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Internship Links

Below are a number of internship sites that can provide numerous opportunities when considering the right fit for an internship.  Please research each well and pay particular attention to application procedures and deadlines.

Comprehensive Internship Sites: is the largest internship listing in the world (Over 20,000 listings, and 15,000 organizations/companies). It contains internships from companies large and small, local and international, and exposes cadets to opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else.  The site allows cadets to maintain an internship account to track applications and, ultimately, internship projects once you are employed.  For more information, see the Guide.

KeydetConnect is a web-based management tool for scheduling on-Post job interviews, managing presentations and collecting electronic resumes for distribution to employers. Cadets can upload cover letters and resumes, request interviews, and conduct searches for employment opportunities by keywords.  For more information see the KeydetConnect Guide.

Get That Gig
Internships to full-time positions; lots of unique opportunities

The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership with some of the nation's largest companies.

Use to post your resumé to employers who are exclusively looking for interns! You can also search an extensive database of internships, read internship reviews or create your own real-intern profile, or research companies and careers on

Health Related Internships:

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (Washington, D.C.)
Paid internships in areas of Legal and Policy and Research in Washington, D.C.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (Washington, D.C.)
A non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative programs in nutrition, alcohol, and food safety, which provides paid 10-week internships in the following areas: Nutrition and Public Policy; Nutrition Action Newsletter; Alcohol and Public Policy; Grassroots Advocacy; Food Safety; Foundation Fundraising; Communications; Integrity in Science; Food and Agriculture; and Litigation Projects

National Institutes of Health (Washington, D.C.)
Research and training opportunities to help students find internship and jobs

Liberal Arts Internship Sites

American Bar Association
Numerous internship opportunities in law

Center for International Environmental Law (Washington, D.C.)

Journalism Jobs and Internships (various locations) Hosted by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Journalist's Road to Success (various locations)
Jobs, scholarships, internships, and group in journalism

Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Washington, D.C.)
Internships in advertising; development; education; facilities; finance; General Counsel's office; National Symphony Orchestra; press; programming and production; technology and electronic media

NASA History Division
Part of the Office of External Relations at NASA Headquarters, they maintain archival materials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists, scholars, and students. They also edit and publish several books and monographs each year and maintain a large number of websites on NASA history. Looking for interns with strong research, writing, and editing skills

Norfolk Southern
Internships and co-ops available in Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, and Public Relations

Smithsonian Internships (Washington, D.C.)

Government and Non-Profit Internship Sites

City Year (various locations)
An "action tank" for national service, City Year seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy. City Year's vision is that one day, the most commonly asked question of a young person will be, "Where are you going to do your service year?"

IdeaList (various locations) Over 45,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission. Also includes thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and worldwide, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad. Federal Internships (various locations)

Central Intelligence Agency (various locations)
Contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Apply to participate in one of the outstanding student work programs at the CIA, including undergraduate student internships or undergraduate co-ops, and graduate studies programs.  This is an opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals who support US officials that make our country's foreign policy. You'll assist with substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive income and gaining invaluable practical experience.

FBI Internship Programs (various locations)
The FBI has numerous internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to contribute to the FBI s mission and learn more about what it is like to work at the FBI.

Student Conservation Association (SCA) (various locations)
Conservation internships available in many disciplines: archaeology; American history; backcountry and wilderness management; cave management; communications and public relations; environmental education; engineering and surveying; forestry; geography and GIS/GPS; geology and paleontology; historical interpretation and research; horseback patrol; hydrology and water resources; land interpretation and visitor services; photography; range management and plant taxonomy; recreation management; trail construction and maintenance; wildlife and fisheries

U.S. Department of State (U.S. and international)
A broad range of academic majors is sought in areas such as Business; Public Administration; Social Work; Economics; Information Management; Journalism; and Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences

U.S. Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Center (Washington, D.C.)
Select the link "Career Internship Program" for more information

Washington Internship Institute (Washington, D.C.)

White House Internship Program (Washington, D.C.)
Numerous internship opportunities in the following areas: Office of Presidential Advance; Cabinet Affairs; White House Counsel; Communications; Correspondence; Domestic Policy Council; Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; White House Fellows Office; Intergovernmental Affairs; Media Affairs; First Lady's Office; National Economic Council; Office of the Vice President; Political Affairs; Public Liaison; Photo Office; Presidential Personnel; Scheduling; Speechwriting; Strategic Initiatives; Travel Office; USA Freedom Corps; White House Management; White House Personnel; Visitors Office

Science, Math, and Environmental Internship Sites

Audubon Employment and Internships (AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, OH, MD, ME)

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm (Dayton, OH)
Internship concentration areas: Naturalist; Organic Farming; Administrative Assistance; Museum Store Operation; and Maintenance. Summer and fall interns assist Earth Adventure classes. Weekly stipend of $175 and housing provided for five interns a semester (fall, spring, and summer)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, D.C.)
Internships available for Science and Policy Programs and Science Magazine

American Zoo and Aquarium Association (various locations)
Type "internship" in search feature

 Association for Women in Science (Washington, D.C.)
Paid internships available year-round, each lasting 2-4 months in the areas of marketing, publications, and grant-writing. They try to tailor your educational and work-related needs to the goals of the organization

 Department of Defense SMART Scholarship: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. This program allows for paid summer internship experiences.  Cadets pursuing degrees in the following are encouraged to apply: Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical &Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

International Biopharmaceutical Association (various locations)
Focusing on the Biopharmaceutical Industry and Clinical Research

Merck & Company, Inc. (various locations)
A global, research-driven pharmaceutical company that offers paid internships between 10-12 weeks during the summer. Most internships are located at facilities in West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ; and Whitehouse Station, NJ, though others are offered in Puerto Rico; Kirkland, WA; Charlotte, NC and more

National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA)

 NASA Academy (Summer Internship): The Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curriculum balances direct contact with science and engineering R&D with an awareness of the managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by aerospace professionals. The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge participants. The academy is a space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and collaborations with aerospace industry and academia, with very little down time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget. The Academies have separate focus areas of leadership (NASA Academy), robotics, space and planetary science, and propulsion.

National Security Agency (Ft. George G. Meade, MD)
NSA's internships offer students the opportunity of helping the National Security Agency protect and defend the United States critical information systems

Naval Research Laboratory (various locations)
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 175 undergraduate students each year. Students typically spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 12 Department of Navy laboratories FirstGov for Science Internships and Fellowships (various locations)

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Washington, D.C.)
Provides students with hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $400.00 per week. Limited on-site dormitory space may be available for $75.00 per week

Student Conservation Association (SCA) (various locations nation-wide)
Conservation internships available in many disciplines: archaeology; American history; backcountry and wilderness management; cave management; communications and public relations; environmental education; engineering and surveying; forestry; geography and GIS/GPS; geology and paleontology; historical interpretation and research; horseback patrol; hydrology and water resources; land interpretation and visitor services; photography; range management and plant taxonomy; recreation management; trail construction and maintenance; wildlife and fisheries

U.S. Census Bureau (Washington, D.C.)
Internships and summer jobs available in the areas of analysis, mathematical analysis, information technology, geography, and general office assistance

U.S. Department of Energy
Browse fellowships and internships in energy research; science; biological and environmental; high energy physics; and nuclear science

International Study and Internship Sites

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