Diversity brings innovation and creativity to the workplace, encourages fresh perspectives that inspire new ideas and sparks positive change. Be a part of it.

TWC, the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C., partners with more than a dozen U.S. federal agencies to attract qualified, diverse applicants for paid federal internships throughout the year. The need is strong for bright, diverse talent at these federal agencies. They need your new ideas and fresh perspectives to help create a more innovative and productive work environment.

TWC opens doors to both virtual or in-person paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Each of these internship programs have different eligibility requirements. Most require you to be a U.S. citizen and some require either U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Also, you must be enrolled in a degree-granting program (undergraduate, graduate, or law). Most prefer that you carry a 3.0 or above GPA. There are opportunities for 15-week fall and spring internships and 10-week summer internships. Rather than trying to navigate multiple agencies on your own to find a paid internship, you would start the application process by completing one inquiry form with TWC. You would be matched with open positions at agencies that would be the best fit.

In the first summer of the pandemic, when many employers around the country were canceling internships, TWC helped more than 300 students secure a paid virtual internship in federal agencies.

Isaiah Boswell on How TWC Opened the Doors to His First Job at the The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Kevin Jones shares how his internship with DOT led to a successful career in the federal government

Grad Student Jason Sullivan on the meaningful work he got to do during his internship with the FAA

Your internship opens doors to a fulfilling career in the federal government.

As an intern with a federal agency, you will gain meaningful professional experience and build a valuable network of connections that could open the door to new opportunities in the future. Many of our Funded Federal Diversity Internship alum have either been offered full-time positions or have created networks to get other positions within or even outside the federal government.