Student Volunteer

Washington, D.C
Jan 23, 2023
Jan 28, 2023
Full Time

This is your opportunity to support Treasury in promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. Internships at Treasury give students a unique opportunity to:
  • Gain substantive career experience related to your academic interests,
  • Acquire lifelong leadership, management, and analytical skills,
  • Explore different career avenues in the public sector,
  • Build professional relationships, contacts, and networks, and
  • Observe the daily operations and working environment of a cabinet-level federal agency.
While duties and responsibilities will vary by office assignment, examples of potential duties include:
  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data in support of policy priorities
  • Researching and summarizing academic literature and news pertinent to mission areas
  • Drafting talking points, briefing materials, and reports for Treasury leaders and stakeholders
  • Attending and reporting on relevant Congressional hearings, official meetings, and conferences in and outside of government
  • Interacting with Treasury colleagues and other U.S. government agencies on relevant matters
  • Organizing high-level meetings and/or conferences
  • Contributing to key management functions and initiatives, such as budget formulation; strategic planning and organizational performance evaluation; human capital planning; information technology system launches and upgrades; and web content management.


Conditions of Employment

  • Maintain student status throughout internship. (Be actively enrolled or accepted at an accredited institution)
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, and if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, to certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Students must also be able to intern within the confines of the dates listed in the vacancy.
  • Intern through virtual environment (maximum telework during pandemic) - will need home computer

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must pass Background Investigation/Security Clearance
  • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
  • Must be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must have home computer (Remote)

  • Qualifications

    We are looking for students who possess a genuine desire to learn about government and public policy. They must also possess basic understanding and skills to perform a variety of tasks relating to activities in the areas of finance, federal regulation, domestic and international economic issues, legal and policy guidance, congressional relations, management/operations, or Information Technology/Information Systems (IT/IS). Additionally, preference will be given to students who possess the following qualities:
    • Perform well in a team environment,
    • Strong written and oral communication skills,
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to tackle a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet rigorous schedules and tight deadlines,
    • Attention to detail, and
    • Working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.


    Are you right for our team?
    Think Treasury careers are just for economists and accountants? Think again. Treasury seeks students from a broad range of fields and studies that include, but are not limited to:
      Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, International Affairs, International Development) Management/Law (Business Management, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Communications/Journalism, Legal Studies/Law) STEM (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics/Statistics)
    • Accounting/Budget/Finance
    • Business Administration/Management
    • Communication/Journalism
    • Cyber/STEM
    • Economics/Mathematics
    • Government/Political Science
    • IT/IS Management/Computer Science
    • International Affairs/International Development
    • Legal Studies/Law
    • Public Administration/Management/Policy
    • Security/Intelligence Studies
    • Writer/Editor/Public Affairs
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

    Additional information

    To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement included the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.