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ED Invites Students to Intern at the Department

Secondary and post-secondary students age 16 years and older are invited to apply to serve as interns at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to learn about the role Federal Government plays in education. Interns may explore education policy research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, and the use of social media.

2012 U.S. Department of Education Student Interns
2012 U.S. Department of Education Student Interns

ED interns will learn first-hand about federal education policy while developing other skills such as writing, researching, communication and time-management. Interns also participate in group events, such as brownbag lunches with ED officials, movie nights and local tours. ED student internships are uncompensated.

Prospective interns should supply a cover letter explaining their interest in working at ED and particular offices of interest, an updated resume, and a completed ED intern application. These materials should be sent in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line: Last Name, First Name: Fall Intern Application.

Fall 2013 applications are due July 15, 2013. Spring 2014 applications are due November 15, 2013. Summer 2014 applications are due March 15, 2014.

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