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Offering Paid Internships with Federal Agencies 
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Summer 2022

Office of the Director Intern

Job Title:

Office of the Director Intern

Agency:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will assist with external engagement work on the  implementation of a proposed Small Business Lending Data Collection federal rule 1071. The proposed rule is designed to help small businesses gain access to the credit they need and deserve by increasing transparency in the lending marketplace. The intern will provide research 
assistance to determine position of stakeholders by reviewing public comment letters, media and 
social media posts, stories that have been submitted, and direct outreach. The focus will be on 
BIPOC small business owners and organizations that advocate for BIPOC small business owners.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business, Economics, Business Administration

 

 

Office of Innovation Intern

Job Title:

Office of Innovation Intern

Agency:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to any of the Office’s ongoing projects and initiatives during the session, particularly any ongoing GFIN or ACFIN projects, and any tech sprint that is in the planning or implementation phase. The Office of Innovation is particularly looking for students with coursework and/or hands-on experience in FinTech, i.e., the use of new technologies such as the following to create innovative financial products and services: artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, cloud services, digital ledger technology, crypto-currencies. But we would also be interested in students studying business and economics more generally. In addition, we are looking for students with an interest in international cooperation efforts given the Office’s role as the Bureau’s representative to GFIN. 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Finance, Tech, Business, Economics, Information Technology

 

 

Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Intern

Job Title:

Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) Intern

Agency:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Intern will support OMWIs efforts to report and/or execute Bureau wide action items concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility. In so doing, the intern may have the opportunity to participate in meetings with both internal and external partners and stakeholders. The DI Intern will assist and support OMWI staff in the execution of various DI projects such as developing communications for OMWI activities and/or analyzing strategic DEIA efforts. The intern may work on internal and external communications related to targeted recruitment and/or OMWI events including diversity dialogue sessions, updating the OMWI wiki page with new information, the OMWI newsletter, and at times, provide logistical and administrative support related to events and meetings hosted by the OWMI. OMWI is looking for students with strong organizational skills, writing, and attention to detail skills required. Pursuing degree 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: (BA/BS/MA/MS) in Humanities, Sociology, Anthropology, Information Technology, Business, or Political Science is preferred but not required.

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Summer 2022 

Legal Division Intern

Job Title:

Legal Division Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Desired intern will be proficient in Excel 2016 or later versions to include the Analysis ToolPak and Analysis ToolPak – VBA; one or more courses in statistics, statistical analysis, data analytics, or business analytics; good oral and written communications skills; and at least one college-level algebra or business mathematics course. This assignment will provide practical, real-life examples and uses of skills learned. Experiential to apply the theory behind data analytics, building dash boards, and reporting.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors:

Business
Business Law
Law

 

Division of Administration Intern

Job Title:

Division of Administration Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Atlanta, GA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will be provided a specific project to automate the request of training courses. The intern may research software and other technologies available to FDIC employees, recommend options to the HR team, and implement recommendation. Additionally, the intern will have opportunity to assist in other HR assignments. This assignment will provide the intern with exposure to Human Resources staffing and operations and steps the HR groups is taking to automate operations. The Human Resources Officer's focus to work smarter and more efficiently. This internship will provide the selectee with an opportunity to innovate and create a system to improve an HR process.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors:

Business
Human Resources
Information Technology

 

Division of Finance Intern (VA1)

Job Title:

Division of Finance Intern (VA1)

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

a. Assist in quarterly assessment cycle activities
b. Assist in preparing assessment reconciliations and reports
c. Analyze assessment/banking trends
d. Assist in preparing/updating Treasury procedures
e. Assist in internal control activities
f. Assist in managing SharePoint activities

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Accounting, Finance, and Economics

 

Division of Finance Intern (VA2)

Job Title:

Division of Finance Intern (VA2)

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern’s primary assignment would be to produce the annual FDIC Retirement Analysis, a comprehensive report on retirement vulnerability across the corporation.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Accounting and Finance

 

Division of Finance Intern (DC)

Job Title:

Division of Finance Intern (DC)

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Our plan is to rotate the intern across the various sections of the Controller Team (to shadow and spend time each manager) for a week or two during the internship period and provide them with a high-level overview of each section’s key tasks, responsibilities and deliverables. The intern will learn about opportunities and responsibilities as well as key knowledge areas for a career in federal financial management in an organization like the FDIC.  The outcome would hopefully encourage the intern to seek a career in government and help enable their successful pursuit of that objective.

Qualifications:

Accounting
 

 

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)

Summer 2022

 

Library of Congress (LOC) 

Summer 2022

CRS Program Support Assistant

Job Title:

CRS Program Support Assistant

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

32-40

Job Description:

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Research the degree programs and contacts of various colleges and universities to inform CRS recruitment efforts;
  • Analyze various company and government careers websites to identify best practices for recruiting diverse talent and possible area for improvement of the CRS Careers website.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred Majors - Business – Human Resources Management and Services; Business – Organizational Management Science; Information Technology; Political Science and Government; Public Administration; Public Policy
  • minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn
  • Organization
  • Ability to use Excel to capture and organize research findings

 

LCSG LACE Andean Studies Resource Guide

Job Title:

LCSG LACE Andean Studies Resource Guide

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

32-40

Job Description:

Description of Responsibilities:
The intern will conduct research with the Library’s digital collections to create a LibGuide. The LibGuide will include resources in multiple formats to expand Andean/Indigenous studies engagement with the collections. The intern will help design and expand the unheard voices of these collections where some of them are currently in different indigenous languages (ex. Quechua, Aymara), but not easily available to patrons. This project is a continuation of the Hispanic Reading Room efforts to create digital tools and resources for social impact that help share a more inclusive story of the greater American experience.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - American Studies; Anthropology; Area Studies – Latin American Studies; Communication – Journalism; Ethnic Studies; Ethnic Studies - American Indian/Native American Studies; Ethnic Studies - Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican – American/Chicano Studies

Minimum 2.5 GPA

Knowledge or familiarity with one or more Andean region languages (Quechua, Aymara, and related linguistic families) as well as Spanish; experience with Caribbean and Latin American studies; experience with digital storytelling; ability to communicate effectively in writing and methods other than in writing; ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse populations; demonstrated independence and self-motivation.

 

COP Copyright Program Specialist

 

Job Title:

COP Copyright Program Specialist

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

32-40

Job Description:

Description of Responsibilities:
The intern will work with Administrative Services Division (ASD) personnel to assess the current state of Copyright Office Standard Operating Procedures, inventorying all current SOPs.  The intern will coordinate meetings with offices of primary responsibility (OPR) to discuss applicability, and work with the OPR to establish a timeline to update the information.  The intern will assist with updating how this information is displayed on the Copyright Office Intranet page.  In addition, the Intern will work with ASD staff in responding to request for support or services from the staff of the Copyright Office.

Qualifications:

  • preferred majors - Business – Human Resources Management and Services; Business – Organizational Management Science; Business Administration; Business Management and Operations; Public Administration; Public Policy
  • minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

 

LCSG RCS American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Intern

Job Title:

LCSG RCS American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

32-40

Job Description:

Description of Responsibilities:
The intern will translate into Spanish an existing English-language essay of approximately 40,000 words in the AAPB exhibit “Latino Empowerment through Public Broadcasting” (https://americanarchive.org/exhibits/latino-empowerment) by refining an existing incomplete Spanish-language draft to create a polished text that once approved will be made available online in a Spanish-language version of the exhibit. In addition, the intern will review newly acquired Spanish-language programs to determine whether they can be made available online according to AAPB guidelines. Time permitting, the intern will draft text in English and Spanish to add to the exhibit relating to the newly acquired programs. Deliverables include: a Spanish-language translation of the existing English-language exhibit text; a spreadsheet indicating sections of the exhibit in which newly acquired programs should be placed; a report on programs that need further legal review for online access; and time permitting, additional text in English and Spanish to be added to the exhibit related to the newly acquired additional programs.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred Majors - English; Ethnic Studies - Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies; History; Languages – Spanish
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • strong writing skills in both Spanish and English
  • ability to translate English into Spanish
  • prior experience writing for a publication, such as a school magazine or newspaper
  • some knowledge of Hispanic-American history and culture

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Summer 2022

NASA General Student Auditor

Job Title:

NASA General Student Auditor

Agency:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

In-Person
8 Positions in 5 Locations:
-Cleveland, Ohio
-Greenbelt, MD
-Pasadena, CA
-Houston, TX
-Washington, DC

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns will work under the guidance of senior employees performing increasingly advanced research and assessments of NASA programs and developing analytical techniques to evaluate findings. Based on this research and evaluation, candidates could be asked to prepare detailed written reports and presentations. Specific duties will be dependent upon the assigned occupational specialty in preparation for more difficult tasks.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Business Administration/Communications, Finance, Accounting, Data Analytics, Political Science, and/or Public Administration

 

 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Summer 2022

National Science Foundation 

 

Job Title:

NSF Summer Scholar Intern 

Agency:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Program Details

https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/activities/interns/

The NSF Summer Scholars Internship Program (SSIP) is a dynamic way for students to acquire new knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and learn more about science policy and the federal government while gaining exposure to career and graduate school options. SSIP partners with the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) to provide students with professional opportunities working at a dynamic government agency. The mission of the NSF SSIP is to develop undergraduate and graduate student potential through exposure to science administration and policy, research funding programs, and research and education issues.

The ten-week program provides undergraduate students and graduate students the opportunity to work in the scientific administration of a disciplinary field that aligns with the students’ academic interests. Mentors develop a summer plan for the interns, with objectives and deliverables. Interns participate in various enrichment activities to assist with professional development, strengthen networking skills, and foster the cohort experience. Although the experience is currently virtual, students may have the opportunity to attend professional conferences or receive additional professional training. Interns are encouraged to pursue careers in STEM fields.

About the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense...” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support:

  • Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
  • Enhances the nation’s security.
  • Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.

With an annual budget of $8.5 billion (FY 2021), we are the funding source for approximately 25 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

NSF’s goals -- discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship -- provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation’s research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is “where discoveries begin.”

Qualifications:

It is preferred that interns have a STEM background and/or are deeply interested in STEM topics.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Fall 2022

Assistant Contract Admistrator (PD)

Job Title:

Assistant Contract Administrator

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assistant Contract Administrator (PD) As a HACU Contracting Intern your duties will be closely monitored and the responsibilities will be the following: -assisting with file creation and management -assist with knowledge management at meetings with various business lines -assist higher grade Contracting Officers with managing the full lifecycle of acquisitions -assist with COR file reviews -assist with acquisition legal research to include pre and post award activities -assist with documenting acquisition related milestones -attend departmental and program office meetings to assist in understanding how the government does business -assist with contract closeout procedures -assist on special projects -other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: Business Admin, Business Management and Operations, Economics, Public Administration 

 

Legislative Intern (COLAD)

 

Job Title:

Legislative Intern (COLAD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will assist with liaison between PBGC and Congressional Staff; monitoring retirement security issues (e.g., following research and developments that affect retirement security, including the needs of the Spanish-speaking population and proposals needed to meet those needs; identifying and tracking bills on retirement security; comparing provisions of different bills; assisting with responses to Congressional requests). The position requires excellent oral and written English communications skills, ability to quickly summarize and pick out the important points from written materials or oral presentations.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: public policy; history; economics; actuarial science. Facility with Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint is preferred.

 

Trainee Accountant (FOD)

Job Title:

Trainee Accountant Intern (FOD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Trainee Accountant (FOD) Assisting the IAB Accountants with accounting for the assets of their assigned plans, which may include, obtaining the price of the assets of plans as of the Date of Plan Termination (DOPT), determining and creating the journal entries needed to record the financial transactions of a terminated plan, reconciling the balances of a terminated plan’s assets per the assets statements to the PBGC’s general ledger. Aiding staff in the preparation of various daily/monthly reports, including transfers of assets from interim custodians to PBGC’s custodian bank.

Qualifications:

Preferred major: Business - Accounting, Business - Finance

 

Trainee Accountant (FOD/GAB)

Job Title:

Trainee Accountant (FOD/GAB)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Interns will assist the Financial Operations Department's(FOD)General Accounting Branch (GAB) with reconciliations for Accounts Payables, Cash, Accounts Receivable, and Obligations. Assist GAB accountants with monthly reporting for revolving fund (e.g. Daily Cash Available for Investment, Intergovernmental transactions, cash receipts analysis), and Assist GAB accountant with various types of invoice processing and analysis of transactions for reporting.

Qualifications:

 Preferred majors: Business - Accounting 

 

Trainee Auditor (CCRD)

Job Title:

Trainee Auditor (CCRD)

Agency:

National Credit Union Administration

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

To support PBGC’s internal audit function by helping with the testing and reporting of management’s controls in support of management’s statement of assurance in the financial statements. Other duties may include supporting the meetings of the Internal Control Committee, reviewing Quarterly Review Forms submitted by PBGC’s control owners, attending and documenting relevant meetings, and supporting other functions of the Corporate Controls and Reviews Department, such as fraud prevention controls, improper payments assessments, and other evaluations.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business - Accounting, Business - Finance 

 

 Trainee Auditor (ONR)

 

Job Title:

Trainee Auditor (ONR)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assists senior auditors with conducting audits of multiemployer pension plans covered under Title IV of ERISA. The audits involve the review of financial data such as general ledgers, bank statements, and balance sheets to determine the amount of cash on hand, and the reconciliation of plan asset accounts and participant accounts. Reviews invoices and tracks expenditures to journal entries and plan asset accounts. May assist senior auditors with the review and computations for plan benefits to ensure benefit amounts determined in accordance with plan provisions and levels do not exceed PBGC guaranteed levels under Title IV. As directed, obtains financial data needed to determine the amount and frequency of financial assistance payments pursuant to Sections 4245 and 4261 of ERISA. Reviews plan documents and benefit calculations to ensure plan benefits have been properly computed and cutback to the PBGC guaranteed level in accordance with Section 4022A of ERISA. May assist senior level auditors with conducting audits of insolvent multiemployer pension plans. The audits involve examining participant and financial data, performing tests in accordance with audit objectives, etc. to confirm the funding status plan and the validity of plan transactions and benefit payments.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business - Accounting, Business - Finance

 Trainee Auditor (OIG)

 

Job Title:

Trainee Auditor (OIG)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

40

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

 

Job Description:

The Office of Inspector General conducts independent audits of agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards. A trainee auditor will assist in planning, conducting and coordinating financial and performance audits; collect and analyze data pertaining to PBGC programs and operations; document data collection and analyses; and assist in drafting reports on assigned audit work.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business - Accounting, Business Management and Operations, Computer Science

 Trainee Auditor (CID)

 

Job Title:

Trainee Auditor (CID)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will work on a few special projects, as well as provide support to the fixed income financial analysts in the division. Therefore, the intern will be supervised at times by one of the two senior financial analysts in FID or one of the other FID financial analysts, who may be the project lead analyst or who the intern is providing direct support to. The main areas of work will be to provide technical, operational and administrative support at the fixed income program oversight level, at the fixed income investment manager oversight level, via miscellaneous special projects, and general functional support to the Fixed Income Division. The goal of the internship will be to provide the student intern with relevant exposure to and experience in the fixed income investment management function to facilitate career development, while receiving additional resource support and level of effort needed to complete special projects aimed at improving the overall functioning and operations of the Fixed Income Division and the fixed income program as a whole. The Student Intern will benefit from training and orientation activities on the fixed income manager oversight process and will undertake active participation in and exposure to the investment manager level oversight process by participating in due diligence meetings, as well as pre and post review meetings. This will include evaluations and assessment of investment manager performance and risk profile. The Student Intern will also benefit from training and orientation activities on the fixed income program level oversight process including the Liability Driven Investing (LDI) approach now incorporated in the PBGC Investment Policy Statement (IPS). The Student Intern will be exposed to monthly and quarterly program level oversight Performance and Risk Review meetings which evaluates and assesses the fixed income program. The Student Intern will benefit from working directly with and interacting with investment professionals within the Fixed Income Division and within CID who are at various stages of their investment careers and at varying levels of experience and professional qualifications. This will facilitate opportunities for building relationships that can support the intern in career development and planning. Also, the Student Intern will benefit from guided and self-directed, solutions oriented and focused special projects where they can help develop and implement the solutions that support the functioning of the FID. Finally, the Student Intern will provide direct support and assistance to FID financial analysts on an as needed basis to carryout appropriate operational and administrative functions, such as redundancy checks, calculations and reviews.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business - Accounting, Business - Finance, Business - Admin

Translator Assistant 

 

Job Title:

Trainee Assistant (OBA PSD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• Perform document translations using PBGC glossaries and/or online dictionaries or other translation resources and tools.
• Edit translations from a 3rd party translation vendor for grammatical accuracy and consistent pension terminology.
• Compare and edit where necessary translated Spanish text with English text.
• Proofread Spanish texts for CCS letter modifications.
• Assist with updating resources such as glossaries and translation libraries in SharePoint Specifically, PSD is looking for a HACU student to support staff in the Foreign Language Services Program in PSD, primarily reviewing translations and customer service documents. 

Qualifications:

• Proficient in Spanish (Native speaker or like-native-speaker proficiency in written Spanish)
• Proficient at reading, writing, and speaking English and able to review and translate Spanish language text into English
• Organization skills (working on several projects, using SharePoint libraries, organizing files and glossaries, etc.)
• Working on the launching of the Spanish website, checking URLs, cross-pages, etc.

Preferred majors: Communication - Corporate Communication, Education, Language, Interpretation and Translation, Spanish-English Emphasis 

 

Visual Information Trainee (COLAD)

Job Title:

Visual Information Trainee (COLAD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

COLAD is seeking a HACU intern with a creative streak and a good eye for design. Work includes design and layout of print and digital products, taking photos at internal PBGC events and write accompanying articles and/or captions for those events to post to PBGC’s intranet site. 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business - Marking, Communication - Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, Information Science 

 

 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Summer 2022

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Fall 2022

ARS Data Science Intern (Graduate Student)

Job Title:

Data Science Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

15-40 

Job Description:

Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and personal motivation and responsibility for your work. Takes personal responsibility for work and time, and contacts supervisor or team mentor for additional work if needed. Willingness to ask questions if something is not understood or is unclear. Willingness to share your own ideas for how to improve the work, and ability to work with others. Excellence in documenting your work is a must. Aptitude and willingness to learn, and/or background in biology or agriculture a plus.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

*Graduate student 

 Preferred majors: Computational Linguistics, Data Science,  Information Science, Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics, Biology/Agriculture

Experience working with Git Hub versioning, and virtual environments. Familiarity with natural language processing, machine learning, scripting language, regular expressions, databases, command line. Familiarity with thesauri or other controlled vocabulary and use in machine learning.

 

ARS Communications Intern

Job Title:

Communications Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility 

Session:

Fall 2022 

Format (Location)

In Person (Manhattan, KS)

Hours Per Week:

20-30

Job Description:

The Communications Intern will have the unique opportunity to assist the Communications team at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) on external and internal communications efforts as they work to stand up the first biosafety level-4 facility of its kind in the nation. 

The Communications Intern will assist the NBAF Communications team with the following responsibilities:
-Writing and editing articles and other content for media distribution.
-Drafting responses to public inquiries.
-Drafting and editing content for internal communications efforts including newsletter, announcements and emails.
-Fulfilling basic graphic design, editing or video production requests as needed.
-Assisting with site and personnel photography as needed.
-Creating engaging content for social media platforms (Twitter & LinkedIn) and tracking and reporting analytics.
-Designing visually appealing slides for outreach presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.
-Event planning for external and internal audiences.
-Monitoring and updating NBAF’s website and social media platforms.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

The student must be a strong communicator (written and oral), highly detail oriented, and have a natural ability to multitask and stay organized. Additionally, the student ideally has experience:

-Writing, editing, and proofreading content for various audiences.
-Creating engaging presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.
-Designing basic graphics in Adobe Creative Cloud or other design programs.
-Posting content on social media platforms, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, in order to educate others or market events.
-Locating and analyzing data on social media platforms to improve results.
-Planning and coordinating events.
-Using photography and/or videography equipment.

Preferred Majors: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or a related field

 

ARS Data Science Intern (Undergraduate Student)

Job Title:

Data Science Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

15-40 

Job Description:

Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and personal motivation and responsibility for your work. Takes personal responsibility for work and time, and contacts supervisor or team mentor for additional work if needed. Willingness to ask questions if something is not understood or is unclear. Willingness to share your own ideas for how to improve the work, and ability to work with others. Excellence in documenting your work is a must. Aptitude and willingness to learn, and/or background in biology or agriculture a plus.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

*Undergraduate student 

 Preferred majors: Computational Linguistics, Data Science,  Information Science, Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics, Biology/Agriculture

Experience working with Git Hub versioning, and virtual environments. Familiarity with natural language processing, machine learning, scripting language, regular expressions, databases, command line. Familiarity with thesauri or other controlled vocabulary and use in machine learning.

 

ARS Software Developer

 

Job Title:

Software Developer

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

15

Job Description:

Applications programming support of various IT projects. Automation of existing business processes.  Support of web modernization initiatives. Support of projects using MS Office Suite.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

PHP, Python, Bash. Linux and Git command-line skills desirable.

 

Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Programming, Web Development.

  

 

ERS Data Science & Economics Intern

 

Job Title:

Data Science & Economics Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Produce aggregate summaries and explore heterogeneities by food retailer establishments' (e.g., restaurants) service-types and chains.
Identify how establishment characteristics are used to determine a retailer’s classification/categorization among different data sets.
Summarize the statistical properties and information about linkages, including both direct and fuzzy matches, coverage, and retailer characteristics to produce a report on the use of these types of data in post-collection processing.
Explore food retail establishment classifications and conduct an environmental scan/scoping review. Develop a typology analysis from ReCount, and produce aggregate summaries.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Skills required: Data collection and cleaning, Excel proficiency, basic data analysis and presentation, organization of digital information, and communication
Skills preferred: Stata, R, SAS, and/or SPSS proficiency; Tableau proficiency
Graduate student

 

Preferred Majors: Data science; statistics; economics; computer science; geography

 

ERS Food Economics Intern

Job Title:

Food Economics Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

15-20

Job Description:

Compile, read and summarize existing nutrition literature on ultraprocessed food taxonomies.
Classify detailed food products in the IRI Consumer Network into ultraprocessed/processed food categories using statistical programming

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Proficient in a statistical programming language like SAS, Stata or R.
Good written and oral skills.
Graduate student

 

Preferred Majors: Economics or statistics or data science

 

 

ERS Policy & Economics Intern

 

 

Job Title:

Policy & Economics Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Potential responsibilities include:
1) Updating the SNAP Policy Database through 2018. The SNAP Policy Database collects and presents information about the different policy options used by States over time in a format accessible to researchers and other stakeholders; it has broad potential applications in a variety of economic and policy analysis contexts. The work of the intern would involve thorough communication with other agencies (especially FNS) to determine the timing and type of State policy option changes, research on those policy option changes, collection and organization of information through Excel, and synthesis into an updated data product.
2) Preparing for the next update of the SNAP Policy Database through a more recent year. This project would be similar to the above, but for a more recent time period including pandemic-related changes.
3) Updating the SNAP Policy Index and the associated Interactive Tool based on the updated SNAP Policy Database. The SNAP Policy Index summarizes information from the SNAP Policy Database in a single measure more accessible to policymakers and the general public; it represents the collective extent of policy options in place over time. This would involve working in Tableau and Excel.
4) Overhauling the SNAP topic pages. ERS’s SNAP webpage is an important source for members of the public searching for information about the program, but it is currently outdated and in need of reorganization and updating. This project would involve data collection, data cleaning, and developing figures and text for the next update, as well as putting into place a system for easily making future updates.
5) Developing content for a new SNAP-focused report. This report would provide information on program trends and developments over a five-year period and would include figures accurately and concisely relaying information about major developments during this period. This would involve planning of the report, data collection and cleaning, and development of figures and tables.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Skills required: Data collection and cleaning, Excel proficiency, basic data analysis and presentation, organization of digital information, and communication
Skills preferred: Stata, R, SAS, and/or SPSS proficiency; Tableau proficiency

  

Undergraduate student.

Preferred Majors: Economics, Public Policy, Agricultural Economics, Data Science, Statistics, or other related social sciences/other majors

  

RD Cooperative Service Branch - Intern

 

Job Title:

Cooperative Service Branch Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Rural Development (RD)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern should be able to provide support to cooperative/business development specialists in the branch - assisting on projects, research, and written and/or analyses deliverables. Furthermore, the Intern would have the opportunity to work on the Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development (IWGCD), allowing for exposure to other federal agencies and programs.

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Skills: The intern must have the ability to learn from and work well with others in a team capacity, conduct research, apply research findings, and assist in project development and completion. The intern must be proficient with or sufficiently familiar with computer software programs like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge: The intern should have some familiarity with legal, economic, finance, development, policy, or language coursework or experience. Example: The intern listens to project needs from their supervisor or mentor, conducts independent research on the topic at hand, deciphers and summarizes the findings, and then puts them into an appropriate format depending on the project at hand. The Intern would also assist with project planning and developing deliverables for said project.

 

Graduate student.

Preference will be given to intern candidates with some background in legal or law-related matters but who may also be engaged in courses of study that touch on economics, statistics, finance, business, or economic development. Students undertaking master's in Public Administration, Public Policy, or Data Science are highly encouraged to apply.

  

RD Management Assistant Intern

Job Title:

Management Assistant Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Rural Development (RD)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Online research for multiple programs: Housing, Community Programs, Business Cooperatives, and the State Director
Marketing outreach with Public Affairs Specialist using social media
Curate content for social media
Electronic records management for multiple programs: Housing, Community Programs, and Business Cooperatives
Database management and data entry using USDA Rural Development software 
SharePoint site updates
Demographic research, analysis, and data extraction for multiple programs: Housing, Community Programs
Home loan and refinance information management and administration
Create MS PowerPoint presentations displaying data analytics

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Skills: 
MS Office Suite
Research and analysis
Data analytics
Oral communication
Writing skills
Social Media
Tableau for data extraction
Critical and analytical thinking skills
Remote work capacity (video conferencing)

 

Undergraduate student.

Business Administration. Urban Planning. Social Work. Information Technology. Public Administration. Open to all majors

 

ARS IT & Administrative Assistant 

Job Title:

IT & Administrative Assistant

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In person (Beltsville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

20 

Job Description:

1. Provide IT support for BHNRC scientists and staff, working together with NEA IT services.

2. Assist in general office administration with the Administrative Officer.

3. Assist in updating and maintaining the BHNRC website. 4. Assist in general office tasks (phones, supplies, seminars, data calls)

About USDA and HACU

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies.

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce.

Qualifications:

Computer Literate; excellent competency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with computer hardware and software; good interpersonal skills; detail-oriented

  

Preferred Majors: Undergraduate student studying Business, Computer Science, or Informatics

  

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

Summer 2022

CVM Office of the Management Intern

Job Title:

CVM Office of Management Intern

Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Sub-Agency

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

  • Assists OM staff in updating and maintaining the Diversity Board Project.

  • Updates the CVM Directory to include phonetics. Explores ways to make it more useable and updatable by employees.

  • Assists in Human Resource projects
  • Assists in Budget projects
  • Assists in Training projects
  • Provides customer service and records management assistance to CVM employees.
  • Operates office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions.
  • Uses computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

General Administrative Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of administrative duties related to supporting and maintaining the Office. This may include activities such as establishing and maintaining filing systems; reviewing and distributing mail; organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies; helping organize and maintain office common areas; performing general office clerk duties and errands; receiving and referring visitors and telephone calls; answering routine, non-technical inquiries and referring technical questions to the proper staff members.
  • Types correspondence, reports, forms, and similar material from rough draft or handwritten notes using a personal computer and word processing software. Reviews and edits outgoing correspondence and preliminary drafts. Brings any discrepancies or informational gaps in material to the attention of the initiator.
  • Creates, enters, and maintains, information in databases. Updates or revises existing databases for the use of the office staff. Places tabular material in proper sequences and assembles supplementary material for transmittal. Sets up and arranges spreadsheets, graphics, and charts in proper form, with responsibility for selecting data from various sources. Summarizes and organizes data requested by employees in the office.
  • Maintains a control system for projects, documents, and material received in the Office.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.

Qualifications:

administrative skills and/or a background in science

 

CVM Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation Intern

Job Title:

CVM Office of Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation Intern

Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Sub-Agency

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

  • Supports evaluation of animals' drugs by working with ONADE scientists to conduct systematic reviews of the scientific literature.

  • Performs searches of available databases to collate information on regulatory science parameters for animal drugs approved by FDA and by other international regulatory bodies

  • Creates electronic versions of data sets for analysis, e.g., excel

  • Processes, organizes, and files electronic scientific and administrative documents

  • Supports our quality system by assisting with the creation, organization, and verification of information in Standard Operating Procedures

General Administrative Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of administrative duties related

    to supporting and maintaining the Office. This may include activities such as establishing and maintaining filing systems; reviewing and distributing mail; organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies; helping organize and maintain office common areas; performing general office clerk duties and errands; receiving and referring visitors and telephone calls; answering routine, non-technical inquiries and referring technical questions to the proper staff members.

  • Types correspondence, reports, forms, and similar material from rough draft or handwritten notes using a personal computer and word processing software. Reviews and edits outgoing correspondence and preliminary drafts. Brings any discrepancies or informational gaps in material to the attention of the initiator.

  • Creates, enters, and maintains, information in databases. Updates or revises existing databases for the use of the office staff. Places tabular material in proper sequences and assembles supplementary material for transmittal. Sets up and arranges spreadsheets, graphics, and charts in proper form, with responsibility for selecting data from various sources. Summarizes and organizes data requested by employees in the office.

  • Maintains a control system for projects, documents, and material received in the Office.

  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.

Qualifications:

administrative skills and/or a background in science

 

CVM Office of Research Intern

Job Title:

CVM Office of Research Intern

Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Sub-Agency

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

  • Follow and observe the OR veterinarian perform veterinary treatments and health checks on small, large and aquaculture animals (fish and frogs)

  • Socializing research animals (potentially more than one species) to study personnel and study procedures

  • Training research animals to perform desired tasks for a reward, recording and analyzing socialization data

  • Scientific work including running ELISAs/PCR/other laboratory tests under the supervision of the OR Staff Scientists (depending upon their experience with laboratory work).

  • Processing, organizing, and filing paper and electronic scientific review documents.

  • Studies diverse areas related to animal health such as antimicrobial resistance, depletion and detection of animal drug residues in food, animal feed contaminants, and stem cell studies.

  • May also work with Business Process Improvement, Business Management Operations or Quality Assurance Teams to do some basic data entry into a variety of office level database systems, basic data gathering and fact-finding activities, prepare reports and graphs/chart using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

  • May compose and send correspondence to Office staff regarding administrative procedures updates or changes.

  • May write or revise ope9Frating procedures to document office policies and methods.

  • Uses computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

General Administrative Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of administrative duties related to supporting and maintaining the Office. This may include activities such as establishing and maintaining filing systems; reviewing and distributing mail; organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies; helping organize and maintain office common areas; performing general office clerk duties and errands; receiving and referring visitors and telephone calls; answering routine, non-technical inquiries and referring technical questions to the proper staff members.

  • Types correspondence, reports, forms, and similar material from rough draft or handwritten notes using a personal computer and word processing software. Reviews and edits outgoing correspondence and preliminary drafts. Brings any discrepancies or informational gaps in material to the attention of the initiator.

  • Creates, enters, and maintains, information in databases. Updates or revises existing databases for the use of the office staff. Places tabular material in proper sequences and assembles supplementary material for transmittal. Sets up and arranges spreadsheets, graphics, and charts in proper form, with responsibility for selecting data from various sources. Summarizes and organizes data requested by employees in the office.

  • Maintains a control system for projects, documents, and material received in the Office.

  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.

Qualifications:

administrative skills and/or a background in science

 

CVM Office of Surveillance and Compliance Intern

Job Title:

CVM Office of Surveillance and Compliance Intern

Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 

Sub-Agency

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

  • Support the Business Management and Operations Team in a variety of tasks such as: paper and electronic filing; prepare reports/chart using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel; upload files in Share Point; perform other administrative duties as assigned.

  • Assist with and perform data analyses related to evaluation of adverse drug event reports for approved and unapproved animal drug products and animal devices.

  • Assist with safety signal detection activities by organizing and inputting information (e.g., adverse reactions/events from animal drug labels) into CVM’s adverse drug event analysis tool which would support the ADE review and signal management processes.

  • As needed, perform literature reviews and other data analyses to support the investigation of safety signals.

  • Assist with mapping of text field data within CVM’s adverse drug event analysis tool to facilitate assessment of potential drug interactions.

  • Supports an evaluation of post market safety and effectiveness of certain veterinary drugs by working with CVM scientists to conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature and the required post approval reporting of safety and effectiveness information.

  • Performs searches of available databases to collate information on target animal and human user safety parameters for animal drugs (approved and unapproved) by FDA and by other international regulatory bodies.

  • Processes, organizes, and files paper and electronic scientific review documents.

  • Searches approved drug databases to identify older or inactive products that require post market label revisions.

  • Creates spreadsheets (with sources, product names, claims, dosage forms, websites, etc.) of marketed: o high-priority unapproved drugs o compounded drugs, focused on CVM’s priorities for enforcement action (human/animal safety concerns, compounding for food-producing animals, copies, and office stock) o cell and tissue therapy products General Administrative Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of administrative duties related to supporting and maintaining the Office. This may include activities such as establishing and maintaining filing systems; reviewing and distributing mail; organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies; helping organize and maintain office common areas; performing general office clerk duties and errands; receiving and referring visitors and telephone calls; answering routine, non-technical inquiries and referring technical questions to the proper staff members.

  • Types correspondence, reports, forms, and similar material from rough draft or handwritten notes using a personal computer and word processing software. Reviews and edits outgoing correspondence and preliminary drafts. Brings any discrepancies or informational gaps in material to the attention of the initiator.

  • Creates, enters, and maintains, information in databases. Updates or revises existing databases for the use of the office staff. Places tabular material in proper sequences and assembles supplementary material for transmittal. Sets up and arranges spreadsheets, graphics, and charts in proper form, with responsibility for selecting data from various sources. Summarizes and organizes data requested by employees in the office. · Maintains a control system for projects, documents, and material received in the Office. · Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.

Qualifications:

administrative skills and/or a background in science

 

CVM Office of the Director Intern

Job Title:

CVM Office of the Director Intern

Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Sub-Agency

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Session:

Summer 2022

Format/Location:

Virtual (Rockville, MD)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

  • Respond to requests for information

  • Write communications to respond to inquiries

  • Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, employee, or public interest groups.

  • Study the objectives, policies, or needs of organizations to develop communication strategies that will convey information on the organizations work to many different audiences.

  • Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.

  • Identify issues for research and analysis.

  • Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.

  • Review, and study the effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or other conditions on animals.

General Administrative Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of administrative duties related to supporting and maintaining the Office. This may include activities such as establishing and maintaining filing systems; reviewing and distributing mail; organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies; helping organize and maintain office common areas; performing general office clerk duties and errands; receiving and referring visitors and telephone calls; answering routine, non-technical inquiries and referring technical questions to the proper staff members.

  • Types correspondence, reports, forms, and similar material from rough draft or handwritten notes using a personal computer and word processing software. Reviews and edits outgoing correspondence and preliminary drafts. Brings any discrepancies or informational gaps in material to the attention of the initiator.

  • Creates, enters, and maintains, information in databases. Updates or revises existing databases for the use of the office staff. Places tabular material in proper sequences and assembles supplementary material for transmittal. Sets up and arranges spreadsheets, graphics, and charts in proper form, with responsibility for selecting data from various sources. Summarizes and organizes data requested by employees in the office.

Qualifications:

administrative skills and/or a background in science

 

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) - Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Summer 2022 

BLM Biological Science Technician, Ecologist, or Wildlife Biologist CO

Job Title:

Biological Science Technician, Ecologist, or Wildlife Biologist CO

Agency:

Department of the Interior

Sub-Agency:

Bureau of Land Management 

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Grand Junction, CO

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 The Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has completed numerous vegetation and fuels treatments over the years. The office needs to take a comprehensive approach to reviewing the existing treatments to determine what areas need follow up treatments. The GJFO also needs to determine the highest priority areas for completing new habitat treatments that would benefit mule deer, elk, sage-grouse, and other priority species. The GJFO needs to work in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and possibly Native American tribes to identify and prioritize these areas. This comprehensive planning will enable the BLM to focus work in areas that will have the largest benefit for wildlife.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Biology, Ecology, Natural Sciences

 

BLM Clerk/Assistant or Administration and Office Support Student Trainee CO

Job Title:

 Clerk/Assistant or Administration and Office Support Student Trainee CO

Agency:

Department of the Interior

Sub-Agency:

Bureau of Land Management 

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Monte Vista, CO

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 This internship student would serve as clerical point of contact on specific resource program(s) such as grazing administration, environmental planning, cultural resources, abandoned mines, minerals, recreation, permitting, etc. Maintain resources files and complete training in order to be able to perform recurring or standardized transactions in various resource specific systems and databases. Knowledge of natural resource regulations and policies, and standardized practices and procedures in order to serve as clerical point of contact on specific resource program(s) and perform recurring or standardized transactions in various resource specific systems. Specific knowledge of or experience with automated natural resource systems. This project is an element of the Rocky Mountain District and the SLVFO to prioritize and reorganize the records, filing, billing, database management and program support to the Range Management Program as well as other field office programs including Lands and Realty, Minerals, and Recreation. The SLVFO is undergoing requested program reviews to aid in reorganization and increasing efficiencies in program administration and management after being restructured from Service First and combining 4 offices into one field office. This work is critical to support these programs and gain knowledge, consistency, and administrative improvement for the Field Office.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Biology, Ecology, Natural Sciences

 

BLM Land Law Examiner NM

Job Title:

 Land Law Examiner NM

Agency:

Department of the Interior

Sub-Agency:

Bureau of Land Management 

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual (Sante Fe,NM)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 This project would relate to the career field families of public policy/administration and management and natural resource management. Based on existing policy, an intern would write and develop knowledge articles on the oil and gas program for the Mineral and Lands Record System (MLRS). These articles would inform both external and internal users on the management of fluid mineral cases within MLRS. The fluid minerals release for the Mineral and Lands Records System is expected to launch March 2022. The program needs to write and develop knowledge articles on these topics for internal users, external customers, and the public at large.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Natural Resources, Environmental, or Law

 

BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner AZ

Job Title:

Outdoor Recreation Planner AZ

Agency:

Department of the Interior

Sub-Agency:

Bureau of Land Management 

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual (Safford, AZ & Phoenix, AZ)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 Improve the Recreation Fee Program in Arizona through drafting business plans. Collect data including visitor use, fee revenue, expenditures of fee revenue, operating and maintenance costs, and future expenditures for fee sites or areas. Develop written and visual descriptions (such as tables, graphs, and images) to communicate the business need to the public for charging or changing recreation fees using the existing business plan template. Analyze the fee rate using the cost recovery method. Conduct market analysis within the service area. Ensure all text, images, graphs, and tables in the draft plans are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. These projects are critical to advancing BLM Arizona’s recreation program and the services provided to the public.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Economics, Business, Socioeconomics

  

BLM Planning Intern CO

Job Title:

Planning Intern CO

Agency:

Department of the Interior

Sub-Agency:

Bureau of Land Management 

Session:

Summer 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual (Lakewood, CO)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 Improvements to the BLM’s planning and NEPA framework are underway. Technological innovations are at the heart of the strategy we currently call eNEPA. Adopting a modernized approach to collecting, managing, and analyzing information will reduce the time involved in permitting, and clarify the reporting of environmental impacts. eNEPA will be a reporting and publishing tool that modernizes the current ePlanning website. The first phase of eNEPA will be an automated Categorical Exclusion module that will streamline and standardize the way the BLM uses this form of NEPA review to authorize projects. Within one dashboard, field staff will have access to the information needed to seamlessly complete their analyses for proposed activities on public lands.

The DHA Intern will join the project at a critical point for engaging BLM staff. The intern will contribute to communications utilizing their skills in graphic design and visualization, as well as through data and information. The intern will be expected to assist with the development of a communications strategy, creation of graphics of the NEPA workflow process, drafting emails to testing and development teams, and the creation of slide presentations for leadership. The intern will also contribute to the content of the communications materials.

Qualifications:

 Communications, Graphic Design, Environmental Science, Political Science, Rhetoric, Social Sciences, Natural Resources, Physical Sciences, Public Administration, Planning, Data Management, Geographic Information Systems

 

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Fall 2022

FWS Arcata Improving Hydrodynamic Models of the Klamath River Intern

Job Title:

Arcata Improving Hydrodynamic Models of the Klamath River Intern

Agency:

Department of Interior

Sub-Agency:

Fish and Wildlife Service

Session:

Fall 2022

Format/Location:

In-Person (Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office: 1655 Heindon Rd., Arcata, CA 95521)

Hours Per Week:

20

Project Description:

 

The Klamath River is the focus of water and wildlife conservation issues and will soon be the site of the largest dam removal effort in history. Tools are needed to inform the use of limited water resources to maximize ecological benefits and support dependent tribal, commercial and sport fisheries. Further it is critical to document conditions before-dam removal to support interpretation of the benefits of restoration efforts. To address these needs, a spatially explicit two-dimensional hydrodynamic model was completed in 2021 and encompasses over 200 miles of the Klamath River. The hydrodynamic model will provide a component for updating key statistical relationships between streamflow and suitable habitat of Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and other riverine species to provide a scientific basis for water management decisions in the Klamath Basin. However, the performance of the hydrodynamic model has not yet been tested for its utility in predicting instream habitats.

This project aims to evaluate the output from the hydrodynamic model with a specific focus on its utility for predicting instream habitats. The Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office has recently published peer-reviewed journal articles that describe hydrodynamic model calibration and validation routines, as well as, the development of streamflow to habitat relationships. This body of work provides a basis for development of datasets that will be applied in this project at a landscape-scale. The products resulting from this effort will improve our ability to leverage the hydrodynamic model and ultimately improve the ecological benefits of streamflow management in the Klamath River.

 

Job Description:

 

Tasks and Duties:

Duties include implementation of validation and calibration routines in GIS software. Specific duties may include quantifying differences in depth and velocity predictions between independent hydrodynamic models, creating maps of instream habitat features associated with endangered salmonids, and developing analysis tools with ArcGIS Pro. Creating a professional presentation of results to cooperative agencies will also be a primary task.

Deliverables:

Products resulting from the validation and calibration routines include stream flow metrics to be compared to modeled parameters, GIS layers and maps displaying areas of congruency, organized project and file folder directories, and a presentation with digital slides for dissemination of results to cooperative agencies are expected as deliverables from the intern.

Opportunities:

The selected applicant will have the opportunity to assess critical habitat-flow models needed to effectively manage aquatic species of concern in the Klamath River. Skills and experience in GIS data management and analyses, field surveys, and professional presentations will be developed with assistance from fish and wildlife experts.  Access to and utilizing the spatial data generated from the hydrodynamic modeling effort will provide valuable training for students interested in building a career to conserve aquatic species in a time and place of extreme drought, climate disturbance, and habitat restoration.

 

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors -

Biological Sciences

  • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development

Geographic and Information Sciences

  • GIS, Cartography, Geography, Hydrology, Statistics, Modeling, Engineering, Land Survey, Geology, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing
Beyond the Internship: Participants in this internship may receive non-competitive eligibility under the Public Lands Corps Act. Participants between the age of 16-30 who are US citizens and meet other eligibility criteria will receive direct hire eligibility upon the completion of 640 hours of work.

 

FWS Carlsbad Conducting Status Assessments for Threatened and Endangered Species Intern 

Job Title:

Carlsbad Conducting Status Assessments for Threatened and Endangered Species Intern

Agency:

Department of Interior

Sub-Agency:

Fish and Wildlife Service

Session:

Fall 2022

Format/Location:

In-Person (Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office: 2177 Salk Ave., Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

Hours Per Week:

20

Project Description:

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) to conduct a status review of each listed species at least once every 5 years. This project would support the Listing and Recovery Division by completing a status assessment for a threatened or endangered species. This project will contribute to our program goals, update baseline information for the species, and inform work in other divisions. Depending on the species, the status assessment could be short-form 5-year review, a species biological report, or a conservation strategy. The intern will have the opportunity to select the species they will be working on from a shortlist developed by the Division.

This project is anticipated to result in two deliverables: 1) status assessment or conservation strategy for a listed species and 2) a presentation of the assessment results to staff and decision makers at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. This work will require extensive review of past literature and coordination with our partners. The final written product will include updated information about the species' life history and biology, threats acting on the species, conservation measures already in place and those needed in the immediate future, as well as an occurrence table and a map. The intern will also update files at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office with updated literature and survey reports, and prepare a list of partners, stakeholders, and land managers researching or managing the species.

 

Job Description:

 

As described above, the intern will work to assess a listed plant or animal species to: 1) conduct a status assessment to evaluate whether or not the species status has changed since it was listed, or 2) complete a conservation strategy to identify priority conservation objectives for recovery. The intern will work independently with the support of a senior biologist to review available information to develop a species status assessment or conservation strategy. We anticipate that the intern will work on one species and one written deliverable. There is flexibility to modify or expand the project should the intern be available for a longer period of time. For example, they could develop a conservation strategy to support their status assessment or they could conduct a status review for another species

The following objectives will contribute to the preparation of the project deliverables:

Objective 1: Conduct a literature review to provide baseline information, or an update of new information since the last status review (Weeks 1 and 4). Over the first 2 weeks, conduct a thorough review of the literature of the target species from the past 5 years (since the last 5-year review was completed) to provide an updated baseline, which will assist office staff with other packages working with this species.

  • Task/Deliverable: Search electronic databases to conduct a literature search to collect peer reviewed literature regarding the species under review. Collect occurrence information from State sources (i.e. CNDDB). Also work with the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office staff to assemble survey reports and other grey literature that are available electronically. This information will be summarized as the first part of the assessment and will help to update the distribution for the species. The intern will then work internally with GIS staff to the develop the necessary mapping for the species.

Objective 2: Update occurrence data (Weeks 1-5)

  • Task/Deliverable: Search electronic databases to compile species occurrence data. Work with GIS staff to import and clean data. Update or create a table of occurrences.

Objective 3: Coordinate with Service staff and external partners to obtain current information about species' biology, life history, and threats (Weeks 1-6)

  • Task/Deliverable: Identify partners and land managers who research or manage for the species. These could be Federal (i.e. USFS, USGS), State (i.e. CDFW), or local partners and species experts. Coordinate with partners to obtain information that may not be available through the peer reviewed literature. Coordinate with partners to get shapefiles to assist with occurrence information. Conduct field visits to see the species and its habitat, assuming field visits are allowable under the current COVID guidance at the time of the internship. This information will be used to write the life history section of the document.

Objective 4: Assess current threats to the species (Weeks 1-9). By week 8, assess current and future threats to the species, based on the literature review (Obj 1 above) and coordination with partners (Obj 3 above).

  • Task/Deliverable: Collect information on activities impacting the species or habitat where it occurs. Reach out to our partners identified in Obj 3 above to document threats information. This information will be used to evaluate impacts from current and future threats and develop conservation measures to reduce threats. This information will be used to write the threats section of the document.

Objective 5: Identify priority research and conservation tasks (Weeks 5-10).

  • Task/Deliverable: Investigate what conservations measures are being implemented or how the habitat is managed to minimize impacts to the species. Identify actions that could be implemented over the next 5 years to reduce impacts to the species. Work with our partners to develop potential research and management actions needed for recovery of the species. This information will be included in the report (Objective 6).

Objective 6: Prepare a written report summarizing the biology, threats, and priority tasks (Weeks 4-12). By week 12, finalize the draft assessment (written report) summarizing the biology and threats with a: 1) recommendation of its current status to present to managers, or 2) summary of conservation actions needed for recovery. Based on an internal review by staff at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, comments will be incorporated to finalize the written report in week 14.

  • Task/Deliverable: Take all the information from previous objectives and synthesize this into one complete report. This will include a description of the species' life history and biology, threats acting on the species, conservation measures already in place and those needed in the immediate future, and a synthesis.

Objective 7: Develop and deliver an oral presentation of results to the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (Weeks 13-16).

  • Task/Deliverable: Develop an oral presentation to describe the current status of the species. Review this with supervising official and practice at Listing and Recovery Division meeting. Give final presentation at the end of 16 weeks to staff at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office.

Objective 8: Complete decisional record (Week 16).

  • Task/Deliverable: Develop an email portfolio with pertinent communication with internal and external stakeholders. Review the electronic files and ensure that all literature and data used in the analyzes are saved including drafts from internal review and those with substantial changes.

Opportunities:

  • Opportunity for the intern to gain exposure to multiple stakeholders (internal and external coordination):
    • The intern will work with staff from all divisions at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office to obtain the current information and to assist with development of the status review (i.e. Listing and Recovery, GIS, section 7). They will also have the opportunity to engage researchers and work with State and Federal agencies. The intern will have many opportunities to coordinate by oral and written means and provide weekly briefings to senior biologists and managers at the Carlsbad office.
  • Opportunity for intern to navigate organizational levels:
    • The intern will be working at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office and will be engaged with staff at all levels in this Ecological Services office. Depending on the species and assessment-type chosen, they may also have the opportunity to coordinate with Refuge system and Regional staff. The final project presentation will be provided to all staff at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
  • Opportunity for the intern to demonstrate a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility:
    • Autonomy and independent work are essential for this position to succeed. The intern will work closely with staff in the Listing and Recovery Division. They will be required to work independently to gather information and meet remotely with partners. Carlsbad staff will mentor the intern and provide guidance to assist in this process. The intern will need to independently coordinate remote meetings and phone calls between our partners and researchers familiar with the species.
  • Opportunity for the intern to present the deliverables or work products to key decision makers:
    • The intern will be working to assess the status of a listed or provide conservation recommendations. They will lead weekly briefings with their appointed supervisor throughout the internship to ensure that they achieve each project objective. At the end of the term, they will provide a presentation of their findings to our office.

 

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Biological Sciences

  • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development
Beyond the Internship: Participants in this internship may receive non-competitive eligibility under the Public Lands Corps Act. Participants between the age of 16-30 who are US citizens and meet other eligibility criteria will receive direct hire eligibility upon the completion of 640 hours of work.

 

FWS Kern Distribution of the Endangered Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew Intern 

Job Title:

Kern Distribution of the Endangered Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew Intern

Agency:

Department of Interior

Sub-Agency:

Fish and Wildlife Service

Session:

Fall 2022

Format/Location:

In-Person (Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex: P.O. Box 670, Delano, CA, 93216)

Hours Per Week:

20

Project Description:

This project will involve the use of remote cameras to document the spatial and temporal distribution of the endangered Buena Vista Lake ornate shrew on the Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex. BVLOS were first detected on the Kern NWRC in 1992. Since then, no comprehensive survey has been conducted so their distribution on the Refuge is not well understood. BVLOS require permanent and intermittent riparian or wetland communities that contain a complex vegetative structure with thick leaf litter or low-lying vegetation and a consistent and diverse supply of prey. Besides this, however, little is known about their habitat requirements and behavior. This project will help us better understand those unknowns.

The survey will start within the three areas designated as Critical Habitat for BVLOS at the Kern NWR. Cameras will then be strategically moved from these core areas to cover the entire Refuge and document spatial distribution. For temporal distribution, several locations will be randomly selected, stratified by the dominant vegetation type, and will be monitored throughout the year to document when shrews are being detected. Duties will involve but are not limited to protocol creation, report writing, camera deployment, weekly camera checks, database creation, data entry and management, and other duties as assigned.

 

Job Description:

Intern Tasks and Duties:

The intern will first conduct a literature review on previous BVLOS research both on and off Refuge. They will then assist the Refuge Biologist in developing a remote camera study to better understand the spatial and temporal distribution of shrews while also monitoring their behavior and the different habitat characteristics of where they are found. The intern will take the lead on developing a protocol for the survey, creating a database, and writing a report containing the findings of the project. The intern will manage camera site selection, camera deployment, camera checks, analyzing camera trap data and organizing photos, data entry and management, and report writing. The intern will also have the opportunity to help refuge staff with other projects of interest involving invasive species removal, wetland management, habitat restoration, and other endangered species monitoring projects. 

The intern will develop a survey protocol for BVLOS remote camera trapping at Kern NWRC using the 2013 USFWS protocol handbook as a guide. The intern will create an Excel database to enter all BVLOS camera trapping data for their project. They will then document their findings in a report that will include maps of BVLOS distribution maps, BVLOS behaviors observed, habitat characteristics that were most frequently present when shrews were detected, and recommendations for future surveys and research. Lastly, the intern will create a PowerPoint presentation summarizing their report to be presented to Refuge Staff and other partners.

Opportunities for the Intern:

  • Gain exposure to multiple stakeholders (internal/external):
    • The Refuge currently coordinates with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP) for BVLOS projects and research. The intern will have the opportunity to share their findings and coordinate with them on various projects.
  • Navigate organizational levels:
    • The intern will be given the opportunity to shadow Refuge staff members to learn about the organizational levels within the Kern NWRC. We will give an overview of what each staff members duties are and answer any questions they may have about the different career tracks within the USFWS.
  • Develop skills in leadership, autonomy, strategic thinking/critical thinking and problem solving, and effective oral and written communication skills:
    • Much of this project will require the intern to be independent. They will be completing most of their work alone, navigating around the Refuge relying on maps and a GPS. From this project they will be able to develop good time management, organizational, and critical thinking skills to accomplish their workload. Fieldwork is frequently unpredictable and will require the intern to be flexible and adapt to any situation. There are several other interns working on different projects around the Refuge who will occasionally help with this project. In those instances, the intern will be able to develop leadership skills by training others and then delegating tasks they need assistance with.
  • Present the deliverables or work products to key decisionmakers:
    • At the end of the 16 weeks, the intern will have the opportunity to present their findings to Refuge Staff including the Project Leader, Deputy Project Leader, Wildlife Biologist, and Refuge Specialist. We will also invite CDFW and ESRP staff that work with the Refuge closely on BLVOS research and any other USFWS staff that may be interested in attending.

 

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors - Biological Sciences

  • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development
*Must be able to conduct field work involving hiking and carrying equipment.
 
*Must be able to life/carry 50lbs. 
 
*Must have valid driver's license (to operate a government vehicle). 
 
Beyond the Internship: Participants in this internship may receive non-competitive eligibility under the Public Lands Corps Act. Participants between the age of 16-30 who are US citizens and meet other eligibility criteria will receive direct hire eligibility upon the completion of 640 hours of work.

 

FWS San Pablo Bay Habitat Management and Monitoring Intern on the San Francisco Bay NWRC

Job Title:

San Pablo Bay Habitat Management and Monitoring Intern on the San Francisco Bay NWRC

Agency:

Department of Interior

Sub-Agency:

Fish and Wildlife Service

Session:

Fall 2022

Format/Location:

In-Person (San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 2100 Sears Point Rd., Sonoma, CA 95476)

Hours Per Week:

20

Project Description:

Intern will work with San Francisco Bay NWR Complex (Complex) staff, volunteers, and partners to conduct habitat management and monitoring on three refuges within the Complex in northern San Francisco Bay area for the benefit of listed species and other native wildlife, and to reduce threats to refuge habitats from priority invasive plant species. Intern will also assist with initial development of Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) program monitoring tools for three refuges. Focal refuges include San Pablo Bay NWR, Marin Islands NWR, and Antioch Dunes NWR, but work may be conducted on any of the seven Refuges within the Complex.

Activities will include, invasive vegetation management, vegetation surveys, collection of geospatial data, native seed collection and processing, riverine dune habitat restoration, endangered butterfly surveys, data management, literature review, report writing, map production, and outreach material production.

Job Description:

Intern tasks and duties:

  • Assist refuge staff with invasive plant management and monitoring activities on three refuges
      • Implement invasive plant control, using mechanical and chemical methods.
      • Collect geospatial data documenting weed treatment location and type
    • Assist refuge staff with conducting habitat restoration and management activities.
        • Collect native plant seeds, clean seeds and prepare for planting
        • Work with refuge staff to select planting areas, and map these areas using ArcCollector
        • Conduct soil preparation and plant seeds
      • Develop communication tools for the Complex to use for a volunteer and Citizen Science-based Early Detection Rapid Response program for invasive plant species on three refuges.
      • Assist refuge staff with conducting listed species surveys
        • Conduct Lange’s metalmark butterfly survey at Antioch Dunes NWR

      Deliverables:

      • Produce updated EDRR invasive plant lists for the three refuges, using Cal WeedMapper and other resources.
      • Develop plant identification cards to be used for EDRR plant identification in the field by staff and volunteers, and for Citizen Science applications
        • Conduct research on existing cards, templates
        • Produce field identification cards for EDRR plant species on the three refuges
      • Will be required to present EDRR products in a presentation at a team meeting at end of internship, and give summary of internship activities.

      Opportunities:

      • Intern will work with refuge staff, volunteers, partners, and other USFWS field offices
        • Conduct fieldwork such as weed control, biological surveys, habitat restoration with other refuge staff, volunteers, partners
        • Participation in Conservation Target team meetings and decision-making with refuge staff. The Complex identified seven Conservation Targets during our NRMP process. Intern will be able to participate in at least three of these target meetings- Riverine Dunes Ecosystem, Tidal Marsh, and Waterbirds.
        • Interaction with USFWS Bay-Delta Field office during Riverine Dunes Ecosystem related meetings and discussions
      • Learn and use ArcCollector to collect geospatial data
      • Will be briefed on USFWS organization and divisions
      • Will work both on team activities and will be given tasks to be completed independently. Intern will check in with supervisor at least once per week on progress.
      • Intern may train and supervise volunteers in field on certain activities
      • Will be required to present EDRR products in a team meeting at end of internship, and give summary of internship activities.

      Qualifications:

      Preferred Majors -

      Biological Sciences

      • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development

      Geographic and Information Sciences

      • GIS, Cartography, Geography, Hydrology, Statistics, Modeling, Engineering, Land Survey, Geology, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing
      *Must be able to conduct field work involving hiking and carrying equipment.
       
      *Must have valid driver's license (to operate a government vehicle) and have own transportation to get to and from the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge headquarters (to report to the office) and to meet staff at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge (for fieldwork). 
       
      Beyond the Internship: Participants in this internship may receive non-competitive eligibility under the Public Lands Corps Act. Participants between the age of 16-30 who are US citizens and meet other eligibility criteria will receive direct hire eligibility upon the completion of 640 hours of work.

       

      FWS Ventura CTS Mitigation Model Geodatabase Development Intern

      Job Title:

      Ventura CTS Mitigation Model Geodatabase Development Intern

      Agency:

      Department of Interior

      Sub-Agency:

      Fish and Wildlife Service

      Session:

      Fall 2022

      Format/Location:

      In-Person (Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office: 2493 Portola Rd., Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003)

      Hours Per Week:

      20

      Project Description: The Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (VFWO) developed a simple geospatial tool that applies and utilizes the research presented in Searcy and Shaffer (2008) to develop a method of calculating biologically meaningful mitigation credits for the California tiger salamander. Searcy and Shaffer (2008) use their knowledge of life history of the endangered California Tiger Salamander to calculate the reproductive value of upland habitat based on distance from breeding ponds and age class density surrounding breeding ponds. Our geospatial tool uses these calculations and allows agency personnel and stakeholders quickly calculate the reproductive value of upland habitat where incidental take or mitigation is proposed. Use of the geospatial tool for CTS mitigation procedures is efficient, fair, and based on the best available science.

       

      The geospatial tool relies on a number of inputs to accurately calculate the reproductive value of habitats and, in turn, calculate biologically accurate mitigation credits. The Service is responsible for providing two of these inputs to run the mitigation tool: (1) California tiger salamander breeding ponds and (2) existing land use. The California tiger salamander requires a combination of pond habitat for breeding and upland habitat for the rest of its life cycle. As the species emerge from their breeding ponds to take refuge in upland habitats where they will spend the majority of their lives, they often encounter existing developments that impact their dispersal. Consideration of lands already lost to pre-existing developments is key to ensuring a fair analysis of impacts to habitat. We refer to these pre-existing developments generally as existing land use. Existing land use can affect habitats within a project area, adjacent to a project area, and/or within the mitigation area. Furthermore, existing land uses affect habitat values and how the species may or may not utilize these lands. For instance, there are many lands that have been in active agriculture since before the listing of species. These lands affect how species can utilize lands/habitats in a particular area. Given how impactful existing lands can be when calculating mitigation credits, it is imperative to have a comprehensive and complete database with existing land uses.

       

      The intern would be responsible for creating a geodatabase of CTS breeding ponds and existing land use that is interspersed among CTS upland habitat. The current workflow when using the tool requires the user to create polygons for existing land use that would affect the analysis of specific project impacts. A comprehensive geodatabase of existing land use would reduce the time required to compile existing land use data and ensure that existing land use is applied consistently between users and across projects. While CTS breeding pond data exists for the Santa Barbara DPS, ponds in the Central DPS need to be mapped. All pond locations should be compared to aerial imagery to ensure accuracy. Finally, the intern would produce a guidance document how each database was compiled, and define all the parameters assigned to each feature within the databases. This document would allow users and project applicants to better understand the parameters and methods applied when project impacts and mitigation are calculated.

      Job Description:

      Deliverables:

      • Development of a geodatabase of California tiger salamander breeding ponds and existing land uses;

      • Development of a guidance document; and

      • Development and delivery of an oral presentation.

      Opportunities:

      • Gain real-world experience working side-by-side with VFWO staff to develop a database that helps facilitate fair and scientifically-sound mitigation;

      • Participate with other VFWO biologist in “Mapping Mondays” and other training sessions geared at enhancing GIS capabilities;

      • Learn about the Service’s role in conservation by becoming a member of the VFWO and participating in discussions, lectures, and field trips (if possible) that provide a glimpse into the day in the life of a Service employee; and

      • Exercise oral presentation skills by developing a final presentation, refine your delivery through coaching of an experienced mentor, and present the results of your work during an final presentation to staff.

      Qualifications:

      Preferred Majors -

      Biological Sciences

      • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development

      Geographic and Information Sciences

      • GIS, Cartography, Geography, Hydrology, Statistics, Modeling, Engineering, Land Survey, Geology, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing
      Undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. degree-level student - master's degree student likely ideal candidate

       

      FWS San Diego Salt Pond and Salt Marsh Monitoring Intern at the SDB NWR and Tijuana Slough NWR

      Job Title:

      San Diego Salt Pond and Salt Marsh Monitoring Intern at the SDB NWR and Tijuana Slough NWR 

      Agency:

      Department of Interior

      Sub-Agency:

      Fish and Wildlife Service

      Session:

      Fall 2022

      Format/Location:

      In-Person (San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 1080 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91910)

      Hours Per Week:

      20

      Job Description:

      Tasks and Duties:

      • Measure density (Baume scale) and salinity of the brine in Salt Ponds 12, 13, 14, and 15 and salinity in San Diego Bay adjacent to Pond 15 twice per week at fixed sampling locations at the South San Diego Bay Unit-San Diego Bay NWR.
      • Participate in surveys and mapping of invasive plants in salt marsh and intertidal habitats at San Diego Bay NWR and other locations in San Diego Bay in cooperation with Refuge staff and other land management agencies.
      • Conduct twice weekly measurements of Baume and salinity from fixed locations in Ponds 12, 13, 14, and 15 and of San Diego Bay near the north end of Pond 15.
      • Participate in surveys of Limonium spp. in San Diego Bay NWR and other locations in San Diego Bay
      • Participate in measuring the effectiveness of treatment options (primarily tarping and solarization of infestations)

      Deliverables:

      • Provide a written report on the results in tabular and graphical formats by salt pond location over time. Relate changes over time in density and salinity to weather conditions (solar insolation, wind speed) and South Bay Salt Works operations (seasonal operation of tide gate at Pond 12).
      • Provide a written report on the locations, abundance, and severity of Limonium spp. infestations on the San Diego Bay NWR.
      • Provide a written report on the opportunities for continued use of tarping and solarization to control Limonium spp. on the San Diego Bay NWR and other locations.

      Qualifications:

      Preferred Majors - Biological Sciences

      • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development

       

      *Must be able to conduct field work involving hiking and carrying equipment.
       
      *Must be able to work outside in high temperatures during Santa Ana weather.
       
      *Must have valid driver's license (to operate a government vehicle).

       

        

      FWS Reno Eagle and At-Risk Migratory Bird Document Development Intern

      Job Title:

      Reno Eagle and At-Risk Migratory Bird Document Development Intern

      Agency:

      Department of Interior

      Sub-Agency:

      Fish and Wildlife Service

      Session:

      Fall 2022

      Format/Location:

      In-Person (Reno Fish and Wildlife Office: 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502)

      Hours Per Week:

      20

      Project Description:

       

      The Intern’s first task would be to lead the development of draft Regional Eagle and Bird Guidance documents (Regional Guidance). Our goal is to provide current and consistent information to external partners and industry for non-wind projects. This is important for our collaboration and ensuring sustainable eagle and migratory bird populations.

      We would provide the Intern with our draft Regional outline standard operating procedures (SOP) for non-wind Eagle Conservation Plans (ECPs) as the basis of the draft Regional Eagle Guidance document.  The Intern would be asked to review our National ECP Guidance for wind projects, an example wind guidance document from another Region, and our draft SOPs. The intern would lead an effort to develop a draft Regional Eagle Guidance document for non-wind projects. We expect this to be a short and straight forward guidance document. Similarly, we would provide the intern with example emails demonstrating how we provided recommendations to other agencies and project proponents to address migratory bird regulatory and biological considerations. We would ask the Intern to convert that content into a cohesive draft Regional Migratory Bird Guidance document.  The Intern would coordinate closely with our team of Regional Migratory Bird Biologists, and synthesize the provided information into the respective documents. We would not expect final products at the end of the internship, although we would work towards that end as is reasonable.

      The Intern’s second task would be to write Regional Species Reports for up to 3 Birds of Conservation Concern (BCC) (At-Risk Species). The task entails conducting literature searches, soliciting expert opinion (interviews), and compiling and summarizing available information about each species, focusing on the status within our California – Great Basin Region (Region). The Intern would coordinate with our internal and external partners such as our Ecological Services Field Offices, State Wildlife Agencies, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, US Forest Service, and Non-Government Organizations, including Audubon and Great Basin Bird Observatory. The goal would be to focus on determining understanding the species status within our Region, identify, threats, potential conservation actions, and potential partners for implementation of such actions. Depending upon travel approvals and status of COVID-19 pandemic travel policy or concerns, and the Intern’s comfort level, the Intern may have the opportunity to conduct field visits and/or survey work. This effort would be valuable for our Regional and National Migratory Bird Program, assist us in identifying and prioritizing our conservation efforts, and may contribute to Nevada Department of Wildlife’s updated Wildlife Conservation Plan, and possibly to our National USFWS web sites.

       

      Job Description:

      Tasks and Duties:

       

      • Familiarize self with applicable wildlife regulations (Eagle Act, MBTA, ESA), with training and support from supervisor.
      • Familiarize self with similar Agency Guidance documents, and any species reports. Work with supervisor to determine appropriate level of detail for assigned tasks.
      • Draft California and Great Basin Regional Eagle and Migratory Bird Regional Eagle-Bird Guidance document.
      • Conduct literature reviews
      • Contact species experts
      • Reach out to/coordinate with internal Service staff
      • Coordinate externally with other Federal agencies (i.e., Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation), State agencies (i.e., California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife), non-government organizations (e.g., Audubon, Great Basin Bird Observatory), researchers, and species experts.
      • Conduct site visits/surveys with species experts (as appropriate, and depending upon permissions, intern’s comfort levels, and COVID 19 pandemic policies).

       

      Deliverables:

       

      • California and Great Basin Regional Eagle and Migratory Bird Project Guidance Document
      • Regional Status Reports for up to 3 Birds of Conservation Concern species.
      • Presentations: Final Regional Guidance and results of BCC/At-Risk Species Status Reports to the Region, and to the National Migratory Bird Program via video conference calls.
      • Present reports to other agency and/or partner staff as appropriate.

       

      Opportunities:

       

      • Gain exposure to multiple stakeholders (internal/external)
      • Navigate organizational levels within the Service, and partner agencies
      • Develop skills in leadership, autonomy.
      • May involve strategic thinking/critical thinking and certainly some problem solving.
      • Effective oral and written communication skills
      • Present the deliverables or work products to internal and external staff and partners.

       

      Qualifications:

      Preferred Majors - Biological Sciences

      • Natural Resources Management, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries, Zoology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Land Management, Botany, Soil Science, Forestry, Invasive Species management, Plant Development

       

      U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOTr)

      Summer 2022

      IRS Treasury Scholars Intern 

      Job Title:

      Treasury Scholars Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency:

      Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Virtual (Washington, DC)

      Hours Per Week:

      15-40

      Job Description:

      The Treasury Departmental Offices will assign minority undergraduate or graduate students to work with Treasury staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of Economic, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, and International Relations. The student’s duties will depend upon the division or office in which the student is assigned. Intern assignments support the Department’s strategic goals to promote financial stability, boost economic growth, and achieve operational excellence.

      Qualifications:

      Preferred Majors: Economics, Informational Technology – Cybersecurity, International Affairs
       
      The intern’s direct supervisor determines the hours of operation; however, the typical work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
       

       

      OCC Large Bank Intern

      Job Title:

      Assistant Chief Council Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Virtual)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      The primary mission of the Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) Law Department is to provide high quality and timely efficiently and effectively in support of the agency's goals and strategic objectives, including the following:

      • Provide legal analyses and interpretations, consistent with law and regulation, that support a safe and sound, vibrant, and diverse system of national banks and federal savings associations; and that encourage responsible innovation in the banking industry to meet the needs of consumers, businesses and communities.
      • Provide legal support for administrative actions to enforce compliance with applicable laws and regulations and safe and sound practices by national banks. federal savings associations, and institutions-affiliated parties, as necessary.
      • Provide legal advice on the application of consumer laws and regulations to ensure that consumers have fair access to financial services and are treated fairly.
      • Provide legal counsel and support on a broad range of federal laws that apply to national banks' and federal savings associations' capital markets and trust/fiduciary activities.
      • Analyze legislation affecting national banks, federal savings associations, and OCC agency operations.
      • Provide drafting legal advice on international banking issues and prepare cross-border agreements to support collaborations with international regulators on the identification of systematic risk and the efficient supervision of financial systems.
      • Represent the Comptroller of the Currency in litigation involving OCC's decisions and operations, as well as the National Bank Act and Homeowners Loan Act, as relevant.
      • Provide legal support for the timely and sound decisions on corporate applications in support of a vibrant, diverse, and innovative system of national banks and federal savings associations.

      Duties:

      • Supports management and staff in CCO headquarters and district offices.
      • Gains knowledge of CCO's laws and licensing units.
      • Prepares routine correspondence, memoranda, forms, reports, and graphics for signature of attorneys.
      • Assists attorneys and legal techs in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents.
      • Reviews attorney work products to ensure correct spelling, proper format, citation form, and grammar.
      • Handles routine inquiries from other sources for published OCC opinions, policies, and procedures.
      • Responds to routine questions relating to OCC operations and requirements and national banks and federal savings associations.
      • Upon request, locates and obtains materials form a variety of sources, including OCC and other law libraries and online research tools, to assist attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions. Materials may include precedent, state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes and regulations, law review articles and other legal materials.

      Qualifications:

      Desired Majors: Law School

      Strong work ethic, positive attitude, computer skills, project management skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills. Interns should be current law students.

      Work schedule will be decided by business unit. The candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship. The candidate must be willing to adhere to a work schedule that is fitting to an Eastern Standard time zone.

       

      OCC Bank Supervision Policy Intern

      Job Title:

      Bank Supervision Policy- Credit Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Virtual)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      The BSP Credit Risk unit encompasses the Retail and Commercial Credit Risk Policy units, the Valuation (appraisal) Policy unity, and program management of the supervisory implementation of CECL. The mission of BSP is to develop consistent and effective supervisory policy guidance and interpretation for examiners and bankers that assists in promoting a safe, sound, and competitive federal banking system. In addition, BSP develops and maintains automated supervisory tools that assist examiners in carrying out the agency mission. In that regard, Credit Risk Policy provides information and policy guidance on existing and emerging credit risks, as well as on supervisory issues that confront the federal banking industry. To accomplish that goal, the unit develops and communicates OCC credit risk policies, guidance, and examination procedures that promote federal banks' safety and soundness and compliance with laws and regulations.

      Duties:

      The intern will assist the unit in reviewing and editing draft policy documents, developing and editing draft training materials, researching data required for policy documents or responses to internal and external inquiries, updating the BSP Credit team webpage, and analyzing financial and industry data to identify trends. The intern will also attend various meetings with internal and external participants regarding policy matters. All these duties generally relate to banks' lending activities, both consumer and commercial in nature, the risks associated with these activities, and the OCC's supervision of these activities.

      Qualifications:

      Desired Majors: Finance and/or Accounting

      Education Level: Junior

      the intern should possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a fundamental understanding of banking, finance, and accounting. In addition, the intern should be able to independently analyze issues and develop sound conclusions and recommendations. Also, knowledge and application with Microsoft Office (word, Excel) as well as with conducting internet-based research, is highly desirable.

      Work schedule will be decided by business unit. The candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship. The candidate must be willing to adhere to a work schedule that is fitting to an Eastern time zone.

       

      OCC Chief Counsel's Office HQ Intern

      Job Title:

       Chief Council's Office Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Virtual)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      The primary mission of the Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) Law Department is to provide high quality and timely efficiently and effectively in support of the agency's goals and strategic objectives, including the following:

      • Provide legal analyses and interpretations, consistent with law and regulation, that support a safe and sound, vibrant, and diverse system of national banks and federal savings associations; and that encourage responsible innovation in the banking industry to meet the needs of consumers, businesses and communities.
      • Provide legal support for administrative actions to enforce compliance with applicable laws and regulations and safe and sound practices by national banks. federal savings associations, and institutions-affiliated parties, as necessary.
      • Provide legal advice on the application of consumer laws and regulations to ensure that consumers have fair access to financial services and are treated fairly.
      • Provide legal counsel and support on a broad range of federal laws that apply to national banks' and federal savings associations' capital markets and trust/fiduciary activities.
      • Analyze legislation affecting national banks, federal savings associations, and OCC agency operations.
      • Provide drafting legal advice on international banking issues and prepare cross-border agreements to support collaborations with international regulators on the identification of systematic risk and the efficient supervision of financial systems.
      • Represent the Comptroller of the Currency in litigation involving OCC's decisions and operations, as well as the National Bank Act and Homeowners Loan Act, as relevant.
      • Provide legal support for the timely and sound decisions on corporate applications in support of a vibrant, diverse, and innovative system of national banks and federal savings associations.

      Duties:

      • Supports management and staff in CCO headquarters and district offices.
      • Gains knowledge of CCO's laws and licensing units.
      • Prepares routine correspondence, memoranda, forms, reports, and graphics for signature of attorneys.
      • Assists attorneys and legal techs in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents.
      • Reviews attorney work products to ensure correct spelling, proper format, citation form, and grammar.
      • Handles routine inquiries from other sources for published OCC opinions, policies, and procedures.
      • Responds to routine questions relating to OCC operations and requirements and national banks and federal savings associations.
      • Upon request, locates and obtains materials form a variety of sources, including OCC and other law libraries and online research tools, to assist attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions. Materials may include precedent, state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes and regulations, law review articles and other legal materials.

      Qualifications:

      Desired Majors: Law School

      Strong work ethic, positive attitude, computer skills, project management skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills. Interns should be current law students.

      Work schedule will be decided by business unit. The candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship. The candidate must be willing to adhere to a work schedule that is fitting to an Eastern Standard time zone.

       

      OCC Commercial Credit Risk Analysis Intern

      Job Title:

      Commercial Credit Risk Analysis Division Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Virtual)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      Commerical Credit RAD adds value to proactive and risk-based supervision by advising internal and stakeholders on risk analysis and modeling in commercial credit models and enterprise risk models.

      Duties:

      We would like the interns to help with analysis on several projects. One project is on supply chains and impact of inflation on credit risks. The second project is investigation of the increasing corporate leverage and impact on corporate credit risk. The third project is an examination of non-banking lending and the challenge banks.

      Qualifications:

      Desired major: Economics

      Education Level Desired: Graduate School

      The intern should possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a fundamental understanding of banking, finance, and accounting. In addition, the intern should be able to independently analyze issues and develop sound conclusions and recommendations. Also, knowledge and application with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, is highly desirable. Work schedule will be decided by business unit. The candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship. The candidate must be willing to adhere to a work schedule that is fitting to an Eastern time zone.

       

      OCC Risk Operator Unit Intern

      Job Title:

      Risk Operator Unit Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Dallas, TX (In-Person)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      The Southern District (SD) Risk and Operations Unit has five primary functions:

      • Identify the most significant systemic risks in the 321 institutions in the district;
      • Support examiner efforts to properly address the risks;
      • Collaborate with colleagues in other business units (HQs, Policy and other districts, etc.) to identify risks in the national banking system and complete other special projects;
      • Provide consultation to SD senior management and field offices in the district; and
      • Support SD operations through execution and ongoing monitoring of the fiscal budget.

      To support the unit's mission, the Risk Office, Risk Officer analyst, and 10 subject matter experts:

      • Conduct surveillance activities, quality control reviews of examination findings, meetings/training in the field offices, and
      • Meet with various committees throughout the OCC.

      Duties:

      • Assist the SD financial analyst in the analysis of systematic risk and financial performance in district banks (deliverable: tableau report with annotated comments);
      • Assist lead experts in their analysis of systematic risk;
      • assist lead experts in conducting research on banking related matters and responding to questions from bank examiners (deliverable: documented e-mails with guidance);
      • assist in the planning and execution of lead expert working group meetings, and attend these meetings (deliverable: documented discussions through agenda and minutes);
      • assist lead experts in quality control reviews for supervisory activities conducted in banks (deliverable: conclusion memo with findings); 
      • attend meetings with district management;
      • and periodically attend bi-weekly calls with Risk Officers in other districts.

      The intern will support the SD office in downtown Dallas under the direct supervision of the Risk Office and Risk Officer analyst. The intern would complete rotations with most if not all of the eight subject matter experts (aka lead experts). Mass transit into downtown is available through many parts of the Dallas metropolitan area.

      Qualifications:

      Desired Major: Finance and/or Accounting

      Education Level Desired: No Preference

       

      OCC Supervision Support Intern

      Job Title:

      Supervision SupportIntern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Intern)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      • Tracking and centralizing product documentation
      • Use templates to document processes
      • Assistance with any of the Supervisory applications, including SSPP and SNC

      Qualifications:

      • computer skills - typing knowledge of Word and Excel
      • Project management skills a plus
      • Excellent written and communication skills
      • Work schedule will be decided by business unit - the candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship - the candidate must be willing to adhere adhere to a work schedule fitting to an Eastern time zone.

       

      OCC Assistant Chief Council Intern

      Job Title:

      Assistant Chief Council Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Department of Treasury (DOTr)

      Sub-Agency

      Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC)

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format (Location):

      Washington, DC (Virtual)

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Mission:

      The primary mission of the Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) Law Department is to provide high quality and timely efficiently and effectively in support of the agency's goals and strategic objectives, including the following:

      • Provide legal analyses and interpretations, consistent with law and regulation, that support a safe and sound, vibrant, and diverse system of national banks and federal savings associations; and that encourage responsible innovation in the banking industry to meet the needs of consumers, businesses and communities.
      • Provide legal support for administrative actions to enforce compliance with applicable laws and regulations and safe and sound practices by national banks. federal savings associations, and institutions-affiliated parties, as necessary.
      • Provide legal advice on the application of consumer laws and regulations to ensure that consumers have fair access to financial services and are treated fairly.
      • Provide legal counsel and support on a broad range of federal laws that apply to national banks' and federal savings associations' capital markets and trust/fiduciary activities.
      • Analyze legislation affecting national banks, federal savings associations, and OCC agency operations.
      • Provide drafting legal advice on international banking issues and prepare cross-border agreements to support collaborations with international regulators on the identification of systematic risk and the efficient supervision of financial systems.
      • Represent the Comptroller of the Currency in litigation involving OCC's decisions and operations, as well as the National Bank Act and Homeowners Loan Act, as relevant.
      • Provide legal support for the timely and sound decisions on corporate applications in support of a vibrant, diverse, and innovative system of national banks and federal savings associations.

      Duties:

      • Supports management and staff in CCO headquarters and district offices.
      • Gains knowledge of CCO's laws and licensing units.
      • Prepares routine correspondence, memoranda, forms, reports, and graphics for signature of attorneys.
      • Assists attorneys and legal techs in preparation of all types of legal correspondence and documents.
      • Reviews attorney work products to ensure correct spelling, proper format, citation form, and grammar.
      • Handles routine inquiries from other sources for published OCC opinions, policies, and procedures.
      • Responds to routine questions relating to OCC operations and requirements and national banks and federal savings associations.
      • Upon request, locates and obtains materials form a variety of sources, including OCC and other law libraries and online research tools, to assist attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions. Materials may include precedent, state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes and regulations, law review articles and other legal materials.

      Qualifications:

      Desired Majors: Law School

      Strong work ethic, positive attitude, computer skills, project management skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills. Interns should be current law students.

      Work schedule will be decided by business unit. The candidate will work a completely virtual (work from home) internship. The candidate must be willing to adhere to a work schedule that is fitting to an Eastern Standard time zone.

       

      U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

      Summer 2022

      SEC Intern

      Job Title:

      SEC Intern

      Agency:

      U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

      Sub-Agency

      N/A

      Session:

      Summer 2022

      Format/Location:

      Virtual

      Hours Per Week:

      40

      Job Description:

      Interns will:

      • be assigned to work with staff members of various levels of experience and professional background with the goal to: (1) improve compliance; (2) prevent fraud; (3) monitor risk; and (4) inform policy for financial institutions registered with the SEC, such as investment companies and investment advisers.
      • work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
      • assist the team with various stages of risk-based examination plans, which frequently involves: (i) analyzing a financial institution’s operations and procedures, sales practices, supervisory systems, books and records, and financial statements; (ii) reviewing investigatory complaints; (iii) investigating new financial products; (iv) examining specialized securities; and (v) drafting reports summarizing the findings.
      • conduct individual assignments (e.g. background research) and communicate results both in written reports and verbally to the team.

      Qualifications:

      Interns should have a legal and/or financial background, including accounting and J.D. students.

      Mission:

      To ensure that Large Banks/Thrifts and Federal Branches and Agencies operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. The OCC's large bank supervision business unit, focusing on regulation of the largest financial institutions in the United States.

      General Administrative Duties:

      • The intern will assist the OCC team in regulating an OCC Large Bank Unit by assisting on targeted examination activities (Consumer Compliance, BSA/AML, Community Reinvestment Act, and/or Information Technology) and ongoing supervision activities (in the same areas) and assisting with administrative related activities. Additional duties and responsibilities performed by the intern may include, but are not limited to, bank metric and report analysis, attendance at bank meetings, team presentations, and administrative duties aimed at improving efficiency and team collaboration. Feedback and discussions will occur throughout to ensure both a broad experience and one that fits the intern’s interest (to the extent possible).

      Mission:

      To ensure that Large Banks/Thrifts and Federal Branches and Agencies operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. The OCC's large bank supervision business unit, focusing on regulation of the largest financial institutions in the United States.

      General Administrative Duties:

      • The intern will assist the OCC team in regulating an OCC Large Bank Unit by assisting on targeted examination activities (Consumer Compliance, BSA/AML, Community Reinvestment Act, and/or Information Technology) and ongoing supervision activities (in the same areas) and assisting with administrative related activities. Additional duties and responsibilities performed by the intern may include, but are not limited to, bank metric and report analysis, attendance at bank meetings, team presentations, and administrative duties aimed at improving efficiency and team collaboration. Feedback and discussions will occur throughout to ensure both a broad experience and one that fits the intern’s interest (to the extent possible).

      Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

      Office of External Affairs and Communications Intern
      Office of External Affairs and Communications Intern
      Office of External Affairs and Communications (OEAC) Intern
      USDA-FS Youth and Volunteer Engagement Intern

      The Communications Intern will have the unique opportunity to assist the Communications team at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) on external and internal communications efforts as they work to stand up the first biosafety level-4 facility of its kind in the nation. 

      The Communications Intern will have the unique opportunity to assist the Communications team at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) on external and internal communications efforts as they work to stand up the first biosafety level-4 facility of its kind in the nation. 


      The Communications Intern will have the unique opportunity to assist the Communications team at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) on external and internal communications efforts as they work to stand up the first biosafety level-4 facility of its kind in the nation.