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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Summer 2023

Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) Law Department Intern

Job Title:

 Law Department Intern

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

 Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The primary mission of the Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) Law Department is to provide high quality and timely work 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 institution-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 support and legal advice with respect to OCC rulemakings.
•Provide legal advice on international banking issues and prepare cross-border agreements to support collaboration with international regulators on the identification of systemic 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 Home Owners Loan Act, as relevant.
•Provide legal support for timely and sound decisions on corporate applications in support of a vibrant, diverse, and innovative system of national banks and federal savings associations.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Current Law Students 

Skills: Strong work ethic, positive attitude, computer skills, project management skills, research skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills. 

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Operational Risk Policy Division (ORD) Intern

Job Title:

Operational Risk Policy Division (ORD) Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

As an Operational Risk Division intern, you will:
*Research and report out on emerging topics related to governance, risk management, information technology, cybersecurity, payments, and operational risk.
*Assist ORD directors and policy analysts with the development of policy standards and guidance. 
*Assist ORD directors, policy analysts, and administrative professionals with daily work activities.
*Assist in other activities to accomplish ORD's mission.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Finance, Cyber, and/or Bus. Admin

Skills:

*Experience in collaborating with and leading teams
*Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint   
*Experience in presenting finance and/or operational risk-related topics to groups
*Course background in finance, banking, or cybersecurity

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Team Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Team Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: brief enterprise policies; conduct research and analysis of complaints; attend bank meetings and record meeting minutes; review and summarize bank MIS, attend and present at internal team meetings; create PowerPoint presentations on OCC guidance and/or supervision issues, participate in onsite/offsite exams, support exam record keeping; manage ad-hoc project(s).

Qualifications:

Preferred majors Business/Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program Intern

Job Title:

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: brief enterprise policies; conduct research and analysis of complaints; attend bank meetings and record meeting minutes; review and summarize bank MIS, attend and present at internal team meetings; create PowerPoint presentations on OCC guidance and/or supervision issues, participate in onsite/offsite exams, support exam record keeping; manage ad-hoc project(s). 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable. 

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Safety and Soundness Intern

Job Title:

Safety and Soundness Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: brief enterprise policies; conduct research and analysis of complaints; attend bank meetings and record meeting minutes; review and summarize bank MIS, attend and present at internal team meetings; create PowerPoint presentations on OCC guidance and/or supervision issues, participate in onsite/offsite exams, support exam record keeping; manage ad-hoc project(s). 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Banks team Intern

Job Title:

Large Banks Team Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assist the Retail and Commercial Credit Functional Leads related to the ongoing supervision of credit. 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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Large Banks Governance Intern

Job Title:

Large Banks Governance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Support bank supervision processes for the Citibank Team, including on ongoing supervision activities, focused reviews, and/or target examinations. Work may involve reviewing and analyzing bank MIS/reporting, attending and documenting bank meetings, supporting examiners in the completion of quarterly deliverables, reviewing Internal Audit workpapers, and reviewing board and management committee packages.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Banks Governance Intern

Job Title:

Large Banks Governance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Support bank supervision processes for the Citibank Team, including on ongoing supervision activities, focused reviews, and/or target examinations. Work may involve reviewing and analyzing bank MIS/reporting, attending and documenting bank meetings, supporting examiners in the completion of quarterly deliverables, reviewing Internal Audit workpapers, and reviewing board and management committee packages.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assist with examination work in one or various disciplines such as compliance, capital markets, operational risk, credit, IT, etc. 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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern would be exposed to most, if not all supervision risk stripes  through participation in existing scheduled HSBC supervisory strategy activities with the caveat that the examining team will accommodate the needs of the intern to get an introduction to each risk stripe. 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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern would join applicable exams in order to gain some insight into OCC exam processes.  They would also be provided information regarding OCC structure and opportunities within the agency. 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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

International Banking Supervision Intern

Job Title:

International Banking Supervision Intern

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Participation in assignments covering various risk stripes at different branches.  Led by various mentors.  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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Participate in compliance/BSA examinations, attend meetings with management, and supporting consumer compliance ongoing supervision.  In addition to supporting the Compliance Team, the interns will also support another JPMC risk team including participating in exams, attending meetings, and supporting ongoing supervision.  The interns will also have opportunities to engage with other risk teams within the JPMC resident team as well as an introduction to CAMELS ratings and the OCC’s Risk Assessment System.  

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Primary duties for this internship entail assisting OCC examiners in the supervision of a large and complex globally systemic banking institution (GSIB). The intern will participate in a variety of ongoing and targeted supervision activities across financial and non-financial risk categories.  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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Complete work as assigned related to internal audit, earnings, and/or capital. Primary duties for this internship entail assisting OCC examiners in the supervision of a large and complex globally systemic banking institution (GSIB). The intern will participate in a variety of ongoing and targeted supervision activities across financial and non-financial risk categories.  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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Special project helping team build out consolidated RAS view for the 2 NBs and 3 Federal Branches for both commercial credit and compliance. This will aid in more granularity on quarterly consolidated reporting. Interns will also shadow examiners, learn about examination work performed by each specialty group, attend meetings, work on OGS where possible. 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Special project helping team build out consolidated RAS view for the 2 NBs and 3 Federal Branches for both commercial credit and compliance. This will aid in more granularity on quarterly consolidated reporting. Interns will also shadow examiners, learn about examination work performed by each specialty group, attend meetings, work on OGS where possible. 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assist on supervisory matters related to financial and/or nonfinancial risks.  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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Large Bank Compliance Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assist on supervisory matters related to financial and/or nonfinancial risks.  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.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Large Bank Compliance Intern

Job Title:

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:


Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors:

Skills: 

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Credit Risk Policy Division Intern

Job Title:

 Credit Risk Policy Division Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will assist the Credit Risk Policy division with 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 internal webpages, 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 of 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:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

OCC Economics Intern

Job Title:

OCC Economics Intern 

Agency:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Sub-Agency:

n/a

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The intern will assist in updating data and analyzing economic and financial system developments to assist economists with assessing economic and bank conditions in the US and assessing risks to US banks from countries where US banks operate. This includes the retrieval of macroeconomic data, production of data summaries in graphs or tables and the analysis of macroeconomic trends in the U.S. and across countries.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business/ Finance 

Skills: 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. Skills in using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel) as well as with conducting Internet-based research, are highly desirable.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Fall 2022

Office of Entrepreneurial Development Intern

Job Title:

Office of Entrepreneurial Development Intern

Agency:

Small Business Adminsitration (SBA)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Virtual/ Hybrid Washington D.C. Based

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

intern will serve as a liaison with the Office of Small Business Development Centers / working with the internal teams within the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, partnering across the agency, and industry experts to roll out trainings to thousands of Resource Partners on a monthly cadence that reflect key priorities and measure the impact of these trainings. This will ensure that the SBA’s network of thousands of counselors are serving small business owners with timely and relevant information that they need to start and grow their businesses. Helping to develop a strategy to ensure that the Resource Partners are trained on these priorities.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business & Finannce 

Seeking either a undergraduate or graduate student 

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

  

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

Spring 2023

BEP Intern

Job Title:

BEP Intern

Agency:

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023-2024

Format (Location):

In Person (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Ability to provide customer service
Ability to manage paper, electronic filing and archiving systems
Data entry
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (ex. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Accounting/finance experience
Organizational/administrative skills
Analytical nature
Good writing skills
Research skills

Additional Tasks: Provide customer service to internal and external stakeholders
Review and disseminate incoming and outgoing correspondence
Assist with updating Standard Operating Procedures and policies
Management analyst duties
Assist with re-write of Police General Orders
Help write policy pertaining to special units and awards

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Any

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

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)

Spring 2023

Contracting Office Intern (Arlington, VA)

Job Title:

Contracting Office Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

 Support the Contracting Officers on:
- Acquisition Package reviews
- Contract Modifications
- Prepare acquisition briefs such as contract kick-off meetings
- Contract evaluation and price analysis
- Close-out efforts

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Business MBA 

Seeking a graduate student with a BA in Business

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Financial Reporting Analysis Intern (Arlington, VA)

Job Title:

Financial Reporting Analysis Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Provide a variety of administrative and operational support to a number of ongoing projects for the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.  Duties may include assisting with DOA’s Newsletter, DOA's webpage updates, DOA engagement and communication efforts, and providing support with future hybrid events for DOA, as well as supporting the division's Return-to-Office plan.  Also provide   

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Accounting

Seeking an undergraduate student

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Human Resources Intern (Chicago, IL)

Job Title:

Human Resources Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Chicago, IL)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Assist with processing personnel actions, monitoring regional award and food budgets, assist with onboarding FISes, filing, maintaining Admin SharePoint site.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Communication, Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, any Liberal Arts Degree

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Accounting Intern (Dallas, TX)

Job Title:

Accounting Intern 

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Dallas, TX)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

1.) A few basic Receivership Acctg Courses
2.) Provided training on the Dividend Processing System (DPS)
3.) Assigned to work on Escheatment which will provide experience in reconciling, loading files to an accounting system and creating summary level reports
4.) Introduced to system testing
5.) Correspond with State Unclaimed Property Offices via email and telephonically

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Accounting/Finance

Seeking two students for this position

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Monitoring and Risk Analysis Intern (San Francisco, CA)

Job Title:

Monitoring and Risk Analysis Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (San Francisco, CA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

• Ability to research, interpret and evaluate data and findings.
• Ability to obtain and analyze information and data from various sources and develop conclusions and recommendations.
• Ability to expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Basic knowledge of accounting, finance, economics, or business-related concepts and principles.

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Federal Financial Education Program Intern (Washington, D.C.)

Job Title:

Federal Financial Education Program Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

- Develop presentations, facts, sheets, and guides
- Develop talking points, social media and other marketing communications
- Review and develop marketing and education brochures
- Review and help update financial education curriculum materials
- Help draft communications and information for Money Smart Alliance
- Conduct administrative support, organizing files, records, and other materials 
- Support development of webinars, videos, webpages, and workshops

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Public Administration, Education, Marketing/Communications, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Business Management

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Office Administrative Assistant Intern (Washington, D.C.)

Job Title:

Office Administrative Assistant Intern 

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Monitor Congressional hearings, research pending legislation, answer phones, greet guests, general administrative assistant responsibilities

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Political Science; Economics; Government; English

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Office of the Chief Operating Intern (Arlington, VA)

Job Title:

Office of the Chief Operating Intern

Agency:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Fall 2022

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Arlington, VA)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Provide a variety of administrative and operational support to a number of ongoing projects for the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.  Duties may include assisting with DOA’s Newsletter, DOA's webpage updates, DOA engagement and communication efforts, and providing support with future hybrid events for DOA, as well as supporting the division's Return-to-Office plan.

Qualifications:

Preferred Majors: General Liberal Arts, Communications, Business Administration

 

 

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)

Summer 2023

 

Library of Congress (LOC) 

Spring 2023

Communications Intern

Job Title:

Communications Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC) 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Support various needs related to primary Office of Communications priorities, including but not limited to the 2023 Gershwin Prize, cross-government ethnic heritage portals, 2023 announcement of the National Recording Registry launch
Assist with internal communications related to the Barrier Analysis and ongoing DEIA efforts
General writing assignments for Library media (blogs, Gazette, social media)
Other communications-related tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Communication – Broadcast Journalism, Communication – Corporate Communication, Communication – Journalism, Communication – Mass Communication & Media Studies

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 
Congressional Relations Intern

Job Title:

Congressional Relations Intern

Agency:

Library of Congress (LOC) 

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Spring 2023

Format (Location):

 In Person Washington, D.C.

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Responsibilities include handling phone calls and constituent inquiries from Congressional Offices, preparing briefing materials in support of office events, supporting staff with administrative tasks, helping out at Library events, and assisting with special projects and assignments.

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: Political Science and Government students are a natural fit, and have had interest from English majors. But we wouldn’t limit it to any major. 

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

Summer 2023

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Summer 2023

Federal Law Enforcement Investigative Support Intern

Job Title:

Federal Law Enforcement Investigative Support Intern

Agency:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sub-Agency:

N/A

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

 Opportunities are available at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio), Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA), (Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX), Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) and NASA HQ (Washington, DC)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

The internship will acquaint the student with the Federal Criminal, Civil and Administrative investigative process by actually being a part of the NASA OIG Office of Investigations (OI). The intern will work closely with the Special Agents (SAs) and Forensic Accountants throughout the investigative process, from receipt of the allegation to the ultimate prosecutive action. Interns will work under the guidance of senior employees performing activities that may assist SAs in obtaining general investigative information from subjects, witnesses, victims and other sources. Interns may assist in the conduct of interviews, document statements, and provide input to the SAs on disposition of cases. The intern's work may lead to identifying suspects and/or companies to be prosecuted criminally/civilly or lead to an administrative settlement. The intern may also assist the SAs in developing investigative strategies and further make recommendations to assist the SAs with investigative case work. Administrative duties in support of OI may also be assigned to the intern. 

Qualifications:

Preferred majors: This vacancy is open to students who have an interest in Federal Law Enforcement investigations or investigative support pursuing a wide range of degrees, including but not limited to Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, Business Administration/Communications, Finance, Accounting, Data Analytics, Political Science, Psychology, Information Technology, and/or Public Administration

Great opportunity for a student looking to explore a career in the federal government. 

 

NASA General Student Auditor

Job Title:

NASA General Student Auditor

Agency:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sub-Agency

N/A

Session:

Summer 2023

Format/Location:

In-Person
8 Positions in 5 Locations:
-Huntsville, Alabama
-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)

Spring 2023

Legislative Intern (COLAD)

 

Job Title:

Legislative Intern (COLAD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Spring 2023

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 Auditor (CCRD)

Job Title:

Trainee Auditor (CCRD)

Agency:

National Credit Union Administration

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Spring 2023

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 

Visual Information Trainee (COLAD)

Job Title:

Visual Information Trainee (COLAD)

Agency:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 

Sub-Agency:

 

Session:

Spring 2023

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 2023

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Summer 2023

Foreign Agricultural Service Administrative Assistant

Job Title:

 FAS Administrative Assistant 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Washington, D.C)

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Duties include:

•Communicates with various administrative management divisions in the preparation of personnel requests, training forms, time and attendance reports.
• Prepares and maintains the necessary control mechanisms of requisition requests in procuring a variety of supplies and office equipment.
• Makes domestic and/or international travel arrangements. Coordinates schedules of visits, transportation and hotel reservations.
• Makes arrangements for meetings and conferences, including gathering background materials, notifying participants.
• Establishes and maintains office records, procedures, reference materials and technical subject matter files
• By request, uses various office automation hardware and software to prepare rough or final draft of memoranda, letters and reports.

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:

Preferred majors:  Business, Psychology, Accounting, General Studies.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of and skill in using office automation hardware and software systems, including word processing software to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print documents and reports.
  • Knowledge of the work program of the office sufficient to screen calls, visitors, and requests for information, personally provide information from files and records or advise on established procedures and refer non routine requests to the appropriate staff members.
  • Knowledge of the office filing system in order to file or locate material.
  • Ability to search for, locate and assemble data or information from numerous sources.
  • Ability to deal with others in providing for office services and receiving, screening and referring callers and visitors.
  • Skill in using an electric typewriter.  A qualified typist is required.
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, and terminology used in the office to type a variety of material.
  • Ability to shift from one type of work to another based on priority needs of the office.

 

Foreign Agricultural Service Agricultural Marketing

Job Title:

FAS Agricultural Marketing
 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Washington, D.C)

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Duties include:

• Participates in conducting and evaluating research using various sources to learn the technical aspect of trade compliance and enforcement and to be able to gain an understanding in addition to addressing questions from stakeholders.

• Assists in general administrative support, including responding to routine inquiries, special projects, and preparing and/or editing correspondence. 

• Assists in developing briefings, issue papers, presentations, and conference materials. 
• Participates and contribute in scheduled meetings and conferences. Assembles and analyzes information to draw a logical conclusion regarding non-complex trade issues. 
• Assists vendors through the process of becoming established in the web system as a vendor, including the support, development, and delivery of the necessary system training. Responds to a broad range of verbal and written inquiries. 
• Seek and develop a sound relationship with contractors, industry organizations, and other interested parties to acquire timely technical information and to secure ideas for new and ongoing 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:

Preferred majors: Agricultural Marketing Assistant

Desired Skills:

• Knowledge of basic International Trade principles and analysis. 
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in accordance with well-established policies, procedures, and techniques. 
• Ability to gain practical knowledge, developed through increasingly difficult, on-the-job training or experience dealing with the operations, regulations, principles, and peculiarities of the assigned program, function, or activity. 
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing, in a clear, concise, comprehensive, and well-reasoned manner; to draft basic information, summaries, analyses, and general correspondence. 
• Basic knowledge of and skill in Microsoft Office software. 
• Ability to collaborate with others in order to obtain and share information. 

Seeking Undergraduate student

 

Foreign Agricultural Service Economic Assistant

Job Title:

FAS Economic Assistant

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Washington, D.C)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: 

• Make limited evaluation, analysis and interpretation of statistical and economic data gathered, selecting material to be used in general or specific projects. 
• Compile and place in an orderly arrangement specified economic information from a variety of indicated and readily available sources, making rough preliminary analysis according to precise instructions. 
• Analyze and interpret factual economic statistics and draft simple press releases explaining findings. 
• Work with higher graded specialists in the preparation of publications and related material including drafting reports of a specific scope and complexity. 
• Compose and compile difficult calculations or exact comparability determinations for the purpose of answering requests for information from the attaches stationed abroad and representatives of private trade groups and associations. 
• Conduct research and prepares special economic reports and statistical analyses, as assigned. 
• Develop and apply computer skills using available computer systems in support of the Agency's goals and objectives.

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:

Preferred majors: Economics

Desired Skills:

• The ability to perform professional duties involving the application of economic theories and principles under direct supervision. 
• Experience in problem appraisal and definition, and in evaluating descriptive, explanatory, and statistical data. 
• Experience with data analysis using statistical and quantitative techniques and the ability to prepare simple analytical reports on specialized assignments. 
• 
• Experience with computer techniques to compile and aggregate production and consumption data.

Seeking a Graduate student

 

Foreign Agricultural Service Student Trainee (Information Technology)  

Job Title:

FAS Student Trainee (Information Technology) 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Washington, D.C.)

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Assists senior IT Specialists in identifying and resolving a wide variety of large and small¬ scale problems with computer systems, equipment, and software including those involving system integration and configuration management. Helps plan and carry out strategies to resolve problems and recover normal system operations, enlisting support and/or expertise from member of other IT functional areas.   

Investigates issues and supports audio-visual equipment in conference rooms and auditoriums as needed. Sets up audio visual equipment as scheduled for use. Assists users with use of projection equipment, auditorium sound system, and satellite.

Identifies and resolves a variety of large and small-scale problems with computer systems, equipment, and software that involve system integration and configuration management.  In doing so, he/she will carry out strategies to resolve problems and recover normal system operations, enlisting support and/or expertise from members of other IT functional areas.

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:

Preferred majors: Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Engineering

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, basic IT principles and practices adequate to perform highly structured, entry-level work designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill needed to perform higher level assignments.
  • Knowledge of current off-the-shelf standard software packages such as: Word, Access, Power Point, Excel, etc.
  • Skill at instructing staff personnel in the operations and use of office automation systems and related software.

Seeking either Undergraduate or Graduate student

 

Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Albany, CA)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person (Albany, CA)

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Lab translates laboratory findings on the efficacy of non-thermal disinfection technologies to user-friendly models and pilot studies that can be applied in a commercial environment. Participants will be working in interdisciplinary teams to gather and interpret data and extrapolate their findings to real-world situations.

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:

Preferred majors: Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Desired Skills: Experience with agricultural systems and food service is highly preferred, along with knowledge of food safety.  Satisfactory completion of upper-division biology/chemistry courses is required.

Seeking an Undergraduate student 

 

Agricultural Research Service IT Helpdesk Support Specialist Intern (Prosser/Wapato, WA)

Job Title:

ARS IT Helpdesk Support Specialist Intern

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Prosser/Wapato, WA)

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Duties include:

  • Provide local and remote user IT Helpdesk support
  • Operating system maintenance (patching/vulnerability management)
  • Provide basic troubleshooting and maintenance of computers, printers and peripherals which include basic hardware and software diagnostics, networking and identifying problems with VPN, virus, spam and “cookies”
  • Imaging of new and existing Desktop and Laptop computers
  • Mobile device enrollment and administration
  • Under regular close supervision, individual performs all assigned work which includes logging, troubleshooting, and resolving help desk tickets and reports issues as needed for escalation
  • Conduct PC Audit, Inventory and identification of all IT Equipment, products & services; Maintain files for network documentation, inventory, and topology as directed by the team
  • Participates in assigned special projects as per defined requirements and goals
  • Maintain the security and integrity of networks, systems, and data
  • Hard Drive disposal
  • Surplus Equipment and recycling
  • Migration of user profiles and data across systems to/from cloud storage solutions
  • Active Directory tasks - password resets and user account management
  • Provide IT support to highly specialized scientific computing systems
  • Server administration
  • Network device management

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:

Preferred majors: Information Technology and Administrative Management Computer Science Information Systems Computer Engineer Science Others considered

Desired Skills: 

  • Excellent customer service and attention to detail
  • Prefer prior IT Helpdesk experience
  • System Admin experience

 

Agricultural Research Service Administrative Support (Madison, W1)

Job Title:

ARS Administrative Support
 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Madison, W1)

Hours Per Week:

20 

Job Description:

Duties include:

  • Assist in preparing Human Resource Documents
  • Prepare and maintains financial spreadsheets and files
  • Assist Financial Technician with financial reports
  • Assist with monthly data calls
  • Help with account reconciliation for appropriated and outside funds

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:

Preferred majors: Finance, Human Resources, Math, Business,

Desired Skills:

  • Student must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Outstanding customer service abilities.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Seeking an Undergraduate student 

 

Agricultural Research Service Safety Assistant

Job Title:

ARS Safety Assistant

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

The JHA process requires hazard assessments for all hazardous work activities, while focusing on ensuring the safety and health of the end user, equipment, facility, environment, visitors, and the public. A major function of the JHA is to provide the end user and reviewers with a tool to ensure all hazards and controls have been identified, as well as the steps to assure effectiveness before and after decision implementation.  

Apply the concepts of hazard and risk identification, risk analysis, risk reduction & management, quality control, customer service, and best practices. Utilize risk management, mitigation, and liability to identify and analyze an existing process of hazard mitigation and implementation. Evaluate existing research and apply the methods to expand upon existing research of safety and occupational health administration resources. 

Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases of 1900+ records and create tables and graphs which will generate additional supporting documentation, and decision-making solutions for scientists, researchers, support staff to control operations that could result in moderate to severe injury and/or illness.

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:

Preferred majors: Public Safety Administration / Health Administration / Public Health Administration

Desired Skills: Detail oriented analytical research, written and verbal communication, time management, decision making, problem solving, data analysis, data visualization, and database development utilizing MS Office suite to include Access and Excel.

Seeking an Undergraduate student 

 

Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In person (Poplarville, MS) 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Daily lab or greenhouse work. Lab work will consist of tissue culture (making solutions, transfer of cultures under sterile conditions), molecular work (DNA extraction), flow cytometry (help with sample preparation for analysis), data entry, etc. Greenhouse work will consist of occasional watering plants that are not connected to irrigation, help with hybridization or crossing plants, etc.

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:

Preferred majors: Biology/science majors preferred but other majors are welcome, too.

Desired Skills: Basic computer skills, familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Be able to follow directions. Be able to work as a member of a team but also alone when necessary.

 

Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In person (Poplarville, MS)

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Duties include:

  • Maintains plants in the greenhouse and field environment.
  • Assists in various phases of the research processes in the lab, greenhouse, and field.
  • Data collection and data entry.
  • Keeps detailed records of experimental data.
  • Prepares solutions and reagents for laboratory use for techniques including flow cytometry and DNA and RNA extraction.

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:

Preferred majors: Biology, Agronomy, Horticulture, Botany, Chemistry

Desired Skills:

  • Basic biology and research skills
  • Basic computer skills like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, etc
  • Organizational skills

 

Agricultural Research Service Lab Assistant (Auburn, AL)

Job Title:

ARS Lab Assistant 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Auburn, AL)

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

  • Assist with planting, maintaining, and harvesting plant studies 
  • Assist with weekly collection of lysimeter well samples
  • Assist with weekly collection of soil moisture data with a TDR probe
  • Assist with weekly collection of gas flux samples
  • Assist with preparing plant and soil samples for analysis
  • Assist with operating and maintaining root washing machines 
  • Assist with operating root length scanning machines
  • Assist with operating plant and soil grinding machines
  • Will be responsible for general clean up of lab and work areas

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:

Preferred majors: Biosystems Engineering, Horticulture, Crop Sciences

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work with a high volume of data while keeping a strict adherence to accuracy and quality control
  • A basic understanding of agricultural research
  • A working knowledge of general lab equipment

 

Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Albany, CA)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In person (Albany, CA)

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Lab translates laboratory findings on the efficacy of non-thermal disinfection technologies to user-friendly models and pilot studies that can be applied in a commercial environment. Participants will be working in interdisciplinary teams to gather and interpret data and extrapolate their findings to real-world situations.

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:

Preferred majors: Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Desired Skills: Familiarity with transmission electron microscopy is advantageous but not required. Skills and experience with basic to advance molecular biology tools such as cloning and gene expression, gene sequencing, BLAST, Python, and JMP is a plus.

Seeking an Undergraduate student

 

Farm Production and Conservation Procurement Analyst

Job Title:

FPAC Procurement Analyst

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) 

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Prepares reports and analyzes data from various web-based acquisition systems.  Prepares presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.  Reviews acquisition transaction records for compliance using established checklists.  Maintains records for various acquisition 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:

Preferred majors: Business, Accounting

Desired Skills: Computer skills especially MS Office programs.  General knowledge of acquisitions. Strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, good communication and writing skills.  Work independently and on a team.

 

Farm Production and Conservation Contract Specialist

Job Title:

FPAC Contract Specialist
 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) 

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Conducts market research for simplified acquisitions.  Assists customers with identifying requirements documents to be submitted with a purchase request.  Assists Contracting Officer with developing requests for quotes and evaluating quotes to support vendor selection.  Assists with administering contracts for simplified acquisitions.  Assists with contract closeout

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:

Preferred majors: Business Administration/Mgt, Procurement, Organizational Management

Desired Skills: 

  • General understanding of purchasing, acquisitions, and contracting.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, good communication and writing skills.
  • Work independently and on a team.

 

Farm Production and Conservation Communications Specialist

Job Title:

FPAC Communications Specialist
 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

 Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Prepares visual/written communications, presentations materials, modeling data, create internal web content, graphs and models for FPAC SharePoint site and other HSD needs, using Power BI, PowerPoint, Adobe and other publishing software.

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:

Preferred majors: Communications, Public Relations, Data and Information Systems.

Desired Skills: Computer, communications/media, marketing skills. Strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, good communication and writing skills. Work independently and on a team.

 

Farm Production and Conservation Civil Rights Intern (Title VII)     

Job Title:

FPAC  Civil Rights Intern (Title VII)

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Manage Title VII Complaints, Conducts Fact Find Inquiries, EEO program analysis and Special Emphasis Program events and observances and prepares variety of visual communication, written reports and presentation materials, leads projects, updates website content, articles, graphs, models, charts.

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:

Preferred majors: 1. Statistics, 2. Human Resources,  3. Counseling/Social Work

Desired Skills: Communication, public relations. Data collection and analysis. Computer skills especially MS Office programs. Strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, good communication and writing skills.  Work independently and on a team.

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineering Intern (St. Paul, MN)

Job Title:

NRCS Engineering Intern 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In person (St. Paul, MN)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Major Duties: Works with planning staff and other engineers or engineering technicians in providing technical assistance to producers and administer cost-share programs. Participates in field office information and education programs. Participates in various meetings and events, and actively supports Civil Rights programs.  All work activities conducted both outdoors, in various terrains and weather conditions, as well as at a desk in an office setting. Student may serve as an incidental motor vehicle operator, so a valid drivers license is required. Assist in project inspection and surveying for certification. Works closely with field office personnel within the assigned area to obtain engineering information and other necessary field data. Works with team to obtain various types of surveys: bench level, profile, cross­ section, topographic, and construction layout and check-out. Inspects engineering construction work associated with the installation of engineering practices covered under the Farm Bill programs and for portions of CTA, RC&D, PL-566, and other special projects as assigned. Will work with engineer of engineering technician to determine adherence to approved construction drawings and specifications. Helps resolve minor construction· problems and differences between on-site conditions and contract specifications by recommending design changes adapting to conditions on the land.

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:

Preferred majors: Engineering (Civil, Ag), Engineering Technology

Desired Skills: Knowledge of: Hydrology/Hydraulics; Surveying; CAD-Drafting; Word and Excel

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Trainee (Olivia, MN)    

Job Title:

NRCS Natural Resources Trainee 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In person (Olivia, MN)

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Works with planning staff in providing technical assistance to producers and administer cost-share programs. Assists with the conservation planning process utilizing the variety of resource assessment tools and equipment and assists with implementation activities.  Participates in field office information and education programs. Participates in various meetings and events, and actively supports Civil Rights programs.  All work activities are conducted both outdoors, in various terrains and weather conditions, as well as at a desk in an office setting. Student may serve as an incidental motor vehicle operator, so a valid drivers license is required.

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:

Preferred majors: Conservation and agriculture related majors: agronomy, soil science, range management

Desired Skills: General knowledge of natural resource management, agriculture and environmental issues.

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Management & Program Analyst (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title:

NRCS  Management & Program Analyst

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid (Phoenix, AZ)

Hours Per Week:

40 

Job Description:

Provide business operations and management assistance to the Management & Strategy staff.

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:

Preferred majors: Business (all business majors will be considered), Business Management, Data and Analytics

Desired Skills: Analytical, communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.

 

Food and Nutrition Service Program Analyst

Job Title:

FNS Program Analyst 

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

The position will focus on learning SNAP policy and assisting with policy analysis to respond to inquiries, clarification, control correspondence, and waivers. As part of the SAB team, the student intern will also assist in various projects and assignments related to contracts deliverables, information collections, and FNS systems.

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:

Preferred majors: Flexible 

Desired Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• Team oriented 
• Expected to develop: 
- maintain technical knowledge and expertise in assigned State Administration functional program areas; 
- research appropriate sources, obtain needed information to provide technical assistance to various stake holders; 
- maintain awareness of hot topics regarding assigned areas; and 
- exercise sound judgment in responding independently to non-routine issues.  If unable to resolve, coordinate with colleagues to facilitate response and resolution.

 

Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Poplarville, MS

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

- characterize a diverse panel of blueberry germplasm for fruit quality traits 
- conduct DNA and RNA extraction

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:

Preferred majors: Genetics, Biology, food chemistry

Desired Skills: Familiar with molecular biology techniques

Seeking a graduate student 

 

Agricultural Research Service Program Analyst (Manhattan, KS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Manhattan, KS

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

1) Keeps track of material purchases and ensures timely ordering and delivery of goods
2) Maintains travel documents and helps arrange related lodging and transportation needs
3) Tracks calendars of personnel for business time commitments
4) Keeps an updated log of material safety data sheets (MSDS) 
5) Performs general office duties such as answering telephones, sorting mail, sending mail and shipping materials

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:

Preferred majors: Business or other related fields

Desired Skills:

- Knowledge of various computer programs and applications such as spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat, Teams and Zoom.

Good communication skills, both verbal and written

 

Agricultural Research Service IT Specialist

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

Assists with the review of IT assets inventory, monitors departing employees IT equipment has been returned and equipment status has been updated on inventory.

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:

Preferred majors: Computer Science or Information Technology

Desired Skills: Knowledgeable on Microsoft products ideal but not required; Sharepoint, Forms, Excel,

 
Agricultural Research Service HR Clerk (Beltsville, MD)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid Beltsville, MD

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Duties include:

- Provides support to a team completing staffing, classification, leave administration, and pay administration services.
- Assists HR Specialists as they work with managers in placement activities including new hires, promotions, reassignments, incentives, details, etc.
- Communicates factual and procedural information clearly, both verbally and in writing.

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:

Preferred majors: Business, Human Resources

Desired Skills: Knowledge and skill in Microsoft office software in order to create, edit, revise documents. 
Skill in using creating, editing, or organizing electronic files.

 
Agricultural Research Service Office Assistant (Beltsville, MD)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid Beltsville, MD

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Duties include: Provide administrative support to a Branch to include file creation and maintenance, organizational tracking, coordinating quality control measures, taking meeting notes, collecting/consolidating data calls information, develop PowerPoint presentations, analyze and document findings, etc..

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:

Preferred majors: Business, Human Resources, etc.

Desired Skills: Knowledge and skill in using Microsoft Office to create, edit, and store documents such as organization chart, data trackers, internal processes, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations.

 

Agricultural Research Service Office Assistant (Albany, CA)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid Albany, CA

Hours Per Week:

20

Job Description:

Duties include:

1. Friendly and professional customer service and communication- correspondence, phone calls, follow-up. 
2. Data entry, proofreading, and document management of academic journals, agreements, and conferences. 
3. Tech- savvy and willing to learn new software and implement new processes.
4. Collect and prepare travel documents including receipts, itineraries, correspondence, and approvals. 
5. Collect, prepare, and update personnel files, timesheets, and information.

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:

Preferred majors: Accounting, Administration, English Literature or Grammar, Communication, Computer Applications, Hospitality, Human Resources, Legal Studies, Human Resources,

Desired Skills: Knowledgeable of video conference software especially Microsoft Teams and Zoom. 
Knowledgeable of Outlook, Adobe, and web search applications like Edge, Chrome. 
Professionalism- conducts themselves with proper office etiquette in person and virtually; able to work with a diverse workforce.

 
Agricultural Research Service Financial Technician (College Station, TX)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person College Station, TX

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

Learning and becoming proficient in budget/accounting systems such as CATS, SAMS, and FMMI to provide continuity of financial support
Assist Financial Technician with data entry of purchases/payroll
Assist Financial Technician with balancing accounts
Assist Financial Technician with revising monetary projections
Assist Financial Technician with researching old pending purchases
Assist Financial Technician with maintaining accurate records and audit trails

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:

Preferred majors: Business (Finance, Accounting, Economics)

Desired Skills:

Attention to detail 
Self-motivated 
Strong math and problem-solving skills
Strong communications skills (oral and written)
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

 

Agricultural Research Service Administrative Clerk (Athens, GA)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Athens, GA

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

- Receiving calls and greeting visitors.
- Assisting with office supply inventory.
- Data entry involving the publication of manuscripts and meeting abstracts.
- Utilizing the ARS travel management system to acquire travel reservations and completion of travel authorizations.
- Entering costs of travel into the financial system. 
- Assisting with the completion of letters, forms and documents to include human resource actions.
- The employee will receive requests and correspond with staff members through Outlook email and other agency communication platforms.
- Complete agency required training.

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:

Preferred majors: Business Administration, Business management; Agricultural Business; accounting; and other business administrative related fields.

Desired Skills: Basic Microsoft Office Suite (Word and excel); working computer skills; knowledge of email or other electronic communication platforms; receiving guests and callers; good oral and written communication skills; document editing and proofing for grammar and typos. Good typing skills; construction of letters and memos; some accounting/book keeping knowledge would be useful.

 
Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Poplarville, MS

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

Daily lab or greenhouse work. Lab work will consist of tissue culture (making solutions, transfer of cultures under sterile conditions), molecular work (DNA extraction), flow cytometry (help with sample preparation for analysis), data entry, etc. Greenhouse work will consist of occasional watering plants that are not connected to irrigation, help with hybridization or crossing plants, etc.

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:

Preferred majors: Biology/science majors preferred but other majors are welcome, too.

Desired Skills: Basic computer skills, familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Be able to follow directions. Be able to work as a member of a team but also alone when necessary.

 
Agricultural Research Service Communications Intern

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

- Supporting NAL DPD Indexing and Informatics Branch strategic communications efforts to engage our stakeholders and inform administrators.  
- Provide meeting coordination, scheduling, support (note taking) and follow-up.  
- Writing, summarizing, and editing accomplishments and website content for internal reports, the general public 
- Providing administrative and programmatic support to IIB Branch Chief.

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:

Preferred majors: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Affairs, or related majors

Desired Skills: 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.

 
Agricultural Research Service Data Scientist Intern

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

15-40

Job Description:

Duties include:

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:

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

Desired Skills: 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.

 
Agricultural Research Service Biological Science Aid (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Poplarville, MS

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: Take care of plants in greenhouse; data collection in the field and greenhouse; DNA extraction; data entry; preparing chemical solutions for DNA extraction and flow cytometry.

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:

Preferred majors: Biology, agronomy, horticulture, botany, taxononmy

Desired Skills:

- Basic computer skills such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word. 
- Basic biology
- Organizational skills

 

Agricultural Research Service Internal Communications Coordinator Assistant

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: 

1) assisting the internal communications manager with brain-storming, writing, editing, and organizing articles for the bi-monthly ARS newsletter

2) assisting with the creation and dissemination of the weekly ARS email bulletin

3) recommending improvements to internal communications products to ensure accessibility/508 compliance

4) encouraging information sharing and connecting of employees through the novel use of Office 365 products.

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:

Preferred majors: Communications, Business

Desired Skills: the person in this position is flexible and comfortable with communicating with others in a professional, business environment.  Preferred experience includes knowledge of creating and managing the editorial process for newsletters, email bulletins, and news websites for large audiences (6,000+).  Article writing and basic video making/editing skills is important.  Knowledge of the following Microsoft products is needed in order to perform the duties: Stream, SharePoint, Outlook, MS Teams, PowerPoint, Word.

 

Seeking a Graduate Student 

 
Agricultural Research Service Internal Communications Coordinator Assistant

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include: Assisting the internal communications manager with 1) planning and executing the transition of the ARS intranet site from one SharePoint 2019 On Premise site into several SharePoint Online connected Hubs, 2) creating agency-wide templates and themes, 3) automating management of the new SharePoint online hubs and sites with MS Power Automate and MS Power Apps, and 4) training and assisting content managers with setting up & managing SharePoint sites connected to the new SharePoint Online Hubs.

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:

Preferred majors: Computer science, Business, or Communications

Desired Skills: This person will be involved in the creation and administration of a new collection of SharePoint Online (SPO) hub sites.  In-depth knowledge of SharePoint Online administration and web parts, MS Lists, MS Power Automate, and MS Power Apps is needed for this position.  In addition, knowledge of SharePoint 2019 on Premises Site Administration and web content management is important.

Seeking a Graduate Student 

 
Agricultural Research Service Administrative Clerk (Athens, GA)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Athens, GA

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include: Assisting professional and technical staff by performing miscellaneous clerical duties in support of the work of the office. Receiving, sorting, and routing incoming mail to staff. Receiving calls and greeting visitors. Assisting with office supply inventory. Data entry involving the publication of manuscripts and meeting abstracts. Utilizing the ARS travel management system to acquire travel reservations and completion of travel authorizations and vouchers. Entering costs of travel into the financial system. Assisting with the completion of letters, forms and documents to include human resource actions. Receiving requests and corresponding with staff members through Outlook email and other agency communication platforms. Completing agency required training.

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:

Preferred majors: Business Administration, Business management; Agricultural Business; Accounting; and other business administrative related fields

Desired Skills: Basic Microsoft Office Suite (Word and excel); working computer skills; knowledge of email or other electronic communication platforms; receiving guests and callers; good oral and written communication skills; knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation needed to type a variety of forms and documents. Good typing skills; Knowledge of constructing letters and memos; some accounting/bookkeeping knowledge would be useful.

 
Agricultural Research Service Honey Bee Laboratory Assistant (Poplarville, MS)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Poplarville, MS

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include: Prepare reagents and other materials for use in cell culture. Assist in maintaining cell lines. Perform PCR. Potential to work with honey bees in the field.

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:

Preferred majors: Biology, Entomology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology

Desired Skills: Cell culture, aseptic technique, molecular biology (qPCR), bioassays, basic data and graphical analysis. Good pipetting technique. Detail-oriented and good organizational skills. Ability to follow protocols and document activities/record data. Understanding of plant biology/pollination process.

 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights EEO Specialist

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: Provide administrative case processing support to Conflict Complaints Division staff. Intern will observe/assist EEO specialists in processing Federal Sector EEO complaints from initiation to formal acceptance and investigation, hearing and appellate review.  Intern will also gain experience with Alternative Dispute Resolution efforts, case settlement and agency compliance actions.  Additionally, the intern will work on special projects and assist the Director as needed.

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:

Preferred majors: Law, Political Science

Desired Skills: Applicants should have skill in communication (verbal and written), ability to work with software programs as well as spreadsheets, databases and good analytical and critical thinking skills.

 

Food and Nutrition Service WIC Innovation

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

"The intern will be a full team member who will collaborate with colleagues and the Director to meet the mission of the Office of Innovation. The Director will work with the student to identify projects and assignments that support intern growth while advancing FNS' work. On the job and formal training available to federal employees will also be available to the intern.

Tasks will involve:
-Developing/editing documents (e.g., policy, resources for WIC State agencies, reports, memos, PPTs, etc.) for grammar, clarity, and content
-Planning and coordinating/implementing events and trainings
-Assisting OI staff with a variety of work tasks
-Conducting research"

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:

Preferred majors: English, Liberal Arts (cultural/ethnic/gender studies), Public Policy/Administration

Desired Skills: Great writer/editor, friendly communicator, self-starter

Seeking a Graduate student

 
Food and Nutrition Service Data Visualization

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual 

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

1. Develop a style guide for data visualization, including best practices for color palettes, graphics, and chart types. 
2. Build a dashboard/data visualization as a final internship project.
3. Support monthly data visualization hours for the agency with content development, and presentations where appropriate.
4. Participate in team meetings, internally with Central Analytics Team and externally with agency clients. 
5. Participate in USDA-wide Data Visualization Community of Practice meetings, and support presentations and activities. Particularly, support the annual Ag Data Viz Day and Data Viz Competitions. 
6. Manage survey/polls for Data Viz Hours and trainings through MS Teams. 
7. Support Data Viz/Tableau Trainings. 
8. Other duties, projects may be assigned based on skillsets

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:

Preferred majors: Social sciences, sociology, public health, data analytics, data science, data visualization. Other majors welcome!

Desired Skills: 
Knowledge of data analysis methods and basic statistics.
Experience summarizing data in presentations and/or visual storytelling.
Experience using analytical/visualization tools such as R, Python, Excel, Tableau, PowerBI, or ArcGIS, among others. 
Ability to communicate clearly.
Demonstrate tact and diplomacy. 

Not required, but preferred knowledge of user experience and/or graphic design.

 

Seeking a Graduate student

 
Food and Nutrition Service Program Analyst

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

Flexible 

Job Description:

Duties include:

Analyzing data 
Collaborating across the programs 
Compiling accomplishments and results 
Preparing presentations 
Drafting communications

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:

Preferred majors: Any

Desired Skills: Strong verbal and written communications skills 
Strong analytical skills 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office

 

Food and Nutrition Service Program Specialist

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

1) Provides interpretations, both verbal and written, of regulations, instructions and policies relating to assigned areas of program operations. 2) Analyzes and provides technical assistance/consultations on all aspects of assigned program operations. 3) Meets with State agency representatives to discuss area of policy and operational non-compliance. 4) Evaluates state administration and/or local program operations for effectiveness, efficiency, and adherence to program requirements. 5) Makes presentations at State and Regional meetings on various program topics.

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:

Preferred majors: Any

Desired Skills: Ability to research and interpret policy. Skills in written and oral communications. Ability to organize, develop, and present training to State agencies and others.

 
Food and Nutrition Service School Nutrition Programs Intern

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

The intern would assist staff in the development of a regional Farm to School gathering for state agencies; assist in the oversight of state operations of the National School Lunch Program to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations; review progress reports for grants like the School Breakfast Expansion grant; attain information from states on initiatives surrounding nutrition and program access; and help organize technical assistance calls and visits with state partners.

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:

Preferred majors: Nutrition, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health, Agriculture, Communications, Political Science

Desired Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel); strong communication and writing skills

 
Food and Nutrition Service Data Analyst

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

Flexible

Job Description:

Duties include:

With oversight and assistance of the Lead Data Analyst: 

1. Coordinates requests for data collection, receipt of data, and storage of data in support of FNS programs.
2. Analyzes data obtained from a variety of sources to evaluate validity and accuracy of data provided and to identify trends.
3. Support grants management and program staff in analysis of data in support of fiscal operations to ensure compliance with fiscal requirements for FNS programs.
4. Conducts research using a variety of data sources including information from recognized and creditable non-governmental organizations, not for profit organizations, and academic studies.
5. Reviews and monitors the quality of data provided by grantees to identify trends and resolve potential problems.

 

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:

Preferred majors: Data Science, Data Analysis, Statistics, Accounting, Business, Finance, or public health

Desired Skills: 1. Knowledge of research methods and analytical skills to conduct data analysis and evaluate trends
2. Knowledge of data analytics software such as MS Excel, Tableau, and MS Access and similar software
3. The ability to analyze fiscal data and or accounting skills is desirable.

 
Food and Nutrition Service Program Analyst

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Virtual

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

• Contributing to special initiatives associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (S/FMNP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). 
• Providing support to the policy division director in reviewing policy memoranda, correspondence, and communications to a variety of stakeholders including food banks and Tribal organizations. 
• Coordinating staff attendance at key meetings and maintain clear, concise records of meetings attended on behalf of the division.
• Developing internal tools and organizational systems.
• Assisting with grants management activities including reviewing grant proposals and deliverables, and drafting talking points, webpage text, and other outward-facing communications. 
• The intern will be assigned a portfolio according to their skills/interests and the needs of the Agency and have opportunities to receive training and attend Department-wide and Agency-wide events, if interested.

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:

Preferred majors: Public health, government, public policy, nutrition

Desired Skills:

• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Well organized and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Interest in learning about FNS nutrition programs
• Ability to work collaboratively with people of all socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds
•  Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Seeking a Graduate student

 
Farm Production and Conservation Foreign Investment Intern

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid  

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 

Sub-Agency:

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

 

Session:

Summer 2023

 

Format (Location):

Virtual

 

Hours Per Week:

40  

Job Description:

Duties include:

Data analysis; tiers of ownership discernment; researching various industries with a focus on energy and forest company acquisitions; and updating the regulation and handbook.  The intern will have exposure to legal, policy, and regulatory work; M.S. candidates preferred who are interested in a 1-year assignment with us.  Must have attention to detail!

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:

Preferred majors: Business, Public Policy, Economics

Desired Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and writing).  Interest and basic understanding of Agriculture and foreign relations.  Computer skills especially MS Office programs.  Strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, and follows through on assignments.  Works well in a team environment.

Seeking a Graduate student

 
 
Natural Resources Conservation Service Employee Engagement Intern (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Phoenix, AZ

Hours Per Week:

30

Job Description:

Duties include:

1. Assist with creating and revising documentation such as company policies and procedures, employee handbook, onboarding presentation, trainings, and more.
2. Plan and facilitate employee recognition efforts such as work anniversaries, promotions, new hires, retirement, transfers, and other company events.
3. Organize and update employee intranet so information is up-to-date and easy to find.
4. Search for and assist with implementing opportunities for employee development such as training opportunities, personal development plans, and employee viewpoint feedback.
5. Build relationships with staff to understand their individual experiences and formalize ways to make them feel valued and appreciated.

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:

Preferred majors: Communications or Human Resources

Desired Skills:

- Basic knowledge of employee engagement concepts and principles.
- Good communications and writing skills.
- Good print material design skills.
- Creative and resourceful abilities.
- Experience with Microsoft Office and other business software applications.

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Trainee (Torrington, CT)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Torrington, CT

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include: Works with planning staff in providing technical assistance to producers and administer cost-share conservation programs. Assists with the conservation planning process utilizing the variety of resource assessment tools and equipment and assists with implementation activities. Participates in field office information and education programs. Participates in various meetings and events, and actively supports Civil Rights 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:

Preferred majors: Any Agriculture or natural resource related majors, such as- Soil science, agronomy, natural resources, forestry, wildlife, environmental science

Desired Skills: A genuine interest in natural resource management, willingness to learn, strong work ethic, responsible, takes initiative, good communication and writing skills and a Team player.

 
Natural Resources Conservation Service Management & Program Analyst (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

Hybrid Phoenix, AX

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

Provide business operations and management assistance to the Management & Strategy staff.

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:

Preferred majors: Business (all business majors will be considered), Business Management, Data and Analytics

Desired Skills: Analytical, communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Marketing Intern (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title:

ARS Biological Science Aid

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Sub-Agency:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Session:

Summer 2023

Format (Location):

In Person Phoenix, AZ

Hours Per Week:

40

Job Description:

Duties include:

-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.

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:

Preferred majors: Business Related - Marketing, Communication, Marketing/Communication/Art/Design Related – Video/Photojournalism, Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, Film and Media, Information Science, Digital Art & Design, Business, data analytics,  Computer Information Science, and sociology.

Desired Skills: The student must have a strong work ethic and positive attitude, be a strong communicator, highly detail oriented, and have a natural ability to multitask and stay organized.

 

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.

       

      Center for Disease Control (CDC)

      Fall 2022

      Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Training and Workforce Development Branch (TWDB) Intern

      Job Title:

      Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Trainband Workforce Developmemt Branch (TWDB) Inern

      Agency:

      Center for Disease and Control (CDC)

      Sub-Agency

      N/A

      Session:

      Fall 2022

      Format/Location:

      Virtual or in-person

      Hours Per Week:

      20 - 40 hours

      Job Description:

      The Intern shall provide support to the Division of laboratory Systems (DLS) Training and Workforce Development Branch (TWDB). The intern Shall work within an internal working group to support just-in-time training producst. Tasks shall include:

      • Assessing the needs of just-in-time trianing products
      • Designing and developing just-in-time laboratory education, training, and communication materials in a variety of formats including, infographics, toolkits, and micrlearning videos based on scientific content provided by CDC subject matter experts.
      • Collaborating  with TWDB staff on strategy and implementation of health equity activities, including the development of strategies to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in just-in-time training content.
      • Assesising just-in-time training needs and conducting environmental scans and performing literature reviews for just-in-time training materials.

      Qualifications:

      Public Health or Biology