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National Diversity Internship Program

The VA National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) provides internship opportunities to diverse undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a degree-seeking program, at an accredited post-secondary institution. Sessions offered during the spring, summer, and/or fall for students from various institutions such as, but not limited to Minority Serving Institutions (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Tribal Colleges and Universities).

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Information for Students

VA uses the services of various organizations to identify students from diverse backgrounds for our internship program. Students interested in participating in the NDIP should apply with one of the vendor organizations listed below. To be accepted into the NDIP, students must be in good standing; currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program, full-time or part-time from an accredited post-secondary institution; and be a U.S. citizen (a lawful permanent resident or otherwise legally eligible to work in the United States per FAR Part 22.18).

Students selected to participate in the NDIP will receive bi-weekly stipend payments from the selecting vendor, and if needed, transportation to the internship site, and housing arranged at the internship location. Student application deadlines are set by vendors. Please visit the websites above for additional information. Internship session dates for the FY 2017 NDIP year are below:

Session Internship Session Dates
Spring 2017 January 2017 - May 2017
Summer 2017 June 2017 - August 2017
Fall 2017 September 2017 - December 2017

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Resources for Current Participants

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VA Mentor Information

Session VA Mentor Application Deadline Internship Session Dates
Spring 2017 Not accepting applications January 2017 - May 2017
Summer 2017 December 15, 2016 June 2017 - August 2017
Fall 2017 TBA September 2017 - December 2017

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