America's Future Foundation

Official Website

American Action Forum

Official Website

Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Development
  • Education Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • Housing and Financial Services Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Health Care Policy
  • Immigration Policy
  • Press and Communications
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Social Media
  • Technology and Innovation Policy
American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Official Website

AIPAC offers Diamond Internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond Summer Interns receive stipends, 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.

Seeking applicants for our Policy and Government Affairs, Political, Communications, and Leadership Development Departments. For more information about these roles, email

The fall 2016 Diamond Semester Internship is available for academic credit only. Interns are expected to work 15–20 hours per week. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline is August 31, 2016. Students may apply below.

2016 AIPAC Diamond Fall Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 AIPAC Diamond Fall Semester Internship. This application is for students inquiring about semester internships beginning as early as August 29th, 2016. All semester internships must end by May 31, 2017. At the end of this application form, you must attach a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation.

The deadline for completion is Friday, August 26, 2016. Candidates will be notified about their application status on a rolling basis.

NOTE: In order to be considered for an internship, applicants are required to receive academic credit. If you have any questions, please email us at

Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFPF)

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.


The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the principles of the organization—specifically, a firm commitment to advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets. Interns are expected to be able to fulfill a 40 hour per week intern role within their department. Internship roles are open to all levels of experience.

What to expect:

  • A paid internship
  • Gain institutional knowledge of Americans for Prosperity and how grassroots activism has the power to change America
  • Learn about Charles Koch's Market Based Management and how it applies to the work we do at AFP
  • Work on meaningful projects that will further your skills and contribute to your professional development
  • Be a part of a team and build positive professional relationships
  • Attend external training and seminars sponsored by the Leadership Institute, Charles Koch Institute, and Heritage Foundation.

Program Duration for Americans for Prosperity's Internship Program:

  • Fall 2016 Program: September 12th– December 16th
  • Spring 2016 Program: January 16th– April 28th

Application Deadlines for Americans for Prosperity's Internship Program:

  • Fall 2016 Program: August 1st, 2016
  • Spring 2016 Program: December 1st, 2016

Read more here.

Borgne Project

Official Website

Borgne project is a non-profit organization that mobilizes leaders to pass laws pertaining to the international affairs budget.

The Borgen Project hires interns for positions at the organization's headquarters in Downtown Seattle and often has opportunities in other parts of the United States.

NGO internship opportunities with The Borgen Project vary greatly. Check back frequently for the latest openings. To apply for internships email and include the position in the subject. Intern candidates must typically go through two interviews and a skills test.

Boston — City Internships

Official Website

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

Official Website

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

Official Website

  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:

  11. Phone: 301-891-3683

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

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

Official Website

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Length: 10 weeks

  4. Payment: Unpaid

  5. 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

  6. 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).

  7. Email to: (this is the preferred method). It's best to submit all of the requested documents at the same time.

  8. 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

  9. Email:

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Official Website

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Length: 1 semester

  4. Application:

  5. Compensation:
    1. Students with a Master's or Law degree receive $14.50 per hour.
    2. Graduate students receive $12.50 per hour.
    3. Students with a Bachelor's degree receive $11.50 per hour.
    4. Undergraduate students receive $10.50 per hour

  6. For interns with significant work experience that is relevant to their internship, some adjustment may be made to these wage levels.

    Interns are eligible for 1 personal day and 2 sick days per semester, and health insurance.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, please complete our online application form. Applications are only accepted through this form. Please do not mail or email application materials.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Please no phone calls. Only candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted. If you have read all information on this website about the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Internships and still have an inquiry about the application process, please email:

Charles Koch Internship Program

Official Website

Fall 2016 Koch Internship Program

Application Deadline: June 29, 2016

Program Dates: September 12–December 16, 2016

Choose Your Stance

Official Website 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:

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

City of Norfolk - Executive Internship Program

Official Website

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.

Executive Internship

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.

2016 Program Dates:

Executive Interns: June 8 - August 12, 2016
Emerging Leaders: June 27 - August 12, 2016

All NEL and Executive Intern positions for 2016 have been filled. Applications for 2017 will be available here on January 1, 2017.

Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Legal Fellow

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and teaching the rules of war. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.

We are looking for a Clara Barton Legal Fellow to work with the international humanitarian law (IHL) team to support our legal education program on IHL. The fellow will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain hands on experience conducting legal research and writing, providing thorough legal analysis on relevant IHL issues, and working to support and strengthen the team's IHL education programs.

A background in international law or policy, and an interest in social media and educational development are essential. Our fellows work as integral members of our team and carry out professional level work in a supervised atmosphere.

Responsibilities include working with the Legal Advisors and the IHL Director, as well as other members of the team to deliver IHL Legal Education programs; research and write short updates for the team's IHL blog; and compile updates on current IHL issues. Fellows will create promotional materials for use by ARC chapters, partner agencies, and community groups, as well as promoting IHL awareness internally. Fellows will also develop content for IHL-related events, brown bags, and speaking engagements; monitor social media and perform follow-up activities to strengthen our networks; and gather information on IHL programs for monitoring and reporting purposes. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with an IHL Legal Advisor to pursue an independent project related to a timely international humanitarian law issue.

Skills and Qualifications:

Recent law school graduate, with an interest in pursuing a career in international law or policy, international relations, or a related discipline. Prior knowledge of international humanitarian law or international criminal law essential; Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; robust legal research skills, and computer skills, including familiarity with social media tools; Ability to translate complex legal issues into terms understandable by an average member of the public with no prior IHL knowledge; passion for international law issues and humanitarian values; Interest in educational development; Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; Willingness to do background research and perform general office duties, as required.

This position will begin September 1, 2016. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and writing sample to The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information about the International Humanitarian Law team's mission, please see:

Concerned Women for America — Internships

Official Website

Fall & Spring Internships:

The fall session runs from September- December: Application Deadline: August 1.

The spring session runs from January-April: Application deadline: December 1.

See more at:

Congress Internship Opportunities

Congressman Randy Forbes —

Congressman Scott Rigell —

DC Summer Internship Opportunity – LIVE. LEARN. INTERN

Can be found online at

We award almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit. We are also pleased to announce our inaugural Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards that will provide full scholarships to 4 students to attend the program this summer. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 10. More information on the selection criteria and the application process may be found here:

Defense Intelligence Agency Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP)

Official Website

Wounded Warrior Internship Program (ICWWP)

Eligibility Criteria

Wounded, ill, or injured Active Duty Service Members, Mobilized Reservists or National Guardsmen assigned to a medical treatment facility are eligible to participate in an IC internship. Eligible candidates must also receive approval for participation by their Chain of Command and successfully complete a security background investigation, counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination and drug screening.

For additional information about the Wounded Warrior Branch, please contact the ICWWP managers, Mr. Torland Wingfield at (202) 231-3151 or Ms. Bonita Martin at (202) 231-0720, or email the Program office at DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.

Defense Intelligence Agency - Summer Intern Program

Official Website

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.


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, 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 Operations Center at 202-231-4762.

Department of Defense Procurement Internship

Official Website

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP)

Intern Opportunities

Internships are a perfect way to get acquainted with the government approach to business management. This page provides you with numerous internship opportunities within the Army, Navy, Air Force and other defense agencies. Browse the links below to learn how to start.

Acquisition Internship Opportunities for DoD civil servant acquisition professionals:



Air Force

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

National Security Agency (NSA)

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

Department of Education Intern Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: United States Department of Energy

  2. Types of Internships:

    The Department works to tailor each intern's experience to the interests, and skills of the interns against the needs of Department offices. In the past, students have completed projects focusing on:
    • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
    • Research
    • Finance
    • Community Outreach
    • Intergovernmental Relations
    • Legislative Affairs
    • New media
    • Legal work
    • And a host of other projects.

  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 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: October 1
    • Summer Internships
      1. Dates of program: May/June through July/August
      2. Submission Deadline: March 15

  6. Eligibility:
    In order to apply to intern at ED, students must:
    • Be at least 16 years of age.
    • Attend an accredited educational institution, including but not limited to; high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or graduate school.
      • A recent graduate is ineligible to apply unless he/she can provide confirmed proof of future enrollment.
    • Have permission from the institution at which he/she is currently enrolled to participate in internship program.
    • Be enrolled not less than half time in a course of study related to the work to be performed.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Pathways Program

Official Website

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Pathways Program is an innovative employment program recruiting students and recent college graduates. Entry-level or internship opportunities are posted at Consider an extraordinary career with HUD.

Internship Program

The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at Here are some key provisions of the Internship Program.


  • Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Program Administration

  • The Internship Program is primarily administered by each hiring agency.
  • Agencies may hire Interns on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement.
  • Interns may work either part- or full-time.
  • Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Intern that sets forth the expectations for the internship.
  • Intern's job will be related to the Intern's academic career goals or field of study.
  • When the final Pathways rule takes effect this July, agencies will have to provide OPM with information regarding their internship opportunities and post information publicly about how to apply for specific positions.

Recent Graduates Program

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program). Here are some key provisions of the Recent Graduates Program.


  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

Program Administration

  • The Recent Graduates Program is administered primarily by each hiring agency.
  • Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Recent Graduate that sets forth the expectations for the Program.
  • When the final Pathways rule takes effect this July, agencies will have to provide OPM with information regarding their opportunities and post information publicly about how to apply for specific positions.
Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program

Official Website

Listed below are the summer 2017 Summer Law Intern Program participating components. Applicants must meet Summer Law Intern Program eligibility requirements for all positions listed below. Some offices, in particular the Office of the Solicitor General and the Office of Legal Counsel, impose additional eligibility criteria (e.g., judicial clerkship requirements). Applicants must meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by a hiring component by the application deadline.

Antitrust Division | Civil Division | Executive Office for Immigration Review | Federal Bureau of Prisons | Office of Information Policy | Office of Justice Programs (Office for Civil Rights) | Office of Legal Counsel | Office of the Solicitor General | Professional Responsibility Advisory Office | Tax Division | U.S. Parole Com

Department of Justice - Volunteer Legal Internships

Official Website

Find Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Please search the volunteer internship opportunities and apply directly to the hiring organization following the application instructions listed in the vacancy announcement.

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 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.

Is it Possible to Serve More Than One Volunteer Internship?

Yes, but be careful about the timing. Working at the Department requires access to DOJ information, DOJ IT systems, and DOJ facilities. Security regulations permit short term access for not more than six months. Beyond six months, or for two short term appointments within a 12 month period, a background investigation is required. In some cases, organizations sponsoring legal interns may not be in a position to justify the time and cost of the BI process in these short term employment situations. If you have served in a prior DOJ internship/externship and are considering a second DOJ internship within 12 months of the start of the first internship, we encourage you to raise this issue with the hiring component prior to accepting an offer.

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

Department of State Student Internship Program

Official Website

Consular Fellows – Spanish - Got Spanish? Apply for the Consular Fellows Program. When hired, you will be eligible for a salary incentive and the student loan repayment program.

Department of Transportation - Diverse Groups Internships Program

Official Website

Environmental Protection Agency Intern Program (EIP)

Official Website

How to Get an Internship at EPA

Paid internships

Unpaid (volunteer) internships

**Generally, EPA internships, whether paid or unpaid, are limited to U.S. citizens only. **

Paid Internships: Paid by EPA

EPA hires high school and college interns for administrative/clerical positions as well as technical positions in areas such as life sciences, program or policy analysis, and engineering. Most positions have salaries ranging from the GS-2 to GS-7 level. All internships paid by EPA appear in the government-wide portal. Most internship opportunities for the summer are advertised in March, April and May but some may be advertised earlier.

  • You can start your search on the Pathways for Students page.
  • You can also view all student jobs, at any agency, across the nation and narrow your search results using the search criteria on the left side of the page.
    • Note that positions are typically open for 1-2 weeks only, so act fast!
    • Locations are all over the nation; check specific listings for location(s).
    • Many positions require at least 640 hours of work (about 16 weeks); check specific listings before you apply to ensure that you can meet all requirements.
  • Paid summer internships: Some positions are designated as "student trainee" or "summer student hire" so try searching for those phrases if you are looking for a summer job. You might also see internships listed under the position descriptions "program support specialist" or "management support clerk." Many positions are only open for a three-day-long application period, so BEFORE you spot a position in which you're interested,

Paid Internships: Paid by Organizations Other than EPA

Certain academic institutions and non-profits sponsor and pay for internships, where each intern is assigned to an office in federal government and/or industry. In some instances, the cost is covered by the tuition you have already paid to your college or university. EPA has agreements with the organizations listed below. Note that not all of these organizations place interns with EPA every year:

Unpaid (Volunteer) Internships: General information

2011 intern Jennifer Woods heads down one of the longest escalators in the Western Hemisphere to her job in EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities. Learn more about her experience.

Unpaid (volunteer) internships are offered by individual EPA offices in Washington and around the nation. A few offices sponsor well-developed volunteer programs. More commonly, offices do not have centralized volunteer internship coordination; particular managers looking for volunteer help may advertise only through job fairs, college guidance or career planning offices, and/or EPA information sessions at colleges.

If you are interested in an unpaid internship, contact:

  • your college guidance or career planning office, since they may have a partnership with a specific EPA office to provide interns, and
  • EPA offices in which you are particularly interested in working. Use the phone numbers shown on the EPA Organization Chart page. Ask to speak with the volunteer internship coordinator for that office.

Unpaid (Volunteer) Internships: Specific Opportunities

Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Internship Program

Official Website

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

How do I apply?

Go to the Honors Internship Program website and apply online.

Are these paid internships?

Yes. Undergraduate honors interns are paid at the GS-6 grade level on the government pay scale, while graduate honors interns are paid at the GS-7 level.

Is a security clearance required?

Yes. Selected candidates must go through a full background investigation in order to obtain a clearance. In addition, you will go through a security interview, pre-employment polygraph, urinalysis testing, and fingerprinting.

How long does the background investigation take?

That will depend on a number of variables, such as the accuracy and thoroughness of the completed background document; the extent of your foreign travel or time living abroad; and the verification of any inconsistencies in the application or investigative process.

Florida House of Representatives Legislative Intern Program

Official Website

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

Rate of Pay / Hours of Work:

$13.00 per hour. Participants work 20 hours per week, October 14 - December 31, 2016 and 30 hours per week January 2 - May 19, 2017 to assist with the increased session workload. Work must be performed during regular business hours.

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 (Fall '16 and Spring/Summer '17) or receive a monthly stipend of $500 from October 14 through December 31, 2016 and $800 from January 2 through May 19, 2017.

Date of Internship:

October 14, 2016 through May 19, 2017

For more information, contact:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of Professional Development
Legislative Intern Program
Lucy Ciccone, Senior Staff Director

327 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
850.717.5450 phone
850.410.0095 fax

More program information:

Legislative Intern Program Application
Submission Deadline May 31, 2016

To apply, submit:

In addition to the above, please submit the following:

You must use Adobe Reader (free) to fill out the Legislative Intern Program Application Packet. Documents can be emailed to, faxed to 850.410.0095, or sent to the address on this page.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Washington, DC - Communications and Advocacy Intern

Official Website

Working at FIRE

With offices situated in the Old City section of Philadelphia next to Independence Hall and in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, FIRE offers two lively working environments with a staff committed to defending student and faculty rights on college campuses across the country. FIRE's working environment promotes a culture in which the employee will receive a well-rounded experience that familiarizes the individual not only with FIRE's activities, but also with the philosophical and legal foundations of FIRE's work. If you're interested in working at FIRE, please see our open positions below.

Legal Research Internship

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is pleased to formally announce a call for applications for its Legal Research Internship. Read more.

Jackson Legal Fellowship

FIRE is seeking an energetic individual to serve as our next Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow. Working closely with FIRE's Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy, Jackson Fellows produce legal scholarship on issues central to FIRE's mission. Read more.

Fulbright Student Program

Official Website Internship Program is an Alexandria, VA, based research organization that focuses on defense, space and intelligence issues. We provide research, analysis and commentary to the news media, military, and public at large. is on the cutting edge of research and analysis, and by publishing our analysis on our website we are, in minute ways, affecting the moves of world players.

We accept applications for internships to supplement our small staff on a rolling basis. Internships are open to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates.

Responsibilities for interns would include website development, research, and analysis. Unlike other internships, successful candidates should not expect to languish away in mail or copy rooms, nor will they spend their whole days answering letters or phones. Extensive experience with programming is not required but a familiarity with computers and the internet is a necessity. If you're afraid of the computer, this is probably not the place for you.

Internships take place at our offices in Alexandria, Virginia. We are unable to offer any type of remote internship. Internships are open to US citizens/residents or individuals authorized to work in the United States. Non-US citizens/residents are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements. does not serve as a sponsor for internship work authorization.

Internships are unpaid. cannot offer financial compensation to interns, but does offer a positive work environment that is unlike anything one may ever experience. Hours are extremely flexible as our offices are open seven days a week, thus allowing students to work around their busy schedules. Most importantly, we offer our interns the opportunity to work in an office that is in the thick of things, not only supplying analysis to media organizations, but often making news.

If you are interested in applying for an intern position at please send the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • short writing sample
  • dates of availability
  • 2 letters of recommendation and/or references

While we do not have a fixed submission deadline, we do have a limited number of spots. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their application materials early.

Internship applications should be directed to:

Internship Coordinator
300 N. Washington St
Ste B-100
Alexandria, VA 22314
Via E-Mail:
Fax: 703 548-2424

Global Ties

Official Website

Global Ties U.S. is currently accepting applications.

Our volunteer intern positions are for rising undergraduate juniors through graduate level students. Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one academic semester (spring, summer, or fall), and will be expected to take on a significant role with the organization. Global Ties U.S. provides supplemental learning opportunities to the undergraduate and graduate students' educational and professional careers. The internships and fellowships provide interns with skills that can be can be used in multiple employment settings. Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.

Internship start and end dates can vary slightly, with advanced notification, depending on the accepted intern's schedule. Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions.

Government Accountability Office Student Intern Program

Official Website

Student Intern Program

Appointments for intern positions last from 10 to 16 weeks and are normally held during summer months. To be eligible for an internship, students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as determined by their college or university. GAO student interns are appointed on a nonpermanent basis and may be eligible to be converted to a permanent position after completing 400 hours of service and after meeting degree requirements. These internships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

See Student Intern and Entry-Level Announcements for FY 2016

Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program

The Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program (ECADP) is designed to develop a talent pool of executives for GAO's evaluation and audit teams performing mission work that supports its external strategic goals.

Learn about our Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program

Health Policy Internship - Congressional Budget Office

Official Website

CBO has finalized selections for the 2016 Summer Internship Program. We thank all students who indicated an interest in the Internship Program by submitting an application. We hope that you consider CBO again in the future and encourage you to register for job alerts to be informed of new opportunities.

What are the qualifications?

You should:

  • be pursuing a graduate degree in economics, public policy, health policy, finance, or a related field
  • have solid writing skills and the ability communicate clearly and concisely
  • have exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills
  • be familiar with computer programming, statistics, econometrics, or other quantitative methods

Can noncitizens apply?

CBO may employ individuals who are not U.S. citizens if they are permanent residents of the United States who are seeking citizenship, as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B). Please review the citizenship requirements or contact CBO Human Resources at to determine employment eligibility before submitting an application.

How does CBO select interns?

CBO selects interns on the basis of:

  • academic achievement
  • relevance of your academic training to CBO's work
  • relevant work experience

What do CBO interns do?

In addition to contributing to CBO's analysis in one of CBO's divisions, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on the work that we do and the way we do it. CBO's interns also attend seminars, including the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series, which has featured former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and journalist Cokie Roberts.

What projects have CBO interns worked on?

Recent CBO interns have contributed to the following cost estimates and publications:

How can I prepare for a CBO internship?

Previous interns describe the following experiences and skills as valuable in preparing for their CBO internships:

  • course work in economics, public finance, public budgeting, microeconomics, econometrics, and public health
  • projects involving SAS (or other statistical programs) and large data sets
  • independent research
  • strong writing skills
  • interest in understanding the federal budget process
  • other policy internships and participation in student government

Does CBO accept interns for the fall or spring semesters?

Only occasionally does CBO offer internships during the academic year. You can register to receive internship job alerts in the event that a fall or spring semester opportunity becomes available.

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 or call (202) 546-4400.

House Committee on Ways and Means – Spring Internship

Official Website

The majority staff of the Committee on Ways and Means is looking for unpaid, full time interns for spring 2016. Interns will have the responsibilities of providing legislative and general administrative support and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. Spring Internships typically run from January through May. Specific dates will be determined with each intern based on their individual schedules. Students may receive credit for their internship through their university or sponsoring program. Interns will be assigned to assist the full committee in the front office or with one of our subcommittees (Tax & Oversight, Trade, Human Resources, Health, and Social Security). Interns are preferred to work full time, however schedules are worked out on an individual basis. Each applicant should fill out an application along with a current resume and a 1 page writing sample on a topic relevant to the Committee's jurisdiction. Applications and directions on how to submit an application can be found at Each applicant should e-mail a current resume and writing sample to

For more information, email or call (202) 546-4400.

House Internship Program - The White House

Official Website

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

Institute for Humane Studies

Official Website

The Hayek Fund

The Hayek Fund awards up to $750 to cover travel and fees to present papers at conferences or other career-related expenses for IHS alum Ph.D. students and junior, non-tenure track scholars.

Humane Studies Fellowship

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency fellowship program for IHS alumni that awards up to $15,000 per year to help graduate students succeed in their Ph.D. program.

Summer Graduate Research Fellowships

The Summer Graduate Research Fellowship is an invite-only program that includes a $5,000 stipend plus a travel and housing allowance to attend the two conferences.

Conference & Research Grant

The IHS Conference & Research Grant awards up to $750 to cover travel and fees to present papers at conferences or other career-related expenses for current Ph.D. students.

Adam Smith Fellowship

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships award up to $10,000 to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies.

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. The total award of up to $5,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center.

EHA Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

The Economic History Association supports research in economic history through two fellowship programs.

Students with approved topics and making progress towards completing their dissertation are eligible for an EHA Graduate Fellowship of $10,000 or a Sokoloff Fellowship of $15,000.

Institute for Justice - Clerkships and Internships

Official Website

Maffucci Fellowships — Arlington, Virginia

Strategic Research Internship — Arlington, Virginia

If you don't see a role that fits your profile, then apply with our General Application.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Strategic Partnerships Internship

Official Website

Communications and Government Affairs Internship (ongoing)

The Office of Communications and Government Affairs offers unpaid internship opportunities for those seeking experience working on publications and media relations.

Legal Internship (ongoing)

Part-time internship available in the Office of the General Counsel in the fall, spring, and summer. Positions are open until filled.

Institute for Policy Studies Internship

Official Website

Our ideal applicants will be interested in exploring lasting careers in social justice, will be conversational and persuasive writers, and have a deep belief in intersectional, equitable solutions. Although we are not explicitly limiting our applicant pool, we believe that rising juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and first year master's students will gain the most out of this program.

Part 1: Please fill out the application form. You are welcome to apply for up to two internship positions (descriptions listed in depth below).

Part 2: When you've submitted your form, please send your resume and a 2-page writing sample to with "Next Leaders Application 2016" in the subject line. For your writing sample, we say, go wild! This can be a blog piece, an essay excerpt, a letter to the editor for a newspaper, an article in your school's newspaper, etc. (If you're applying for the Visual Communication/Design internship, please also include samples of your graphic design work.)

Feel free to provide a couple sentences of context if you're excerpting your selection from a larger piece. The important thing is for us to get a sense of something you're passionate about...oh, and, we'd love to see if you can string a sentence together too.

The InterAction Internship Program

Official Website


InterAction offers volunteer internship opportunities three times a year, corresponding with the academic calendar and summer term. InterAction values our interns, and we seek to provide them with unique opportunities to engage in a large variety of learning and development opportunities. Our offices hold several hundred meetings a year on various humanitarian and development topics and issues. All interns are encouraged to participate in as many events as their schedule can handle. In addition, our interns often engage with key internal and external stakeholders and can leverage the relationships they build in their future careers. InterAction also seeks to provide internal learning opportunities through informational interviews, skills building brown bags and our own staff meetings, which are often full of useful information.

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. Open internship positions will be posted on the following calendar:

  • Fall Semester: July
  • Spring Semester: November
  • Summer Semester: March

Click here to view InterAction's current openings.

Due to the large number of applications received for each position, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

International City/County Management Association — Local Government Management Internship

Official Website

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.


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.


Direct questions to All participating local governments will be asked to complete a letter of intent indicating a commitment to the program. ICMA, in partnership with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the International Hispanic Network, and Women Leading Government welcomes applicants and host communities to apply for the Local Government Management Fellowship.

International Labor Organization Internship

Official Website

Can I apply for an internship?

Every year a limited number of places for internships are available. To check if you are eligible to join the programme, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • What particularly interests you about the ILO?
  • Are you currently enrolled in the last year of a graduate degree (Master or equivalent) or in a higher degree programme relevant to the ILO's work or have you completed such a programme in the year preceding the application?
  • Do you have a working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO's official languages (English, French or Spanish)?

Furthermore, you should be able and interested to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment and have excellent communication skills. As an intern you need to be able to work fairly independently as well as part of a team and be initiative and flexible. Any past work experience and knowledge of IT-related work would be an advantage. Please also note, that close relatives of a serving ILO official are not eligible. The same applies to candidates who have already been working at the ILO or who have already participated in the Internship programme earlier.

How long is the Internship?

The length of an internship is usually between three up to a maximum of six months. Internships start on the 1st or 15th of each month (or the day after if it happens to be a non-working day)

Is the internship paid?

Where an intern is not supported by an institution (university, government or other institution), a stipend to cover basic subsistence costs will be paid by the ILO.

Joint Forces Staff College — Internship Opportunity

Speak with the Robertson School of Government Career Services representative.

Kansas City, Missouri - City Internship Program

Official Website

The Mayor's Office of Civic and Community Engagement is working on a more robust City Internship process and application for students interested in unpaid City Internships. The new City Internship page will feature job postings and a user friendly application process. Contact Chantell Garrett if interested in fall or spring unpaid internships.

Laura Ingraham Show - Paid Spring or Summer Internship

The Laura Ingraham Show is seeking high-energy undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with excellent research and communication abilities to apply for spring and summer internships. Interns will work closely with the producers on a variety of tasks and projects. This internship provides the opportunity to write blogs, pitch segments, brief the host, and help with scheduling. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented with strong writing and communication skills. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Katherine Telford (

Leadership Institute

Official Website

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
  3. Attend the Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School, the boot camp of politics for young conservatives.

Application deadlines

  1. Fall 2016
    1. Application Due - Friday, July 29th, 2016
    2. Internship - September 12th to December 9th, 2016
Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program - NASA

Official Website

The LERCIP project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School Students, College Students, Secondary School Teachers, and NASA Scholars. LERCIP offers summer internship opportunities for High School and College students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), business and technical areas, as well as internships for High School Teachers.

The internships are offered under the auspices of Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP), a partnership of the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Educational Programs Office and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). Selected participants work side by side with a GRC mentor on various projects/programs that support NASA mission and are incorporated in to the day-to-day activities of the Center to the fullest extent possible.

Students chosen for the program participate in scheduled enrichment activities, GRC Summer Job Fair and Co-op Briefing, and presentations at the Annual LERCIP Student Symposiums as well as opportunities to co-author publications and various papers.

To learn more about NASA Glenn Research Center educational opportunities, visit

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.

The students selected to be Mayor's Interns come from across the country and represent a diverse range of majors and interests. For instance, recent Mayor's Interns have attended the following colleges and universities:

  • Brandeis University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • LaSalle University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Penn State University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Albany
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • West Chester University
  • Yale University

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/Intellectual Disability Services
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Public Health
  • Finance Department
  • Licenses & Inspections
  • Managing Director's Office
  • Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity
  • 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

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
Miami-Dade County Executive Internship

Official Website

The Miami-Dade County Executive Internship Program offers juniors and seniors in our colleges and universities the opportunity to meet the County's leadership and get a first-hand look at County government.

Through structured workshops and professional mentoring from senior management, students will learn County governance and will participate in well-planned and organized practical projects that match their educational objectives.

The program's ultimate goal is to prepare and develop a strong group of future leaders for our County's municipal governments, but it will also better position students for future job opportunities.

Minority Access' National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students 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.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, expert counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. The Minority Access National Internship Program staff is available at all times to lend assistance to the interns.

Students are you ready to begin working toward a career in the field of your choice? Would you like to earn pay for receiving hands-on experience, travel to exciting places while earning pay and academic credit; and share experiences with students from other colleges and universities? Would you like an internship during your college career that has the possibility of an offer for full-time employment upon graduation? The Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program could provide you with the opportunity for all of the above!

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:

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:

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

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:

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:

  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:

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:

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Internship Opportunities

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


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:

  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:

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

  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:

Peter G. Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Internship program


JUNE 1 - AUGUST 5, 2016

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Internship program engages students with fiscal policy by providing them with first-hand research experience at reputable public policy institutions in Washington D.C. Over the summer, PGPF Fiscal Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Live and work in our nation's capital
  • Gain substantive policy research experience at a leading organization
  • Work under the direct supervision of a respected scholar
  • Join a diverse community of experts and students interested in budgetary and economic issues

Program Description

The PGPF Fiscal Internship program offers full-time paid internships to a select group of college and graduate students interested in fiscal policy. Interns live and work in Washington D.C. for ten weeks during the summer while gaining professional experience, skills, and contacts that will serve them throughout their careers. 2016 PGPF Fiscal Interns will:

  • Work as a research intern for ten weeks at a leading policy organization
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend for the duration of the summer
  • Attend seminars on fiscal issues featuring scholars from participating organizations
  • Participate in other social, educational, and career-oriented events


The application period for Summer 2016 is now closed. To inquire about next year's Internship opportunity, contact the Program Director at


Rising juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students must have taken at least two courses in economics, math, statistics or political science, and have a working fluency with numbers. Experience with Microsoft Excel is highly recommended.

Required Application Materials

  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Policy Interest
  • Unofficial copy of school transcript
  • Contact information for two academic or professional references

Application Deadlines

December 1, 2015: Applications Open
February 12, 2016: Application Deadline
April 15, 2016: Interns Notified of Selection
June 1- August 5, 2016: Fiscal Internship in Session

What We Look For

This internship is ideal for upper-level college and graduate students with:

  • An academic background in economics, political science, public policy, public administration, or a related field
  • A demonstrated interest in fiscal and economic policy
  • An open mind and willingness to engage with those who share different opinions and beliefs
  • A natural curiosity for learning new things
  • A desire to live and work independently in Washington D.C.
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 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.
Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry-level for advanced degree candidates. Created more than three decades ago, the Program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders. Here are some key provisions of the PMF Program.


  • Individuals who have completed within the past two years, a qualifying advanced degree (e.g., masters or professional degree).
  • An individual may apply for the PMF Program more than once as long as he or she meets the eligibility criteria. However, if an individual becomes a Finalist and subsequently applies for the PMF Program during the next open announcement, the individual will forfeit his or her status as a Finalist.

Program Administration

  • The PMF Program is centrally administered by the PMF Program Office within OPM.
  • OPM announces the opportunity to apply for the PMF Program (usually in the late summer or early fall).
  • Applicants go through a rigorous assessment process to determine Finalists.
  • OPM selects Finalists based on an evaluation of each candidate's experience and accomplishments according to his or her application and results of the assessments.
  • PM publishes and provides agencies with the list of Finalists.
  • Agencies provide OPM with information about their PMF opportunities and can post PMF appointment opportunities for those who are Finalists on the PMF website year-round. In addition, a job fair is typically held for Finalists each year.
  • Finalists who obtain an appointment as a PMF serve in a two-year excepted service position.

After Program Completion

  • After successful Program completion and job performance, the PMF may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years) in the competitive service.

Student Volunteer Employment Program

This program hires students to work in the Department as volunteers (in an unpaid capacity) for valuable work experience directly related to their academic field of study. Students may receive educational credit for their internship.


  • U.S. 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.
  • Requires formal agreement by student, the school, and HUD.
  • Work experience must relate to academic study.

For specific information on the Pathways Program, please contact OCHCO's Special Employment Programs Office on (202) 402-6838.

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:

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:

  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:

Reason Magazine - Summer Paid Internship

Reason has internship opportunities year-round in both the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices. Internships are offered in policy research, journalism, video production and fundraising. Internships run ten weeks full-time and include a stipend; part-time internships can be negotiated. Start and end dates are flexible. The application deadlines for all Reason internships are: Summer internships begin in June, application deadline March 26. Fall Internships begin in September, application deadline July 1. Spring Internships begin in January, application deadline November 13. To apply, send the following elements in a single pdf file to Specify in the subject line which division of Reason you would like to intern for (journalism, public policy, video production, or fundraising).A cover letter that describes why you want to work for Reason, your preferred location and division, resume, writing or work samples. All applicants should send at least two writing samples. Applicants for a journalism internship should send up to five clips, preferably published. Applicants for video production internships should send links to work samples if possible.

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: (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
    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:

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs – Internship

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs are seeking interns. The interns support the account executives in a variety of areas: participating in the morning staff meeting to review the day's newspapers and TV coverage for items that may affect Shirley & Banister clients; creating media contact lists thru the software program Vicus; contacting TV and radio producers to set up interviews for clients; contacting reporters to pitch stories about clients; researching political candidates' positions; drafting press releases for review by account executives; sending out press releases; attending client events in town and helping with media setup; researching online for stories that might benefit clients; researching media clips of client interviews (via our subscription to TV Eyes) whether on TV or radio. Please send cover letter and resume to

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:

  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:

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:

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:

  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 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:


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, 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

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!