Bank regulator kicks off 2022 high school internship program for DC students

Thirty-five new and returning high school students from 11 Washington, D.C., high schools will be hosted this year through a high school scholar internship program, the regulator of national banks said Monday.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said its fourth annual High School Scholar Internship Program (HSSIP) for students from Washington, D.C., high schools is a six-week virtual program in which students gain experience in various departments at the OCC and participate in a training team environment that relates components of a bank.

The students also gain meaningful life skills in financial literacy, legal concepts and critical thinking, diversity and inclusion training, public speaking, and resumé writing. Each participant will earn $20 per hour and receive a laptop and professional attire, OCC said.

Other federal agencies hosting HSSIP students this year include the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

OCC  Kicks Off High School Scholar Internship Program