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Summer internship program

Our 10 week summer internship program is available to rising university junior and senior college students and is hosted in our Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Plano, TX offices.

The summer internship program provides students with the opportunity to apply their education and perspectives to solving real-world issues, working with diverse teams from finance, technology, audit, and more. Fannie Mae interns are placed on teams based on their specific skills and interests. They work in a dynamic environment alongside full-time employees and are contributors to their teams.

The program experience includes:

  • A welcome from Fannie Mae’s CEO
  • Executive speaker series
  • Volunteer events
  • Networking activities
  • Group presentation

The Internship program serves as a pipeline for Full-Time Campus Development Opportunities.

Full-Time Campus Development Opportunities

As a new Fannie Mae professional, you will have an opportunity to make an impact, continuously learn and grow, and to serve your community. You will be surrounded by talented colleagues and mentors who are committed to shaping and leading the standards of the housing industry. Our employees receive on-the-job training, professional development and build a wide support network of peers, managers, and officers in our Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Plano, Texas offices. We have opportunities in Technology, Business, Analytics and Engineering. At Fannie Mae, you will be immersed in an exceptional and flexible work environment that is recognized throughout the United States. Discover what our employees are saying about their own career experiences on the Fannie Mae Careers Blog and explore the comprehensive benefits we offer.

If you welcome a challenge and are ready to be rewarded by your everyday experience, Fannie Mae is the place for you.

Areas of Opportunity

Discover what it’s like to work in the areas of project management, reporting, business analysis, finance analysis, operations, risk management, and process improvement. Support business offices, project offices, and communications teams. Preferred Majors: Business, Finance, Economics, Management, Operations

Understand how applications support our business while focusing on technical or advanced mathematical analysis, requirements documentation, system analysis, risk analysis, information security and management and production. Preferred Majors: Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Technology

Utilize data and analytics expertise to power quality and intelligent business decisions, harboring statistical processing languages including SAS, SQL, R, Python, Tableau, Netezza, Oracle and UNIX. For more information on our Analytics Opportunities please click HERE. Preferred Majors: Economics, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, Math/Statistics

Deepen skills in design, coding, testing, and supporting software products related to meeting customer requirements, while performing tasks using formal software development methodologies and partnering with business areas to develop a comprehensive understanding of how existing applications support the business. For more information on our Software Engineer Opportunities please click HERE. Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering


  • Strong analytical background
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to contribute to a team atmosphere
  • Self-starter, strong business acumen, and results focused
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency and aptitude with technology applications
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Summer Internship Program or one of our Full-TIme Developmental opportunites. At this time, our roles are closed and we are not accepting applications. Please check back in January to review our openings for early career profressionals.