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About United States Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce and Labor was created in 1903 and lost the “and Labor” part of its name 10 years later. Bureaus of the Department of Commerce include the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Department of Commerce is responsible for examining economic information and export regulations.

Each of the 15 bureaus of the Department of Commerce participates in the U.S. Department of Commerce Postsecondary Internship Program. Possible work placements include the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Census Bureau and the International Trade Administration. All provide networking opportunities.


Open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Internships obtained through sponsoring organizations have additional eligibility requirements. Each Department of Commerce bureau also has its own requirements.

United States Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce
United States Department of Commerce
Office of Human Resources Management
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5001
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: (202) 482-1445


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Washington, DC