OCC National Diversity Internship Program
Explore an opportunity to make a real difference in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), one of the nation's most important economic sectors.
For more than 150 years, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has played a vital role in supervising national banks (and, since July 2011, federal savings associations) to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is a key part of the OCC’s efforts to diversify the talent pipeline with the goal of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce. This is a great opportunity to get real-world experience and explore career options with a bureau that was named one of the best places to work in the federal government.
Learn more about the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at occ.treas.gov or register for one of our upcoming information sessions.
In this fully funded, full-time internship, you will work with OCC experts and make significant contributions to the OCC’s mission. You’ll gain professional career experience through substantive work assignments and projects that will enhance your marketability for future jobs. The OCC strives to expose interns to the many career opportunities available and the potential for employment after graduation.
To be eligible to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Master’s, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution during the internship. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible. Recent graduates are not eligible.
- Have completed your sophomore year of college before the internship begins.
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be able to work full-time (33-40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship. Negotiation of hours to part-time is not possible. Please only apply if you know that you can handle a full-time work schedule on top of any other responsibilities.
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students participating in our Funded Federal Diversity programs are considered employees of The Washington Center and are required to be fully vaccinated to participate. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy.
- Have a confirmed interest in working with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Preferred majors include, but are not limited to:
- Computer Science/Cyber Security
- Data Science/ Economics
- Human Resources
- Information Technology/Systems
- Web Development
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is a 10-week Summer or 15-week Spring or Fall program in which you will work full-time, five days a week, assisting with a variety of projects assigned by your internship mentor. Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students are highly encouraged to apply. Assignments will span many professional fields at the OCC; past placements have included:
- Credit Risk Policy Division
- Compliance Risk Policy Division
- Operational Risk Policy Division
International Banking Supervision
Midsize and Community Bank Supervision (MCBS)
Midsize Bank Supervision Division
- Comptroller’s Front Office
- Human Capital
- Information Technology Services
- Workforce Planning
- Economic & Policy Analysis
- Risk Analysis
- Supervision System & Analytical Support
- Systemic Risk Identification Support & Specialty Supervision
Interested in hearing accounts from former OCC interns? Read intern spotlights on the OCC’s Meet Our People page.
This is a fully funded program. Sponsorship covers the cost of the program, housing (if needed/when in-person is available), and roundtrip travel to and from the internship site city. You will be responsible for living expenses and local transportation. However, a stipend of $3,650-6,650 will be provided to help alleviate these expenses. The final stipend amount is based on your education level and decision to accept or reject TWC-organized housing.
In addition, various professional development sessions will be available to enhance students’ knowledge and marketability. TWC organizes multiple hands-on experiences to prepare you for your career including Resume Review & Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Review, and Interviewing & Pitching Yourself. TWC also organizes networking opportunities during your internship and has highly active alumni networks of which you will be a part.
Housing and Living
Fully furnished housing near the internship site is provided by TWC for all participants who need it. Housing accommodations can, and typically do, require shared-living arrangements with other interns. Every effort is made to arrange housing near essential amenities like grocery stores, public transit and medical facilities.
TWC housing is covered by a portion of the stipend. The cost is approximately $2,000 and is taken from your total stipend. You can choose not to use the TWC-provided housing. Instead, you may take the portion of the stipend reserved for housing and use that acquire your own housing.
Please note that the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 session formats are TBD (possibilities include virtual, in person, or hybrid).
You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your participation in this program. However, credits are determined and awarded by each university. You are responsible for arranging any academic credit through your college or university. You should discuss arrangements with your institution, prior to starting the program and let TWC know the specific requirements of your university.
Dates and Deadlines
Dates and deadlines for future OCC internship opportunities will be updated here.
How to Apply
The 2023 application has closed. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in a future program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register Your Interest
Interested in applying for a future semester? Want updates on webinars and application openings? Register your interest using the following form:
Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
You will need to submit the following documents along with your application:
Resume: Submit a max 2-page resume in PDF format reflecting relevant work experience, volunteerism, awards, leadership, extra-curricular activities, research, and academic experiences. Your resume must include your GPA and your current contact information including email address, home address and telephone number.
Transcript: Submit your most recent transcript. Both unofficial and official transcripts are accepted. Please ensure that your Social Security Number is crossed out on the submitted document.
Statement of Interest: In a maximum 300-word statement in PDF Format, please address your specific interest in interning with the Library of Congress, along with what skills and experiences you have that make you a unique candidate. Rather than repeating your resume, you should describe why you want to intern at the Library of Congress, what skills and knowledge you have that has prepared you for this opportunity, and what you hope to gain from this experience.