The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

In 2007-08, the Department's elementary and secondary school programs served approximately 55 million students (pre-K through grade 12) attending some 100,000 public schools and 34,000 private schools. Department programs also provided grant, loan and work-study assistance to about 10 million undergraduate students.

Current Opportunities for The U.S. Department of Education

ED Student Volunteer Unpaid Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for interested students seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

ED offers internships in the fall, winter/spring, and summer. Typically interns are with the Department for eight to ten weeks (some can stay shorter or longer depending on circumstances).

Dates below are for Summer internship. Please check website for spring and fall dates.

Contact Information

The U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
www.ed.gov/