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Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)

The CAPAL program provides agencies with highly qualified internship candidates representing groups that are currently under-represented within the Federal workforce. CAPAL interns hail from a diverse set of the country’s most prominent universities including UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.


  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
  • Complete application online
  • Submit required documentation
Deadline to apply: March for Summer Internships

To Apply Online:

For more information, contact: Christine Chen at or .


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Since 1992 the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.

HNIP has placed over 9,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. Interns have enhanced their professional skills through placements in departments of public affairs, accounting, human resources and information technology, as well as laboratories, hospitals, airports, and national forests and parks, among others. Some intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations.

Dealines to apply:
  • Spring Session: Mid November
  • Summer Session: Mid February
  • Fall Session: Mid June


  • Authorization or eligibility to work in the United States
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
  • Completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins.
To apply online:

For more information, contact: Or 202-720-6506

Junior Agricultural Ambassador Program :

The Agricultural Ambassadors Program provides high school students with the opportunity to intern with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in Florida, Texas, and California. Students also attend a leadership development program in Washington, DC. Ambassadors are selected based on their academic excellence, interest in science, and demonstrated leadership qualities.

After completing the program, Ambassadors represent USDA at their respective high schools and serve as a resource to students interested in agricultural-related fields. The program is funded by the USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program and managed in partnership with Miami Dade College-North, California State University–Fresno, University of Texas Pan American, Miami Dade County Public Schools, and Fresno Unified School District.


  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0,
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior by September,
  • Be a student leader and committed to public service,
  • Be interested in agricultural science related careers,
  • Attend the required orientation accompanied by a parent(s) or legal guardian(s),
  • Complete the application and mail in the required documents, and
  • Be involved in the school program after returning from Washington, DC with the assignments given by the USDA Regional Director.

For more information or to apply:

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The Student Conservation Association provides college and high school-aged students with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Urban Tree House. We are truly building the next generation of conservation leaders. SCA partners with federal agencies and other public and private organizations to provide expense-paid internships. SCA recruit a national pool of applicants and help them complete their online application.


  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program in conservation, environmental or related field at an accredited institution,
  • Completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins, and
  • Authorization or eligibility to work in the United States

Deadlines or to apply:
  • August for Fall Internships
  • November for Spring Internships
  • May for Summer Internships

To apply online:

For more information contact: or


Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 21 with enriching and constructive summer work experience through subsidized placements in the government and private sectors.


  • 14 to 21 years old
  • Enrolled in school
  • A U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident
  • A District of Columbia (DC) resident with valid DC identification and social security number.

Deadlines or to apply:
Check website:

For more information contact: or call at 202-698-3492.

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC)

WTCAC internship program enables students to gain the skill in resource conservation, biology, engineering, economics, soil, financial management and other natural resources and to prepare for lives of achievement, engagement and leadership.


  • Students must be enrolled in, or pursuing, a degree program in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering, Agricultural Business, or other Environmental Science degrees to qualify for the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) Third Party Contractors (Internship) Program.
  • Enrolled members of Federally Recognized Tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.
  • Enrolled members of other Federally Recognized Tribes.
  • Other Tribal applicants such as descendants, etc.
  • At least 16 years of age or older, and
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher.

To apply online:

For more information contact: or call at 715-821-0555

The Washington Center (TWC)

Academic internship program enables students to gain the experience needed for entry-level employment and to prepare for lives of achievement, engagement and leadership.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attend an accredited college or university and have status as a sophomore or above during the term of their internship.
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students with lower GPAs may be considered.
  • Receive academic credit from their college or university for their participation in the internship program. TWC does not grant credit directly.
  • Have the approval of their campus liaison or a faculty sponsor if their institution does not have a campus liaison.

To apply online:

For more information contact: Nick Catanzaro and he can be reached at 202-238-7900 and 202-238-7995, and his email address is