DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

NATIONAL DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) exists to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. The Veterans Affairs National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) provides a career exploration opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse socioeconomic and cultures backgrounds to assist VA in accomplishing its mission while gaining valuable work experience. Students who are veterans are encouraged to apply.

Internship Opportunities

Students are placed in a variety of career fields including but not limited to:

  • Business/Finance

  • Cemetery Administration

  • Communications

  • Contracting

  • Human Resources

  • Human Services

  • Information Technology

  • Law

  • Medical Related Fields

  • Veterans Claims Examiner

 

Eligibility

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • A U.S. citizen (a lawful permanent resident or otherwise legally eligible to work in the United States)

  • An undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled, full-time or part-time in a degree seeking program at an accredited post-secondary institution

  • In good academic standing

 

 

Program Components

Students’ career interests, matched with their skills, knowledge and abilities are placed on-site at a VA headquarters or field facility. Task assignments include but are not limited to project assignments, attending seminars, workshops, training sessions and field trips. The VA assigns a Primary and Alternate Mentor to each intern who interact with and provide guidance on project tasks and assignments.

 

Interns receive bi-weekly stipend payments and if needed round trip transportation to the internship site, if the intern’s permanent residence is more than 50 miles away, and housing at the internship location. Stipend amounts vary and are based on the educational level of the student.

 

The VA NDIP sessions are 10 – 15 weeks long. The summer session is 10 weeks long from June to August; spring and fall sessions are 15 weeks from January to May and September to December respectively.

 

2019 Application Deadlines:

 

  • Summer – May 14, 2019

  • Fall – TBD

  • Spring – TBD

THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER

CURRENCY NATIONAL DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) mission is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The OCC National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) provides professional development and enrichment opportunities through real-world experience.The NDIP is a year-round initiative that provides students the opportunity to work in a professional environment and acquire skills to enhance their marketability for future jobs upon graduation.

 

Preferred Majors

Students are placed in a variety of career fields including but not limited to:

  • Accounting

  • Banking

  • Business Administration

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Computer Science

  • Cyber Security

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Insurance

  • Software Engineering

 

Eligibility

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university

  • Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average

  • Meet the requirements of the Office of Personal Management’s Public Trust Security Clearance

  • Reside in or have housing near the geographical area of the internship

  • Available to work a 40 – hour work week.

 

Program Components

Students’ career interests, matched with their skills, knowledge and abilities are placed in OCC business units nationwide. Task assignments include but are not limited to reviewing financial performance documents, understanding the work of bank examiners, conducting research and analysis, regulatory policy oversight, market research, and strategy development.

 

Interns receive bi-weekly stipend payments Stipend amounts vary and are based on the educational level of the student.

 

The OCC NDIP sessions are 10 – 15 weeks long. The summer session is 10 weeks long from June to August; spring and fall sessions are 15 weeks from January to May and September to December respectively.

 

2019 Application Deadlines:

  • Summer – May 14, 2019

  • Fall – TBD

  • Spring – TBD

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