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High School Scholars Internship Program (HSSIP)


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) established the High School Scholars Internship Program (HSSIP) in 2019. This program is a six-week paid summer internship for students entering their senior year of high school and recent high school graduates. The program provides students at public and charter schools with an opportunity to work in small training teams, develop public speaking and communication skills, discover career opportunities within the federal government, and to learn about the banking industry, banking regulation, the OCC's mission, and the important work the agency does to ensure the safety and soundness of the federal banking system and the fair treatment of its customers.

Application and Eligibility Information

The OCC partners with the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) under the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program and Prince George’s County Summer Youth Employment Program to facilitate the hiring of HSSIP participants. Internship candidates go through a demanding application and selection process.

To apply for an internship through HSSIP, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior.

  2. Be nominated by school counselor or administrator.

  3. Be a resident of Washington, D.C., or Prince George’s County, Maryland.

  4. Complete the respective Summer Youth Employment Application and certification process.

  5. Complete OCC HSSIP application.

  6. Complete interview with OCC panel.

More Information

For additional information, download the HSSIP Information sheet. You can also email questions to the HSSIP mailbox.

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