Applying for OMB Summer Internships
GENERAL: The OMB summer internship program is for graduate-level students (students currently seeking a Masters degree) in public policy, public administration, business, information systems, computer science, economics, or a related field. The duration of the assignment varies depending on each student's schedule, but most internships begin in mid to late May and end in late August. U.S. Citizenship is required. We do not accept applications from undergraduate students.
ASSIGNMENTS: OMB will be offering paid summer internships during the summer of 2009. First-year graduate students selected for the internship program will be paid at the GS-7 level.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Individuals who are currently enrolled as a Masters or higher degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university interested in applying for the summer internship program should e-mail (1) résumé, (2) writing sample of 1-3 pages (i.e., school paper, memo, or anything that favorably demonstrates your writing skills), and (3) copy of graduate and undergraduate transcript (copy may be unofficial) to OMB_Recruitment@omb.eop.gov. Applications will be accepted January 1 through March 27, 2009.
Interested graduate-level students must be willing and able to travel to Washington, DC, if selected for interviews (at your own expense).
Writing samples, transcripts, and general inquiries may be sent via FAX at 202-395-0684. Do not send materials via regular mail, as mail from outside sources may not be received in a timely fashion.
ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING: OMB visits some graduate schools each year. Check with the placement director of your school for details or email OMB_Recruitment@omb.eop.gov to find out if we are visiting your school.