Paid Summer Internship Opportunities | The Washington Center

[Special thanks to Reid May from the Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars for sharing the opportunity outlined below.]

Federal internships are again available through The Washington Center’s Competitive Government Program, and we are excited to make you aware of this exciting opportunity.  If interested in spring or summer 2013 paid internship placements with federal agencies, students should apply as soon as possible.

Selected students will intern for 15 weeks at offices within the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, or a similar agency. Positions may be available in Washington, D.C. and several regional locations. Participants will also take part in academic programming provided by TWC.

Available positions call specifically for candidates from the fields of accounting, business, marketing, finance, communications, human resources, computer science, information technology, public administration, environmental studies, aviation management, geographic information systems and engineering, so applications from students pursuing these and similar majors are welcomed. Additionally, TWC encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply, including women, minorities and students with disabilities.

Accepted interns will receive significant financial assistance, including a stipend, fully furnished housing and a travel allowance. Students will not be responsible for housing, program, or application fees.

For more information on the Competitive Government Program please
Applicants must:
– be a U.S. citizen (unfortunately, legal resident-aliens are not eligible);
– be enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or above;
– obtain approval from their campus liaison (if attending through an affiliated institution), and receive some form of credit;
– be available for a 15-week period beginning on or around January 27, 2013 for the spring or a 10-week period beginning on or around May 29, 2013 for the summer (specific start dates will be determined on an individual basis);
– demonstrate experience and/or a strong interest in working for the federal government.

How to Apply
To apply, students must submit an application at The application is fairly straightforward – and is comprised of an online form as well as a number of supplemental documents. When prompted, students should select option 2 for the Competitive Government Program. Please note: a transcript must be submitted separately in order for an application to be complete.

There is no application fee for the Competitive Government Program. If you are asked to pay a fee, you have selected an incorrect program option and should re-examine your choice.

Internship Placement
The Competitive Government Program is highly selective and placements are filled as they become available. As decisions are made by individual agencies and not The Washington Center, timetables may vary. For many opportunities, status updates may be unavailable until closer to the internship start date. The Washington Center strives to keep applicants informed and will provide updates about placement progress when available. If a student chooses to make alternative plans for the spring or summer after applying and would like to withdraw their application, please encourage them to notify The Washington Center.

We appreciate your help circulating the message about this opportunity. Should you or any students have questions, please feel free to contact me at 202-238-7702 or


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