2020 Spring Student Volunteer

Washington, D.C
Oct 13, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time


Want to help shape national and global policy on finance and national security? Interested in learning more about a career in public service? Come spend a intern with us at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Treasury's Departmental Offices (headquarters) seeks enthusiastic, dedicated students for its dynamic and substantive Spring internship program from January 13, 2020 - May 8, 2020.

Learn more about this agency


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.

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)

Students can work in one of many offices which make up Treasury Departmental Offices (headquarters). Departmental Offices is a collection of divisions that are primarily responsible for policy formulation and overall management of the Treasury Department. As part of the application process, you will be asked to apply to up to three offices described on Treasury's website https://home.treasury.gov/about/offices .

Opportunities to contribute in these offices are far-reaching and depend on mission need and student interest. If you interested in

Boosting U.S. economic growth, read more about the:
  • Office of Domestic Finance,
  • Office of Tax Policy, and
  • Office of Economic Policy.

Promoting financial stability, read more about the:
  • Office of Domestic Finance, and
  • Office of International Affairs.

Enhancing national security, read more about the:
  • Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and
  • Office of International Affairs.

Transforming government-wide financial stewardship, read more about the:
  • Office of Domestic Finance.

Helping Treasury achieve operational excellence, read more about the:
  • Office of Management, which is responsible for the internal management and policy of the Department in the areas of budget, planning, human resources, information technology and management, financial management and accounting, procurement, privacy, records, and administrative services,
  • General Counsel,
  • Office of Risk Management,
  • Legislative Affairs, and
  • Public Affairs.

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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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)

To be eligible for this internship all of the following requirements must be met:

1.Be a U.S. Citizen
2.Be at least 16 years of age
3.Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a part-time degree-seeking student at an accredited institution
4.If enrolled, be in good academic standing
5.Provide current transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Your application must show that all requirements, including education and/or experience required for this position are met. You may be found "INELIGIBLE" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above required for the position. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible.


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.


Additional information

  • 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application must include

2.Responses to the online questions; and
3.Current transcripts. (Unofficial is acceptable)
4.Cover letter (optional)
5.Possession of an existing security clearance is desirable but not required

Students must submit all required documentation during the application process to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please note that if you do not provide all required documentation, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position. All applications must include:
  • Resume
  • Responses to the online questions; and
  • Current transcripts. (Unofficial is Acceptable) or Proof of acceptance at an accredited Institution
  • Cover letter (Optional)
  • Security Clearance level (desired but not required)

  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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