OCC National Diversity Internship Program

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. 

 

Information Sessions

 

OCC NDIP General Overview Webinar

May 2, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. EST   

REGISTER HERE 

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CDC/LOCI/OCC Application Overview & Tips Webinar

May 3, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. EST   

REGISTER HERE 

Program Description

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. 

 

Eligibility

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. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible. 
  • 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 (32-40 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: 

  • Accounting
  • Business 
  • Computer Science/Cyber Security 
  • Data Science/ Economics 
  • Finance 
  • Human Resources 
  • Information Technology/Systems 
  • Law 
  • Mathematics 
  • Web Development 

 

Program Components

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: 

  • Supervision Risk & Analysis 

    • 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

 

Program Benefits

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 Summer 2022 session will be virtual. Fall 2022 format is TBD. 

 

Academic Credit

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

Summer 2022 (Virtual) 

  • Application Opening: February 11, 2022 
  • Application Deadline: February 21, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET 
  • Decision Notifications: Mid-March 2022 
  • Program Dates: June 6, 2022 – August 12, 2022 

Fall 2022 (Format TBD) 

  • Applications Accepted: April 6 - July 1, 2022 (Applications are reviewed as they are received until all positions are filled.) 
  • Decision Notifications: Now to late July 2022 (Applicants are notified when they are selected for interviews until all positions are filled or until late July 2022.)
  • Program Dates: August 29, 2022 – December 9, 2022 

 

How to Apply

Register Your Interest

Interested in a future session? Want updates on webinars and application openings? Register your interest using the following form: 

PROGRAM INTEREST FORM 

Have further questions? Email federal@twc.edu 

Apply Now

Applications for Fall 2022 are now open!

Please review the information below prior to submitting your application. Proper completion is critical to your application being considered for review. 

APPLY NOW 

 

Application Instructions

  • Go to www.twc.edu/apply and login or register as a new user. 
  • Under Start a New Application, click Internship.  
  • Once you’re in the application, select Federal Diversity Internship Initiative from the dropdown list.  
  • Once you select a year and term, a checkbox for each program will appear. Check the appropriate box for the federal agency you are applying to. 

From there, complete all parts of the application. Here are some helpful tips: 

Personal Information 

  • Proof of Citizenship: You are not required to provide proof of citizenship at the time of application.  

  • Social Security Number: If you do not feel comfortable entering your Social Security number, please use 111-11-1111.  

  • Financial Assistance: All students should select “No” at this time. Our federal internships are fully funded. 

Application Documents  

  • Statement of Interest: You must clearly state which agency you are applying to. Carefully review the instructions before clicking the “Upload” button to attach your chosen document. If you do not receive a prompt for a federal agency statement, please reach out to federal@twc.edu so that we can assist. 

  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are not required for this application. Please input your own email address so that you may move to the next page. 

TWC Policies 

  • Internship Policy and Housing Policy: This policy does not apply to this program, but you must check the box to move forward in the application. 

  • Federal Diversity Internship Initiative Policy This section applies to your application. Please check the box if you agree. 

  • Financial Assistance Policy: This policy does not apply to this program, but you must check the box to move forward in the application. 

Submit Application 

  • There is no application fee for this program. If you are prompted about a payment, please reach out to federal@twc.edu. 

Application Documents

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.