Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

About the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative is a 10-week (summer) or 15-week (spring or fall) program that connects students with federal agency offices in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Successful applicants receive stipends, travel funding, and housing the duration of the program. Interns work full-time for one of seven federal agencies, including:
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-Census Bureau
-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
-Department of Health and Human Services
-Department of Treasury
-Department of Veterans Affairs
-Naval Supply Systems Command

The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative is part of the federal government’s efforts to increase diversity in its workforce. Students from minority populations are encouraged to apply.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative application process:

Review program details and application requirements on The Washington Center’s website.

Contact a CFSA advisor to discuss starting an application.

Application materials include:
-Official transcript
-Statement of Professional Interest addressing your desire to work for the federal government
-One-page resume
-Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a professor)

Once your application is submitted, it will be considered by the partner agencies based on availability of positions for each term.

Application processes are ongoing.

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://twc.edu/programs/federal-diversity-internship-initiative

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