The Commerce Postsecondary Grants Internship Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce integrates academic theory and workplace requirements. Students in the program gain increased skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop professional networks, and gain a greater awareness of the role of Federal agencies.
Both summer and academic-year internships are available under this program on an on-going basis. The program includes a 10-week summer term and 15-week fall and spring terms.
Most internship placements are in the Washington, D.C. area, but some assignments are available at locations around the United States at Commerce regional and local offices.
Basic eligibility requires a student to be a U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited educational institution.
Internship selections are made from a pool of high potential college undergraduate and graduate students through Commerce’s program partners. Interns receive stipends as well as paid domestic round-trip transportation expenses between their schools/homes and work locations. Assistance with temporary housing arrangements is also provided.
To apply to the Commerce Postsecondary Grants Internship Program, you must apply through one or more of our partners: