Find 2019 Government Internships

The Industry

Are you looking for paid 2017 government internships?. There are local, state, national, and international governments along with education employment options. The federal government is made up of legislative, judicial, and executive branches, with most federal employees working for agencies within the executive branch and more than half of those jobs within the armed services.

Government Internships

Give yourself an edge over your competition by experiencing a government internship. You learn a lot in school about the world, but it's a whole new ballgame when you have to go out and find a job in government or politics. Government internship programs for political science are offered in most large cities and towns throughout the United States, with obvious focus around state capitals and Washington, D.C.

Summer government internships are an especially good way to get your head out of the books and learn how government houses and politicians work to create the laws that govern our country. Interns get to engage with legislative bodies, political staffers, and others that share common political goals. Interns also are given the opportunity to demonstrate specific skills or focus their personal interests on a specific political project.

These experiences give you extremely valuable insight into how governments work, how laws are formulated, and how you can tap into your potential. Your on-the-job training and mentoring will prepare you for government positions at the local, state, and federal level.

The Career Options

The government employs people in hundreds of occupations. In the federal government alone, workers are employed in 350 occupations. Government employees have a broad range of education levels and experience. If you want to pursue a professional or technical job such as a political scientist, you’ll likely need a bachelor’s degree, which you could possibly earn with armed forces tuition assistance. For other occupations such as clerical, you’ll need a high school diploma.

The Outlook

Projected growth (or decline) rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for government jobs over the next decade vary widely depending on government sector and professional fields. For example, employment in state and local government is projected to grow by only 1.6%. Employment in the federal government is projected to experience the biggest decline of any sector in the economy with a negative 1.5%. This smaller (or negative) growth means that the internship is all the more important if you want to grab a spot in this industry after graduation.

Ready to get your career started? Search through our government internships below.

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Pathways Intern Pathways Intern - Not To Exceed

internship | full time

US Government

Bellingham, WA

62 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,438,866 ) Job Information Social Security Administration Pathways Intern (Pathways Intern - not to exceed 09/30/19) in Bellingham , Washington Duties Help Duties Summary The S...

US Government

Bellingham, WA

62 days ago

The Federal Judicial Center - Education Division Internships

internship | full time

US Government

Washington, DC

57 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,451,436 ) Job Information Judicial Branch - Agency Wide The Federal Judicial Center - Education Division Internships in Washington , District Of Columbia The Federal Judicial ...

US Government

Washington, DC

57 days ago

Student Intern

internship | full time

US Government

Tampa, FL

59 days ago
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Student Intern United States District Court - Tampa, FL4.3 5 hours agoFull-timeEstimated: $16,000 - $22,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Microsoft Word * Adobe Acrobat Announcement Number: 19-24 Court: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Cit...

US Government

Tampa, FL

59 days ago

Pathways Intern Pathways Intern - Not To Exceed

internship | full time

US Government

Puyallup, WA

59 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,453,569 ) Job Information Social Security Administration Pathways Intern (Pathways Intern - not to exceed 09/30/19) in Puyallup , Washington Duties Help Duties Summary The SSA...

US Government

Puyallup, WA

59 days ago

Student Intern/Student Worker

internship | part time

Mississippis Government

Minneapolis, MN

62 days ago
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Student Intern/Student Worker Salary $0.00 Annually Location 25 - HINDS COUNTY, MS Job Type Part-Time Department 0247 - EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY Job Number INTERN-0247-20190417 Closing 4/30/2019 11:59 PM Central Characteristics of Work Summar...

Mississippis Government

Minneapolis, MN

62 days ago

Student Intern Economist

internship | full time

US Government

Minneapolis, MN

59 days ago
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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Logo Student Intern (Economist) Applied 15/04/19 Apply on Partner Site Save 2.5 Foreign Agricultural Service Washington, DC Student Intern (Economist) Foreign Agricultural Service Applied 15/04/19 Apply on Partner Si...

US Government

Minneapolis, MN

59 days ago

Don Pathways Internship Student Trainee Logistics

internship | full time

US Government

Lakehurst, NJ

63 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,426,660 ) Job Information Naval Air Systems Command DON PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP (STUDENT TRAINEE Logistics) in Lakehurst , New Jersey Duties Help Duties Summary DON Pathways Inter...

US Government

Lakehurst, NJ

63 days ago

Pathways Internship Program - Student Trainee

internship | full time

US Government

Keyport, WA

62 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,438,290 ) Job Information Naval Sea Systems Command PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - STUDENT TRAINEE (IT MANAGEMENT) in Keyport , Washington Duties Help Duties Summary DON Pathwa...

US Government

Keyport, WA

62 days ago

Student Trainee Administrative Summer Intern Nte

internship | full time

US Government

Washington, DC

57 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,450,636 ) Job Information Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Student Trainee (Administrative) Summer Intern NTE in Washington , District Of Columbia Student ...

US Government

Washington, DC

57 days ago

Fincen Internship Program Student Trainee Office Technical Support

internship | full time

US Government

Vienna, VA

56 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,449,786 ) Job Information Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network FinCEN Internship Program (Student Trainee (Office Technical Support)) in United States FinCEN Interns...

US Government

Vienna, VA

56 days ago

Ogc Unpaid Student Intern

internship | full time

US Government

McLean, VA

57 days ago
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What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,451,498 ) Job Information Office of the Director of National Intelligence OGC Unpaid Student Intern in McLean , Virginia OGC Unpaid Student Intern ##### Office of the Director...

US Government

McLean, VA

57 days ago