Program: Usability.gov Program
Location: Digital Communications Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Digital Communications Division at the U.S. Department of Human Services is seeking a volunteer intern who has an interest in user experience and writing for the web.
This internship is open to all active undergraduate and graduate students at a U.S. university or college. The student should be studying a UX related field, communications, public affairs, or journalism. This is an unpaid internship.
This position is not a federal appointment; therefore volunteer service is not creditable for leave or any other benefits. The selected candidate must be a U.S. citizen and the student and their sponsoring institution (college or university) will also be asked to sign a Department of Health and Human Services and Educational Institution Student Volunteer Employment Program Agreement.
As a content intern for the Usability.gov Program, you will:
Our office has an immediate internship opening, ideally for a period of three months or longer.
If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Katie Messner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Digital Communications Division (DCD), housed in the Office of the Secretary, leads the development and review of HHS web content, social media, and supporting technologies. The division also recommends and implements digital information policy, standards, guidance, and tools. The successful candidate will be a content intern for DCD’s Usability.gov Program, which advises on user experience best practices, maintains the website Usability.gov, and the federal Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines.