of Labor
Department of State
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Corporation for National and Community Service
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Transportation
Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office of Management and Budget
Social Security Administration
United States Trade Representative


Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Resident Program

The TSA Resident Program recruits the next generation of high performing career Federal employees. It is an entry-level, full-time, career development program at the TSA Headquarters in Northern Virginia. The TSA Resident program is a two-year, fast-track program that includes the opportunity for promotion. For additional information, please see:

Federally-Funded Science Education Programs
Oak Ridge Associated Universities on-line catalog of federally-funded science education programs across all academic levels–including internships, scholarships, fellowships, and research experiences–administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities,
Sites That List Numerous Internship Opportunities
American Society for Public Administration

Information about a variety of public administration internships at the federal, state, and local levels.

Good Works

A guide to a national job directory of social change organizations (both legal and non-legal). Search by state.


List of worldwide non-profit jobs and internships. This is a good place to learn about international opportunities.

Non-Profit Career Network

List includes job opportunities and many opportunities for volunteer work.

Opportunity NOCs

Non-profit organization classifieds. Search by region or state for jobs and internship opportunities.

Sites That List Specific Internship Opportunities
American Association for the Advancement of Science

This scientific society publishes the magazine Science and has both paid and unpaid internships for students interested in science and public policy.

American Bar Association

The ABA has internships in a variety of legal areas, and several of their positions are open to undergraduate students.

American Cancer Society

Both paid and unpaid internships are available. Some ACS internships involve development. Others address policy review and government relations.