Job Overview


About the Agency

More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Our Headquarters is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, which is conveniently located next to the Federal Triangle Metro. Our office is in within walking distance of many major attractions.

Our Mission: We partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.

The USAID Internship Program (Summer 2015) 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

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens who are Enrolled in Qualifying Academic Programs

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