The Executive Office of the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (EOP/ONDCP) is responsible for setting and monitoring federal government policies focused on efforts to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, prevent the initiation of substance use by young people, combat drug production and trafficking, and reduce drug-related crime, violence, and disease.

The comprehensive federal response to the drug problem is articulated in the National Drug Control Strategy (the Strategy), which is developed for the President by ONDCP. In addition to its leadership role in developing and coordinating drug control policies, ONDCP also functions as a central organizing body, coordinating anti-drug efforts, identifying emerging drug threats, and certifying the drug control budgets of other federal government agencies.

The ONDCP Student Internship Program is structured to challenge and reward a select number of students from across the country. The goal of the program is to allow students to gain an outstanding educational and work experience within various components of ONDCP. The program is intended to provide selected students with knowledge, tools, skills, and real-life work experiences that they can readily apply to future challenges and professional pursuits. This internship opportunity provides an unparalleled experience for a student who wishes to make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic policy coordination work and to further the critical mission implemented through the President’s National Drug Control Strategy.

Internships are available in areas such as public health, public safety, external and legislative affairs, legal, and others.

Key Dates for Upcoming Sessions

ONDCP offers three internship programs each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. 

Fall 2024

  1. Program Start Date: September 16, 2024
  2. Program End Date:  December 20, 2024
  3. Application Open Date:  March 11, 2024
  4. Application Close Date:  April 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

Check back later for additional details on future programs!

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