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The Postsecondary Internship Program (PIP) integrates academic theory and workplace requirements. Students in the program gain increased skills and knowledge, explore Federal career options, develop professional networks, and gain a greater awareness of the role of Federal agencies.

Both summer and academic-year internships are available under this program on an on-going basis. The program offers a 10-week summer term, and 15-week fall and spring terms.

Most internship placements are in the Washington, D.C. area, but some assignments are available at locations around the United States at Census Regional Offices (ROs) or Regional Census Centers (RCCs).

Basic eligibility requires a student to be a U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited educational institution, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Internship selections are made from a pool of high potential college undergraduate and graduate students through Census's program partners. Interns receive stipends as well as paid domestic round-trip transportation expenses between their schools/homes and work location. Assistance with temporary housing arrangements is also provided.

To participate in the Postsecondary Internship Program, you must apply through one or more of our partners. Click the links below to access their On-line applications.

You will not be eligible for consideration with the US Census Bureau under the Postsecondary Internship Program, if your application is not submitted and rated eligible by the program partners named above.

Please send an email to if you are interested in participating in this program.

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