ED Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Internships Through July 15

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The Department of Education (ED) is the place where you can explore your interests in education policy research and analysis, or intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or even work with social media while learning about the role Federal Government plays in education.

If the above appeals to you, then an internship at ED may be right for you. Not only will an internship at ED provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about federal education policy while developing a variety of other skills, including writing, researching, communication and time-management skills, but interns also participate in group intern events, such as brownbag lunches with ED officials, movie nights and local tours. One of the many advantages to an ED internship is the proximity to some of the most historic and celebrated sites in our nation’s capital, all accessible by walking or taking the metro.

ED is accepting applications for Fall 2014 through July 15. If you are interested in interning for the upcoming fall term, there are three materials you must send before being considered for an interview:

  1. A cover letter summarizing why you wish to work at ED and stating your previous experiences in the line of education, if any. Include here what particular offices interest you, keeping in mind that due to the volume of applications received, you may not be awarded with your first-choice office upon acceptance.
  2. An updated resume.
  3. A completed copy of the Intern Application.

Once these three documents are finalized, prospective interns should send them in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name: Fall Intern Application.

(Note: For candidates also interested in applying specifically to the Office of General Counsel (OGC), please see application requirements here.)

An internship at ED is one of the best ways a student can learn about education policy and working in the civil service, but it is not limited to this. Your internship at ED is where you will develop crucial workplace skills that will help you in whatever career path you choose, and it is also where you will meet fellow students like yourself, who share your passions for education, learning, and engagement.

Click here for more information or to get started on your application today.

De’Rell Bonner is a special assistant and youth liaison in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

2 Comments

  1. I’m interested in an internship with the ED however I’m graduating this December. Are there any opportunities for recent graduates for this coming Spring or Summer? Thank you!

  2. The Internship sounds so interesting to me. I would like to know if the projects last throughout the Fall months or how long each project is expected to last. I currently work as a Program Advisor/Monitor for the Arkansas Department of Education in the Federal and State Monitoring Unit in the Division of Public School Accountability. We have a bit of a downtime period in our usual fast paced crucial work schedule, between May and September and I would love to be able to participate in a program during those months next year in any department dealing with supplemental educational programs or reauthorization or any Educational Research and Policy. I will be starting the final work courses toward my Doctorate degree this Fall. I would appreciate any information you could send. Kathy Davis, Ed. S.

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