Job Overview


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State and fosters transformational development around the world. Our Headquarters is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. We are located next to the Federal Triangle Metro. Our office is in within walking distance of many major attractions.

The USAID Internship Program (Summer 2014) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career. The work assigned in most bureaus or offices varies. Typical assignments include a variety of research projects, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and/or special events, performing analytical work, attending program discussions in the Agency and/or at the Department of State, communicating on USAID program issues, and performing other duties as assigned.


The Interns complete a variety of work assignments dependent upon their areas of study and series.  For example, previous Interns with scientific and technical backgrounds worked on issues such as climate change, biodiversity, natural resources management, global health, food security, the application of mobile technologies and/or geospatial analysis for development.
Interns are assigned to work in offices and bureaus throughout the Agency. (For more information, please visit our website at

Please note - Interns in all areas are expected to perform some assignments that are administrative in nature.
The series include but are not limited to the following: 
GS-099 Student Trainee General
GS-299 Personnel Management Student Trainee
GS-399 Administration and Office Support Student Trainee
GS-499 Biological Science Student Trainee
GS-599 Financial Management Student Trainee
GS-699 Medical and Health Student Trainee
GS-999 Legal Occupations Student Trainee
GS-1199 Business and Industry Student Trainee
GS-1399 Physical Science Student Trainee
GS-2299 Information Technology Management Student Trainee