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For Release: February 20, 2003
DOE Announces Internship Opportunities for College Students
The Department of Education announced this week plans for a non-paid, college internship program with opportunities in the following offices: Public Information, Compliance and Investigations, Grants Appeals, Grants Management, Legislative Services and the School Ethics Commission.
"Internships, whether volunteer or otherwise, have proven to be a solid first step in building the foundation for ones career," Commissioner of Education William L. Librera said. "The DOE is proud to offer this program. We look forward to providing opportunities for the many good college students looking to further both their own personal growth and their potential careers."
This the first year the DOE will launch the program. Students are encouraged to inquire with the DOEs Chief of Staff Office for specific opportunities. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Lillian Terry at (609) 292-4442.
A brief description of each office available for the non-paid internships is as follows:
- Public Information Office: The PIO responds to requests for
information from governmental entities, the media, and the general public.
It also provides information to the media and public through press releases
and by coordinating activities such as press conferences and interviews.
Department-wide documents are published and distributed by the Public
Information Office, which also oversees the development and quality
control of the departments Web site. Interns would help with any
or all of the aforementioned tasks.
- Office of Compliance and Investigations: Student interns in
the single audit/grants unit would learn the various aspects that cover
the Federal Single Audit Act and the forthcoming changes to the law,
as well as what encompasses a single audit. Interns also would assist
in the offices desk review process and learn hands on about the
application of the new No Child Left Behind Law and other federal grants,
including Adult and Vocational Education.
- Office of Grants and Appeals: The Office of Grants and Appeals
serves as the unit for interdivisional coordination within the DOE.
Specific areas addressed in this office are: policy, planning, code
development and funding acquisitions. Interns would assist in policy
analysis and research for key federal and state initiatives.
- Office of Grants Management: The Office of Grants Management
currently oversees the development, distribution and management of all
federal and state grants this includes 1,500 entitlement grants
and 600 discretionary grants. The office is responsible for three broad
functions: planning, implementation and oversight/compliance. The office
ensures the management of grant programs will withstand the tests of
audits and public scrutiny.
- Office of Legislative Services: The Office of Legislative Services
monitors and reviews state and federal legislation. It is responsible
for DOE interaction with the state legislature and U.S. Congress, as
well as educational constituency groups and policy makers. Interns would
assist in the research necessary for preparing bill comments and other
- Office of School Ethics Commission: The School Ethics Commission is a nine-member body that reviews, investigates, and renders decisions on complaints against school officials that allege violations of the School Ethics Act. If the Commission finds a violation, a recommendation is submitted to the Commissioner of Education. Interns would assist in updates to both the Commissioners decisions and advisory opinions posted on the Internet. They would also draft letters, orders and perform other tasks.
For more information, please contact either Lillian Terry in the Chief of Staff office at (609) 292-4442, or the Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.