Internship Program

We are pleased to offer an outstanding and substantive internship program for the nation’s best and brightest young leaders. At the Chamber, you will obtain a hands-on, meaningful work experience designed to meet your academic and career goals. Our internships offer opportunities in research, writing, database management, policy, communications, and event preparation. During the internship, you will network with colleagues and senior-level executives while participating in educational and professional activities designed to enhance your internship experience.

Program Status

The health and safety of our employees and our community is a top priority as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Since mid-March, Chamber employees have been working remotely in order to comply with local stay at home orders; and throughout all of this, we have continued to serve our members, advocate for businesses, and support our communities.

Our internships are now open! For Summer 2021, we are pleased to offer two programs; the Summer 2021 Internship Program and the Next-Gen Scholars Program. Check out both programs and apply below. 

Next-Gen Scholars Program

The Next-Gen Scholars program exposes students from historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions to the world of business, public policy, government affairs and advocacy through Summer internships at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, member companies and trade associations, thereby contributing to the development of the next generation of diverse business leaders. To be eligible for the Next-Gen Scholars program, you must be currently enrolled in an HBCU or other minority-serving institution. 

Internship Program Overview

  • Welcome lunch and orientation
  • Lunch and learn: a luncheon series that provides interns with multiple opportunities to converse with and seek the advice of senior-level Chamber executives;
  • Resume and Interview Workshop: a workshop designated to enhancing your resume writing, cover letter writing and interviewing skills
  • Virtual Networking Events
  • Farewell Reception 

How to Apply

To apply for the Summer 2021 Internship Program or the 2021 Next-Gen Scholars Program please follow the below steps:

  1. View our current openings below and select up to two department preferences. 
  2. Once you have selected which departments you wish to apply for, send your resume and completed application (located below) to 
  3. In the subject line of your email, indicate the two internship positions that you are applying for. For example: "International Affairs intern and Policy Intern".

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for an internship after I have finished school or university?

To be eligible for an internship, the Chamber requires that you are either enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program.

When is the application deadline?

To be considered, all internship applications must be received by May 3, 2021.

Do you provide housing?

The Chamber does not provide housing. If you are offered an internship, please ask the intern coordinators for a list of housing suggestions. For more information on housing options, visit

Are international students eligible for an internship?

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.