Federal Internships

The following government organizations offer great internship opportunities for SHSU students, supporting career skill growth for students in all fields of study. For more information about these opportunities, including advice on how to write an internship application, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.


The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Affairs

The Washington Center places students in internships representing major professional fields in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, with over a third going to federal agency positions.


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ National Internship Program (HNIP)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities places undergraduate and graduate students in federal agency internships across the country.


National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

NAFEO is committed to placing students in all of the federal agencies where the needs of the students and of the agencies can be most effectively met.


Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)

WINS is offered free of charge to American Indian and Alaska Native students, and is designed to develop leadership skills in students while they intern with federal agencies in Washington, D.C.


Washington Semester

The Washington Semester offers 13 distinct programs that combine internships (frequently with federal agencies) with seminars and a research project.


Washington Internship Institute

The Washington Internship Institute places students in internships in the private, public and nonprofit sectors while providing weekly academic seminars that reflect on their experiences, set goals and explore discipline-based topics.


American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The AISES Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides opportunities for Native Americans to explore federal careers in select agencies. Applicants must be AISES members and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Department of Defense, the WRP provides internship opportunities in federal agencies to college students with disabilities.


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