Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Discover career opportunities and find your passion through our Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Would you want an opportunity to intern at the largest library in the world? Perhaps you’d like to experience working at the nation’s sole producer of U.S. paper currency? Or maybe you’d like to see what goes on at the federal government’s largest statistical agency.

With TWC’s Federal Diversity Internship Initiative (FDII), you could be matched to exciting internship opportunities to any of more than a dozen federal agencies. These agencies request qualified students from TWC throughout the year for paid internships that provide meaningful experiences.

As an important part of the federal agencies’ diversity and inclusion efforts, students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply for these internship opportunities. These programs require that you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. higher education institution and that you have at least a 3.0 GPA. Also, these are full-time paid internship programs (40 hours per week) offered for either a 10-week summer program or a 15-week fall or spring program.

Whether you want to pursue an internship for the coming semester or for next year, now is the time to submit your Interest Form. We’ll contact you to help you find the right fit for your interests and field of study, and we’ll help you land your dream internship when the time comes.

Currently, all federal agencies are still offering virtual internships.

Our federal agency partners include:

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
  • Census Bureau
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Library of Congress (LOC)
  • National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university.

Compensation

  • $3,000-$5,000 stipend as an undergraduate student, depending on the agency
  • $4,000-$6,000 stipend as a graduate student, depending on the agency
  • Round-trip airfare when in-person internships resume. Housing (if needed) at a reduced rate.

Benefits

  • Access to multiple opportunities through one TWC interest form
  • Valuable and relevant experience in your field of study at a federal agency
  • Unparalleled opportunity to build your professional network.