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The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building an Administration that looks like America. With four million public servants, the federal government is the nation’s largest employer.  One of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence & Economic Opportunity for Hispanics’ priorities is to encourage more people in the Latino community to pursue career pathways in the federal government. Federal internships, fellowships, presidential appointments and career civil service jobs are great opportunities to work alongside federal experts, learn valuable skills, drive change, and make a positive impact for our nation.

If you are a current or former federal intern or current federal employee, please share your federal experience story on social media​ using #WHLatinos & #LatinoFed or email ​

Learn about federal workforce policy from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Click each category to learn more about each federal career pathway:

White House Hispanic Initiative Latino Leadership Program

Student Opportunities:

In-Person Internships:

  • In-Person in DC
  • Duties may include:
    • Communications support
    • Research Projects
    • Assisting with Commission and Interagency Work Group
    • Supporting Initiative events and speaking engagements in D.C.

Remote Student Volunteers: 

  • Remote
  • Duties may include:
    • Independent research and projects related to Latino policy priorities
    • Communications support
    • Supporting Initiative’s online meetings and virtual events.

Open to: Current U.S. citizen students (undergrad and grad) to serve during the Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semester. Students can apply independently or be placed with us if they’re part of a school/internship program.

To Apply:

  • Students send a cover letter (with their interest and availability) and a resume to
  • Initiative selects candidates to be invited to an online interview.
  • Selected students undergo a 2-4 week background check.
  • Note: Institutions often support students with stipends, Federal Work-Study and career services/resources to help with financial and housing support.

Applicants must meet the definition of a “Student” at the time of appointment and throughout the duration of the appointment: Student means an individual who has been accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

Faculty and Staff Opportunities:

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program

For: Current Faculty and Staff that are U.S. Citizens at:

  • Higher education institutions​
  • Federally funded research centers​
  • State/local/tribal governments​
  • IPA eligible non-profits​
  • Federal agencies​

Location: In-Person in DC or Remote

Duties may include:

  • Management of specific work portfolio related to EO/Latino policy priorities
  • Strategic planning and implementing actions to address equity priorities
  • Supporting and developing Initiative events

Term: Faculty/Staff can detail with us 3 months to 2 years.

To Apply: 

  • Faculty/Staff should send a cover letter (with their availability) and a resume to Select candidates will be invited to interview.
  • An MOU must be approved by both ED and their institution.
  • Faculty/Staff must undergo a 2-4 week background check.
  • IPA positions are non-reimbursable details.

Student and Recent Graduates Opportunities

FEDERAL INTERNSHIP PORTAL: This site features paid Pathways Internships and unpaid student volunteer roles at federal agencies. New opportunities are regularly posted so check the site often.​

WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIPS: For the first time in history, the White House now offers paid internships in Washington, D.C. Learn more and spread the word.​

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS & JOBS: New opportunities are regularly posted so check the site often for the latest Department job and paid Pathway Internship openings. Note that some opportunities close once they receive a maximum of candidate applications.

VIRTUAL STUDENT FEDERAL SERVICE INTERNSHIPS: This program matches students to federal agencies for remote/online part-time internships.​

PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATE POSITIONS: These positions are designed for applicants who graduated within the past two years from a postsecondary institution, including undergraduate and graduate programs.

PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM (PMF): Current graduate students or recent graduate students (within two years of graduation) are encouraged to apply for the PMF Program, the federal government’s flagship leadership development program for advanced degree holders. Fellows serve a two-year, full-time, paid fellowship at a federal agency.

Presidential Appointments and Federal Jobs


  • Apply for a presidential appointment, board or commission:  ​
  • View White House and agencies’ websites and organizational charts to learn about their current offices, roles and leaders.​
  • Plum Book: View the list of presidential appointment positions, boards and commissions and offices that existed in prior administrations.


  • Apply for Federal career positions at
  • Apply for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law positions at These Federal jobs stem from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and include many direct-hire and remote jobs, as well as jobs across the U.S.​
  • Apply for U.S. Department of Defense Civilian Careers
  • Apply for U.S. Intelligence Community Careers

Fellowships and Professional Opportunities


Eligibility: Be a U.S. Citizen and an experienced professional with at least an undergraduate degree.​

This prestigious leadership and public service program offers exceptional emerging leaders first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Fellows spend a year working as a full-time, paid fellowship to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and top-ranking government officials. ​


Eligibility: Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and currently be a teacher, administrator, student support provider, or other certified school staff member with at least five years of experience.​

The School Ambassador Fellowship program is a competitive year-long fellowship that enables selected school staff to share their expertise and  work on national education initiatives with senior ED leaders.​

Research federal agencies that interest you and additional opportunities they may offer. For example:

Federal Government Employees Professional Opportunities

(for current Federal employees)

Please note: Due to the volume of emails we receive, we may not be able to respond directly to each individual email but please know that we will be reading and following every submission to lend support as we can. 

The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

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