Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program

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Notice: This program is no longer available. Summer internships under this program are not being offered in 2006.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program is a unique summer internship experience at the U.S. Department of Education, established in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his contributions to civil and human rights in America.

Up to 10 outstanding undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in education policy or public policy and administration will be selected to participate in the program in summer 2005.

Selected students will be designated as Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars and will receive temporary federal appointments in the excepted service for an eight-week period, June 13 - August 5, 2005. This time period may be extended for up to an additional four weeks on a case-by-case basis. Scholars will be hired at grades GS-4, 5, 7, or 9, depending on their qualifications and education level completed. The corresponding pay range is $11.82 to $20.04 per hour. Scholars will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and for their housing during their internships.

Scholars will be assigned to the Office of the Secretary and the immediate offices of the assistant secretaries of education at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Scholars will assist with a variety of projects related to critical education programs and initiatives, analysis, policy development, and legal or other work designed to provide developmental experiences and exposure to government and public policy in a cabinet-level department.

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Last Modified: 01/09/2006