TMCF Internship Program

The TMCF Internship Program is an integral part of our member-school student's education. It helps to bridge the gap between the academic world and the working world for which the student is preparing. Internships are an excellent way for students to gain experience in a new environment, growing personally while they are contributing to the goals of the company or agency in which they are working. Our internships offer opportunities for a more personalized learning environment outside of the traditional classroom setting and offer students a head start in the marketplace. One of the main functions of the internship program is to create a pipeline to highly qualified member-school students for full-time employment post graduation.

Our goals are to provide students with the following opportunities:
  • To apply academic course work to a hands on practical experience
  • To problem solve and exchange ideas in a work environment
  • To gain pride and appreciation in a respective field
  • To gain competent skills in a variety of settings
  • To expose the Intern to projects and opportunities that will provide practical experience for future job opportunities


TMCF offers 10-12 week internships with the United States Department of Agriculture [USDA], Department of Defense [DoD], and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Interns work in various locations across the United States in state-of-the-art facilities conducting research and/or contributing to the overall business enterprise. TMCF interns work on challenging projects while attending career readiness workshops and webinars and receive one-on-one coaching. All majors are welcome to apply.

TMCF-Department of Defense Program

The primary areas of focus will involve students pursuing degrees in the fields of the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); not excluding business majors. Candidates selected will gain tangible work experience while working at state-of-the-art facilities alongside world-class Scientists and Engineers.

TMCF-United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA-APHIS Internship Program provides paid work experience to high school seniors and students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution. Interns will gain valuable professional development experience in the areas of STEM, business, Communication Arts, and other research-based majors. Interns will also take advantage of career training, individual mentoring, research experiences, professional webinars, and much more.

TMCF-Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Internship Program is a paid 10-week internship for qualified students seeking to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. This internship is designed to increase interest in public health and CDC as a career choice at the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are members of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).

Overall Program Eligibility
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. 
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate, or Professional Student 
  • Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business majors preferred, though all majors considered 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Able to demonstrate strong initiative and drive
NOTE: Participants selected for internships and full-time employment opportunities with the federal government will be required to undergo a national agency background check and must be United States citizens.

Overall Program Dates: Approximately June - August 

Internship Placement Locations: Multiple geographic locations across the U.S.

Application Deadline(s): Priority Deadline- March 1, 2015


Thereafter, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for available opportunities.
For priority consideration please apply by March 1.