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FIU in DC supports students in the process of securing an internship in Washington, D.C., through the Talent Lab Prep Network, and provides a cohort-based learning and professional development experience for all students and recent graduates who have a DC internship, with our Talent Lab Impact Series. 

Virtual Washington, D.C.  Internships 

FIU in Washington, D.C. remains committed to help support our students make an impact at organizations in our nation’s capital. For the time being, the university recommends that students do not relocate to Washington, D.C. during the Summer 2020 term. Our FIU in DC team has shifted to supporting students in obtaining virtual Summer 2020 internship opportunities and in-person internship opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond. Students who are seeking or who secure a Washington, D.C. based internship for the Fall 2020 semester should onboard via the relevant forms below, even if the opportunity with a DC-based entity is virtual in format, as we will have a variety of online events and support services for virtual DC interns for the forseeable future. 

 

Seeking a DC Internship?

Sign up for the Talent Lab Prep Network by letting us know more about your ambitions, skills, and interests. You will begin to receive email announcements of DC-based internship and job opportunities, as well as Miami-based events, scholarships, fellowships, and short-term DC fly-ins to network with potential employers.

Secured a DC Internship?

Don't spend the semester in Washington without letting us know. Regardless of how you found your internship or where you are interning in the District, take a few minutes to tell us about yourself and your internship so we can welcome you to FIU in DC when you land, and invite you to exclusive Talent Lab Impact Series events featuring government and industry leaders from our DC network.

Ready To Make an Impact? Be a Hamilton Scholar

All FIU interns in DC have access to FIU in DC's team, space, and events. If you're looking to commit exceeding expectations through a more structured experience, including in-person courses in Washington and ongoing interactions with an assigned mentor, see if our Hamilton Scholars program is right for you.

Sample Placements

There is no limit to the type of internship placement that you can have in Washington, D.C.  Our team supports you in searching for your own dream internship, and shares new postings with our student community every two weeks.  Here are some of our key placement partners and sites that have hosted, and paid, FIU students in the recent past.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

    Members of Congress from South Florida and across the country host FIU interns to handle constituent inquiries, policy research, and press relations. Students also access Congressional internships through CHCI, CHLI, and CBCF.
  • Partnership for Public Service

    The Public Service Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to make the federal government more efficient, from the vantage point of this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
  • AARP

    Make life better for aging Americans through a variety of roles at one of the nation's largest advocacy organizations.
  • Government Accountability Office

    This legislative-branch federal agency oversees the spending of the federal budget and ensures that executive branch programs are operating effectively.
  • The Heritage Foundation (Young Leaders Program)

    The mission of The Heritage Foundation is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
  • MITRE

    MITRE solves problems for a safer world through federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships.
  • HACU (National Internship Program)

    The HACU National Internship Program places students in paid internships with federal government agencies.
  • Facebook

    Facebook's DC office handles public policy operations for the social media company.
  • Library of Congress and Congressional Research Service

    Help inform Members of Congress and members of the public at the Nation's Library.

Resources

Use these links and tips to help secure and design your dream internship semester.

If you are interested in federal government careers, you should begin to create a federal government resume which has some very different features from a standard resume.  The following resources explain key features of federal resumes.

The Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit which works to create a more effective federal government, has created the below Go Government guide with a wide variety of resources about career paths in the federal government.

https://gogovernment.org/

For agencies which require a security clearance, this resource can help you prepare:

https://careersingovernment.com/tools/gov-talk/about-gov/education/5-tips-prepare-us-government-security-clearance/

This Congressional Research Service guide provides useful information about internships across the federal government:

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/98-654.pdf