The United States Department of Education Internship Program is open to students 16 years of age or older who are interested in the mission of the Education Department and formulating future career plans in the field of education. You must be enrolled at least half time and currently be attending a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution. Internships are available in specific offices and programs as well as types of work. Some examples of types of work include: policy analysis, evaluation and research, project and program management, finance, public affairs and communications, external affairs and intergovernmental relations, legislative affairs, technology systems and legal work. Some examples in specific topics or offices are: elementary and secondary education, student financial aid, higher education, special education, vocational and adult education, civil rights, bilingual education, reading, after-school programs, leadership and teacher development, safe and drug free schools and international education. Internships are unpaid.