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National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP)

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) is a key part of the OCC’s efforts to diversify its talent pipeline with the goal of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. OCC NDIP provides practical professional experience, development, and career-readiness internships to diverse, currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate and graduate students from accredited institutions, such as, but not limited to Minority Serving Institutions (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American Pacific Islanders, and Tribal Colleges and Universities).

Program Overview

The NDIP provides professional career experience through substantive work assignments and projects that will enhance participants’ marketability for future jobs. The NDIP also strives to expose interns to the many career opportunities available at the OCC.

The OCC NDIP is a paid ten-week summer internship. The program begins early June through mid-August. Selected interns are required to complete 40 hours per week at OCC headquarters or a regional office assisting with a variety of projects assigned by a selected manager. Interns are generally matched with a business unit based on their skills, knowledge, experience, and interests. The NDIP program provides students with an opportunity to contribute to one of our organizational units:

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Able to work full-time (40 hours per week) for the length of the program
  • Be enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA/BS, Master’s, JD, etc.) from an accredited minority serving post-secondary institution seeking a major or minor listed below, but not limited to:
    • Accounting
    • Business/ Business Management
    • Computer Science/Cyber Security
    • Data Science/Economics
    • Finance
    • Information Technology/Systems
    • Law
    • Mathematics

Application Information

Please check back for updates in January 2024 for more information on how to apply.

Benefits to Interns

This is a great opportunity to get real-world experience and explore career options with a bureau that was named one of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • Gain valuable work and career-related experience to enhance your résumé
  • Participate in networking and career-readiness workshops
  • Explore career paths alongside OCC professionals
  • Build self-confidence
  • Assist OCC to accomplish its mission

The program is administered by the External Outreach and Minority Affairs (EOMA) Office.

NDIP Frequently Asked Questions

The OCC uses the services of contracted organizations to recruit students from diverse backgrounds. These organizations include, but are not limited to, Minority Serving Institutions, e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American Colleges, Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Although the goal of the internship program is to recruit students from diverse backgrounds, the internship program is open to all students who meet the criteria of the program. Contracted organizations accept applications from all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or participation as a minority-serving institution.

Yes, NDIP interns receive a stipend from the selecting organization. Stipend amounts vary and are based on the vendor.

NDIP Interns are not OCC employees. Interns are employees of the contracted organization that recruited them. As a result, NDIP Interns are considered contract employees for the duration of their internship.

More Information

For printable information, you can download the NDIP Information sheet. You can also email questions to the External Outreach and Minority Affairs mailbox.

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