Internships

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

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AIPAC's Diamond Internship Program enables students to contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship by participating in one of the most dynamic lobbying groups in American politics.

AIPAC offers Diamond Internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond Summer Internships are paid positions and semester internships are for credit only. Diamond Interns develop their own political activism skills by bringing research, writing, and event-planning experience to a host of projects that help advance AIPAC's mission. When they return to their campuses, Diamond Interns are expected to promote pro-Israel political action as AIPAC portfolioed activists.

The application for the AIPAC Diamond Summer Internship is now open. Please fill out the below survey to apply for an internship in the AIPAC Office of your choice by March 2015. If you have any questions, send an email to oncampus@aipac.org.

An internship is now available for undergaduate and/or graduate students in the Jerusalem office of AIPAC and AIEF. To learn more click here.

Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFPF)

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The Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) Internship Program offers the opportunity to work in the nation's leading grassroots organization. Internships are available to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students. Internships are paid hourly.

Read more here.

Boston — City Internships

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The City of Boston has over 17,000 employees and is one of Massachusetts' largest employers, with a large variety of positions, providing services to the residents and businesses of Boston.

Cato Institute Internship

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Cato interns assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato's professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. In addition to their research and other duties, interns take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. (Summer interns are also encouraged, but not required, to play on the Institute's softball team.) Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism.

Center for the New American Dream — Fall Development Internship

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  1. Agency: The Center for the New American Dream

  2. Description: The Fall Development Internship offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to work closely with accomplished fundraising professional in a highly successful national non-profit with an annual budget of $2 million.

  3. Eligibility: The ideal candidate will be a good writer who is independent, detail-oriented, and capable of taking initiative on specific projects. Successful applicants will also have a sense of humor and subscribe to our philosophy of "more fun, less stuff". Applicants who are looking to learn about fundraising and outreach techniques in the non-profit world are encouraged to apply. Experience working with databases a plus, but not required.

  4. Length: September-December

  5. Payment: Unpaid, but interns are reimbursed for public transit

  6. Application: Cover letter; resume; 2-4 page writing sample to the below email address with "Fall Internship" in the subject line. In addition to explaining why you'd like to work with New American Dream, please include the following in your cover letter:
    1. How much time you would like to commit each week
    2. What days and for how long you are available (one semester minimum)

  7. See website for availability and application deadlines.

  8. Positions: Varies

  9. Contact: Wendy Philleo, Executive Director

  10. Email: apply@newdream.org

  11. Phone: 301-891-3683

  12. Mail: 455 Second Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

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  1. Agency: Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

  2. Description: CSPI is a national consumer organization that focuses on health and nutrition issues. Internship projects include: Nutrition and Public Policy, Legal Affairs, Alcohol and Public Policy, Grassroots Advocacy, Food Safety, Biotechnology, Integrity in Science, and Litigation.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in college or graduate school and be passionate about health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits.

  4. Length: 10 weeks

  5. Payment: $8.25/hour; Graduate Students $9.25/hour

  6. Application: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Please note the application review periods:
    1. Summer internships - Applications considered in February/March
    2. Fall internships - Applications considered in July/August
    3. Spring internships - Applications considered in December/January

  7. Application materials should include the following:
    1. A cover letter indicating issues of interest, future plans, and dates of availability.
    2. A resume. Experience with advocacy groups is advantageous.
    3. Writing sample, if required by the specific project (one to three page document that demonstrates your ability to write in a clear and concise manner).
    4. If selected for an interview, letters of recommendation may be requested.

  8. Email to: hr@cspinet.org (this is the preferred method). It's best to submit all of the requested documents at the same time.

  9. Deadline: varies; see website for details

  10. Positions: Varies by project

  11. Contact:
    1. Center for Science in the Public Interest
    2. Attn: Human Resouces Department
    3. 1220 L St. N.W. Suite 300
    4. Washington, D.C. 20005

  12. Email: hr@cspinet.org

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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  1. Agency: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

  2. Description: CBPP seeks highly motivated students in the following areas for full and part time paid internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Budget and Tax Policy and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division

  3. Eligibility: College students, graduate and law students, and recent graduates. Applicants should have research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, and computer skills and a willingness to do administrative as well as substantive tasks

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment:
    1. Undergraduate Students: $8.50/hour
    2. Students with a Bachelor's degree: $9.50/hour
    3. Current graduate students: $10.50/hour
    4. Possession of master's degree: $12.50/hour

  6. Application: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2719

  7. Deadlines:
    1. Summer internships: March 1
    2. Fall internships: Priority given to applications received by June 15
    3. Spring internships: Priority given to applications received by October 15

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    1. Internship Coordinator
    2. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    3. 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510
    4. Washington, D.C. 20002

  10. Phone: (202) 408-1080

  11. Fax: (202) 408-1056

  12. Email: internship@cbpp.org

City of Norfolk - Executive Internship Program

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The Executive Internship Program is open to college or graduate students enrolled in accredited institutions. Career interest in government is preferred. Internship places students in various departments throughout the city where they will work on projects to directly address two major city priority areas: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation and resume.

2014 Applications Now Available

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2014. Visit Norfolk.gov/jobs and apply today. For additional information, contact the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Open Space at 757-441-2400.

2014 Program Dates:

Executive Interns: June 9 - August 15, 2014
Emerging Leaders: June 30 - August 15, 2014

Choose Your Stance

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Chooseyourstance.com is a website that specifically caters to college students and young professionals. A non-partisan company that simplifies current political issues into a language that college students and young professionals can understand. Our main goal is to inform students about current political issues and how they affect them.

There are many benefits associated with each internship. The Internship opportunities varies, please check this hyperlink for the most current positions: http://chooseyourstance.com/internshipsvolunteer/.

If you are interested in applying, please review the requirements for each position and contact us at internships@chooseyourstance.com with your desired position of choice in the title and attached resume.

Concerned Women for America — Internships

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Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization with a rich 32-year history of helping its members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy. There's a cultural battle between worldviews raging across this country and CWA is on the frontline protecting conservative values through prayer and action.

Deadline for fall session applications is July 15th.

Congress Internship Opportunities

Congressman Randy Forbes — http://forbes.house.gov/

Congressman Scott Rigell — http://rigell.house.gov/

Defense Intelligence Agency Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP)

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Provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes. The Agency offers a limited number of paid academic semester internships. Interns can be appointed for two semesters (depending on the university calendar) normally beginning in September. Students may be extended for a second semester, and are employed as part-time temporary employees (working between 16 and 20 hours per week).

Eligibility requirements are the same, regardless of pay status. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at universities and colleges located near/in the following localities only:
    • Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland
    • Quantico, VA
    • Reston, VA
    • Charlottesville, VA
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Tampa, Florida
    • Omaha, Nebraska
    • Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Miami, Florida
  • Current enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills that are deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • foreign area studies
    • computer science
    • business administration
    • human resources
    • public administration
    • international relations
    • legal
    • political science
    • chemistry
    • physics
    • biology
    • microbiology
    • pharmacology
    • toxicology
    • engineering
    • intelligence analysis related courses
  • Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of participation in the program.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • U.S. citizenship of applicant. Security clearances are not granted to holders of dual citizenship. All students conditionally accepted for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test can not be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • All applicants conditionally accepted for internships, and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.

Application Procedures

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the on-line application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Academic Semester Internship Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information, and the term you applying for (Spring or Fall).
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

Application Submission Instructions

Applications will only be accepted on-line at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee. Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "Academic Semester Intern Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Compensation

Interns are paid an hourly rate (within GG5 to GG9) depending upon the number of credit hours completed, and relevant work experience. ASIP interns do not receive any benefits.

Application Deadlines

For additional information contact the Human Resources Manager at 202-231-2736. For additional information about DIA, please visit our world wide website at http://www.dia.mil.

Defense Intelligence Agency - Summer Intern Bulletin

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DIA's Summer Intern Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills that are critical to DIA, such as: foreign area studies, legal, computer science, business administration, human resources, public administration, international relations, political science, chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, engineering, or intelligence analysis related courses.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of participation in the program.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • U.S. citizenship of applicant. Security clearances are not granted to holders of dual citizenship. All students conditionally accepted for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test can not be conducted while you are overseas. Do not apply for this program if you are studying or working abroad anytime 6-9 months prior to the summer during which you wish to work as an intern.

Application Procedures

  • List your top 3 desired work locations from the following: Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Quantico, VA; Reston, VA; Huntsville, AL; Charlottesville, VA; Tampa, FL; Omaha, NE; Colorado Springs, CO; Scott AFB, IL; Honolulu, HI; Miami, FL; Stuttgart, Germany; and, Molesworth, United Kingdom. (Majority of the summer intern positions will be in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area).
  • Discuss your interest in a particular functional area(s) such as, Geography; Foreign Area Studies; International Relations with a concentration in a specific geographic region; Political Science; Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Information Systems, or Nuclear); Computer Science; Information Systems; Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, or Toxicology), or Business/Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, Accounting or Finance and Legal.
  • Attach an unofficial college transcript at the time of application. Finalists will be provided instructions for the submission of their official transcripts.

Compensation

As an intern, you will be paid an hourly rate between GG5 and GG9 depending on the number of college credit hours that you have completed. Because this is a temporary appointment, you will not receive employee benefits. Please note that candidates selected for the Summer Intern Program are responsible for securing their own travel and lodging arrangements along with expenses incurred prior to and during their employment with DIA.

Application Process

Visit diajobs.dia.mil, click View Vacancy Announcements and Apply for DIA Jobs, and then click No when you are asked if you are a current DIA employee. Click the link to view job postings; four Summer Intern Program Vacancy Announcements will be posted to accommodate the four DIA Mission Area: Collection, Mission Enablers, and Information Systems. Place a check-mark next to the desired "Summer Intern Program'" To apply for the program, click "apply".

Application Deadlines

For additional information contact the Human Resources Specialist at 202-231-2736.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer.

DIA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact listed above. The decision to grant reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Identification of reasonable accommodation needs should be made as early as possible so that necessary accommodations are available by the time of arrival.

Department of Defense Procurement Internship

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  1. Agency: Department of Defense Procurement Jobs

  2. Description: Federal acquisition involves making purchases on behalf of Federal agencies, but it is also much more than that. Each day the United States Federal Government depends on competent women and men to buy necessary products and contract for services with the funds allocated by Congress. This role requires adeptness at many different business disciplines, such as strategic thinking, evaluation, law, negotiation and management. Each day acquisition professionals engage in sound decision-making to balance a myriad of details without losing site of the overall purpose: protecting and serving the American people. The acquisition workforce includes individuals who perform contracting, purchasing, partnering, and leveraging functions to support the accomplishment of an agency's mission. (i.e. traditional contracting functions, requirements definition, assessment and oversight of contract performance, and technical and management direction)

  3. Eligibility: Post-graduate students in planning, public policy and related field

  4. Length: On average 2 years but the specific length varies

  5. Payment: Varies by agency

  6. Application: See website for application details

  7. Positions: Varies; see website

  8. Contact: See website for information

Department of Education Intern Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: United States Department of Energy

  2. Description: The Department of Education Intern Program seeks to provide students with an experience that exposes them to government and federal education policy while providing students with meaningful responsibilities.

    Prospective interns can request specific areas of work as well as specific departments. Some examples of types of work that have been done in the past include:
    • Policy Analysis
    • Evaluation and Research
    • Project and program management
    • Finance
    • Public Affairs and communications
    • External Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations
    • Legislative Affairs
    • New media
    • Legal work

  3. How to Apply: Students must submit three documents before being considered for an interview:
    • A cover letter, including what particular offices interest you, keeping in mind that due to the volume of applications received, you may not be assigned to your first-choice office upon acceptance.
    • An up-to-date resume.
    • A completed copy of the Internship Application Form.

  4. Applicants should send all three aspects of the application in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov making sure to specify exactly what term (fall, winter/spring, summer) you are applying for.

    Note: For candidates interested in internships with the Office of General Counsel (OGC) please click here. If you are also interested in internships outside of OGC, you will need to submit a separate application following the instructions listed above. All interns, including those selected by OGC will be included in the internship programming.

  5. Timeline: Please note that the dates below are approximate. Based on a student's availability and school schedule, internships can begin or end before or after the dates indicated below.
    • Fall Internships
      1. Dates of program: September through December
      2. Submission Deadline: July 15
    • Spring Internships
      1. Dates of program: January through May
      2. Submission Deadline: November 15
    • Summer Internships
      1. Dates of program: May/June through July/August
      2. Submission Deadline: March 15

  6. Eligibility: The Student Volunteer/Intern:
    • Must have permission of the institution at which he/she is enrolled to participate in the program.
    • Must be enrolled not less than half time in a course of study related to the work to be performed.
    • Must be currently attending a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution.
    • Recognizes that the services performed will not be compensated by the agency.
    • Must be willing to sign a written document of agreement between ED and the student and his/her educational institution outlining the responsibilities of each.
    • Students must be at least 16 years of age.

  7. Length: 2 year program

  8. Payment: Not Applicable

  9. Application: See website guide or www.usajobs.gov for more application information and deadlines.

  10. Positions: Varies by year and location

  11. Contact: Central Employment Line at 202-401-4100 or email studentinterns@ed.gov

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Federal Career Intern Program

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  1. Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  2. Description: Each HUD Intern Program is designed to attract outstanding men and women into a variety of occupations vital to HUD's growth and prosperity. The HUD Intern Program provides various mixtures of formal training, developmental on-the-job assignments, research assignments, workshops and seminars, and mentorships that will develop the skills needed for professional success and growth. Positions are available in Washington, D.C., as well as in 10 field offices: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Seattle.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship; Master of Business Administration or related field; background investigation

  4. Length: 2 years

  5. Payment: This program is intended to recruit professional staff at grade levels GS-5, 7, and 9, and upon successful completion may be eligible for career appointments.

  6. Application: Vacancy announcements and specific application directions will be listed on: www.usajobs.gov. The application package usually includes:
    • Optional form for federal employment or federal resume
    • Official transcripts, reinstatement eligibility forms, or veteran/disability preference forms
    • Applicants may also be required to submit: online questionnaire, letter of verification of enrollment from educational institution, and statement of interest

  7. Deadline: varies per position and semester; see http://www.usajobs.gov/ for more details

  8. For positions located in Washington, D.C., send all forms and required documents to:
    1. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Human Resources
    2. HUD Intern Program
    3. 451 7th Street, Room 3166
    4. Washington, D.C. 20410

  9. Positions: Depends on how many vacancy announcements are posted on USAJobs

  10. Phone: (202) 708-2883

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

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  1. Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  2. Description: This program hires students for valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. This program requires a formal agreement between the student, the school, and HUD. You may be eligible for permanent employment under this program after successfully completing your education and after working a minimum of 640 work hours.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship is required for conversion into permanent employment; Attend an accredited college or university and pursue a bachelor's or master's degree; Be able to provide a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of currently enrolled at least half time in school; Work experience must relate to academic study (i.e. Urban Studies, Urban/Regional Planning, Geography, Engineering, Economics, Architecture, Political Science, Public Affairs, Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology)

  4. Length: Typically 1 year

  5. Payment: This is a paid position, however, pay varies based on educational and professional experience

  6. Application: Apply through USAjobs.gov; deadlines vary per position and are listed on USAjobs.gov

  7. Positions: Varies by year and applicant pool

  8. Phone: (202) 708-1112

  9. Email: studentInq@hud.gov

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Student Interns Program (STEP)

Official Website

  1. Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  2. Description: This program hires students to work in the Department for temporary/summer positions. Students work flexible work schedules and are from all educational levels. Work assignments may be, but are not required to be, related to your academic field of study.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship is required; Enrolled in at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited educational institution; be able to provide a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of current enrollment in school.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: This is a paid position; however, pay varies based on educational and professional experience

  6. Application: Apply through USAjobs.gov

  7. Deadline: information listed on USAjobs.gov website

  8. Positions: Varies by term

  9. Phone: (202) 708-1112

  10. Email: StudentInq@hud.gov

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Student Volunteer Employment Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  2. Description: This program hires students to work in the Department as volunteers for valuable work experience directly related to their academic field of study.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship is required; enrolled in at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited educational institution; be able to provide a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of current enrollment in school.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: Apply through USAjobs.gov

  7. Deadline: Vary and are listed on USAjobs.gov

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Phone: (202) 708-1112

  10. Email: StudentInq@hud.gov or HUDIntern@HUD.GOV

Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department's Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice. Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Eligibility for the Summer Law Intern Program

Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation. Part-time law students are also eligible to apply. All applicants should review eligibility rules.

Participating Components

Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices hire students through the SLIP. Justice annually hires approximately 70-90 SLIP interns. Check out the list of the components participating this year along with the estimated number of positions available.

Selection Criteria

Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the "whole candidate" when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate's background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.

How to Apply

To be considered for the SLIP, you must apply via an on-line application. The application period for Summer 2014 will be between July 31st and the Tuesday after Labor Day (11:59 p.m., Eastern Time). We highly recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before stating the application. Apply now.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis (202) 514-3397 for assistance. If you have questions related to the on-line application or need technical assistance, please click the "Avue Dojo" link at the top right of the application or call the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 (available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).

Next Steps

If you are notified that you were selected for consideration for employment for the SLIP, or a component has contacted you for an interview, see the list of component contacts and component-specific requirements. Questions regarding submissions or interviews should be directed to the appropriate component contacts.

Additional Information


Department of Justice - Volunteer Legal Internships

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Fall 2014/Spring 2014

DOJ Agencies | U.S. Attorneys' Offices

Summer 2014

DOJ Agencies / U.S. Attorney's Offices

How Many Volunteer Opportunities Are There?

Every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in Justice components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country. Approximately 800 legal interns volunteer during the academic year, and roughly 1000 volunteer during the summer.

Where Are the Volunteer Opportunities Located?

Justice has a presence in almost every major city in the country. There are 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices and 95 U.S. Trustees' Offices throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands; and 59 Immigration Courts in 27 states and U.S. territories. Some organizations only offer employment opportunities in Washington, D.C. Other organizations, such as the Antitrust Division, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have field offices located in various cities across the country. Contact information for each U.S. Attorney's Office is at www.justice.gov/usao/districts/index.html. More information about Department field office locations is available on the DOJ Offices by State Chart.

Who is Eligible for Volunteer Legal Intern Positions?

Any law student enrolled at least half-time, and who has completed at least one semester of law school is eligible to apply for volunteer internship positions at any time. First-year law students who have not completed their first semester may apply for volunteer internships after December 1. Part-time law students and joint-degree candidates may also apply for volunteer internship positions. Law school graduation terminates eligibility for volunteer positions except for graduate law students who are enrolled at least half time and not practicing law.

Is Course Credit or a Monetary Stipend Available Through My School?

Volunteer legal internships may qualify either for course credit or as part of a law school's work-study program. In addition, some schools sponsor public interest fellowships or other programs where legal interns receive a stipend for public interest work. Interested students should contact their law school for specific information and requirements.

How Can Someone Apply?

Each participating office conducts its legal internship program independently and has its own internal deadlines and requirements. Students must apply directly to each office in which they have an interest. Although application requirements vary, offices typically request a resume, cover letter, and law school transcript.

Most Justice components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices have early application deadlines, so interested law students should plan to apply at least four to five months in advance.

Additional Information

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department's Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice. Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Eligibility for the Summer Law Intern Program

Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation. Part-time law students are also eligible to apply. All applicants should review eligibility rules.

Participating Components

Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices hire students through the SLIP. Justice annually hires approximately 70-90 SLIP interns. Check out the list of the components participating this year along with the estimated number of positions available.

Selection Criteria

Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the "whole candidate" when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate's background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.

How to Apply

To be considered for the SLIP, you must apply via an on-line application. The application period for Summer 2014 will be between July 31st and the Tuesday after Labor Day (11:59 p.m., Eastern Time). We highly recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before stating the application. Apply now.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis (202) 514-3397 for assistance. If you have questions related to the on-line application or need technical assistance, please click the "Avue Dojo" link at the top right of the application or call the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 (available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).

Next Steps

If you are notified that you were selected for consideration for employment for the SLIP, or a component has contacted you for an interview, see the list of component contacts and component-specific requirements. Questions regarding submissions or interviews should be directed to the appropriate component contacts.

Additional Information


Department of State Student Internship Program

Official Website

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States.

For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please download the Student Internship Program Brochure (pdf).

Deadline to apply is July 1st.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Have good academic standing
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
  • You may be subject to random drug testing.

Furthermore, you must be:

  • A student. This means you have been accepted for enrollment, or are enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university
  • A full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school). An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits (60 or more hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internships begins and will be entering at least the junior year immediately upon completion of the internship.

IMPORTANT: You are eligible to apply for the Department's unpaid internship program if you have not yet completed your registration at a college or university for graduate or post-graduate studies (including law school) or are awaiting an admissions determination for graduate or post-graduate studies (including law school). However, if selected for an internship, you must provide proof that you have registered, or have been accepted for enrollment for studies in the semester or quarter immediately following the internship before you can begin your internship.

How to Apply

All applications are submitted online through the "Gateway to State" system, which also screens applications to make sure that they are complete, and that applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

For more information on how bureaus select interns, and more detailed information on the application process, please download the Student Internship Program Brochure.

Internship programs for the State Department: http://www.careers.state.gov/students/programs

Department of Transportation - Diverse Groups Internships Program

Official Website

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

The Summer 2015 STIPDG application period will open in November 2014. Please come back to apply for the Summer 2015 session.

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is for students in all majors. Funded by the FHWA's Office of Civil Rights' On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program, the objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation where these groups have been under-represented. Please refer to the information below for the "STIPDG Eligibility Requirements" and the "How To Apply for the STIPDG/Application Requirements".

(B) THE STIPDG ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  2. Applicants must be currently enrolled in degree-granting programs of study at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (See U.S. Department of Education's accreditation database to verify your school and/or program of study.)
  3. Undergraduate applicants must be juniors or seniors for the fall following the summer internship. Undergraduate applicants from Junior, Tribal, or Community Colleges must have completed their first year.
  4. Law Applicants must be entering their second or third year of law school in the fall following the summer internship.
  5. Applicants who are scheduled to graduate during the spring or summer semesters the same year of the summer internship are not eligible for consideration for the STIPDG unless: (1) they have been accepted for graduate school enrollment; (2) they have been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher education; or (3) their acceptance is pending. In all instances, the applicant must submit with their completed application, all required documentation (with the school's logo) reflecting their status. (There will be no exceptions.)
  6. Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not necessarily receive preferential consideration.
  7. Applicants will be evaluated based on the "completeness" of the application and the Required Documents listed below. Priority will be given to those with GPA's of 3.0 or better (for the Major and/or Cumulative).
  8. Applicants must be available and able to participate through the duration of the 10-week program including closing ceremonies.
  9. Applicants must submit a completed application online, no later than the closing deadline.
  10. Applicant must submit with their completed application, all required documentation (with the school's logo) reflecting their status. (There will be no exceptions.)
  11. Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not necessarily receive preferential consideration.
  12. Applicants will be evaluated based on the "completeness" of the application and the Required Documents listed below. Priority will be given to those with GPA's of 3.0 or better (for the Major and/or Cumulative).
  13. Applicants must be available and able to participate through the duration of the 10-week program including closing ceremonies.
  14. Applicants must submit a completed application online, no later than the closing deadline.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STIPDG/APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To receive full consideration and review, applicants must complete and submit all required information and documents requested online at http://stipdg.e.twc.edu/. Refer any questions or inquiries to:

  1. STIPDG Internship Program
  2. The Washington Center For Internships and Academic Seminars
  3. 1333 16th Street, NW
  4. Washington, DC 20036 or e-mail DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

"Required Information" includes:

  • STIPDG Application. FHWA Privacy Policy
  • A copy of your most recent Transcript/Grade Record/Report.
  • At least one reference letter (if possible with comments) from a department chair, professor, advisor or employer using the Reference Form included within the online application.
  • A current Resume, reflecting work experience, volunteerism, awards, leadership, and extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicant's Area of Interest/Geographical Preference, also included on the site.
  • For Undergraduate Students: A typed essay, one-page, double-spaced, minimum 12-point type, on your transportation interests, describing how your participation in the STIPDG will enhance your educational and career plans and goals.
  • For Graduate Students: A writing sample representing your educational and career plans and goals (not to exceed 2 pages).
  • For Law Students: A Legal Writing Sample (not to exceed 5 pages).

Special Notes/Suggestions:

  • Applicants who fail to submit a COMPLETE Online Application by the closing date will not receive full consideration, review, or be forwarded for ultimate selection.
  • All applicants are encouraged to mark/identify as many occupations, offices, interests and geographical locations as applicable to your career goals. By marking more than one interest and geographical location, you are increasing your opportunities for placement.

For further information about the STIPDG, Contact:

  1. Program Coordinator
  2. Crystal Taylor, (202) 366-2907
  3. Crystal.Taylor@dot.gov

Environmental Protection Agency Intern Program (EIP)

Official Website

  1. Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

  2. Description: This is an entry-level, full-time employment and career development program. The objective of the program is to help interns develop their potential for future advancement within EPA.

  3. Eligibility: You must be a US citizen and have a bachelor's degree. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:
    • Academic achievement
    • Leadership potential and teamwork skills
    • A commitment to a career in public service
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  4. Length: 2 years

  5. Payment: Starting salaries are approximately $30,000--$40,000 per year, depending on the grade and location of the position. EIPers enjoy a comprehensive federal compensation package that includes health and life insurance, federal retirement program, sick and annual leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (federal 401k plan). Quality of Work Life Programs such as career and personal development, flexible work hours, alternative work schedules, and tuition assistance may also be available.

  6. Application: The EPA Intern Program vacancy announcements will be posted in the Fall of 2011 on www.usajobs.opm.gov

  7. Deadline: varies per position and semester; see http://www.usajobs.gov/ for more details

  8. Positions: Approximately 25-30 positions each year

  9. Contact:
    1. EPA Intern Program — (Mail code 3661A)
    2. US Environmental Protection Agency
    3. Office of Human Resources
    4. 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    5. Washington, D.C. 20460

  10. Email: EPA-InternProgram@epa.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Internship Program

At EEOC, we work to ensure that employees and applicants enjoy the opportunity to compete, advance and succeed on a level playing field, without regard to race, skin color, gender, religion, national origin, disability or age.

Internships at EEOC are designed to provide high school, college, graduate and law students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience working on challenging projects and/or cases involving issues of federal anti-discrimination law. Interns work closely with experienced attorneys and specialists on a variety of diverse assignments. Intern work assignments include legal research and writing, research and analysis of public policy developments, correspondence with Commission stakeholders on a range of discrimination-related issues, and assistance with charge intake and investigations. We encourage students of all majors to apply as our internship allows students to explore career fields in public service while gaining superior work experience.

Internships are generally offered year-round on a rolling admission basis. Internships are unpaid volunteer positions, but we will work with students who are interested in applying for external stipends or academic credit.

FBI Cyber Internship Program

Official Website

Program Overview

The FBI's Cyber Internship Program is a great first step to a cyber career. The program offers undergraduate (Junior or Senior), graduate or post-doctorate students throughout the nation, an opportunity to assist in preventing and investigating the most sophisticated computer threats around the globe. Cyber interns will have the opportunity to assist experts in the collecting and analyzing of information pertinent to computer intrusion investigations, assisting in the computer forensic laboratory, incident handling, and assisting with software assurance.

The FBI's Cyber Internship Program allows students to work at select FBI Field Office locations and at Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants who come on-board during the summer months will spend at least 10 weeks working side-by-side with other FBI professional staff employees and FBI special agents. After completing the summer internship, opportunities are also available throughout the school year at selected offices. Travel cost from the office selected will be on the sole responsibility of the student.

The majority of interns will be assigned to field offices, and others will be assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; or other off-sites.

Pay & Work Schedule

  • Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level
  • Students will receive annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays
  • Students must be willing to participate for a term of at least 10 weeks or longer, 40 hours per week (during the summer only.)
  • Continuance during the school year for a minimum of 16 hours per month requires a satisfactory rating from supervisor at the end of the 10 week summer program and space available with the Headquarters Division, Field Office, or resident agency.
  • All travel costs will be sole responsibility of the student.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled and attending a, college, or university, full-time, that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary Education
  • Must be an Undergraduate (Junior or Senior), Graduate, or Post-Doctorate Student at the time of hire. (A participant cannot be graduating before the program begins.)
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for a college student of 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 GPA scale, and be in good academic standing.
  • Must meet FBI employment suitability standards, including policies regarding current and prior usage of illegal drugs, and must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph test, drug test, and personnel security interview (PSI) to obtain a Top-Secret clearance.
  • For students transferring from a 2-year institution to a 4-year institution:
    • Submit a copy of your acceptance letter which states that you are enrolled and will be attending full-time
  • Must submit all requested documentation by the appropriate deadlines

Educational Disciplines

Cyber Internship Program will only be considering candidates, who are pursuing a degree in one or more of the following areas:

Applied & Computational Mathematics, Computer & Digital Investigations, Computer & Information Security, Computer Forensics and/or Digital Investigations, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology Education, Computer Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Database Development, Digital Investigations Management, Electrical Engineering, Enterprise Computing, Information Assurance and Security, Information Science, Information Management, Information Security, Information Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Network and Telecommunications Management, Networking, Programming, Software Engineering, Web Development.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, you are required to submit the information listed below on-line at USAJOB before midnight Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Your resume
  • Your current unofficial academic transcript (Transcripts or unofficial transcripts should be submitted from the student's last completed semester of school which indicates the cumulative GPA prior to the application date. An official transcript will be due prior to the start of the internship.)
  • FD-956 - School Certification Form
  • Program Term Acknowledgement Form
  • Written recommendation from appropriate dean or department head
  • To determine Veteran's Preference eligibility:
    • DD-214
    • SF-15
    • Letter from the Veterans Administration (VA)

Selection Process

The FBI's Cyber Internship Program is highly competitive. As part of the selection process, FBI representatives from each field office will arrange interviews with the most competitive candidates. Each field office will then nominate a designated number of candidates to the Headquarters Internship Team. Selections are based on academic achievement, area of study, life/work experiences, and the needs of the FBI. Students must be classified by their educational institution with the appropriate classification to be hired for this program.

Final decisions will be made by February. Selected candidates will receive a conditional job offer soon thereafter. The initial offer is conditional because candidates selected must undergo and pass an extensive FBI Background Investigation and receive an FBI Top Secret clearance to be eligible to participate in the program.

FBI Volunteer Internship Program

Official Website

Volunteer Internship Program Overview

The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is an unpaid internship opportunity that offers undergraduates (Junior or Senior), graduates or post-doctorate students throughout the country an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and an opportunity to explore career opportunities within the Bureau. The Volunteer Internship Program allows students to work at select Field Office locations and FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013. FBI Volunteer Interns will spend ten rewarding weeks in the summer working side-by-side with FBI employees on a whole array of organizational matters and in some instances important cases that are vital to the FBI's mission. After completing a summer internship, volunteer internships opportunities are also available throughout the year at selected offices.

With few exceptions, interns will be assigned to FBI Headquarters, the Criminal Justice Information Services in West Virginia and in the 56 field offices. It is crucial that candidates are aware that the travel and commuting costs are the sole responsibility of the student.

Students seeking academic credits from their school through the internship program must submit their request prior to the beginning of the internship.

No matter what career path you eventually choose, serving as an FBI Volunteer Intern will be an experience you will never forget, and one that will benefit you in all of your future endeavors.

Intern Qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be enrolled in a college or university that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
  • Classified as an Undergraduate (Junior or Senior), Graduate or Post Doctorate Student currently enrolled full-time (a participant cannot be graduating before the program begins)
  • Prior to applying and during the program students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with their academic institution
  • Must be willing to participate for a term of at least 10 weeks or longer, 40 hours per week (during summer only).
  • Continuance during the school year for a minimum of 16 hours per month requires a satisfactory rating from supervisor at the end of the 10 week summer program and space available within the Field Office, resident agency or Headquarters division.
  • Must meet FBI employment suitability standards, including policies regarding current and prior usage of illegal drugs, and must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph test, drug test, and personnel security interview (PSI)

Educational Disciplines

Internship applicants are drawn from a wide range of academic areas that include, but are not limited to: Finance/Accounting, all Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Law, Information System Development, Communications, International Studies, Education, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Foreign Language, History, Journalism, Human Resources, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Archaeology, English, Visual Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Archives/Library Science, Marketing, Public Relations, Television Production, Business Administration & Management, Master of Business Administration, and many more.

2013 Cyber Initiative: Due to the current critical needs of the Bureau, the Volunteer Internship Program is seeking, but not limited to, individuals who have Cyber related educational backgrounds. These individuals should be majoring in or possess degrees in: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Investigation Management, Network & Communications Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Technology.

How to Apply

Headquarters and Field Office locations may consider students for their identified positions all across the United States. Students will only be allowed to apply to Headquarters or to one field office. This office may be close to their permanent address or to the school where they will be residing for the summer. (Multiple field office submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.)

With your application, you must submit your resume and a transcript* to be considered.

*Transcripts or unofficial transcripts should be submitted from the student's last completed semester of school which indicates the cumulative GPA prior to the application date.

Selection Process

The FBI Internship Program is highly competitive. As part of the selection process, FBI representatives from each field office will arrange interviews with the most competitive candidates. Each field office will nominate a designated number of candidates and a Headquarters selection committee will make the final determination. Selections are based on academic achievement, area of study, life/work experiences, and the needs of the FBI. The FBI actively seeks women, minorities and persons with disabilities for participation in the Volunteer Internship Program.

If you are contacted for an interview by an FBI employee, download the following documents and bring these with you to your interview.

Final decisions are generally made by December. Students who are selected will receive a conditional job offer by phone to work as a volunteer intern. The initial offer is conditional because candidates selected must undergo an extensive FBI Background Investigation and receive an FBI Top Secret clearance to participate in the program. The FBI field office nearest to the student's school will contact the student within 45 days of the selection to arrange a preliminary processing appointment. Final official notification of acceptance into the program is contingent upon the successful completion of the background investigation. Selectees will start on June 3, 2013, if backgrounds are favorably adjudicated.

Intern assignments are based on the current skills needed and available internship assignments throughout the Bureau.

Florida House of Representatives Legislative Intern Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Florida House of Representatives

  2. Description: The fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the Florida Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative intern.

  3. Eligibility: Must be a Florida resident or be enrolled in a Florida school at the time of application. Applicants must have received their bachelor's degree prior to beginning the internship.

  4. Length: October through May

  5. Tuition or Stipend Benefit: Participants receive payment of up to 18 hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship or receive a monthly stipend of $500 from October through December and $800 from January through May.

  6. Application: Check agency website for details. Submission Deadline is in May of each year.

  7. Positions: Unknown

  8. Contact: Lucy Ciccone, Staff Director lucy.ciccone@myfloridahouse.gov

    Florida House of Representatives Office of Professional Development
    Legislative Intern Program
    327 The Capitol
    402 South Monroe Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
    (850) 717-5450

The Fulbright Association

Official Website

Fulbright U.S. Student Program is currently looking for three interns in the area of membership, chapter relations, and communications. These are unpaid internships for enrolled students starting June 2. To apply email resume and cover letter to Shaz Akram, Director Chapter Relations at shaz.akram@fulbright.org listing area of interest in the subject line.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period. Learn more about the Fulbright Program.

Program Length

6 months - 1 year

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

To participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree required by start of grant. Applicants who hold a doctorate are ineligible.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the host language to carry out the project required.

Note: Non-U.S. citizens who have legal permanent residency status in the United States are not eligible for any Fulbright grants.

Check with your Fulbright Program Adviser for campus deadlines. http://us.fulbrightonline.org

GlobalSecurity.org Internship Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: GlobalSecurity.org

  2. Description: GlobalSecurity.org is an Alexandria, Virginia based research organization that focuses on defense, space, and intelligence issues. Responsibilities would involve website development, research, and analysis. Unlike other internships, successful candidate should not expect to languish away in mail or copy rooms, nor will they spend their whole days answering letters or phones.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in college or graduate school or recent graduate

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: Submit cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and 2 letters of recommendation to the contact information listed below

  7. Deadline: No fixed submission deadline, limited number of spots. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their application materials early.

  8. Positions: "A few"

  9. Contact:
    1. Internship Coordinator
    2. GlobalSecurity.org
    3. 1220 L St. N.W. Suite 300
    4. 300 N Washington Street, Suite B-100
    5. Alexandria, Virginia 22314

  10. Fax: (703) 548-2424

  11. Email: info@globalsecurity.org

Global Ties

Official Website

Spring internships are posted in mid-October of the preceding year; summer internships are posted in late February; and fall internships are posted in June. More details on the positions and available scholarships are below.

All interns are expected to work for a minimum of eight weeks, but ten weeks or more is preferred. The internship position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas. Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one semester, and expected to take on a particularly significant role with the organization. Global Ties U.S. interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills through a balance of short- term tasks and long-term projects.

Long-term projects are undertaken depending on a particular intern's backgrounds, skills, and interests. In addition, interns are also assigned some daily administrative functions,and are often invited to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office. Internship start and end dates are flexible based on the intern's academic calendar. Full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available (part-time interns are strongly encouraged to work at least three full days per week).
To be considered, applicants should highlight their experience working with contact management tools (such as Salesforce) and website CMS (such as Joomla or WordPress), as well as any relevant communications experience.

Qualifications

  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Event planning background/interest desired, but not essential
  • Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
  • Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
  • Maturity and a sense of humor

Scholarships

Scholarships are made available to accepted applicants, based on successful completion of a 1-2 page essay. Two scholarships are currently available:

  • Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship: Applicants with a strong interest exploring the impact of professional exchanges programs, examining the role of exchange in promoting global civil society, or advocating for the importance of public diplomacy should consider applying for the Andrew J. Valuchek scholarship. Interest should be clearly stated in the applicant's cover letter. To be considered, applicants must submit a separate 1 to 2 page essay explaining how professional exchange programs impact society, build international understanding, and promote global civil society. The essay should also offer thoughts on how to effectively advocate for Congressional support of professional exchange programs. Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S.

  • Lawrence J. Chastang Scholarship: Applicants who are interested in the impact of internationally focused NGOs and the local level, how global engagement positively impacts American communities, and the economic benefits of public diplomacy should consider applying to this scholarship. The procedure is very similar to the Valuchek listed above, applicants should submit a 1 to 2 page essay explaining how exchanges positively impact local communities and the difference they make in American civil society. Recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship during their semester with Global Ties U.S. Email a single Microsoft word document or PDF to internship@globaltiesus.org containing your cover letter (detailing your interest in working with Global Ties U.S.), resume, one brief writing sample (2-4 pages), Contact information for two references, and scholarship essay (if applicable). Materials should be addressed to: Judy Donner, Program Officer, Procurement and Services.

Government Accountability Office Student Intern Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  2. Description: All interns participate in an orientation session in Washington, D.C.

  3. Eligibility: The majority of positions are in Washington, D.C., but about 1/3 are located in GAO's eleven field offices across the country (Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Huntsville, AL; Los Angeles, CA; Norfolk, VA; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA). Ninety percent of the summer interns work as analysts. The other 10 percent typically work as financial auditors or information technology specialists.

  4. Length: Summer semester (10-16 weeks)

  5. Payment: Salary based on education and experience

  6. Application: The GAO advertise for open positions on the website listed below in late fall and early winter of each year

  7. Deadline: Varies. GAO will issue vacancy announcements for Student Intern positions for fiscal year 2014 during the months of December and March. Vacancy announcements for entry-level analysts, financial auditors/accountants, or health care analyst positions will be issued later in the year. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

  8. Positions: Varies by year, but typically 140 positions

  9. Contact Email: studentprogram@gao.gov

Health Policy Internship - Congressional Budget Office

Official Website

  1. Agency: Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  2. Description: CBO's Health Policy Internship is geared toward graduate students interested in health analysis and policy.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program
    • Courses in Economics, Public Finance, Public Budgeting, Microeconomics, and Public health
    • Experience with SAS (or other statistical programs) and large data sets
    • Experience conducting independent research
    • Strong writing skills
    • An understanding of Federal budget process
    • Prior policy internships and participation in student government

  4. Length: The internship may be available on a summer, semester, or year-long basis depending on work needs and students' availability

  5. Payment: Undisclosed

  6. Application: Apply through USAjobs.gov

  7. Deadline: Please check with agency for future updates.

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    • Human Resources
    • Congressional Budget Office
    • Ford House Office Building, Room 410
    • Second and D Streets, SW
    • Washington, D.C. 20515

  10. Phone: (202) 226-2628

  11. Email: jobs@cbo.gov

Heritage Foundation Internship Program

Official Website

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber. We train, equip, and develop tomorrow's young conservative leaders during their time at Heritage. Our paid interns are given substantive work, acquire policy expertise, and build marketable skills. Interns work with Heritage experts on foreign and domestic policy issues in such areas as energy and the environment, the rule of law, homeland security, and health care. For those interested in business, Heritage offers the opportunity to work in communications and marketing, development, coalition building and outreach, and government relations.

In addition to the practical experience interns acquire, intern programming offers educational and skill enhancing seminars. Interns regularly attend events where they can meet and talk with the nation's leading policy-makers, in addition to establishing friendships and contacts that will last a lifetime.

  • Interns attend weekly briefings with Heritage policy experts on foreign and domestic policy issues.
  • Lectures and seminars held at Heritage give interns the chance to hear from prominent conservative leaders, authors, and policymakers.
  • Practical skills workshops teach researching, op-ed writing, blogging, etiquette, and resume writing.
  • Interns engage with each other in reading groups and discussions.
  • Tours include the White House, Library of Congress, Pentagon, Supreme Court, and Mount Vernon.

Deadline for the 3 semesters are:
  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: February 1

For more information, email internships@heritage.org or call (202) 546-4400.

House Internship Program - The White House

Official Website

  1. Agency: The White House

  2. Description: The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the daily operations of the White House. In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate in tours, and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, D.C. area.

  3. Eligibility: Applicants must be:
    • At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
    • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, or graduated the previous semester
    • A US citizen

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid; Interns are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing

  6. Application: Completed application materials, including:

  7. Must be submitted to the contact information listed below; Upon acceptance, candidates must consent to a security clearance prior to their start date and a random drug test. All security measures are confidential and intended to protect the applicant as well as the Executive Office of the President.

The application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Spring 2015 program is September 7, 2014.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Please read all of the following instructions and see Internship Timeline and FAQs before starting your application.

Am I eligible to apply for a White House Internship?

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Am I available for the White House Internship Program?

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

  • The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program
  • Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary by office
  • Please see Internship Timeline and FAQs for questions regarding the definition of "full-time"

Do I have all my application materials?

A completed packet includes:

  • Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length
  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All application materials must be submitted online.
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Internship Timeline

  Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Application Posted May 13, 2013 Oct. 28, 2013 Jan. 6, 2014 Apr. 14, 2014
Application Deadline Sept. 8, 2013 Jan. 5, 2014 Apr. 13, 2014 Sept. 7, 2014
Notification Begins the week of Nov 4, 2013 Begins the week of Mar. 10, 2014 Begins the week of Jun. 23, 2014 Begins the week of Oct. 20, 2014
Start Date Jan. 27, 2014 May 27, 2014 Sept. 2, 2014 Jan. 13, 2015
End Date May 2, 2014 Aug. 8, 2014 Dec. 12, 2014 May 1, 2015

  1. Positions: Approximately 100 interns are chosen each spring, summer, and fall to participate in this highly competitive program.

  2. Email: intern_application@whitehouse.gov

Institute for Humane Studies - Harper Internship Program

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The Harper Internship Program invites talented and passionate liberty advocates into the center of the liberty movement as IHS team members. As an IHS intern, you can customize your experience—from start and end dates to specific departments and projects, the Harper Internship Program gives you the opportunity to choose the experience that will position you to succeed in your career.

TIHS offers internships in every department within our organization and provides all participants with:

  • Competitive daily stipend
  • Access to books and other publications on economics, history, philosophy, and more
  • Networking opportunities with liberty-friendly individuals and organizations

Options for Interns

Interns can join a range of teams including conference management, Learn Liberty, marketing, operations and hiring, network relations, and more. Interns often find opportunities to offer program suggestions to senior staff members, and participate in IHS all-staff meetings and internal book discussions.

Please note: We are currently accepting applications for immediate start dates in Learn Liberty. Our Summer Semester opportunities are with Academic Networks, Development, Learn Liberty, and FIND Scholars . Active positions are hyperlinked in green below.

Current Internship Opportunities

Institute for Justice - Clerkships and Internships

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The Institute for Justice employs law clerks and both undergraduate and graduate interns during the school year and throughout the summer. Clerks and interns participate in the day-to-day activities that make up the Institute's fast-paced litigation docket. IJ's legal staff draws upon clerk and intern talent for assistance with legal research, brief writing, client interviewing, drafting affidavits, op-ed writing, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities.

Summer clerkships are highly competitive and usually run from the beginning of June through mid-August. The application will be linked from this page beginning in October. Most IJ law clerks arrange their own funding from law school public interest fellowships or other outside sources, but a limited number of paid clerkships are available. Students are also encouraged to seek academic credit or participate in semester externships. In addition, IJ has individual research projects that can be completed by students nationwide, either to fulfill mandatory pro bono assignments or on a volunteer basis.

If you have any questions about IJ's clerkship and internship program, email IJ's student program coordinator at training@ij.org.

Students in law schools near our offices are encouraged to take advantage of our semester clerkships. We accept applications on a rolling basis and conduct interviews in August for the fall semester and throughout November for the following spring. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to your desired location below:

Arlington, Virginia (Headquarters)- training@ij.org Tempe, Arizona - tkeller@ij.org Miami, Florida - abargil@ij.org Minneapolis, Minnesota - kmcbride@ij.org Austin, Texas - apanju@ij.org Bellevue, Washington - mbindas@ij.org

Institute for Justice - Strategic Research Internship

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The Institute for Justice seeks an unpaid research intern for its strategic research program at the Arlington, Va. headquarters. The internship will include data collection and analysis for research projects. The ideal candidate will have facility in mining online databases and data sources, the ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets, and persistence and good judgment in soliciting information and data from state and non-profit agencies.

The Institute for Justice is the nation's leading libertarian public interest law firm, litigating to defend property rights, economic liberty, First Amendment freedoms and school choice. Its strategic research program is a unique initiative that combines high-quality social science and policy research with IJ's cutting-edge litigation.

Please send a cover letter (indicating your interest in the Institute for Justice), resume and writing sample to:

  1. Human Resource Department
  2. Institute for Justice
  3. 901 North Glebe Road, Suite 900
  4. Arlington, VA 22203
  5. Email (preferred): employment@ij.org
  6. Fax: (703) 682-9321

Accepting applications in May.
No phone calls, please.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Strategic Partnerships Internship

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Communications and Government Affairs Internship (ongoing)
Legal Internship (ongoing)

  1. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

  2. Description: The Office of Communications and Government Affairs at the Institute of Museum and Library Services seeks two part-time interns for the fall and/or spring semester to assist with work on publications and media relations.

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and a resume by the date below:

Fall Internship — by September 30
Spring Internship — by December 15
Summer Internship — by May 15

  1. Job Description: Legal internship in the Office of the General Counsel; available in fall, spring, and summer
  2. Eligible Applicants: Law students, preferably in their second or third year
  3. Open: Until filled (1-2 positions available each term)
  4. Application: For Summer – February 15
  5. Deadlines: For Fall – August 15; For Spring – November 15

Institute for Policy Studies Internship

IPS is the nation's oldest and largest multi-issue think tank promoting progressive thought. Our internship program focuses on developing and nurturing future public scholars through comprehensive skills training classes and challenging research, writing, and advocacy in a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues.

IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination. If you have any questions regarding internships, please email: emilyn@ips-dc.org

Internship Terms:

Spring (January-April/May) | Summer (May/June-Aug) | Fall (August-December)

Intern Applications

To complete the application process, please submit the following to the Intern Coordinator:

  • Your resume (please be sure to include your GPA)
  • A cover letter that clearly states your top two or three internships of interest and available start date and term
  • A brief writing sample (do not exceed 2 pages--double or single spaced)

Email applications to: emilyn@ips-dc.org

Please state your internship interests and term in the subject line of the email. Any questions can be directed to Emily Norton, the intern coordinator via email.

The InterAction Internship Program

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  1. Agency: InterAction

  2. Description: InterAction offers internship opportunities along two tracks — Program and Executive. Executive Track interns work with the Office of the President or the Finance and Administrative Team. Interns will have the opportunity to learn professional-level skills in nonprofit management, administration, and communication. Program Track interns work with the Humanitarian Policy and Practice Team, the Membership and Standards Team, or the Public Policy and Outreach Team or the Policy Research Center. Interns will have the opportunity to work with professionals from leading humanitarian and development NGO's or government agencies.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in college or graduate programs, able to work with minimum supervision and commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week to be considered. Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English skills, strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel), and good interpersonal and organizational skills.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Interns receive a stipend of up to $50.00 per month for transportation.

  6. Application: Submit a cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Please indicate in your cover letter and email subject line the team with which you would like to intern and/or the title of the specific internship.

    All applicants must have some combination of academic, volunteer or professional experience relevant to the position for which they are applying. They must be able to work with minimal supervision and commit to at least 20 hours per week. Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English skills, strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel) and good interpersonal and organizational skills. Internships are unpaid; however, InterAction interns can receive transportation reimbursement of up to $50 per month.

  7. Deadline: Fall Semester: July; Spring Semester: November; Summer Semester: March

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Email: intern@InterAction.org
International City/County Management Association — Local Government Management Internship

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This highly competitive career-development opportunity is designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master's program graduates. Selected Fellows are placed in a full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments.

  • Fellows develop real-world management skills while participating in meaningful and important local government projects.
  • Fellows receive direct mentorship from senior local government managers.
  • Since the program launch in 2004, eight alumni Fellows have been hired as city managers; many others are in senior positions in local government.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Recent graduates and students enrolled in public administration, public policy, or related master's degree programs at NASPAA-member schools graduating in this academic year are eligible to apply to this fellowship program. This is an annual fellowship program with a fall application process for spring/summer placement.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Direct questions to lgmfprogram@icma.org. All participating local governments will be asked to complete a letter of intent indicating a commitment to the program.

Deadline is in January.

The eight-week program combines an unpaid, undergraduate internship with a class/seminar component. Students from Wittenberg University work as interns in a host local government and are given one or more projects to complete by the end of the program. Onsite Wittenberg faculty advise students on their projects and required coursework and students attend class two nights per week and participate in local government meetings.

Local governments interested in hosting a group of LGMI program interns can learn more by visiting Wittenberg University's Web site, or by contacting Rob Carty at ICMA, 202/962-3560; rcarty@icma.org.

International Labor Organization Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: International Labor Organization (ILO); field offices in Africa, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East.

  2. Description: Internships with the ILO provide an opportunity for students who are pursuing a course of study or wore in fields related to the ILO's mandate and activities to:
    1. Increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programs, and strategies
    2. Gain practical work experience related to their academic background for future work in the field related to ILO's mission

    The backgrounds of interns are matched with the needs of the Office

  3. Eligibility: Applicants should have undergraduate studies or be enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants should hold degrees in disciplines considered relevant to the ILO's work, i.e. international law, economics, industrial relations, political science, and the social sciences. Applicants should also be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good communication skills and the ability to work fairly independently or as part of a team.

  4. Length: 3-6 months

  5. Payment: Where an intern is not supported by an institution (university, government, or otherwise), a stipend to cover basic subsistence costs will be paid

  6. Application: Submit a CV and cover letter directly to those departments which interest the applicant most. For an internship in an ILO field office, please send your applications directly to the relevant office.

  7. Deadline: not posted; email contact for information or see website for details.

  8. Positions: The selection of candidates for internships is completely decentralized to individual departments. The ILO does not have specific vacancies for interns. Internships are awarded by individual departments based on their needs and whether or not a candidate's profile meets those needs.

  9. How do I apply? You are advised to consult the ILO's website to familiarize yourself with the work of the various sectors and departments and identify the areas that interest you most.

    You can submit your application together with a covering letter to our roster (https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/). Profiles for internship positions are posted on a regular basis

    Your application through the roster increases the visibility of your profile by the different departments.

    Please note that only three applications per recruitment advertisement period are accepted.

  10. Email: recruit@ilo.org or internship@ilo.org

Joint Forces Staff College — Internship Opportunity

Speak with the Robertson School of Government Career Services representative.

Kansas City, Missouri - City Internship Program

Official Website

Every semester, City Internships can be filled by college students from all fields of study based on a combination of interview, grade point average, experience, references and skills. These are volunteer internships where students work between 10 to 20 hours a week during the semester; however, students are able to earn credit for their internship.

The program has been developed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable professional public service experience that enhances their skills and competencies while learning how city government works. From this experience with the City, students will be uniquely positioned to take the next important steps toward building successful careers and becoming responsible community leaders. By being a part of the internship program, you will benefit Kansas City and your fellow citizens by offering your own approach and fresh ideas to issues that matter. Apply soon to be a part of this program which is sure to be a valuable experience!

Partnership

The City Internship Program is a collaborative effort between the City of Kansas City, Mo., and colleges and universities throughout the nation. The program has been developed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable professional public service experience that enhances their skills and competencies while learning how city government works. From this experience with the City, students will be uniquely positioned to take the next important steps toward building successful careers and becoming responsible community leaders.

- Troy Schulte — City Manager

Students

Every semester, City Internships will be filled by upper-class or graduate students based on a combination of interview, grade point average, experience, references and skills. These are volunteer internships where students work between 10 to 20 hours a week during the semester. Students are encouraged to earn credit for their internship. Students interested in obtaining credit for their internship must consult their academic advisor or the intern coordinator at their academic unit. Students of all majors are welcomed to apply.

To apply

Fill out the online application.

Application deadlines:

Deadlines for 2014 have not been announced.

If you are interested in receiving college credit for this internship, contact your academic advisor.*

*Not all degree programs have internship course options. To find out how internships and credit work for your degree program, please contact your academic advisor. Students are responsible for connecting with advisors and/or faculty to make arrangements for any associated courses or independent study. A scholarship is available for UMKC students participating in this internship for college credit. Some restrictions apply. For details, contact Julie Warm Institute for Human Development 816-235-5371.

The City Internship Program exposes Kansas City's college students to career opportunities in local government while allowing them to develop and strengthen professional skills in a work environment conducive to their education.

Lawfare Internship - Fall 2014

Official Website

Lawfare has emerged as the internet's indispensable resource for information and analysis on the law of national security. Devoted to "Hard National Security Choices," the site features top-quality writing and analysis from experts on developing stories in the national security arena, relevant legislation, and judicial opinions. It is a digital magazine that includes a podcast, a book review, research tools, a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.

The Governance Studies Program at Brookings is currently accepting applications for a National Security Intern for Fall 2014. Interns will be responsible for helping to run and maintain Lawfare, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal issues. This internship will run from mid-August to mid-December. Please note that the position is unpaid and interns must be on-site for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 full-time work days a week. The Lawfare intern's responsibilities fall into three categories:

Writing:

  • Work with Associate Editor to monitor national security and foreign policy developments, and 2-3 times per week, co-write "Today's Headlines and Commentary."
  • Work with Associate Editor to co-write "The Week that Will Be," a weekly feature that outlines upcoming events, academic announcements, and employment announcements.
  • Sole-author "The Week that Was," a weekly piece that provides a guide to the week's Lawfare content.

Research:

  • Provide research support to the Lawfare editorial team as needed. Current projects include a book manuscript on data and technology proliferation and their implications for security; a paper on technology and privacy; and a paper on robotics.
  • Work to develop the Lawfare Wiki by taking a deep research dive into one or two areas of national security law. The intern will identify key primary source materials, summarize relevant documents, and create and develop the topic page on Lawfare.

Administrative:

  • Tag and categorize all Lawfare posts
  • Track relevant Congressional hearings
  • Track and add relevant events to the Events Calendar

Undergraduate students, especially juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates with backgrounds in government, political science, and law are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns have very strong writing, analytical, and research skills, as well as excellent verbal and organizational skills—preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.

How to Apply:

To apply for an internship, please send the following materials to Hillary Schaub at hschaub@brookings.edu with the subject line "Lawfare Internship—Fall 2014":

  • a cover letter indicating specifically why you are interested in interning with Lawfare and your availability (number of days of a week available to work, hours, and approximate start and end dates)
  • your resume

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on July 24, 2014. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for phone interviews will be contacted. No phone calls and employment agencies please.

Lawfare - National Security Internship - Fall 2014 - Governance Studies Program

Official Website

Lawfare has emerged as the internet's indispensable resource for information and analysis on the law of national security. Devoted to "Hard National Security Choices," the site features top-quality writing and analysis from experts on developing stories in the national security arena, relevant legislation, and judicial opinions. It is a digital magazine that includes a podcast, a book review, research tools, a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.

The Governance Studies Program at Brookings is currently accepting applications for a National Security Intern for Fall 2014. Interns will be responsible for helping to run and maintain Lawfare, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal issues. This internship will run from mid-August to mid-December. Please note that the position is unpaid and interns must be on-site for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 full-time work days a week. The Lawfare intern's responsibilities fall into three categories:

Writing:

  • Work with Associate Editor to monitor national security and foreign policy developments, and 2-3 times per week, co-write "Today's Headlines and Commentary."
  • Work with Associate Editor to co-write "The Week that Will Be," a weekly feature that outlines upcoming events, academic announcements, and employment announcements.
  • Sole-author "The Week that Was," a weekly piece that provides a guide to the week's Lawfare content.

Research:

  • Provide research support to the Lawfare editorial team as needed. Current projects include a book manuscript on data and technology proliferation and their implications for security; a paper on technology and privacy; and a paper on robotics.
  • Work to develop the Lawfare Wiki by taking a deep research dive into one or two areas of national security law. The intern will identify key primary source materials, summarize relevant documents, and create and develop the topic page on Lawfare.

Administrative:

  • Tag and categorize all Lawfare posts
  • Track relevant Congressional hearings
  • Track and add relevant events to the Events Calendar

Undergraduate students, especially juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates with backgrounds in government, political science, and law are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns have very strong writing, analytical, and research skills, as well as excellent verbal and organizational skills—preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.

How to Apply:

To apply for an internship, please send the following materials to Hillary Schaub at hschaub@brookings.edu with the subject line "Lawfare Internship—Fall 2014":

  • a cover letter indicating specifically why you are interested in interning with Lawfare and your availability (number of days of a week available to work, hours, and approximate start and end dates)
  • your resume

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on July 24, 2014. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for phone interviews will be contacted. No phone calls and employment agencies please.

Leadership Institute

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Interns are placed in Leadership Institute departments, including Campus Reform, Political Training, International Training, LI Studios, Technology, Development, and more. Interns receive personal mentoring from their supervisors and complete high-priority projects.

Interns attend all LI trainings free of charge, host conservative leaders at private weekly dinners, visit Members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and experience all that D.C. has to offer. Each intern leads a discussion on a book that has shaped the conservative movement. No two days in the office are the same.

An LI internship includes:

  • Free housing at the Sacher House, located a short, 10-minute walk from LI
  • $550 stipend per month
  • Free tuition to all LI trainings for one year
  • $200 book allowance to build your conservative library
  • Private dinners and lunches with conservative VIPs
  • Projects of high responsibility
  • Priority status in LI's Employment Placement Services

How to apply

  1. Review frequently asked questions about applying for LI's intern program.
  2. Complete a new jobseeker profile on ConservativeJobs.com.
  3. Attend the Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School, the boot camp of politics for young conservatives.

Application deadlines

  1. Summer 2014
    1. Application Due - Friday, March 21st, 2014
    2. Internship - May 19th to August 15th, 2014
  2. Fall 2014
    1. Application Due - Friday, July 25th, 2014
    2. Internship - September 8th to December 12th, 2014
Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program - NASA

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  1. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  2. Description: This is an educational program that provides internships for students in science, engineering, professional administration, and technical areas. Internships are available at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The internships provide students with introductory professional experiences to complement their academic programs. Interns receive assignments in research and development as well as technical and administrative projects under the personal guidance of NASA professional staff members. Each assignment is commensurate with the academic level and field of study of the student. Interns are integrated into the day-to-day activities of the Center to the greatest extent possible. Time is devoted to a program of scheduled educational, professional, and social events.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in college or graduate program at an accredited institution

  4. Length: 10 weeks

  5. Payment: Interns receive a biweekly salary for their appointments. The amount of the salary depends on the academic standing achieved by the students at the time tenure begins.

  6. Application: Students may download the application from our website (scroll down to LERCIP College and download the PDF Application form). Application should be submitted to the contact information listed below.

  7. Deadline: varies; see website for details

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Contact:
    1. Ohio Aerospace Institute
    2. Attn: LERCIP
    3. 22800 Cedar Point Road
    4. Cleveland, Ohio 44142

  10. Phone: (440) 962-3170 x 5006

Mayor's Internship Program (MIP)

Official Website

The Mayor's Internship Program (MIP) is a ten-week unpaid internship beginning June 2, 2014 and ending August 8, 2014. Interns are required to commit to 25 hours per week and be available to work the duration of the internship program. Included in the 25 hours are departmental work, "Exploring Government" activities and participation in a group program. Interns must participate in all three components of MIP.

The MIP consists of three main components:

  • Work component: Placement in a single department completing substantive work assignments (approximately 20 hours per week)
  • "Exploring Government": Every Friday programming that includes speaker events, visits to municipal operations and programs, and leadership development training
  • Group project: An interdepartmental issue a group of interns are assigned to analyze and develop strategies to address
  • Mayor's Interns are invited to participate in the "My Philly Summer" program with Campus Philly. This program brings together interns working across various businesses in Philadelphia over the summer for fun, interesting, and free networking events throughout the summer.

Work Component

Interns are assigned to work in one department for the duration of the internship program. Placements are made based on background, interests, and overall match with the host department. Representing a wide-range of government operations, a partial list of last year's host departments include:

  • City Treasurer's Office
  • Department of Behavioral Health/IntellectualDisAbility Services
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Public Health
  • Finance Department
  • Licenses & Inspections
  • Managing Director's Office
  • Mayor's Office of Community Services
  • Office of Leadership Investment
  • Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
  • Office of Housing and Community Development
  • Office of the City Controller
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health & Opportunity
  • Parks & Recreation
  • PhillyRising
  • Revenue
  • The Philadelphia Police Department
  • The School District of Philadelphia

Interns work on a variety of projects and tasks in their host department and have the opportunity to work closely with managers within the department. Examples of potential tasks include:

  • Program planning
  • Research and analysis
  • Data compilation and entry
  • Constituent services
  • Field work
  • Grant writing
  • Correspondence

How to Apply

Applications must be undergraduates who would have completed their sophomore year by the start of the program and graduate-level students. MIP may cooperate with programs under which students earn academic credit or quality for work study (when that work study is fully subsidized by the college or university). Please contact MIP staff for more information as to whether your program qualifies.

Applicants must submit all parts of the application (as detailed below) by 5:00PM EST on January 31, 2014. The Applicant Summary Form is to be completed online (link provided below). Applicant's resume, letter of recommendation, and essay should be sent separately via email to mip@phila.gov by January 31st. The email subject should read, [Last, First] MIP Application. All materials must be sent electronically (hard copy applications will not be considered).

The application consists of the following items:

  • A completed Applicant Summary Form
  • A Resume
  • A Letter of Recommendation: Recommendations should be completed by individuals who can speak to an applicant's academic or work/volunteer experience. Recommendations from a friend or family member will not be accepted. All recommendations must be sent via email and may be sent separately from the rest of the application. If sent separately, please include the following subject line: [Last Name, First Name] MIP Recommendation
  • A 500-750 word essay that responds to the following questions:
    • Why do you want to participate in the Mayor's Internship Program?
    • What areas of the City government are you most interested in working in? If you know specific departments, please provide those in your response.
    • What skills or qualities will you bring as a Mayor's Intern?

Upon receipt of your application materials, the Office of Leadership Investment will contact you to conduct an initial phone screening interview. Selected applicants will then participate in second round interviews with City departments. Out-of-town applicants may request interviews via telephone.

Candidates will be notified around March 14, 2014 if they have been selected to participate in MIP.

Miami-Dade County Executive Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: Miami-Dade County, Florida

  2. Description: In order to participate in the Executive Development Program, a student must be:
    • Currently enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student at Florida International University and
    • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.

  3. Given the importance of security clearance, selected students will also have to undergo a pre-employment security check as well as a medical check which will be covered by the county.

    It is important to note that this will be an important "plus" in students looking for future employment since potential employers will then know that the selected students have passed a security clearance program.

    Internship Program Application and Selection Process
    1. Complete the form
    2. Required Documents:
      • Resume
      • Transcript
      • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professors

        Submit required documents to:
        Miami-Dade County Internship Coordinator
        Lee-Ann Dizon
        ldizon@miamidade.gov

    3. Meet with the Coordinator
    4. Interview with members of the Mayor's staff
    5. Complete criminal history background check and modified pre-internship medical examination, which includes drug and alcohol screening.

  4. Length: 15 weeks long and 16 dedicated hours per week

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: http://www.miamidade.gov/mayor/internships.asp

  7. Positions: Varies by department and semester

  8. Contact: Lee-Ann Dizon, Human Resources Intern Coordinator, at 305-375-3379 or ldizon@miamidade.gov

Minority Access Internship Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Federal agencies

  2. Description: The Minority Access Internship Program is designed to allow talented students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The Program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.

  3. Eligibility: Complete application package on file; US Citizenship; Minimum 3.0 GPA

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Subject to change - refer to website for updated information $425-$550 per week; roundtrip travel; housing assistance

  6. Application: Complete and submit a Minority Access, Inc. application: http://www.minorityaccess.org/programs/intern_app_req01a.htm. Application must include official academic transcript, one recommendation from a faculty advisor or current instructor, and a resume

  7. Deadline: Spring – October 1; Summer – February 1; Fall – May 1

  8. Positions: Agency specific

  9. Contact:
    1. Minority Access, Inc.
    2. 5214 Baltimore Avenue
    3. Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

  10. Phone: (301) 779-7100

  11. Email: klewis@minorityaccess.org or mgoldsborough@minorityaccess.org

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) - Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

  2. Description: NASI in partnership with the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is establishing this internship for graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability. The Sweeney Graduate Intern will have the opportunity to:
    • Work with leading disability policy experts
    • Gain valuable work experience
    • Make professional contacts and attend relevant seminars and symposia

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a graduate program

  4. Length: Summer semester (12 weeks)

  5. Payment: $3,500 stipend

  6. Application: The following information must be sent to the contact information listed below and be received by the first day of March:
    • Application form (see website)
    • Cover letter
    • One page essay explaining your interest in the program (see application)
    • Resume
    • Official transcript
    • 3 written letters of recommendation with contact information
    • 5-10 page writing sample

  7. Deadline: varies by year; see website for details and updates

  8. Positions: 1

  9. Contact:
    1. National Academy of Social Insurance
    2. 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 615
    3. Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
    4. Attn: Internship Coordinator

  10. Phone: (202) 452-8097

  11. Email: internships@nasi.org

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) - Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

  2. Description: The Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development will provide students with the opportunity to learn about non-profit boards and fundraising. Students will be based at the National Academy of Social Insurance or a similar not-for-profit organization such as the National Health Policy Forum or the Association for Academic Health Centers. The internship includes the opportunity to participate in a series of seminars and projects.

  3. Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a graduate program or an upper-level undergraduate student

  4. Length: Summer semester (12 weeks)

  5. Payment: $3,500 stipend

  6. Application: The following information must be sent to the contact information listed below and be received by March:
    • Application form (see website)
    • Cover letter
    • One page essay explaining your interest in the program (see application)
    • Resume
    • Official transcript
    • 3 written letters of recommendation with contact information
    • 5-10 page writing sample

  7. Deadline: Must be sent to the contact information listed below and be received by the first day of March.

  8. Positions: 2

  9. Contact:
    1. National Academy of Social Insurance
    2. 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 615
    3. Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
    4. Attn: Internship Coordinator

  10. Phone: (202) 452-8097

  11. Email: internships@nasi.org

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) - Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Research Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

  2. Description: NASI seeks students to serve as interns on aging and long-term care policy projects in Washington, D.C. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or urged to apply for this internship. The Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Internship is designed to recognize qualified students and provide them challenging learning experience. This internship focuses on aging and long-term care issues and is research oriented. Student interns have the opportunity to:
    • Work with leading long-term care policy experts
    • Attend relevant seminars, symposia, and site visits of long-term care facilities
    • Gain valuable work experience
    • Make professional contacts and networks in their area of interest
    Every intern takes part in planning this city in their own individual ways from sketching outlines of buildings from birds eye view by hand, while others are filing documents about historic districts and creating maps or graphics on the computer. Interns also take educational field trips to further their understanding of historic districts and attended Life Skills Workshops to grow as people and future planners of the Nation's Capitol, Washington, DC.

  3. Eligibility: Applicants must be full time students.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: See website for details and deadlines

  7. Deadline: varies; see website for details and updates

  8. Positions: 15, but this does vary each year

  9. Contact:
    1. Office of Planning
    2. 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E650
    3. Washington, DC 20024
    4. (202) 442-7600

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) - Washington Internship on Social Insurance

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

  2. Description: NASI seeks students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work or related subjects to serve summer semester interns on social policy research and policy analysis projects in Washington, D.C. Student interns have the opportunity to:
    • Discuss current policy issues and attend Congressional hearings
    • Learn the history of social insurance and health care financing
    • Gain valuable work experience
    • Make professional contacts and networks in their area of interest
    • Work with leading academic experts and officials who are recognized authorities on Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, disability, long-term care, health care financing, etc.

  3. Eligibility: Must be a graduate student or upper level undergraduate student

  4. Length: Summer semester (12 weeks)

  5. Payment: $3,500 stipend

  6. Application: The following information must be sent to the contact information listed below and be received by the first day of March:
    • Application form (see website)
    • Cover letter
    • One page essay explaining your interest in the program (see application)
    • Resume
    • Official transcript
    • 3 written letters of recommendation with contact information
    • 5-10 page writing sample

  7. Deadline: varies by year; see website for updates and details

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Contact:
    1. National Academy of Social Insurance
    2. 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 615
    3. Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
    4. Attn: Internship Coordinator
    5. (202) 452-8097
    6. internships@nasi.org

National Capital Planning Commission Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)

  2. Description: NCPC offers opportunities for students in the following fields: Architecture, Community Planning, Computer-Aide Design (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Historic Preservation, Geography, Law, and Urban Studies

  3. Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: Submit a letter and resume to the contact information listed below

  7. Deadline: not posted but email below contact for information

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    1. National Capital Planning Commission
    2. 401 9th Street, NW
    3. North Lobby, Suite 500
    4. Washington, D.C. 20004

  10. Phone: (202) 482-7200

  11. Fax: (202) 482-7272

  12. Email: info@ncpc.gov

National Low Income Housing Coalition Internships

Official Website

  1. Agency: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

  2. Description: NLIHC is the foremost national advocacy organization for low income housing. Interns will contribute articles to the weekly newsletter, memo to member, and other duties as assigned. The following internships are offered: Communications, Legislative, Outreach, and Research.

  3. Eligibility: Students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: A small stipend is available.

  6. Application: Submit resume and cover letter to the contact information listed below

  7. Deadline: none listed but check website for updates and details

  8. Positions: 4

  9. Contact:
    1. Internship Coordinator
    2. National Low Income Housing Coalition
    3. 727 15th Street, NW, 6th Floor
    4. Washington, D.C. 20005

  10. Phone: (202) 662-1530 x 232

  11. Fax: (202) 393-1973

New York City Citywide Administrative Services - Summer Internship Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: New York City Citywide Administrative Services

  2. Description: City government internships allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience. To complement the work experience, all summer graduate and undergraduate interns participate in a special seminar series that features top City officials presenting overviews of municipal government, specific agencies, and the latest issues confronting the City.

  3. Eligibility: To participate in the summer internship opportunities in City agencies graduate students must be currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program and undergraduate students must be enrolled in college or university.

  4. Length: Summer semester

  5. Payment: Ranges based on the city agency

  6. Application: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/misc/summerintern_process.pdf

  7. Deadline: Varies by departments and availability; see website for details

  8. Positions: Varies by department; see website for details

  9. Contact:
    1. NYC Internship
    2. Fellowship Programs Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
    3. Division of Citywide Personnel Services
    4. 1 Centre Street, 24th Floor
    5. New York, NY 10007

  10. Phone: (202) 662-1530 x 232

  11. Fax: (202) 393-1973

  12. Email: bill@nlihc.org

New York State Assembly - Graduate Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: New York State Assembly

  2. Description: This internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. Approximately 1/3 of the participants in the internship have continued their careers at the legislature or have moved into other positions in state government. The Assembly Intern Committee affords graduate students a unique professional learning experience. Graduate Scholars are required to attend issue Policy Forums and the courses provided by the Professors-in-Residence.

  3. Eligibility: Applicants for the internship must be matriculated in or have recently completed a graduate degree program. Applicants should have excellent research skills and a strong interest in the state government legislative process. All majors may apply. International students must have academic requirements in the United States.

  4. Length: 6 months

  5. Payment: $11,500

  6. Application: Application; Personal statement; Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate course work completed and in progress; 2 letters of recommendation; 1 letter from the graduate program dean or director; A public policy proposal

    All documents must be submitted to the Intern Committee in a complete package. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you would like immediate confirmation that your application has been received. Applications should be SENT DIRECTLY TO THE ASSEMBLY INTERN COMMITTEE at the address listed below.

  7. Deadline: Application must be postmarked November 1st

  8. Positions: 10

  9. Contact:
    1. New York State Assembly Intern Committee
    2. Legislative Office Building - Room 104A
    3. Albany, New York 12248

  10. Phone: (518) 455-4704

  11. Fax: (518) 455-4705

  12. Email: intern@assembly.state.ny.us

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Internship Opportunities

Deadline: Mid – March to mid-April of each year.

Website: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/72041.htm

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internship Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internship Program

  2. Description: The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides research experiences that help graduate students develop knowledge and experience beyond the classroom. Whether looking for a laboratory to conduct research or an opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree, prospective students can find what they're looking for among ORISE's diverse programs.

  3. Eligibility: Varies per internship

  4. Length: 1 semester (fall, summer or spring)

  5. Payment: varies; see website for details

  6. Application: http://see.orau.org/AcademicStatus.aspx?type=Grad

  7. Deadline: Varies per semester, position and availability; see website for details

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    1. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
    2. P.O. Box 117, MS 36
    3. 120 Badger Avenue Oak Ridge
    4. Tennessee 37831-0117

  10. Email: science.education@orau.org

Office of Management and Budget Summer Internships

Official Website

  1. Agency: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internship Program

  2. Description: The OMB summer internship program is for students in public policy, public administration, business, information systems, computer science, economics, law, or a related field.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship; currently enrolled as a graduate student seeking a master's or doctoral degree

  4. Length: Summer semester (May – August)

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: Individuals who are currently enrolled as a Masters or higher degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university interested in applying for the summer internship program should e-mail (1) resume, (2) writing sample of 1-3 pages (i.e., school paper, memo, or anything that favorably demonstrates your writing skills), and (3) copy of graduate and undergraduate transcript (copy may be unofficial) to Falisa_Peoples-Tittle@omb.eop.gov

  7. Deadline: Please check with agency for future updates. Applications for the summer internship will be accepted starting in January.

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Phone: (202) 395-0684

  10. Email: OMB_Recruitment@omb.eop.gov

Philadelphia's City Mayor's Internship Program (MIP)

Official Website

The City of Philadelphia's Mayor's Internship Program (MIP) is an opportunity for undergraduates who would have completed their sophomore year by the start of the program and graduate-level students to learn about and contribute to the city government managing operations for the nation's 5th largest municipality.

During their tenure, Mayor's Interns are assigned substantive projects and tasks providing research, administrative, and staff assistance to City officials in various departments across the City of Philadelphia municipal government. Interns are also provided the opportunity to learn about careers in government, hear from leaders in City government, and visit City facilities and operations. MIP offers real work experience while exposing participants to the diverse functions and operations of a large municipal government.

Phoenix City Management Intern Program

Official Website

About the Program

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program is a nationally recognized program that has been training future municipal leaders since 1950. This will be the 65th class of the program. More than 175 former participants have achieved success in all levels of government as well as in the private sector. If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging public service career, this is an excellent opportunity to apply to work in an award-winning, world-renowned municipal corporation in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.

Our full-time program is similar to a one-year, paid fellowship. The current recruitment is open to talented individuals holding a master's degree or those who will satisfactorily complete all coursework for a master's degree by June 30, 2014. City employees are encouraged to apply.

The program is designed to attract, develop and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. This program gives selected participants the opportunity to observe firsthand the efforts of a large city government working to resolve some of its most pressing issues. Our program is unparalleled in terms of the opportunities participants will have to meet and network with executives and managers. Successful participants are highly recruited by departments to fill available city jobs, and many of our top-level executives began their career with the city in this program.

A Wide Range of Experiences

If selected, you will learn about every facet of a large, urban, complex city operation from the ground up. During this exciting, and fast-paced year, you will:

  • Work on a variety of assignments and projects that affect our community of 1.6 million residents.
  • Gain exposure to innovative best practices in an our award-winning organization through your rotations in the City Manager's Office and a department that provides direct service to the community.
  • Participate in the process of setting city policy by staffing City Council meetings.
  • Use research and writing skills by studying an issue, recommending solutions and drafting a management report.
  • Work directly with residents and city staff on service delivery to the public.

Some of the projects completed by past participants include:

  • Providing staff support for the Pension Reform Task Force
  • Conducting benchmark studies on weighted voting in regional governments
  • Assisting in developing the city's Sustainability Action Plan
  • Analyzing best practices for apprehending real time graffiti vandals
  • Developing a project-tracking database for the 2010 Census Complete Count Committee activities.

How to Apply

To find a detailed listing of application requirements and to apply, go to the Management Intern job announcement posted at phoenix.gov/jobs. The recruitment for the internship program closes in January.

The Selection Process

  • We typically receive more than 125 applications a year from talented individuals of all backgrounds from throughout the United States and the city organization.
  • The city usually selects two to three individuals a year. They will work together as a class and on individual assignments throughout the program year.
  • Application packets will be evaluated on all completed materials submitted. This will include successful presentation of requested information and job-related factors such as writing skills and commitment to public service or local government.
  • The results of the initial screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
  • In March, 8-12 semifinalists will be invited to an interview.
  • Selections are anticipated to be made in April.
Project Vote Smart - The National Internship Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Project Vote Smart

  2. Description: The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to the high tech research center in the Montana Rockies to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.

  3. Eligibility: Set aside political beliefs and be objective and non-partisan while working. Be in good standing with your university/school. Commit to 10 consecutive weeks.

  4. Length: 10 weeks

  5. Payment: Unpaid, but room and board are free for the duration of the 10 week internship program

  6. Deadline: varies per term; see website for details and updates

  7. Positions: Varies by term

  8. Contact:
    1. Internship Coordinator
    2. One Common Ground
    3. Phillipsburg, MT 59858

  9. Phone: (406) 859-8683

  10. Fax: (406) 859-8680

  11. Email: intern@vote-smart.org

Public Leadership Education Network Internship Programs

Official Website

  1. Agency: Public Leadership Education Network Education Policy Internships

  2. Description: Public Education Network (PEN) believes that young adults play an integral role in shaping the values, policies, and institutions that lead to a strong and vibrant democracy. PEN is pleased to offer internship opportunities for those emerging professionals and committed leaders who are interested in working to improve the quality of education for all children. PEN, located in downtown Washington, DC, offers a number of unpaid internships during the course of a year for undergraduate or graduate academic credit. Students will gain valuable part-time or full-time work experience in the nonprofit public interest and advocacy field. Through work experiences, all PEN interns acquire valuable knowledge, skills, experiences, and tools necessary for a lifetime commitment in public education policy, advocacy, community engagement, and nonprofit service. Interns are a vital part of PEN's mission to assure that all children receive a quality public education.

  3. Eligibility: Varies per internship

  4. Payment: Unpaid

  5. Application: http://www.publiceducation.org/interns.asp

  6. Deadline: Varies by semester and availability; see website for details

  7. Positions: Varies by semester

  8. Contact:
    1. Public Education Network
    2. c/o Kathleen Mercier
    3. 601 13th St. NW, Suite 710
    4. South Washington, D.C. 20005

  9. Phone: 202-628-7460

  10. Email: KMercier@PublicEducation.org

San Diego County Student Worker Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: County of San Diego, California

  2. Description: Internships may be available in the following departments: Public Safety (Alternate Public Defender, Child Support Services, Office of Emergency Services, District Attorney, Medical Examiner, Probation, Public Defender, Sheriff); Health and Human Services (Ageing and Independent Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Children's Services, mental Health Services, Public Health Services, Social Services, Veteran's Services); Land Use and Environment (Agriculture/Weights and Measures, Air Pollution and Control District, Environmental Health, Farm and Home Advisor, Parks and Recreations, Planning and Land Use, Public Works); Community Services (Animal Services, General Services, Library, Purchasing and Contracting, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Civil Service Commission, Clerk of the Board, County Counsel, Human Resources, Retirement Association, Treasurer)

  3. Eligibility: Applicants must be full time students. Once employed, student workers must continue to be full time students and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA — for graduate students, this means at least 9 credit hours per semester.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Hourly Pay Rate — $16.29 $17.10 $17.95 $18.85 $19.79

  6. Semester Units Completed: 0-6 7-12 13-18 19-24 25+

  7. Application: http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/hr/employment_opps/student_worker_packet.pdf (application form on pages 3-4). Students may directly contact the personnel office in the various County departments to inquire if Student Worker positions are available and to schedule interviews for possible future hiring. Student Worker Employment Applications are submitted directly to the hiring departments.

  8. Deadline: Varies by department and semester; see website for details

  9. Positions: Varies by department and semester

  10. Contact:
    1. County of San Diego
    2. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
    3. 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 207, (MS: A-8)
    4. San Diego, CA 92101

  11. Phone: (619) 236-2191

  12. Toll Free: (866) 880-9374

  13. Email: KMercier@PublicEducation.org

Smithsonian Institution Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: The Smithsonian Institution Internship

  2. Description: An internship at the Smithsonian Institution is a prearranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern's academic and professional goals, and to research and museum activities of the Institution. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of Smithsonian staff.

    Internships, for the most part, are arranged individually. Information and applications may be obtained by contacting the appropriate internship coordinator or by contacting the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the central referral service for internships. Refer to the listings below for deadlines, addresses and other specific information regarding various internship programs.

    Various Internship positions but the main one of interests is the James E. Webb Internship for Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration.

  3. Eligibility: Graduate students majoring in areas of business or public administration. These opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural organizations. Interns are placed in offices, museums, and research institutes throughout the Smithsonian Institution.

  4. Length: Varies by location

  5. Payment: Varies by position

  6. Application: http://www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm

  7. Deadline: Varies by position and semester

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    1. Office of Fellowships Smithsonian Institution
    2. L'Enfant Plaza Suite 7102 MRC 902
    3. P.O. Box 37012
    4. Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

  10. Phone: 202-633-7070

  11. Email: fellows@si.edu

Solar Living Institute Internship

Official Website

  1. Agency: The Solar Living Institute

  2. Description: Sustainability-focused internship. Communal lifestyle. Possible focus area include: Site Maintenance, Landscape, Garden, Workshop, SolFest Production

  3. Eligibility: The Institute makes a strong effect to create a diverse intern community as possible. Regardless of defining characteristics, the internship program is open to all individuals who share a passion for learning about sustainability.

  4. Length: 3-7 months depending on the season and the internship focus area

  5. Payment: Unpaid; Internship is communal but interns must provide their own camping equipment; weekly food allowance is provided

  6. Application: Cover letter stating the session and focus area you are applying for, a current resume, 3 work or volunteer related contact references, a small file size personal photo (optional), and 250 word personal biography; submit application packages to contact information listed below.

  7. Deadline: Please check with agency for future updates.

  8. Positions: Varies by session, year, and applicant diversity

  9. Contact:
    1. Pete Huff c/o Solar Living Institute
    2. 13771 S. Highway 101
    3. Hopland, CA 95449

  10. Phone: (707) 772-2450

  11. Fax: (707) 772-2498

  12. Email: peter.huff@solarliving.org

US Census Bureau (USCB) - EEOC Internships USCB Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

Official Website

  1. Agency: US Census Bureau (USCB)

  2. Description: Available positions include: Analysis, Mathematical Analysis, Information technology, Geography, General Office/Office Assistant, and Office Aide; Located in Suitland, Maryland (a D.C. suburb)

  3. Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizen, enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited school, and attending at least half-time

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Salary based on education and experience

  6. Application: http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/jobs/stu_temp.html

  7. Deadline: Applications accepted continually but for summer employment: Applicants who submit materials prior to May 1 will have a better chance of employment.

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Contact:
    1. US Bureau of the Census
    2. Special Programs Office, Room 3039, FB-3
    3. 4700 Silver Hills Road
    4. Washington, D.C. 20233-1407

  10. Call Center: (301) 763-4636

US Department of Labor — Bureau of Labor Statistics

Official Website

  1. Agency: US Department of Labor — Bureau of Labor Statistics

  2. Description: As an intern through this program, you will work with your supervisor to create an individual Development Plan.

  3. Eligibility: US Citizenship

  4. Length: 2 years

  5. Payment: Interns are eligible for all benefits of being an employee in the federal government, including earning a competitive salary commensurate with your skills; abilities; experience and education level ($37,640-$59,852 a year). Upon successful completion of the two-year program, you may be converted to a permanent position.

  6. Application: To apply for FCIP vacancies for Economists, Budget Analysts, Program Analysts, HR Specialists, or Grant Analyst, at the GS-07 Level, which typically requires a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement (GPA 2.95 or higher), or one year of specialized work experience.

  7. Deadline: Varies per position and semester; see http://www.usajobs.gov/ for more details

  8. Positions: Varies by year and location

  9. Contact:
    1. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    2. Division of Human Resources
    3. 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Suite 4230
    4. Washington, D.C. 20212-0001

  10. Toll-Free: 1-800-827-5334

  11. Email: careers@bls.gov

USAJOBS

Official Website

A listing of federal careers and internships are available for students and recent graduates. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them.

The Washington Institute Internship

Official Website

As a student at the Washington Internship Institute, you'll obtain practical experience by spending four full days per week at your internship site. Interns have handled a variety of substantive responsibilities, such as attending congressional hearings and briefings for their internships on Capitol Hill, responding to trade inquiries at the US Department of Commerce, composing blog posts and op-eds at the Sierra Club, helping Vital Voices plan an event for women from post-conflict areas, conducting research at the Library of Congress while interning at the US Capitol Historical Society, implementing training sessions at the Smithsonian Institution, and assisting in efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine at the National Institutes of Health.

A wide variety of internships are available in government offices, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies. Sample internships are listed below; however, you are not limited to these opportunities!

Please note that some government agencies and high-profile organizations have early application deadlines. For best results, apply early!

Internships have included:

  • Amnesty International
  • Capitol Hill
  • Climate Institute
  • CNN
  • International Women's Forum
  • NAACP Washington Bureau
  • National Defense University
  • Sierra Club
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • US Department of Justice
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Internship Placement Process

WII offers an individualized placement process where you play an active role in selecting an internship that's right for you. Your internship advisor at WII works closely with you during each step in the placement process.

  1. Discuss. After your acceptance, you complete an Intern Profile, and you and your internship advisor at WII discuss your interests and qualifications in greater detail. Based on your written information and your conversations, your internship advisor carefully selects potential internship sites, coordinates the application materials with you, and circulates your materials.
  2. Interview. You do phone interviews with potential agency sponsors. (Generally, students complete two or three interviews.) This gives you and the internship site an opportunity to learn more about each other and ensure a good fit.
  3. Decide. After learning the outcome of the phone interviews, and in consultation with WII staff, your faculty advisor, and potential agency sponsors, you select an internship that meets your educational and professional goals.

Women In International Security

Official Website

Women In International Security is the premier global network of women and men dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced "wise") also supports research, analysis, and policy engagement on the critical nexus between gender and international security.

Jobs Hotline

A regular newsletter by WIIS that provides opportunities for women interested in careers in international security. The hotline has information on:

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Academic Opportunities
  • Fellowships, Grants, Internships, etc.
  • Professional Development Resources

If you would like a job or internship opening from your organization to appear in our next JobsHoltine for WIIS members, please email your posting to info@wiisglobal.org, including:

  1. A short position description
  2. Desired qualifications
  3. Information about applying
  4. Application deadline

To access the Jobs Hotline, please join the WIIS network at http://bit.ly/15fGi4G.

World Vision Internships

Official Website

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

An internship at World Vision is an opportunity for you to explore career paths in the nonprofit sector.

We promise that you won't get stuck by the copy machine, or running to Starbucks for your manager. Your time is valuable here! And because we value your contributions to the organization, we also provide a stipend to help with some of your living expenses.

We want to help you develop your professional skills and grow in your faith while putting your passions to good use. If you've always wanted to see the inner workings of a large non-profit — then World Vision is the place for you!