Equal Employment Opportunity Program

Diversity and Inclusion Program Internships

The Diversity and Inclusion Program administers several types of internship programs year-round. Information on the programs, a brief summary of each, and any applicable directives are provided below.

Volunteer - These occupational experiences are designed to complement the formal academic training of the student.  Although internships at NARA are non-paid, they can be completed for academic credit, if the student and their academic institution agree. These opportunities are advertised on NARA's volunteer internship website.

Pathways - These paid internships provide opportunities for students pursuing career options while progressing towards their degree - whether undergraduate, graduate or beyond. We offer opportunities that expose students to a career field for which they are studying while at the same time assisting NARA in performing the tasks that supports its mission.

Alternative Spring Break - NARA partners with several colleges/universities that offer Alternative Spring Break Programs (ASBP) at their respective schools. These internships afford students week-long opportunities relative to the core areas of study in library and information science, archives and records management, human-computer interaction social media tools, information policy research and analysis, and information analysis and retrieval. The students are fully funded by their respective universities and these internships are available to NARA free of charge. Opportunities for organizations to participate in the ASBP are announced annually via a NARA Notice.

Summer Diversity - Created in 2007 as a means of introducing NARA to talented, minority students, this program establishes a “pipeline” of highly qualified diverse candidates and the potential for permanent employment at NARA. The summer diversity internship program runs for a 10-week period from June through August and is open to all NARA units, regardless of location. Students for this program are chosen through partnerships with intern organizations that are awarded through a competitive bidding process. Previous partnerships have included the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), The Washington Center (TWC) and the Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS).

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