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The CFPB’s summer internships: “a unique and exciting combination of purpose and circumstances”

We’re recruiting summer interns for our Pathways Program again. If you’re interested in the mission of the CFPB, read the full posting to learn more and apply. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, December 5.

We’ve asked the Student Ambassadors, former CFPB interns, to share what inspired them to intern with the CFPB and why they’re serving as ambassadors after their service. Previously we heard from Vanessa. Now it’s Thomas’s turn.

Thomas La Voy
School: Oberlin College
Program: Major in Politics and Economics

I am really glad I was able to intern at the CFPB this past summer. Before my internship, I’d been following the creation and development of the CFPB with interest, from seeing Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show to sitting a row behind Richard Cordray during a House Government Oversight subcommittee hearing this past January. The CFPB represents a unique and exciting combination of purpose and circumstances. It has the energy and culture of a start-up, with the responsibility and goals of a federal agency designed to aid and protect those who need it. The people I met there were incredibly smart and driven, and I always felt that the whole Bureau was one team, working together. I want to tell others about my experience with this agency, about its potential, its people.

If you’re interested in being part of the Pathways Program, you have until midnight, Wednesday, December 5, to apply. To learn more and apply, check out our full announcement.

Lindsay Bacon is the part of the Talent Acquisition team of the Office of Human Capital at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

This post was updated to reflect the extended application deadline of Wednesday, December 5. Read more and apply!

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