Tips on How to Find, Apply, and Fund a Summer Internship in DC
January 31, 2018
DC opportunities are posted on a variety of sites. You need to research beyond PennLink to find the right internship.
Where to Look
- Federal Agency Websites
- White House Internship Program
- House and Senate Websites
- DC Internship Guide (PDF)
- Penn Wharton PPI Job Board
- Think Tanks and NGO Websites
- Sign-up for the Penn Wharton PPI Internship Digest
- Join the Penn Wharton PPI LinkedIn Group
- Create a USAJobs Profile (for agency internships)
Tips for Success
- GoGovernment Federal Resume Writing Tips
- USAJobs Help Center
- How to search USAJobs.gov
- GovLoop Federal Resume Tips
- Federal Government Job Rankings
The Right Fit
Which organizations are doing work that interests you? Which internships suit your goals?
Some federal agencies cap the number of applications they will accept, so apply as soon as possible.
Once hired, if the position is unpaid or underfunded, apply to Penn Wharton PPI and/or other University funding sources for support.
Stay tuned for details about the Summer Internship Information Session planned for January, 2018!