Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Internships Still Available at the US Department of Commerce

We are seeking applicants for our fall internship program at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA drives collaborative regional economic development initiatives that lead to job creation.

The EDA Internship program is an unpaid opportunity but a travel stipend can be provided. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, legislative affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.

All Interns Must Be:
         A U.S. Citizen
         Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
         Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
         Be able to pass a comprehensive background/security investigation

EDA Internship Program Offices:
         Office of the Assistant Secretary
         Office of External Affairs
         Office of Regional Affairs
         Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
         Office of Finance and Management Services
         Performance and National Programs Division

Example Intern Projects:
         Conducting  research and synthesizing reports for the White House’s High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) between the United States and Mexico
         Evaluating EDA grants to create best practice case study examples pertaining to long-term economic development
         Preparing grant announcements for key EDA stakeholders- including members of Congress, Governors, and other elected officials
         Assisting the White House in long term economic recovery during natural disasters.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Joseph Hurst, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, at Please indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter.