Paid, summer internships are available to students during the summer and at other times during the year. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to apply. Two types of paid summer internships are available. The first type allows students to explore Federal careers through internships that provide valuable work experience directly related to their academic field of study. These interns may be eligible for permanent employment after successfully completing their education and meeting work requirements.
The second type provides work experience for current students in temporary jobs that do not convert to permanent employment. Internship responsibilities may include doing research, drafting documents, helping with meetings and special events, and attending program discussions in the Agency, at the Department of State, or on Capitol Hill.
USAID is a U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable democratic societies to realize their potential. The agency was created by President John. F. Kennedy as the United States Agency for International Development in 1961. USAID employees work in more than 100 countries around the world.
The location is usually in WASHINGTON D.C.