Program Description

The OSMRE Semester Internship Program provides college students and recent graduates with opportunities to explore a career in public service and contribute meaningful work with a federal regulatory agency. Interns contribute to OSMRE’s mission to through research assignments, group projects, and analysis. In addition to assignments, OSMRE interns participate in field trips in Washington, D.C. and an orientation in the Appalachian Coalfields. Interns will gain a unique experience through placement in one of several OSMRE offices.

General Program Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Enrolled or a recent graduate of a 2-4 year educational institution
  • Available for the duration of the program to be considered
  • Able to pass a pre-employment background check
  • Interested in: advocacy, community engagement, conservation, environmental education, government affairs, national service, non-profit management, poverty alleviation, public policy, public service, socio-economic issues.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a resume to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • University transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Non-fiction writing sample (2 pages max)

Program Contact Information

Kelly Kim
Program Analyst

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number15.254
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)15-20 Personas
Length of Program10-15 Weeks
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No

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