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Internship Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Please skim through all internship listings even in areas that may not seem initially applicable, as many of their criteria overlap and are maybe more inclusive than this division implies.

Also, scholarships were chosen from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Website.  For more information and scholarship listings, please visit http://www.chci.org/chciyouth/resources/links_cs.htm.

If you're looking for an internship in a specific area, click on the following links:

Public Policy

Politics/Government

Health: General

: Adolescent

: HIV/AIDS

: Cancer

Various Federal Organizations

Non-Profit/Volunteerism

Social Justice/Activism: General

   : Women's Rights

For Dominican Students

Professional and Personal Development

Leadership

Foreign Affairs

Public Policy

 2030 Center-Arthur S. Flemming Program Internship 

Every year, the 2030 Center, a public policy organization for young adults whose mission is to advocate for the economic interest of young workers, offers a student the opportunity to intern in their office through the Arthur S. Flemming Program. The intern will have a broad array of responsibilities, including attending hearings and briefing 2030 Center staff; assisting with the research for and production of educational materials; monitoring news developments on targeted policy issues; building contacts with activists and media; and general administrative duties. Under the supervision of the director, the intern may also research and write policy papers for academic credit. Full- and part-time internships are available. This position is ideal for someone with an interest in public policy and a commitment to progressive social change.
 
Contact:
Arthur S. Flemming Program Internship
2030 Center
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 822-6526 or (877) 2030-ORG
Fax: (202) 822-1199
E-mail: 2030@2030.org
Web site: www.2030.org/intern.asp

ASPIR A Association, Inc.-Public Policy Internship
 
ASPIRA, a national non-profit organization devoted to serving Latino youth through leadership development and education, offers a public policy internship to an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in issues that affect, and are important to, the Latino community in the United States. The intern will conduct research for public policy briefs addressing important topics affecting the Latino community, track federal legislation of importance to ASPIRA in the areas of education and human services, and assist in researching and developing new training materials and publications for programs. A student majoring in education, leadership, political science, social work, sociology, or Spanish/Latin American studies is preferred. Positions are available throughout the year.
 
Contact:
Ms. Hilda Crespo
Vice President, Public Policy and Federal Relations
ASPIRA Association, Inc.
1444 Eye Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 835-3600
Fax: (202) 835-3613
E-mail: hcrespo@aspira.org
Web site: www.aspira.org/Internships.html

Institute for Humane Studies-Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
 
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in policy research, media relations, and opinion writing. The fellows intern in a market-based policy institute and work with top policy experts, journalists, academics, and their peers studying critical issues of public policy. Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend, housing, roundtrip transportation, and career workshops.
 
Contact:
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
Institute for Humane Studies
George Mason University
3301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 993-4880 or (800) 697-8799
Fax: (703) 993-4890
E-mail: ihs@gmu.edu
Web site: www.theihs.org
 

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)-Washington Internship on Social Insurance
 
NASI is a non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance programs. Every summer, NASI selects 12 outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social policy research and policy analysis projects in Washington, DC. Interns receive a $2,000 stipend for their 12 weeks of work. Prospective placements include the House Ways and Means Committee, the AFL-CIO, and the Brookings Institution. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or other related subjects are urged to apply. 
 
Contact:
Washington Internship on Social Insurance
National Academy of Social Insurance
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036-1904
Tel: (202) 452-8097
Web site: www.nasi.org 
 

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund/Ford Motor Company-Fellows Program
 
The NALEO Educational Fund and the Ford Motor Company are proud to announce the development of a fellowship program for Latino college students. The program is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn and experience the federal public policy process. NALEO will select Latino college students from across the country to participate in a six-week program that will include a trip to attend NALEO’s annual conference and a five-week fellowship with a Member of Congress in Washington, DC. Fellows receive roundtrip airfare, housing, and a $1,200 stipend. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and must be residents of, or attend college in, the following areas: CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, TX, or Puerto Rico. In addition, national participants will be chosen. The program is open to current seniors or recent graduates of an accredited four-year institution.  Individuals attending graduate or professional school are also highly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S citizens or legal permanent residents and must demonstrate leadership potential with a sense of commitment to the Latino community.
 
Contact:
Ms. Lourdes Ferrer
Director of Leadership Programs
NALEO Educational Fund
1122 West Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 747-7606
Fax: (213) 747-7664
E-mail: lferrer@naleo.org
Web site: www.naleo.org

National Institute for Latino Development (NILD)-Bert Corona Leadership Program
 
NILD provides a unique opportunity for students to experience Washington, DC through its Bert Corona Leadership Program. The program allows students to better understand the role of government in developing and shaping national policy. Participants explore civic responsibility and gain a greater understanding of how democracy works in America. Week-long programs are conducted annually from February to November. NILD also offers a five-week paid internship, where interns are trained to work at the grassroots level and in community, corporate, labor, and government settings.
 
Contact:
Bert Corona Leadership Program
National Institute for Latino Development
1500 Farragut Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Tel: (202) 723-7241
Fax: (202) 723-7246
E-mail: wcarrasco@bcli.info
Web site: www.nild.org

National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC)-Public Policy Internship
 
The National Puerto Rican Coalition provides college students the opportunity to learn about the federal government and its impact on the Puerto Rican/Latino community through its Public Policy Internship program. The internship provides students hands-on experience in formulating advocacy strategies that benefit the Puerto Rican/Latino community. Interns will be responsible for writing articles for ¡Adelante!, NPRC's student newsletter, researching federal legislation, attending coalition meetings and congressional hearings, and providing administrative support. Internship positions are offered every semester for 10 weeks minimum.
 
Contact:
Ms. Jennie Torres-Lewis
Vice President of Public Policy and Research
National Puerto Rican Coalition
1901 L Street, NW, Suite 802
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 223-3915
Fax: (202) 429-2233
E-mail: jtorres-lewis@nprcinc.org 
Web site: www.bateylink.org 
 

Public Campaign-Summer Democracy Internship
 
Every summer, Public Campaign, a public interest non-partisan organization whose goal is a fundamental overhaul of the campaign finance system, hosts energetic and enthusiastic college students to assist its staff on exciting projects. The Summer Democracy interns will get an insider’s understanding of the legislative process and grassroots activism, learn about campaign finance reform, and gain exposure to the way a national nonprofit organization operates with partner organizations in more than forty states across the country. Internship positions are for ten weeks, and are available in Washington, DC and Portland, OR. Applicants must be college-age, with excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and strong organizational skills and ability to task and meet deadlines.
 
Contact:
Ms. Mary McClelland
Summer Intern Coordinator
Public Campaign
1320 19th Street, NW, M-1
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 293-0222
Fax: (202) 293-0202
E-mail: mmcclelland@publicampaign.org 
Web site: www.publiccampaign.org

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA)-Internship Program
 
PRFAA serves as the Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in Washington, DC. Its mission is to advance the interests, priorities, and goals of the Commonwealth, its people, and the growing Puerto Rican population across the U.S.  The Internship Program seeks to encourage students to consider careers in government service, to provide them with valuable hands-on work experience, and to increase their knowledge of relevant and timely issues affecting Puerto Rico. Interns' duties will vary depending on which division they are assigned to work with. Educational and social activities scheduled throughout the semester will complement the intern's work experience. PRFAA offers summer, fall, and spring term internships. The number of interns accepted will depend on the qualifications of the candidates, available resources, and PRFAA's needs at the time. Most internships will be unpaid, but students may have the opportunity to receive college credit. In limited situations, PRFAA may consider providing a small stipend to the intern. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in any field of study, must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English, and must have first-rate research skills.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 778-0727
Fax: (202) 822-0959
E-mail: intern@prfaa.com 
Web site: www.prfaa.com 
 


The Brookings Institution
 
The Brookings Institution, a private, independent, non-profit research organization, seeks to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies. The Brookings Institution offers full-time and part-time unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students to provide them with the opportunity to work in a professional research organization which studies a wide variety of public policy issues. Internship opportunities are available throughout the year in both their research programs and non-research programs. 
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
The Brookings Institute
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 797-6000
Fax: (202) 797-6144
Web site: www.brook.edu/admin/internships.htm


 
University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs-Summer Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)


The University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs hosts the seven-week Summer Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) to provide undergraduate students of color with the opportunity to learn about public policy and prepare for admission to graduate school. Students who demonstrate a strong commitment to public policy and international affairs and who desire to continue graduate study in these fields are eligible to apply. Students must be in their junior year of undergraduate study and have at least one full semester of undergraduate coursework left before graduation. Participants receive a $1,000 stipend, assistance with travel to the University of Maryland, room and board, and books and related course materials. In addition, they are also eligible for a minimum $5,000 fellowship to over 30 graduate schools of public policy and international affairs.
 
Contact:
School of Public Affairs-PPIA
University of Maryland, College Park
2101 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-6330
Fax: (301) 403-4675
Web site: www.puaf.umd.edu/students/programs/MLI.html

U.S. Department of Education
 
The U.S. Department of Education offers internships that expose students to government, public policy and real work responsibilities. Internships are not paid, but are available throughout the school year. Internships are available at several offices within the Department of Education, including the Office of Civil Rights, Higher Education, and Migrant Education. Both high school and college students enrolled at least half time in school are eligible to apply.
 
Contact:
Ms. Ann Nawaz
Office of the Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 7E230
Washington, DC 20202
Tel: (202) 205-7855
E-mail: ann.nawaz@ed.gov
Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/Internship/index.html

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Politics


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)-Summer Internship Program
 
The CHCI Summer Internship Program provides 30 undergraduates from across the country, including Puerto Rico, the opportunity to spend two months in Washington, DC getting a "behind the scenes" look at how the U.S. government functions. After an intense one-week orientation, students are assigned to congressional offices where they work on constituent communications, monitor hearings, conduct legislative research, and assist with general office operations. Their work experience is enhanced through weekly leadership development sessions and a collaborative community service project. Interns receive housing, roundtrip transportation, and a $2,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with leadership potential and history of community/public service.
 
Contact:
CHCI Summer Internship Program
911 2nd Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 543-1771 or (800) EXCEL-DC
Fax: (202) 546-2143
E-mail: chci@chci.org
Web site: www.chciyouth.org

George Washington University-Semester in Washington Program

George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Program offers undergraduate students from across the country an up-close view of Washington, DC. Students may intern in such places as Capitol Hill, the White House, and national organizations. In addition, interns may enroll in elective courses offered by many of George Washington’s academic departments. The program also offers students special Friday networking events and career workshops that help them develop a professional network of their own.
 
Contact:
Semester in Washington
George Washington University
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 524
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: (202) 994-8908 or (800) 367-4776
Fax: (202) 994-8471
E-mail: siw@gwu.edu
Web site: www.semesterinwashington.org 


 
Georgetown University-Public Affairs Seminar: Internship Program
 
Georgetown’s ten-week summer Internship Program enables students to study and participate in the workings of the governmental process. The purpose of the seminar is to examine the representational and legislative functions of the U.S. Congress. The seminar sessions focus on the workings of Congress and the inter-relations among Congress, executive agencies, the courts, interest groups, and political organizations. Students attend classes at night and earn 6 credit hours of undergraduate work. During the day, students are required to work 35 hours a week at their internship site. Students are responsible for securing their own internship placements, but the program director and the Special Programs staff are available to help students identify opportunities and determine how to apply for various internships. Possible placements include Capitol Hill offices, think tanks, and national media organizations. Positions may be paid or non-paid. Tuition for the program is $3,700, plus $1,750 for housing. However, scholarships are available. Applicants must be undergraduate students.
 
Contact:
Special Programs 
School for Summer and Continuing Education 
Georgetown University 
1437 37th Street, NW, Box 571010 
Washington, DC 20057-1010 
Tel: (202) 687-5719
Fax: (202) 687-8954
E-mail: sscespecialprograms@georgetown.edu
Web site: www.georgetown.edu/ssce/spp/affairs.htm
 

 
The Fund for American States-Capital Semester Program
 
The Capital Semester Program gives students the opportunity to live, learn, and intern for 12 weeks in the nation's capital. Two classes at Georgetown University, along with briefings by officials at top government institutions, and weekly dialogues with leaders in foreign policy provide a unique educational and pre-professional experience. While interning with organizations involved in political, economic, or international affairs, students gain practical experience and interact with public policy leaders who can be a significant resource for pursuing future careers. Possible placements include federal agencies, Capitol Hill offices, and political think tanks. Each semester, up to 50 students from across the country are selected. The total cost of the program is $10,230, but scholarships are available.
 
Contact:
Capital Semester Program
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (800) 741-6964
Fax: (202) 318-0441
E-mail: admissions@tfas.org
Web site: www.dcinternships.org 


 
The Fund for American States-Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
 
The Engalitcheff Institute gives college students the opportunity to live, learn, and intern for eight weeks in the nation's capital, alongside lawmakers and business leaders. Two classes at Georgetown University, along with briefings by officials at top government institutions, and weekly dialogues with leaders in foreign policy provide a unique educational and pre-professional experience. While interning with organizations involved in political, economic, or international affairs, students gain practical experience and interact with public policy leaders who can be a significant resource for pursuing future careers. Each summer, 130 students from across the country are selected. Undergraduates majoring in economics, political science, or international relations, or anyone interested in government or public policy are eligible to apply. The total cost of the program is $4,780, but scholarships are available.
 
Contact:
Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (800) 741-6964
Fax: (202) 318-0441
E-mail: admissions@tfas.org
Web site: www.dcinternships.org 


 
 The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars-Diversity in Congress Program

The goal of the Diversity in Congress Program is to increase minority representation among U.S. congressional staff by providing minority college students interested in public service and government the opportunity to intern in congressional offices. Through internships on Capitol Hill, minority students will experience the challenge and responsibility of being an element of society’s public voice, and perhaps seek future employment in the legislative branch.
 
Contact:
Diversity in Congress Program
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
2301 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 336-7600
Fax: (202) 336-7609
E-mail: info@twc.edu
Web site: www.twc.edu


 
William Randolph Hearst Foundation-United States Senate Youth Program
 
The United States Senate Youth Program brings two high school students from each state to Washington, DC for one week to observe the federal government in action and meet key officials. Students visit Capitol Hill, the White House, the State Department, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, and tour Washington landmarks. Delegates must be elected student officers or school representatives, selected by education officials in each state. Each student receives a $5,000 college scholarship award. The Hearst Foundation will pay all expenses, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals.
 
Contact:
Ms. Rita A. Almon
Program Director
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 543-4057 or (800) 841-7048
Fax: (415) 243-0760
E-mail: ussyp@hearstfdn.org
Web site: www.hearstfdn.org
 

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Health: General

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program 
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of minority health policy professionals. Each year, 13 college students from underprivileged backgrounds are selected to work in Washington, DC for nine weeks in a congressional office. Scholars gain exposure to health policy issues and first-hand understanding of how the federal government works. Seminars, lectures, and field trips augment the work experience of the Scholars. The program provides a $1,500 stipend, roundtrip transportation, summer dormitory housing, and $1,700 for daily expenses. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and either rising seniors (entering their senior year during internship), in their senior year of undergraduate study, or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited U.S. college or university.
 
Contact:
Mr. Jomo Kassaye
Program Manager
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Howard University
Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20060 
Tel: (202) 865-4827
Fax: (202) 667-5694
E-mail: jkassaye@huhosp.org
Web site: www.bjcsp.com

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc. (HSHPS)/CDC-Health Professions Student Internship Program
 
The HSHPS/CDC Internship Program provides medical students with the opportunity to work at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and gain knowledge about the federal government careers and skills related to prevention research, surveillance, public health policy, and program development. Through the eight-week internship, students have the opportunity to develop their awareness and skills for future careers in public health, focused on Hispanic health.
 
Contact:
HSHPS/CDC Internship Program
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc.
1411 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 783-5262
Fax: (202) 628-5898
E-mail: hshps@hshps.com
Web site: www.hshps.com

Institute for Mental Health Initiatives (IMHI)
 
Established in 1982, the IMHI has maintained a mission of promoting mental health and emotional well-being in children, families, and their communities. IMHI offers interns the opportunity to work with experienced mental health and media professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention programs for the public. Applications from undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate students for fall, spring, or summer semesters, as well as for full-year internships are accepted. Although the internships are unpaid, students can receive college credit. All internship positions have project responsibilities as well as administrative duties. Applicants should have an academic background in psychology, social science, public health, health communications, public relations, or social marketing.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
Institute for Mental Health Initiatives
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 467-2285
Fax: (202) 467-2289
E-mail: www.lulac.org/About/Interns.html

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Health: Adolescent
 

Advocates for Youth-General Internship
 
Advocates for Youth is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Advocates for Youth's program and policy departments promote the health of adolescents worldwide with a focus on the prevention of unintended teenage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, through access to health services and information. Interns receive $500 a month and work a minimum of 35 hours per week for three months. Unpaid internship positions are also available to students who receive academic credit for their work. Part-time internships can be accommodated; the monthly stipend will be adjusted accordingly. These are ongoing positions and applications are accepted year-round.

Contact:
Director of Internships
Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 347-5700
Fax: (202) 347-2263
E-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org
Web site: www.advocatesforyouth.org


 
Advocates for Youth-Youth Resources/Youth HIV Internship
 
Advocates for Youth is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Every summer, Advocates hires a Youth Resource/Youth HIV intern to assist with the day to day operations of www.youthresource.com, a website for GLBTQ youth, and www.youthHIV.org, a web site for HIV positive youth and HIV peer educators. Some background in working with GLBTQ youth, HIV positive youth, HIV prevention, and sexual health is helpful. Writing and research skills are required. Ability to work independently is a must. Internship lasts 12-16 weeks and is paid.
 
Contact:
Director of Internships
Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 347-5700
Fax: (202) 347-2263
E-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org
Web site: www.advocatesforyouth.org

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Health: HIV/AIDS
 

AIDS Action-Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
 
AIDS Action, the only national organization devoted solely to advocating for effective AIDS policies, legislation, and funding, offers a fellowship program for young people seeking experience in public policy. Interns assist in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, prepare brief reports, attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings, monitor voting records, review the Federal Register and Congressional Record, and assist with correspondence, mailings, and preparation of briefing materials. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 to 26 weeks, and receive a stipend.
 
Contact:
Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
AIDS Action
1906 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 530-8030 x3040
Fax: (202) 530 8031
E-mail: zamora@aidsaction.org
Web site: www.aidsaction.org


Advocates for Youth-Youth Resources/Youth HIV Internship
 
Advocates for Youth is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Every summer, Advocates hires a Youth Resource/Youth HIV intern to assist with the day to day operations of www.youthresource.com, a website for GLBTQ youth, and www.youthHIV.org, a web site for HIV positive youth and HIV peer educators. Some background in working with GLBTQ youth, HIV positive youth, HIV prevention, and sexual health is helpful. Writing and research skills are required. Ability to work independently is a must. Internship lasts 12-16 weeks and is paid.
 
Contact:
Director of Internships
Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 347-5700
Fax: (202) 347-2263
E-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org
Web site: www.advocatesforyouth.org
 

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Health: Cancer

Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Internship
 
The Lombardi Cancer Center is offering a six-week summer paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands on experience implementing cancer prevention research for the Latino community. Interns will work with community health clinics that serve Latinos to develop a program to promote cancer prevention and early detection, and with cancer prevention researchers and physicians from Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish), have an interest in health promotion issues (especially regarding cancer prevention), and must have an avid interest helping the Latino immigrant community in the Washington, DC area.
 
Contact:
Mr. Mariano Kanamori
Georgetown University Medical Center
2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: (202) 687-0061
Fax: (202) 687-0305
E-mail: mjk27@georgetown.edu 


 
National Cancer Institute-Health Communications Internship Program

 
The National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, offers six-month paid internships in the areas of health communications and science writing. These internships provide students who are completing their Master's degree or Ph.D. with an opportunity to be a part of vital health and science communications projects. Students with backgrounds in public health, health education, science, biostatistics, epidemiology, communications, marketing, public relations, news writing, or science writing are urged to apply. Interns receive a monthly training stipend based on their years of relevant work experience and undergraduate grade point average. The average monthly stipend is $2,170.
 
Contact:
Ms. Kristie Dionne, M.A.
Internship Director
Office of Communications
National Cancer Institute
Building 31, Room 10A28
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
Tel: (301) 496-4394
E-mail: nciinterndirector@mail.nih.gov
Web site: http://internship.cancer.gov

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Various Federal Organizations
 
American Red Cross-Presidential Intern Program
 
The American Red Cross Corporate Diversity Department offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students to provide them with the opportunity to learn about key professional positions with the American Red Cross. The program is open to students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies (or who have just graduated the spring immediately prior to their appointment). Students are recruited from Washington, DC area colleges and universities, but applications are accepted from students all over the U.S.
 
Contact:
Presidential Intern Program
Corporate Diversity Department
American Red Cross, National Headquarters
8111 Gatehouse Road, 6th Floor
Falls Church, VA 22042
Tel: (202) 303-4498
Fax: (703) 206-8572
E-mail: carinoj@usa.redcross.org
Web site: www.redcross.org 


 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-Honors Internship Program

 
Each summer, a group of outstanding undergraduate juniors and full-time graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Honors Internship Program in Washington, DC. The program offers students an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and provides them with the opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the Bureau. Due to the very selective and highly competitive nature of the Honors Internship Program, a limited number of internships are awarded each summer. Only individuals possessing strong academic credentials, outstanding character, a high degree of motivation, and the willingness to represent the FBI upon returning to their respective campus will be selected. All expenses incurred by interns for travel and transportation to and from Washington, DC will be reimbursed by the FBI. Internships are paid. Housing is not provided.
 
Contact:
FBI Honors Internship Program
Room PA1301-200
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535
Tel: (202) 278-2408
Web site: www.fbi.gov/employment/honors.htm

Library of Congress-Hispanic Division Fellowship
 
Each year, one fellow is selected to work full-time assisting the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress to fulfill its mission. The Hispanic Division will determine the scope of the project. Applicants must be juniors or seniors in college, recent college graduates, or graduate students. Thorough knowledge of Spanish is required. Academic credit for the eight-week fellowship may be obtained at the discretion of the educational institution. The fellow receives a monthly stipend of $1,200.
 
Contact:
Ms. Tracy North
Hispanic Division Fellowship
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4850
Tel: (202) 707-5400
Fax: (202) 707-2005
E-mail: tnor@loc.gov

 National Security Agency (NSA)-Undergraduate Training Program
 
The Undergraduate Training Program provides college-bound students with the opportunity to learn from exceptional NSA professionals. Students attend classes full-time at their school and then work during the summer at the NSA in areas that are related to their course of study. Participants receive four years of tuition at the college of their choice, reimbursement for books and certain fees, housing and travel entitlements during summer employment, an annual salary, and a guaranteed job with the NSA after graduation. The program is open to all students, particularly to minorities, but only a select few of the nation's finest high school students will be chosen. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 or a minimum composite ACT score of 25, possess a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, must demonstrate leadership abilities, and be U.S. citizens.
 
Contact:
Undergraduate Training Program
National Security Agency
Office of Recruitment and Hiring
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779
Tel: (800) 669-0703
Web site: www.nsa.gov/programs/employ/utp.html 


 
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (SCLI)-Interpreting Latino Cultures: Research and Museums
 
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) offer an annual seminar "Interpreting Latino Cultures: Research and Museums." This hands-on training program in methods of researching and interpreting museum and archival collections features faculty scholars from the Smithsonian and outside. The program takes place on the last two weeks in June at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The seminar challenges students to develop strong research skills, while exploring issues of interpretation and representation of cultural materials and traditions in museums. Practicum in conducting object-based research and in accessing and using the collections of the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress are key components of the program. The program also offers students an opportunity to forge relationships with a community of scholars, curators, and archivists often unavailable in their home institutions.
 
Contact:
Ms. Magdalena Mieri
Programs Manager
Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Room 1465-MRC 448
Washington, DC 20560-0448
Tel: (202) 357-1600
E-mail: mmieri@si.edu
Web site: http://latino.si.edu  or www.si.edu/ofg

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Non-Profit/Volunteerism

Aspen Institute-William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
 
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grant-making program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund, assisting with general research and program support for the Fund’s grant-making and outreach efforts. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for their experience. In addition, interns receive scholarship (ranging between $2,500-$5,000), which is based on academic excellence and need. Both undergraduate and graduate minority students are eligible to apply.
 
Contact:
Ms. Jill Blackford
Program Coordinator
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)736-5800
Fax: (202) 293-0525
E-mail: nsrf@aspeninstitute.org
Web site: www.nonprofitresearch.org 


 
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)-Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-profit Development
 
NASI is a non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance programs. Every summer, the Nathan J. Stark Internship for Nonprofit Development provides a college junior or senior interested in a career in the nonprofit sector with the opportunity to learn about nonprofit boards and fundraising. The program is based at NASI with a rotation to development projects at similar nonprofit organizations such as the National Health Policy Forum and the Association for Academic Health Centers. The student will come to Washington, DC for thirteen weeks between May and August, depending on his or her schedule. The internship includes a $2,000 honorarium and the opportunity to participate in a series of seminars and projects. Whenever possible, NASI will assist the student in arranging college credit for the summer experience.
 
Contact:
Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-profit Development
National Academy of Social Insurance
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036-1904
Tel: (202) 452-8097
Web site: www.nasi.org

National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE)-Summer Institute
 
The National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE), a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, helps nonprofit organizations make wise economic decisions to efficiently and effectively pursue their social missions. The Summer Institute is a 10-day highly interactive program in Washington, DC, that introduces a select group of students associated with NCNE’s Institutional Consortium Members to the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations and the economic and business decision-making issues facing the sector. Applicants must be nominated by their home institutions, and must be college seniors or graduate students.
 
Contact:
Ms. Tanya Suphatranand
Associate Director of Programs and Administration
National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 110
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: (703) 807-0288
Fax: (703) 993-8215
E-mail: tanya@nationalcne.org
Web site: www.nationalcne.org 
 

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Social Justice/Activism: General


Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)-Communications Internship
 
ACORN®, the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income families, offers a Communications Internship in its Washington, DC office. The intern’s duties will include database research, assisting ACORN members in working with the media, writing short articles for internal publications, assisting local ACORN® offices with press plans, making calls to media outlets, sending faxes and e-mails, organizing press clippings, producing press kits, and assisting at press events. As part of the job, it is necessary to acquire a familiarity with a number of areas ACORN® works in, including fighting predatory lending, campaigning for living wage laws, and promoting affordable housing. The successful candidate must have good writing and speaking skills, good computer skills, be dependable, have an interest in community development and social justice, and be able to work independently. Intern receives a stipend.
 
Contact:
Mr. David Swanson
Communications Coordinator
Association of Community Organizations for Reform
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 547-2500
Fax: (202) 546-2483
E-mail: acornnews@acorn.org
Web site: http://acorn.org


Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)-National Internship Program
 
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education. Each year, CCHD provides two paid internships in the summer, and one that is year-long for young Catholic leaders to gain experience working with and on behalf of the poor through the National CCHD office. The CCHD internship placement program combines practical work in carrying out the mandate of CCHD at the local level, opportunities to develop relationships with community leaders, reflection on Catholic social teaching, as well as opportunities for sharing the experience with other CCHD interns. The internship is open to young Catholics between the ages of 18 and 30 who have leadership experience, community service experience, and effective writing/communication skills.

Contact:
Ms. Alicia Bondanella
Coordinator
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194
Tel: (202) 541-3000
E-mail: abondanella@usccb.org
Web site: www.usccb.org/cchd/internship.htm


National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
 
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for all Latinos living in the United States.  NCLR offers unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
National Council of la Raza
1111 19th Street, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 785-1670
Fax: (202) 776-1792
Web site: www.nclr.org

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights-Student Temporary Employment Program
 
One of the missions of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights is to investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices. The Commission’s Student Temporary Employment Program includes summer internships and provides flexible, temporary employment that enables students to earn a salary while still in school. Opportunities are very limited and subject to budget constraints.
 
Contact:
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Human Resources Division
624 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20425
Tel: (202) 376-8364
E-mail: vacancies@usccr.gov
Web site: www.usccr.gov/index.html 


 
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights-Student Volunteer Service Program
 
One of the missions of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights is to investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices. The Commission’s Student Volunteer Service Program provides unpaid training to students in high school and college related to the students' academic program. The program allows students to explore career options as well as develop their personal and professional skills. Students may work during the school year and/or during the summer vacation periods. The program also includes positions for law students.
 
Contact:
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Human Resources Division
624 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20425
Tel: (202) 376-8364
E-mail: vacancies@usccr.gov
Web site: www.usccr.gov/index.html
 

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Social Justice/Activism: Women’s Rights


 
Feminist Majority Foundation-Internship Program
 
The Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the nation's leading research and advocacy organizations for women's rights, develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Every year, the Feminist Majority Foundation seeks highly motivated undergraduate students who aspire to become leaders in the feminist movement to serve as interns in its Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Intern responsibilities include monitoring press conferences and public hearings, researching, writing, policy analysis, and organizing events and demonstrations. Full-time internships, which run for a minimum of two months, are available year-round. Interns usually work 35-40 hours a week. Part-time internships are also available during the spring and fall semesters. Positions are not paid. Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged to apply, especially those who have experience working on women's issues.
 
Contact:
Ms. Diane Greenhalgh
Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 522-2214
Fax: (703) 522-2219
E-mail: dgreenhalgh@feminist.org
Web site: www.feminist.org/intern 


 
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 
Every summer, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide, employs interns to assist in its Fundraising/Development and Program Coordination departments and Women's Political Participation team. The fundraising intern assists with fundraising operations, including on-going donor research and special event organizing. The program intern supports the five-member Program Coordination team, which is responsible for the coordination of all program proposals and reports, the promotion of internal communications and the exchange of information, and the performance of an ongoing series of workshops on internal procedures and briefings for new staff at NDI. The main responsibility of the women’s political participation intern includes organizing and collecting resources on women's issues in the field of democratic development. Interns receive $6.15 per hour, and are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. Applicants must be undergraduate students. Only applications from graduate students will be accepted for the Women’s Political Participation team.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
2030 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 728-5500
Fax: (202) 728-5520
E-mail: contactndi@ndi.org
Web site: www.ndi.org

National Organization for Women (NOW)
 
NOW, the largest feminist organization in the United States was founded in 1966 to end the injustice and inequality women face daily. NOW offers full-time and part-time unpaid internships throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students. Academic credit can be arranged. Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of women's issues and feminist organizing. Interns should also be committed to continuing the struggle for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their campuses and communities. As interns with the National NOW Action Center, students will be in the front lines of the women's rights movement.
 
Contact:
Ms. Karen Johnson
Executive Vice President
National Organization for Women
733 15th Street, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 628-8669 x125
Fax: (202) 785-8576
E-mail: nowinterns@aol.com
Web site: www.now.org/organiza/intern.html


 
National Partnership for Women and Families
 
The National Partnership for Women and Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. The National Partnership for Women and Families seeks interns for various positions. Internships are unpaid, offered throughout the year, and available for academic credit.
 
Contact:
Ms. Helen McBride
Director of Administration
National Partnership for Women and Families
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 986-2600
Fax: (202) 986-2539
Web site: www.nationalpartnership.org


 
NOW Legal Defense and Educational Fund
 
Established by the National Organization for Women (NOW) as a separate organization, the NOW Legal Defense and Educational Fund pursues equality for women and girls in the workplace, school, family, and courts through legal, education, advocacy, and public information programs. The NOW Legal Defense and Educational Fund offers various internships, including a public policy internship and a legal internship. Internships are available throughout the year in both the New York and Washington, DC offices. Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are eligible to apply.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
NOW Legal Defense and Educational Fund
2522 K Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington DC 20005
Tel: (202) 326-0040
Fax: (202) 589-0511
E-mail: hlewis@nowldef.org
Web site: www.nowldef.org


 
 Second Chance Employment Services (SCES)
 
Second Chances Employment Services is a non-profit organization serving women who are in financial risk (i.e. women who are on welfare or who have been abused by their spouse). Second Chances offers unpaid internships throughout the year, which are available for academic credit. In the summer, twelve-week paid internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Intern assignments include research, writing, conducting surveys, and developing outreach strategies for underserved populations. Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of family’s issues. 
 
Contact:
Ms. Ludy Green
Second Chance Employment Services
818 18th Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 486-7144
Fax: (202) 331-7428
E-mail: ludygreen@aol.com
Web site: www.scesnet.org

 Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI)
 
The Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that provides information and analyses on issues of concern to women, policy makers, and others interested in women's issues. WREI offers unpaid internships to current undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college. Interns assist WREI staff on various projects. Depending on the time of the year and what projects are on the "front burner," interns may help organize Capitol Hill briefings and conferences on key issues, prepare fact sheets on various topics, assist with preparations for fundraising events, and represent WREI at Washington-area seminars and other events.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
Women’s Research and Education Institute
1750 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 628-0444
Fax: (202) 628-0458
Web site: www.wrei.org/about/intern.htm
 

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For Dominican Students


Dominican Internship Program
 
The Dominican Internship Program (DIP) coordinates 12 summer internship positions for Dominican students in Washington, DC. The program, organized by the Dominican American National Roundtable and the Group of Dominican Professionals in Washington with the collaboration of the Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY, offers professional opportunities to Dominican college students in the nation’s capital. Interns are placed in congressional offices, federal agencies, national or international organizations, and receive housing with host families, instruction through the Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY (academic credits available), and a partial stipend for local expenses. Applicants must attend college outside the Washington, DC area and be of Dominican heritage.
 
Contact:
Dominican Internship Program
1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 238-0097
Fax: (202) 238-9078
E-mail: info@danr.org
Web site: www.danr.org 

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Professional and Personal Development


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)-National Internship Program
 
The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) recruits college and graduate students for internships in federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, DC and throughout the country. The internship program gives students direct experience in a diversity of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. Past intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys, and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations. Internships are available throughout the year. Interns receive round-trip transportation and a weekly stipend. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
 
Contact:
HACU National Internship Program
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 467-0893
Fax: (202) 496-9177
Web site: www.hnip.net
 
 
 MANA/General Motors-Internship Program
 
MANA, a National Latina Organization, is a national membership organization that empowers Latinas through leadership development and community action. Through the MANA-General Motors Internship Program, high school and college Latina students will be able to intern at one of the organization’s chapters or at the national office in Washington, DC, supporting MANA community programs, especially the Hermanitas Program. Students will acquire valuable skills and networking opportunities that will help them in their future careers. For an internship at one of MANA’s chapters, students need to contact their local chapter. For an internship in Washington, DC, students need to contact MANA’s national office.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
MANA, A National Latina Organization
1725 K Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 833-0060
Fax: (202) 496-0588
E-mail: hermana2@aol.com
Web site: www.hermana.org 


 
Minority Access-Internship Program
 
The Minority Access Internship Program is designed for students to experience the diversity and scope of professional career opportunities available in the federal government and other entities. Interns are placed with the federal government at work sites in Washington, DC and throughout the U.S. Also, interns have the opportunity to attend special seminars and workshops to enhance their professional and personal development. Both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Full-time internships are available in the summer, and full-time and part-time internships are available in the spring and fall semesters. All internships are paid positions and most include round-trip travel.
 
Contact:
Internship Program Coordinator
Minority Access, Inc.
5214 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Tel: (301) 779-7100
Fax: (301) 779-9812
Web site: www.minorityaccess.org 

National League of Cities
 
Each semester, the National League of Cities offers a limited number of internship opportunities in the areas of education, information resources, policy and federal relations, public affairs, research and program development, and youth, education, and families.
 
Contact:
National League of Cities
Attn: Human Resources
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20044
Tel: (202) 626-3000
Fax: (202) 626-3043
E-mail: suber@nlc.org
Web site: www.nlc.org


 
Smithsonian Institution-Minority Student Internship Program

 
The Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships offers internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. The program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students with the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their specific academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes, and offices. Internships are full-time (40 hours per week), ten week appointments and are available during the summer, fall, and spring. Interns receive $350 per week, with additional travel allowances offered in some cases. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
 
Contact:
Office of Fellowships
Smithsonian Institution
750 9th Street NW, Suite 9300
MRC 902, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 275-0655
E-mail: siofg@.si.edu
Web site: www.si.edu/ofg 


 
 The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars-College Plus One


The College Plus One program is an initiative of the Washington Center to address the needs of job seekers having completed their undergraduate education or for graduate students seeking to expand their professional exposure. College Plus One provides housing, internship placement, management, and supervision in a placement site, and combines The Washington Center’s professional development program with an intensive career development and job search technique class. Interns work four days per week and carry a lighter academic load to free time for their job search.
 
Contact:
College Plus One
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
2301 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 336-7600
Fax: (202) 336-7609
E-mail: info@twc.edu
Web site: www.twc.edu

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Leadership


National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED)-Emerging Leaders Program
 
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a unique leadership development program open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates from colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools. Each year, the ELP brings together students and recent graduates from throughout the United States and the world to learn more about the diverse and exciting field of community economic development (CED). The ELP is a part of NCCED's Human Capital Development Initiative (HCDI) to create a "talent pipeline" of CED leaders and professionals. During the one-week program, participants attend dynamic workshops, visit Capitol Hill to brief legislators and congressional staffers about key legislation and issues that affect their communities, and attend NCCED's Policy Conference. The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to attract participants who have demonstrated leadership skills, paid or volunteer community service experience, and a strong sense of altruism and community commitment.
 
Contact:
Emerging Leaders Program
National Congress for Community Economic Development
1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 325
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 289-9020 or (202) 289-7051
Fax: (202) 289-7051
E-mail: sklukas@ncced.org
Web site: www.ncced.org 


 
National Hispana Leadership Institute-Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute
 
The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute’s main purpose is to train the next generation of Latina leaders. It combines leadership training with technical and practical experience in a one-week comprehensive program in Washington, DC. The Institute, held every July, focuses on personal and career planning, health and well-being, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with high level Latina/o leaders during lectures, group exercises, and site visits. Young Latinas between the ages of 17 and 22 who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program are eligible to apply. Requirements include a 2.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership, and a strong commitment to Latina/o issues. Up to 20 Latina undergraduate college students from diverse geographical areas and ethnic subgroups within the Hispanic community will be selected each year. NHLI will cover airfare, room and board, and all classroom materials needed for the program.     
 
Contact:
Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Institute
National Hispana Leadership Institute
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 206
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 527-6007
Fax: (703) 527-6009
E-mail: nhli@aol.com
Web site: www.nhli.org

Internship Program
 
Through the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Student Internship Program, students intern at DOT sites in Washington, DC and field locations throughout the country. DOT operating administrations and component offices identify internship opportunities, specify preferred education, skills, and other credentials, make final selections, and provide intern supervision, mentoring, and evaluation. MSI partnership organizations pay interns a weekly stipend and allowance for travel to and from their internship locations. Special orientations, workshops, field trips, and counseling are also provided. Internships are available throughout the year. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be currently enrolled in a college or university as a sophomore or above, and be a U.S. citizen.
 
Contact:
MSI Student Internship Program
U.S. Department of Transportation
Departmental Office of Civil Rights
400 7th Street, SW, Room 5414A
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: (202) 366-5455
Fax: (202) 366-7717
Web site: www.dot.gov/ost/docr/msi/main.html 


 
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars-Diversity Leaders Internship Program
 
The Diversity Leaders Internship Program is a national academic program that enables selected participants to explore issues of leadership and diversity, develop professional skills, and investigate various aspects of governance and citizenship in both theory and practice. While in Washington, DC interns work in such places as non-profit organizations, congressional caucuses, and federal agencies, where they work four days a week. Monday mornings are reserved for a variety of leadership development activities that include site visits, briefings, tours, and group discussions. Monday afternoons are devoted to regularly scheduled Washington Center program activities. Students must be nominated by their college or university. Internships are available throughout the year for academic credit.
 
Contact:
Diversity Leaders Internship Program
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
2301 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 336-7600
Fax: (202) 336-7609
E-mail: info@twc.edu
Web site: www.twc.edu
 

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Foreign Affairs


 
U.S. Department of State-Student Internships
 
The U.S. Department of State is the official international relations arm of the President of the United States and it is responsible for formulating, implementing, and supporting U.S. foreign policy. The objectives of the student internships are to encourage students to consider careers in foreign affairs, provide students with valuable work experience in a foreign affairs agency, and aid the Department in achieving its mission. The majority of internships are unpaid, but are offered throughout the year to highly qualified college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Internships may be in the United States or abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
 
Contact:
Intern Coordinator
Recruitment Division
Department of State
2401 East Street, NW, Room H518
Washington, DC 20522
Tel: (202) 647-4000
Fax: (202) 261-8842
Web site: www.careers.state.gov/student 


 
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
 
WOLA's internship program gives interns a wide range of exposure to the foreign policy-making process and aims to familiarize students with current events in Latin America through regular meetings with WOLA’s policy-making associates, NGO coalition meetings, brown bag lunches, and congressional hearings. Interns are involved in producing detailed research on a specific topic that will be used in WOLA's advocacy work. Internships are offered in the summer, fall, and spring, but are not paid. Applicants must be undergraduate students.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
Washington Office on Latin America
1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 797-2171
Fax: (202) 797-2172
E-mail: wola@wola.org
Web site: www.wola.org


 
World Bank-Knowledge Internship Program
 
The World Bank Knowledge Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to acquire hands-on knowledge management skills to work in an international environment on development issues, and to gain experience working in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment with world experts. Intern duties may include doing research, writing documents, cataloguing information, and publishing knowledge stories/best practices. The internships, which are offered year-round in the Bank’s Washington, DC office, are not paid, but students may receive academic credit.
 
Contact:
Knowledge Internship Program
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: (202) 473-1000
Fax: (202) 477-6391
E-mail: kip@worldbank.org
Web site: www.worldbank.org/careers 


 
World Bank-Internship Program
 
The World Bank Internship Program offers successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment. To be eligible for the Internship Program, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program, and must be nationals of the Bank's member countries. The World Bank pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are located in Washington, DC, and are a minimum of four weeks in duration. Students studying economics, finance, human resource development (public health, education, nutrition, and population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields are encouraged to apply. Internships are offered in the winter (November-January) and summer (May-September). Students are asked to apply online.
 
Contact:
Internship Coordinator
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: (202) 473-1000
Fax: (202) 477-6391
E-mail: opportunities@worldbank.org
Web site: www.worldbank.org/career

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