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    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a component of the Executive Office of the President responsible for setting and monitoring Federal Government policies regarding efforts to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, prevent the initiation of substance use by young people, combat drug production and trafficking, and reduce drug-related crime, violence, and disease. Each year, the comprehensive response to the drug problem is articulated in the National Drug Control Strategy (Strategy), which is developed for the President by ONDCP. In addition to its leadership role in developing and coordinating drug control policies, ONDCP also functions as a central organizing body, managing the anti-drug efforts and certifying the drug control budgets of other government agencies.

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Unpaid Student Internship Program is structured to challenge and reward a select number of students from across the country. The goal of the program is to allow students to gain an outstanding educational and work experience within various components of ONDCP. The program is intended to provide the students with knowledge, tools, skills, and real-life work experiences which they can readily apply to future challenges and professional pursuits.

    Session Dates:
    Summer Session: Between approximately May 1, 2018 - August 30, 2018

    **Notice: Additional selections may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

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    Participating students have the opportunity to work in various program areas, including policy development, public affairs, legal, budget, intelligence, research and data analysis, and criminal justice, within ONDCP. The duties often entail assisting in the oversight of program policy, conferences, briefings, and meetings. Students also assist with drafting letters, memorandums, and action documents; assisting with planning travel and conference/convention events; as well as performing research, database development, and other challenging assignments. Students must possess good writing and organizational skills, as well as the ability to accept and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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    0099 General Student Trainee

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