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Secretary Elaine L. Chao Internship Program

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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Labor's Internship Program Web site. Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the Department of Labor (DOL) have welcomed students across the nation, to participate in the Student Internship Program. The Student Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about how federal government agencies operate and to interact with the leaders of various agencies within DOL.

Elaine L. Chao and DOL interns from Summer 2002.

“I started this intern program at the Department to provide young Americans with unique opportunities to serve their country by learning about the federal government.”

— U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao



Secretary Chao, center, surrounded by DOL Summer 2002 interns.Students can participate in weekly brown bag lunch discussions, attend agency presentations, and work on projects assigned to them by their agency. Previous interns have had opportunities to work in a variety of areas including public affairs, speechwriting, and outreach programs. Students will also be delegated general administrative duties, and should have strong writing and research skills.


Applying to DOL's Internship Program

Completed application materials must be submitted to S. Chancellor Dennison, DOL Intern Coordinator, prior to the following deadlines:

  • Summer 2008 — We are now accepting applications for the summer internship program. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2008. The summer program runs from approximately May-August.

Please contact:
S. Chancellor Dennison
Internship Coordinator
202-693-6490 - Phone
202-693-6146 - Fax

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