The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and Hispanic Access (HAF) have partnered to connect Latino/a college students with diverse career opportunities at the NCUA Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA, Austin, TX and Tempe, AZ.
Program Goal & Objectives
NCUA and Hispanic Access believe in the importance of career development and mentorship; their long-term goal for this program is to build a greater pool of inspired, skilled, and culturally diverse young professionals with valuable work experience needed to compete in and diversify today’s workforce. This program was designed to combine academic endeavors with project-related work experience while providing undergrad and graduate students with a unique opportunity to work with a federal government agency. Interns will be part of an engaging environment, receive training and mentorship by NCUA staff, gain professional relationships, and enhance their ability to market themselves for future opportunities or employment with a federal agency.
Hispanic Access will recruit and assist in selecting highly motivated college students for open positions; NCUA will review the final candidates and conduct interviews. Students will be paired according to their field of study, interest, knowledge, work experience, skills and background requested by the NCUA host office. NCUA host offices will manage and directly supervise interns throughout the internship duration.
Duration: 10 - 15 weeks during the summer, depending on NCUA host office and intern schedule
Start dates as early as June 2018
Compensation: $560 weekly stipend based on a 40-hour work-week ($14/hour)
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or degree-seeking program at an accredited institution OR have graduated from one within the past year
- Ideal candidates are students pursuing degrees in:
- Business Administration/Management
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Political Science
- Available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 10-15 weeks in the summer
- Working hours may be flexible if fall semesters begin during the internship period
- Local college students preferred for all positions since housing is NOT provided.
- Ages 18-30
- Possess US citizenship or be a Legal Permanent Resident
- Undergo a background check
- Applications and resumes must be submitted by February 19, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
- Application includes 1 short essay response to the following questions: Why are you interested in this opportunity? What are your long-term educational and professional goals? How do you think this internship supports your career goals? (200 word minimum)
- Resumes should be limited to 2 pages (max)
- Top candidates selected will conduct interviews in early March
- Final decisions and notifications will be sent in April
- 10 - 15 week internship timeframes – start dates in June 2018
Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment. Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria:
- Relevant educational and work experience
- Oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Adaptability and ability to work effectively independently and with teams
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 94 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.