United States of America Worldwide
USAID offers both paid and unpaid internships for qualified students during the academic year.
We draw enthusiastic and forward-thinking interns from a wide variety of fields of study.
Interns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance.
Work as an Intern at USAID
The work assigned to an intern typically includes:
- Writing program memoranda
- Drafting documents
- Facilitating meetings and special events
- Attending program discussions in the Agency, at the Department of State, or on Capitol Hill
- Communicating about program issues with USAID field Missions abroad, and with USAID’s many stakeholders and the general public
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
USAID offers two types of paid internships:
The first type allows current students to explore Federal careers through the internship, which offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. You may be eligible for permanent employment after successfully completing your education and meeting work requirements.
The second type provides work experience for current students in temporary jobs that do not convert to permanent employment.
To qualify for either program, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be currently enrolled in a high school, two or four-year college, or university, vocational/technical school, or other certificate program, on at least a half time basis
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, (students with lower GPAs may be eligible on a case-by-case basis)
- Have good academic standing at your academic institution
- Provide an official transcript of your grades
- Be eligible for a security clearance
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
Cost/funding for participants:
Paid or unpaid.