ED Seeks Fall Interns

ED Seeks Fall Interns

Are you interested in serving in the final term of the historic Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education? Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country?

The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!

Our Department is a place where you can explore fields like education policy, education law, business and finance, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education.

Our interns also participate in professional development sessions and events outside of the office, such as lunches with ED and other government officials, movie nights, and tours of the Capitol, Supreme Court and other local sights.

One of the many advantages of interning at ED is our 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 2016 internships through July 15, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST)

If you are interested in interning during the upcoming term, there are three things you must send in order to be considered for an interview:

A cover letter summarizing why you wish to work at ED and stating your previous experiences in the field of education, if any. Include which particular offices interest you. (But, keep in mind that – due to the volume of applications we receive – if we accept you as an intern we may not be able to place you in your first-choice office.)
An updated resumé.
A completed copy of the Intern Application.
Prospective interns should send these three documents in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name: Summer Intern Application.

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

An internship at ED is one of the best ways students can learn about education policy and working in the civil service. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop crucial workplace skills that will help you in whatever career path you choose. And, it’s an opportunity to meet fellow students who share your passion 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.

Internship Opportunity available!

latin american digest

Internships Available: 6

The Latin American News Digest invites students to apply for a limited number of internships. Because the goal of the Digest is essentially a didactic one, to spread the word about news from Latin America, we feel strongly about providing the opportunity for students to participate in this process. Student writers and researchers contribute to our weekly issues by writing aggregations of articles found in Latin American sources. Ideally internships happen in tandem with an independent study led by a faculty member of the appropriate department, but this is not a requirement. The result is an enriching experience for students who discover a variety of perspectives within the Latin American media. Students are able to identify trends and anomalies in the region, giving them a much greater breadth of knowledge and understanding of the hemisphere.

Intern Responsibilities:

Interns must be able to write brief aggregations in English that synthesize multiple perspectives from newspapers written in Spanish, and sometimes in Portuguese or English. Typically interns write 1200-1800 words per week (4-6 section articles or 9-10 News in Brief items). Interns generally work approximately five-six hours per week with most of that work falling on Wednesdays and Thursdays since submissions are typically due by noon Eastern Standard Time on Fridays. This internship does not require onsite work. Interns work remotely, but need to be readily available via email, cell and skype.

Intern Qualifications:

Interns must possess excellent writing skills in English and advanced reading skills in Spanish. Ability to read Portuguese is a plus. Familiarity with Latin American civilization and culture, as well as general current events is highly recommended. The ability to meet deadlines is essential.

Application Process:

Interns should submit a letter of interest as an example of their writing skills to jdejong@hsc.edu (Dr. Jana DeJong). The letter should outline the intern’s experience (coursework, travel, etc.) as it pertains to language skills and knowledge of Latin America. The name and contact info for two references must be included: one to address the intern’s writing skills in English and the second to comment on his/her abilities to read Spanish, as well as general knowledge of Latin America.


For summer internships (May 15-August 15), please submit your letter by May 1, 2016. For fall internships (August 15-December 5), letters are due by August 1, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact wjohngreen@latinamericannewsdigest.com
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