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CIA - 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. There's no better place to learn than at the Center of Intelligence. For more information, click here.

Congressional Internship Program Description - The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first-hand about our nation's legislative process. For more information, click here.

Disney College Program
As a part of the Disney College Program, participants have the incredible opportunity to advance their strengths and interests, meet guests and cast members from around the country and take part in educational opportunities students can't get anywhere else. This truly unique program allows participants to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication. For more information, click here.

HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) National Internship Program - 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. 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. For more information, click here.

INROADS - INROADS is the nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for diverse, high-performing undergraduate students. Companies that value diversity as an essential component of good business partner with INROADS to develop diverse managerial talent to fuel their businesses both today and in the future. As a talent-focused organization, the mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. For more information, click here.

Institute for Humane Studies - The IHS Journalism Internship Program places aspiring journalists who support liberty at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms. Talented writers and communicators have the opportunity to learn or improve their journalism skills and expand their professional network. Journalists can advance liberty by producing balanced stories incorporating the ideas of individual rights, free markets, and peace. Journalists can draw on these ideas when choosing which stories to cover and how to report breaking stories. An IHS intern who understands spontaneous order and public choice theory will produce stories far different and more unique than a journalist steeped in the notion of central planning by altruistic, government officials. If you have an eye for news and want to get the story, and if you believe individual rights precede government, then start or enhance your journalism career with an internship through the IHS Journalism Internship Program. For more information, click here.

Koch Internship Program - The Koch Internship Program is a paid internship offered in the summer, fall, and spring for young professionals who want to become effective advocates for individual liberty, free markets and economic freedom. Based in the Washington, DC area, the Koch Internship Program combines meaningful work, career training and networking to help interns become: Excited about the ideas of liberty and economic freedom; equipped to effectively advance those ideas and engaged in opportunities that seek liberty-advancing social change. For more information, click here.

National Security Agency - Nothing looks better to future employers than real world experience. As a college undergrad, you can gain the experience you need while working toward your degree. And you'll get to experience first-hand what life at NSA is really like. NSA offers internships, a co-op program and scholarships for a wide variety of majors. For more information, click here.

Project Vote Smart - The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns. For more information, click here.

The Washington Center - In addition to being the largest provider of internships in Washington, D.C., The Washington Center also offers opportunities for students (and recent grads) to intern in London, England or Sydney, Australia. The Washington Center offers much more than a typical intern abroad experience. Students spend ten days in Washington, D.C. for an intensive pre-departure seminar. They participate in lectures, attend professional development workshops and learn about the culture of the nation's capital and their destination city abroad. They also form friendships that last a lifetime. While abroad, participants have weekly cultural activities designed to make them feel like more of a local and less like a tourist. They take two academic courses in Sydney and three in London, expanding their understanding of their host nation. One of these, "Learning through Internships," is designed to help them better understand and reflect upon their internship experience. For more information, click here.

United States Department of State - How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a greatly coveted inside look into Foreign Service, the positions and the responsibilities that are possible. Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you'll be able to apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or in the private sector. Most of all, you feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation. For more information, click here.