Tuesday, August 30, 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 competitiveness, 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 jhurst@eda.govPlease indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter.

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