Washington, DC — Via the Washington Center’s Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, the Washington Center and HBCU Connect are working with selected government agencies to provide African American students with fully-funded, paid internship opportunities for Spring and Summer 2016.
The government agencies where students will be placed include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Archives and Records Administration, and others.
The Washington Center provides students with housing and supplemental programming activities. There are no application or program fees for students who are interested in applying, but there are several requirements that must be met.
* U.S. Citizenship (no exceptions)
* 3.0 GPA
* Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
* Strong interest in federal employment
* November 18, 2015 deadline for spring semester
* January 15, 2016 deadline for summer term
What Former Interns Have Said:
“My participation in the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative was the most exciting, authentic and lesson-filled work experience I have ever had.” — Charles Love, Morgan State University
“My experience as an intern with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs was one of the most rewarding experiences of my collegiate career. I had the honor of working with an amazing group of people whose influence and advice is invaluable.” — Breanna Crawley, Howard University
“[My internship] provided me with a truly life-long and rewarding experience, which will always be significant in my career.” — Markita Payne, Clark Atlanta University
How to Apply:
The deadline to apply for the spring internship program is November 18, 2015, and the summer deadline is January 15, 2016. Students can apply online by visiting www.hbcuconnect.com//campaigns/1058/twc-content-ad