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Communications/Government: Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announces opportunities for both summer and academic year paid internships.

Position: Communications/Government
Open to Juniors/Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.5 out of 4.0
Location: Washington, DC

Students interested in being considered for opportunities under the Department of Commerce Postsecondary Internship Program should directly contact Alicia Wells at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) by e-mail at

or visit www.orau.org/doc to find out more about eligibility criteria, program benefits and the application form.
Please note that all programs are open to any students who meet program eligibility criteria.
• Interns participate in on-site work experiences with DOC bureaus and offices in order to integrate academic theory and workplace requirements, gain relevant skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop professional networks, and gain a greater awareness of the role of Federal agencies.
• Basic eligibility requires enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at two and four-year accredited educational institutions, as well as
U.S. citizenship
• Interns receive stipends as well as paid round-trip transportation expenses between their schools/homes and work locations.

Most internships are in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, but some assignments are available at locations around the United States, where Commerce regional and local offices are situated (see matrix above).
• Interns hosted under the Postsecondary Internship Program are not employees of the Department of Commerce; rather, they are affiliated with the sponsoring organization with which the Department collaborates to recruit interns.