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Internships at the Department of Commerce

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices.

The DOC Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis. This is an unpaid opportunity. Candidates must be available for the duration of the program to be considered for placement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.

To apply for an internship, send your resume to intern[at]doc[dot]gov.  No phone calls please. You will be contacted only if you are a candidate for an internship.

Applicants Must Be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (2-4 year institution)

DOC Internship Program Offices:

  • Office of the Secretary
  • Office of the Deputy Secretary
  • Office of Business Liaison
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Scheduling and Advance
  • Executive Secretariat
  • Office of Policy and Strategic Planning
  • White House Liaison
  • Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA)
  • Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)