Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Internship Location: Washington DC

Organization Type: Federal Government

Policy Areas: Finance/Banking/Budgeting and Consumer Protection

My experience with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been fun and rewarding. In my now second internship with the CFPB, I have gone from working directly on financial examinations with supervision examinations to internally promoting diversity and equity inclusion in the office of Minority and Women Inclusion(OMWI) at the Bureau. I never knew much in diversity, equity, and inclusion work, but my time with OMWI working on their internal and external communications changed my mindset. I have been monitoring and directing OMWI mailbox items, researching and drafting a policy on commemorative flag flying, providing analytical and technical support to projects including good faith effort, yearly dialogue series, wiki announcements, and monthly all hands communications. By working in such distinct fields I have gained real first hand experience that I had the privilege to be a part of.