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IT Pathways Internship Programs

Last Updated: June 27, 2024

Now is an exciting time to join the FDIC’s Chief Information Officer Organization (CIOO). Our Chairman is spearheading efforts to develop and implement new technology that will allow more Americans to enjoy the benefits of a banking relationship, as well as improve the FDIC’s ability to meet its mission. We are looking for fresh, new perspectives on banking, technology, and innovation --- and we want to hear yours!

As an intern in our CIOO, you will be part of a dynamic team that partners with internal clients to support all of our mission-critical work. CIOO interns are placed with talented, engaged teams of FDIC professionals who are working on real projects throughout the FDIC and the CIOO. In addition to actively contributing to the overall success of your team, you will have the opportunity to develop crucial new technical skills and build leadership skills in a professional setting. For example, you will be able to participate on agile teams that use Cloud-based platforms (e.g.,, SalesForce, and ServiceNow) to deliver new business capabilities.

The skills and experience you will gain through your FDIC internship will prepare you for a career in either government service or the private sector, all while earning a competitive salary with incomparable benefits.

Internships may be available in the following areas:

  • IT Specialist
  • Help Desk, IT
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Security
  • Database Administration
  • Financial Analyst
  • Audit and Internal Controls
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Project Management

Why Join the FDIC?

When you join the FDIC, you will be helping to support our mission: to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. Our work ensures that Americans’ bank deposits are protected even in the event that a bank should fail.

We are also working to build a more inclusive banking system. This means making it easier for individuals to open safe, affordable bank accounts; helping people buy homes; supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses; and helping communities across the country thrive.

The FDIC routinely ranks as one the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. That is due, in part, to our commitment to helping employees maintain a work/life balance through reasonable work hours and flexible schedules. We also provide highly competitive pay and comprehensive benefits that include health, life, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid parental leave, flexible spending and 401(k) savings accounts, and enrollment in the Federal Employee Retirement System. Furthermore, employment with the FDIC may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

For more information about the FDIC’s mission and operations, please be sure to browse the additional information offered in the about section of the FDIC’s website.

Thank you for your interest in the FDIC.


To qualify for our IT Pathways Internship Program, students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Student Trainee Internship appointment to remain in the Program. You must be enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time (as defined by the academic institution you are enrolled in or accepted into) student into an accredited college or university in a qualifying degree-seeking program, or enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment in a qualifying certificate program. U.S. Citizenship is required.


Selected candidates may be assigned to our headquarters offices in Washington, D.C and Arlington, Virginia or one of our field offices in San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois or Dallas, Texas.

The IT (CIOO) Intern Program appointment is an indefinite internship that continues throughout your academic career.

The FDIC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

Upon successful completion of the program, IT interns may be offered full-time positions to commence after graduation. Prior to conversion to an Information Technology Specialist (2210 series), you must either have a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks or have IT-related experience.

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