Program Opportunities

Program Opportunities

University Relations Program

Fannie Mae has a number of different program opportunities for university students and new graduates. Review the positions below to learn more about our programs and whether Fannie Mae is the place for you to put your skills to work and make a positive difference.

Please note that you must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship to participate in the University Relations Program.

We welcome you to apply to any of our programs.

  • Submit your résumé through your campus career center if Fannie Mae is conducting on-campus interviews at your school.
  • Submit your résumé to

Direct Placements
These opportunities target new college graduates who are not pursuing or eligible for professional structured opportunities or internships. However, these candidates have entry-level skills that are useful to Fannie Mae's work. We will identify positions and develop hiring goals to determine the best opportunities for entry-level hires.

View our job openings to browse our current entry-level positions.

Professional Structured Opportunities

We designed this program to bring a continuous flow of highly qualified candidates into Fannie Mae and provide a structured developmental framework. Requirements include participation in, or completion of, a graduate or undergraduate degree program with a GPA above 3.0. Rotations operate on a 12- to 24-month cycle supported at the business unit level. Upon successful completion, participants will have the opportunity to interview for a variety of open positions within their respective departments.

Below is a list of our Professional Structured Opportunities.

Finance and Accounting Associate
Finance and Accounting Associates rotate through four different areas in the Finance division that may include Accounting Operations, Financial Controls and Processes, Accounting Systems, Financial Reporting, Pricing and Valuation, Corporate Tax, Accounting Policy, Investor Relations, Business Unit CFOs, and Financial Planning and Analysis. Each Associate gains exposure to different areas of the Finance division and ultimately receives assignment to a specific area to develop a more specialized skill set. Positions are located in the Washington, DC area.

Internal Audit Associate
Internal Audit Associates rotate through various teams in the Internal Audit function, including Credit, Single-Family, Multifamily, Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Modeling, SOX, and Information Technology. Upon completion of the two-year rotation period, Associates will have the opportunity to interview for a variety of open positions in Internal Audit and throughout Fannie Mae. This opportunity offers select candidates a robust training curriculum to learn about our business, further their knowledge about risk management and controls, and develop the skills necessary to be successful at Fannie Mae.

 Position qualifications include

  • Majors in Accounting and Information Technology (preferred).
  • Strong analytical background.
  • Self-starter, strong business acumen, and results focused.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Operations and Technology
This entry-level program is designed to advance the organizational development of Fannie Mae's Operations and Technology group. The program is designed for recent undergraduates in either a business- or IT-related discipline. Positions are located in the Washington, DC area.

Position qualifications include

  • B.S. in Finance, Management, Information Systems, or Computer Science.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and technical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 


Fannie Mae offers internship opportunities throughout the company to help staff future positions with top-quality candidates and to provide students with learning and career development experiences. Below is a list of our internship opportunities.

Audit Intern
Audit Interns spend 10 to 12 weeks during the summer helping professional staff audit various aspects of Fannie Mae business operations in the Single-Family Mortgage Business, Finance, Portfolio and Credit Analytics, and Technology divisions. Interns develop risk identification and mitigation skills and the ability to evaluate internal controls through their review and documentation of business processes, information system procedures and controls, and the communication of audit findings. Successful candidates can interview for a variety of positions within the department upon graduation. Positions are located in the Washington, DC area. 

Position qualifications include

  • B.A./B.S./M.S./M.A./M.B.A. degrees.
  • Majors in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Risk Management, Information Systems, or related fields.
  • An interest in auditing as a possible career, or an interest in learning more about Fannie Mae and the secondary mortgage industry.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

Finance Intern
This opportunity serves as a pipeline for consideration as a Finance Associate. Finance Interns assist in one of many areas, including financial analysis, identification and assessment of risks and controls, business process re-design, project management, and preparation of internal and external financial reports. Select candidates can learn about our business, further their accounting knowledge, and develop the skills they need to be successful at Fannie Mae. Positions are located in the Washington, DC area. 

Position qualifications include

  • A major in Accounting.
  • Academically successful students with strong analytical skills.
  • Interest in obtaining a CPA license is encouraged.

Legal Intern
Fannie Mae's Legal Department hires a small number of law students each summer. Law students must be in their second year of law school to be eligible. The interns work for eight to 10 weeks in the summer and, if business needs dictate, may be asked to remain with Fannie Mae on a part-time basis through their third year of law school. Position qualifications include: 

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills as well as oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using on-line databases such as Lexis-Nexis.
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry is a plus.
  • Applicants must be available to work full-time during the summer and should be available to work part-time during the following school year.