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 email@example.com
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 Opportunities
- Student and Recent Graduates Opportunities
- Presidential Appointments and Federal Jobs
- Fellowship and Professional Opportunities
- Federal Government Employees Professional Opportunities (for current Federal employees)
White House Hispanic Initiative Opportunities
White House Hispanic Initiative Student Volunteers: Community college and 4-year institution undergraduate and graduate students — apply to serve with us for the summer or a semester. We also host students interning in D.C. through their school’s internship program.
- If you’d like to serve in our office, please email your resume, letter of interest and available dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For college/university DC internship semester program coordinator, please send resumes of students interested in our office to email@example.com.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Must complete background investigation and fingerprint check.
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).
At the time of appointment, applicant must:
- Be at least 16 years of age.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution.
- Attend an accredited educational institution, including but not limited to, high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or graduate school.
- Have permission from the institution at which he/she is currently enrolled to participate in the internship program.
- Must be enrolled on a, at least, half-time basis in a course of study related to the work to be performed.
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.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) & Federal detailees:
Our office seeks experienced professionals working in:
- Higher education institutions
- Federally funded research centers
- State/local/tribal governments
- IPA eligible non-profits
- Federal agencies
If you work in sectors listed above and would like to join us on a temporary assignment (via the IPA authority or as a Federal detailee), please email your resume, letter of interest and available dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: whitehouse.gov/get-involved/join-us
- 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.
CIVIL SERVICE CAREER APPOINTMENT:
- Apply for Federal career positions at www.usajobs.gov
- Apply for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law positions at bil.usajobs.gov. 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 www.dodciviliancareers.com
- Apply for U.S. Intelligence Community Careers www.intelligencecareers.gov
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:
- U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Fellowship Programs
- U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs including the U.S. Fulbright Program
- Peace Corps
- U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy Corps
Federal Government Employees Professional Opportunities
(for current Federal employees)
- White House Leadership Development Program
- Treasury Executive Institute
- Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program
- President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program
- Federal Executive Institute
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.
Fair & Transparent federal hiring guidance (bottom of page): https://www.usajobs.gov/job/698114000