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Career & Alumni

When you graduate from the Robertson School of Government you will be equipped to effectively innovate, address challenges and create meaningful change. Career Services is here to guide you through the complexities of the job market and help you find your next opportunity for impact. Whether you seek employment in a government agency, public policy organization, political management team or nonprofit agency, we will assist you with:

Feel free to contact us. We are ready and available to serve you throughout your professional journey.

A top concern of students is finding a job after graduation. The Robertson School of Government understands that and is here to guide you through the complexities of the job market, whether you seek opportunities in a government agency, public policy organization, political management team or nonprofit agency.

Our M.A. and MPA programs are highly successful in placing graduates into desirable positions in both the public and private sector.

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The RSG M.A. and MPA programs provide students with outstanding internship placements in prestigious governmental and nonprofit organizations enhancing job skills, networking and career placement prospects. During the 2016-17 academic year, MPA students interned with the following government and nonprofit organizations.

  • City Manager’s Office, City of Myrtle Beach, SC
  • UP Center
  • Restore Life
  • Emergency Management Office, City of Virginia Beach, VA

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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

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AIPAC’s Internship Programs enable students to contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship by participating in one of the most dynamic lobbying groups in American politics.

AIPAC offers internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond Summer Interns receive stipends, while AIPAC Semester Internships are for academic credit only. AIPAC 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, AIPAC interns are expected to promote pro-Israel political action as AIPAC-portfolioed activists.

For more information about and to apply for our 2017 Fall Semester Internship.

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.

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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.

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

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

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  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.
  1. 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.
  1. Length: 10 weeks
  1. Payment: Unpaid
  1. 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
  1. 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).
  1. Email to: (this is the preferred method). It’s best to submit all of the requested documents at the same time.
  1. 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

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  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
  1. 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
  1. Length: 1 semester
  1. Application

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


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.

The Christian Post in Washington, D.C. has positions open for journalist interns. The Christian Post strives to provide a news based on facts, rather than opinion and rumor, and to offer a Christian worldview as appropriate.

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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.


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.

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:

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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:

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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.

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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:



Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

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  1. Agency: United States Department of Energy
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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
  1. 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.

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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.


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.


  • 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.


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.


  • 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.

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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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.

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Paid internships

Unpaid (volunteer) internships

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


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 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,
    • upload your resume, and
    • upload report cards, transcripts, verification of enrollment and/or a letter of good academic standing. That way you will be ready to complete the application quickly when you see a position in which you’re interested. Review more information about how to apply for EPA jobs.


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:


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.

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.

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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.

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The FBI Honors Internship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive internships in the country. This 10-week paid summer experience immerses graduate students pursuing JDs, MBAs, MDs, and PhDs in unique experiences that combine law enforcement with national security and intelligence. Open to all academic backgrounds, the FBI places students in a wide range of fields that match their background and studies. Working with Special Agents and other professionals in our Washington, D.C. headquarters or in our field offices nationwide, students will be able to try out an FBI career and actively contribute to the protection of the United States.

Learn More

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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.

Documents can be emailed to, faxed to 850.410.0095, or sent to the address on this page.

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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.


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


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. 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

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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.

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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.


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

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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.


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


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.


CBO selects interns on the basis of:

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


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.


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


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


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.

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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.

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


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

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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.

Speak with the Robertson School of Government.

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.


  • 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


  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.

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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


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

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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.

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The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. These are nationally-competitive internships with a select number of placements made each year. To find out more about the specific internship programs, click on the links below or contact us at

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Eileen P. Sweeney devoted her life to improving the lives of people with disabilities, children, battered women, the poor, and the elderly. Her early Washington career was devoted to disability issues and she played a key role in achieving the disability benefit reforms of 1983 and 1984. She subsequently turned her attention to other vulnerable populations, the needs of children, those served by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) established the Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in honor and memory of Eileen. Graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship. A student will be awarded the internship based on nationwide recruitment and a competitive selection process.

The Sweeney Graduate Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with leading disability policy experts;
  • Gain valuable work experience; and
  • Make professional contacts and attend relevant seminars, and symposia.

The Sweeney Graduate Intern will be based at the National Academy of Social Insurance, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Suite 830, Washington, DC 20036

To apply for the Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy, please submit the following:

  1. Completed Online Internship Application or a PDF Internship Application form
  2. A one-page cover letter that explains your interest in the internship program and answers the following questions:
    • In your own words, how would you define social insurance and its role in your family’s life?
    • To what extent have you studied social insurance programs?
    • What special skills or qualifications will you bring to your placement?
    • On what types of assignments do you perform best? (e.g. research, writing, statistics, computer applications, organizing etc.)
    • How will this experience relate to your future career plans?
  3. Resume
  4. Official transcript (if you are a graduate student, submit a copy of your undergraduate and graduate course work to date)
  5. Three professional and/or academic written letters of recommendation with contact information
  6. A five to ten page writing sample which reflects the type and quality of work you have done

Mail to:
Internship Programs
National Academy of Social Insurance
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Suite 830
Washington, DC 20036

Applications will be considered incomplete if any information is missing as of the deadline.

For additional information, contact NASI’s Internship Coordinator at (202) 452-8097 or

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NCPC offers unpaid internships for students attending accredited colleges and universities. Students gain experience in federal planning and policymaking by working alongside NCPC staff. Interns come from many fields of study including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community Planning, Urban Design, Geography & Geographic Information Systems, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Historic Preservation, Law, and Communications.

For consideration, submit a letter and resume by email or to the National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20004, Attn: Camille Parks.

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NLIHC accepts applications for internship positions for fall (Sept-Dec), winter/spring (Jan-April/May) and summer semesters (June-August) on an ongoing basis. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students who are passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

The available positions are:

  • Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for Memo to Members, participates in visits to Congressional offices, and develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC’s policy agenda. Updates the Congressional database.
  • Organizing Intern. Assists with grassroots organizing efforts for the United for Homes campaign and other legislative efforts. Assists with membership recruitment/retention efforts and internal database upkeep.
  • Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for Memo to Members, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries.
  • Communications/Media Intern. Prepares and distributes press materials, assists with media research and outreach for publication releases, and works on social media projects. Maintains the media database and tracks press hits.
  • Graphic Design Intern. Assists with sending out e-communications using MailChimp; updating collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, factsheets and a variety of other projects using the Adobe Creative Suite. The intern will also update content on the NLIHC website and will help update the Coalition’s Social Media sites and blog. Please provide 3-5 design samples and/or link to online portfolio for consideration.

A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. They should be included as attachments to your email. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) and semester for which you applying.

Interested students should send their materials to: Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 at

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  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Application Process: Please refer to the Eligibility, Application Process, and Summer Housing link above on how to apply directly to the participating agencies.

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The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Graduate Internship at the State Capital starting every January.

The GRADUATE INTERNSHIP provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs.

The Assembly Graduate Internship provides research and policy development experiences for up to ten qualified graduate students. Approximately one third of the participants in the Internship 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 course provided by the Professor-in-Residence. Graduate Scholars have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legislative process and New York State government and to apply their ideas and research skills in the legislative process.

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


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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides recent graduates with challenging research opportunities that will prepare them for a career in the scientific workforce and give them laboratory knowledge they can use in pursuit of advanced degrees. As a result, recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are in a position to gain invaluable research experience that takes them beyond entry-level understanding.


In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research programs ORISE sponsors for recent graduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students who have recently completed a science or engineering degree.

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The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:

  • Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program.
  • Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. 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 to apply). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program.
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit:

For additional information on the Pathways Programs overall, please visit OPM’s Students and Recent Graduates page.

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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


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.

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

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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.

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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 the deadline date. City employees are encouraged to apply.


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.


To find a detailed listing of application requirements and to apply, go to the Management Intern job announcement posted on the city’s current job opportunities portal. The recruitment for the 2016-17 internship program closes, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.


  • 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.

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.


  • 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 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.


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.

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The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns work for 12 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend.

The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work at such places as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Reason itself.

To apply, send your résumé, up to five writing samples (preferably published clips), and a cover letter by the deadline below to:

Gray Internship
1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Electronic applications can be sent to, please include “Gray Internship Application” and the season for which you are applying in the subject line.

Summer Internships begin in June, application deadline March 1

Fall Internships begin in September, application deadline July 1

Spring Internships begin in January, application deadline November 1

Internship dates are flexible.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the Nation’s premier statistical agency in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The world expects us to deliver and we do. On a timely basis, we provide key figures on unemployment; inflation; earnings levels; projections of occupational and industry growth; productivity trends; job accidents and illnesses; consumer household expenditures; and much more. The Nation depends on the work that we do to carry out the work that it does.

We employ more than 2,500 individuals whom we recognize as our most valued asset. As you look forward to graduation, take some time to explore our website and learn about the exciting possibilities for economistsinformation technology specialistsmathematical statisticians, and other career fields. This is a great opportunity to work for a world class organization and with other professionals in your career field. We will work with you to help you to reach your full potential. Add to that our excellent pay and benefits, a strong commitment to work life balance, and BLS may be the place to start your career.


If you recently graduated or will do so within a 2 to 3 month period, we hope you will consider a BLS career. We offer pay and benefits comparable to the private sector and the opportunity to work for the Nation’s premier labor economics and statistical agency. Just go to Search/Apply for Jobs and follow the instructions to get started. You’ll be glad you did!

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

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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!

During the internship placement process, Washington Internship Institute staff will work with you to find and apply for internships that fit your interests and qualifications. After doing phone interviews, you choose the internship that’s right for you. If you have questions about the placement process or potential options, please contact us.

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

Accounting, Business, Economics, and Finance | Criminal Justice and Criminology | Communications and Journalism | Education | Environmental Studies | Gender and Women’s Studies | Humanities: History, English, Art | Pre-Med, Public Health, and Health Policy | Psychology and Social Work

As an intern, you’ll obtain practical experience by spending four full days per week at your internship site.

You’re not just getting coffee and making copies: you’re doing real work.

Interns have:

  • attended congressional hearings and briefings for their internships on Capitol Hill
  • responded to trade inquiries at the US Department of Commerce
  • composed blog posts and op-eds at the Sierra Club
  • helped plan gala events
  • conducted research at the Library of Congress
  • implemented training sessions at the Smithsonian Institution
  • assisted in efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine at the National Institutes of Health

Throughout your experience, you’re making connections between your classwork and your professional work–and making connections to people who are in your line of work.

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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.

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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!

Additional internship opportunities for RSG students include:

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The AIPAC Fellows Program is an exclusive initiative that selects elite, highly motivated, recent college graduates to help build the organization’s base of committed pro-Israel advocates. Fellows will be tasked with helping grow the donor base by meeting with prospective AIPAC members to explain the value of AIPAC and the urgency of helping to keep the U.S. strong and Israel secure.


In addition to working for one of the most effective and influential lobbying organizations in the country, Fellows will receive advanced development training and insight into policy that is shaping America’s future. The program also offers the opportunity to network with AIPAC senior staff and lay leaders. At the successful conclusion of the two-year program, AIPAC will assist with job placement, whether it’s at AIPAC or beyond.


The AIPAC Fellows Program requires a two-year commitment from accepted applicants. Fellows will receive an annual salary package and benefits. Fellows will work out of offices in the metropolitan areas of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD or Los Angeles, CA. Applicants will be carefully evaluated through a multi-stage application and interview process.

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The oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain “hands on” un Congressional Fellowship Program Celebrating 61 Years of Expanding Knowledge of Congress.

Founded in 1953, the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship. More than fifty years later, the program remains devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress.

For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain “hands on” understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs. Through this unique opportunity, the Association enhances public understanding of policy-making and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.

Learn more:

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A fellowship competition designed to increase the number of minority Ph.D.’s in political science and to encourage institutions to provide financial assistance to them.Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former APSA President, Ralph J. Bunche, the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science by helping to:

  • Enhance participants’ writing, research, and analytical skills and make them more competitive applicants for graduate school admissions and financial assistance
  • Improve the students’ use of computers for statistical analysis of research data used in the study of political science
  • Expose interested and engaged students to issues in the discipline and profession of political science
  • Introduce participants to leading political scientists

Inform promising students about political science career opportunities and encourage applications to Ph.D. programs in political science.

The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.


Review eligibility requirements and application here.

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside City Hall? Questioned why your city chose its policing strategy? Pondered how your tax dollars were being spent? Wished you could decide what potholes got repaired and what roads got re-paved — and how quickly? Developed a new way to help underprivileged children in your community?

If you are a college senior or recent college graduate, here’s your chance to try your hand at running your city. Spend a year inside the highest levels of city government and see how it works from the inside out. Be part of the policy decisions, from creation to design to evaluation to implementation. Be a part of the solution. Be a City Hall Fellow.

Interested in applying for a future program? Want to be the first to know when that is? Fill out the below form and we’ll send you a reminder your senior year. We promise not to spam you.


Our primary initiative is a 12-month-long, post-college, pre-graduate school Fellowship program that integrates hands-on, full-time work local government work experience with intensive, comprehensive, real-politic-focused training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that influence local policy. Our Fellows spend their service year working on high-need, high-impact municipal initiatives in cities where they have personal ties.


We group Fellows in cohorts within a partner city or metropolitan region. During their service year, each Fellow works full-time as a special project assistant for a senior local government administrator or official. Fellows are matched to work placements based on the host government’s immediate needs and the Fellow’s skills. Our proprietary placement process ensures that new talent is spread throughout government agencies, not concentrated solely in high-profile political offices. Check out the Fellows’ bio pages to see the types of placements our Fellows have and the work they do.

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Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs who are interested in public service to work for the city of Washington, DC. Selected Fellows are appointed for 18-month during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies within the government operations, health and human services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or education clusters.

In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, our Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. Our program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.

Salary Range: Capital City Fellows receive an initial appointment in the Excepted Service pay schedule (ES-0301-4) at a salary of fifty-six thousand eight hundred twenty-one ($56,821) for the first year with a 4 percent increase in the second year contingent upon a satisfactory performance rating and funding.

Brief Description of Duties: Performs a variety of assignments designed specifically to continue enhancing the Capital City Fellow’s public service values, leadership knowledge and skills and managerial abilities in such areas as public policy making, planning and management issues relating to the mission of his/her assigned agency. Plans, organizes and executes tasks, assignments and responsibilities with minimal guidance. Organizes, leads, prepares and presents complex, analytical written documents and oral reports and briefings for officials at all operating levels of the city government. Develops and maintains contacts and liaisons with various senior officials and staff at all operating levels of the District government. Participates in required Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) activities including, but not limited to, seminars, policy briefings, brown bag lunches, site visits, and hearings. Completes CCFP assignments including, among other things, biweekly reports, presentations to other Fellows, agency and CCFP-specific Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and program evaluations.

An individualized job description/list of duties will be used in conjunction with this duty statement to fully define the nature and scope of the developmental assignment within the host agency.

Employment Benefits: This is a “time-limit”, Excepted Service Appointment Not-to-Exceed 18 months. Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government’s retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributors to CSR will resume upon reemployment. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the Capital City Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a master’s degree or will complete degree by October 2017
  • Ideal candidates have graduated within the last two to three years
  • 3.5 GPA required, waivers can be granted in exceptional cases
  • US Citizen or Legal Non-Citizen Resident status
  • Required to live in the District of Columbia within 180 days of appointment

For additional information about the Capital City Fellows Program, contact the DCHR Center for Learning and Development at (202) 442-9700 Option #2, via email at or visit our Capital City Fellows Program Facebook Page or

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The Charles Koch Institute’s semester-long fellow program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on paid policy experience while participating in focused professional education. In addition to hearing from leading policy experts each Wednesday, fellows come together in DC at the beginning and end of the program for professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

Through the program, fellows will find a full- or part-time internship with one of our partner organizations throughout the country. Roles are specifically geared toward a future career in policy and research analysis; however, we encourage applicants from all academic disciplines, as well as those with advanced degrees.

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The City of Chicago is strongly committed to improving public services for its citizens. Attaining this goal requires the hard work and dedication of qualified public service professionals. Recruiting highly qualified graduate level students, from universities across the country, has proven to be one of the best ways to attain this goal.

The Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program attracts bright, highly motivated individuals, gives them a broad overview of municipal government and provides a unique, “hands-on” experience. Fellows participate in budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of city government and work directly with Mayor’s Office staff. Mayoral Fellows are afforded an unparalleled opportunity to learn about public service and policy-making by directly contributing to the executive office of the City of Chicago.


Through the Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program, you may accomplish the following:

  • Develop new initiatives that keep Chicago green;
  • Research ways to keep Chicago affordable;
  • Work on workforce development initiatives targeting specific industries;
  • Outline best practices in public safety programs and youth engagement;
  • Research and compare housing-related policies in U.S. cities;
  • Create innovative solutions to traffic and infrastructure challenges;
  • Recommend ways to better integrate technology with City functions;
  • Analyze information on regional issues and Great Lakes policies;
  • Create new programs that connect City residents with the great cultural resources of Chicago.


The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program offers fellowships to students interested in learning about City government and public policy. The program provides an in-depth view of how City government operates. Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with the Mayor’s senior staff;
  • Research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago;
  • Draft memoranda on upcoming issues and new initiatives;
  • Interact with and attend meetings with Commissioners, Aldermen, senior-level staff from various City departments, and experts in a variety of policy fields;
  • Learn about the work and mission of the City’s departments through weekly presentations by department commissioners and senior level staff, and through guided tours of City facilities.
  • Attend press conferences, City Council hearings, senior staff meetings, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Develop “New Ideas” for policies and initiatives.


The Mayor’s Office encourages graduate students from all disciplines to apply. While there are no preferences to specific graduate fields or majors, the program seeks candidates who are enthusiastic to learn about city government and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community or public service. You must be a currently enrolled student at the time of employment in order to be eligible.

International students must have an F-1 Student Visa and must be a full-time student. International students are required to have a social security number/card which states “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION.” The college or university can assist international students with obtaining authorization.

(DHS = Department of Homeland Security).



Documents should be sent to:
Kathryn O’Connell
Office of the Mayor
City of Chicago
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 406
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Start Application here.

CBO’s visiting scholars strengthen vital links between the agency and the broader community of public policy analysts. Visiting scholars have a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic issues. The agency is especially interested in collaborating with scholars who specialize in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics, though it welcomes applications from analysts in all areas.

Visiting scholars conduct policy-related research, use the agency’s data and facilities, and collaborate daily with CBO’s staff members to contribute to the agency’s analysis. Visiting scholars also have access to professional development opportunities and are well-placed to draw on the resources and expertise found in the broader public policy community.

Meet some of our visiting scholars or continue reading here for more details about the program.


CBO has flexibility in setting appointment terms and conditions:

  • Appointment lengths can vary depending upon the project and individual circumstances
  • Full- or part-time schedules are available
  • Scholars can choose to be employed by CBO or to remain employed by their current institutions

All analysis is conducted at CBO’s office near Capitol Hill, and scholars are subject to the agency’s ethics and security requirements for the duration of their appointments.


Visiting scholars at CBO must have:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent education
  • Considerable expertise in the field
  • Commitment to analysis of real-world issues in public policy
  • Recognized research and publication record

For more information, please contact Nancy Fahey at 202-226-2628 or at

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The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) is a highly competitive, premier program for exceptional entry-level professionals looking for a career at DHS. Qualified candidates apply for a limited number of slots and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria. Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs.

Positions Individuals who possess graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for the following fellowships within the SHP:

  • Policy Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree. Candidates will provide direct assistance to top policymakers throughout DHS and will work side-by-side with experts in policy-focused areas and offices.
  • Management Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, organizational development or human resources.
  • Emergency Management Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree. Candidates will have an academic background that prepares graduates with strategic organizational management processes used to protect critical assets from hazards, man-made and natural disasters and facilitate recovery operations.

Application: Refer to website for additional information.

Positions: Several

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  1. Agency: Florida Executive Office of the Governor
  1. Description: The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program was created from the belief that the best way to ensure Florida’s greatness is to actively educate and cultivate its future leaders.This non-partisan program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government. As Fellows, participants fulfill roles of critical responsibility, interact closely with the state’s top leaders and employ their skills and abilities in a highly rewarding environment.
  1. Eligibility: Check agency website for details
  1. Length: Check agency website for details
  1. Payment: Check agency website for details
  1. Application: There are three steps in applying to be a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow. Early application is highly recommended.
    1. Request your university or college to send your official transcript to this address: Gubernatorial Fellows Program Executive Office of the Governor
    2. Collect three letters of recommendation. The best references are those who can speak to your qualities as a person, in addition to your accomplishments. Mail these letters to the address above.
    3. Complete the online application, which will be available each October.
  1. Positions: Unknown
  1. Contact:
    Kim McClure
    Executive Director
    850.717.9224 400 South Monroe Street
    The Capitol, 1604B
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

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Agency: The Hebert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship — a 501©(3) organization

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. To date, 165 fellowships have been awarded.


Click here for application information and requirements and here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking paid interns for its Maffucci Fellowship program. Fellows work closely with IJ’s activism and coalitions team, which fights to change the world at the grassroots through outreach, community organizing, training, coalition building, and public demonstrations—a unique brand of activism that reaches communities unaccustomed to hearing the message of freedom.

Fellows assist with exciting outreach projects and research, help track controversies and legislation across the country, and provide valuable administrative support to staff on activism campaigns. Fellows gain unique experience on the front lines of the fight for liberty with experienced activists and litigators. The duration of the Maffucci Fellowship is flexible, with a minimum commitment of three months. Undergraduates should attempt to obtain academic credit for their work. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Law students should apply to our clerkship program.

Candidates should possess exceptional writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, be attentive to detail, and have a strong commitment to individual freedom as well as an interest in property rights, free speech issues, school choice, and economic liberty.

To apply, please visit our employment website. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter listing contact information for two personal references using the “Add Cover Letter” feature, a resume, and a writing sample using the “Add Portfolio” feature. The writing sample must be between 400-600 words. Use Liberty in Action blog posts as a guide.

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Each year the Collegiate Network offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, year-long fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation’s leading publications. This highly competitive program is open to both CN members and non-members. The CN fellowship program is open to graduate and undergraduate students who have recently completed their studies, and pays stipends of approximately $35,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet. The CN pays summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for 10 weeks of work. The internship program is open to any rising sophomore, junior or senior, and does not have to be completed for college credit. In addition to a stipend, CN fellows and interns will have access to career development assistance both informally and formally through various events designed exclusively for participants, including an all-expenses paid conference in Washington, D.C. near the end of the summer.

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  1. Agency: International City/County Management Association
  1. Description: This highly competitive career-development opportunity places fellows in a full-time, full-access local government management-track position 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. Fellowships are available in a variety of local governments across the nation.
  1. Eligibility: 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.
  1. How do I apply?
    Students interested in applying and local governments interested in hosting a fellow should 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.

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The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded 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. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center’s Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

If you have any questions, please email

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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. They will explore how this framework is utilized to analyze policy implications of a variety of topics, (such as the Study of American Capitalism, State and Local Policy, Regulatory Studies, Technology Policy, Financial Markets, and Spending and Budget) during a series of colloquia where they will interact with Mercatus scholars that work on the cutting edge of 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. Bastiat Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. They can also re-apply to the fellowship each year of their studies.

If you have any questions, please email

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center’s Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

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The Mercatus MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy.

The Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship program is targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy—as researchers, policy analysts, journalists, etc.—are ideal candidates for this fellowship.

The total award of up to $80,000 (over two years) includes a monthly stipend, full tuition support (nine credits per semester), and practical experience conducting and disseminating research with Mercatus scholars and staff on pertinent policy issues.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics at George Mason University. Please complete the standard application for fall admission to the MA program in Economics at George Mason University, and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding.

If you have any questions, please email

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason Univeristy:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center’s Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

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The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree for those interested in careers as State Department Foreign Service Officers. The fellowship arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies and provides mentorship and professional development support. Participants can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2016, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The Rangel Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

There are two major components to the Rangel Program:

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission — the first of its kind in the world — that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leadership of both political parties.

As part of its mandate from Congress, USCIRF also monitors the U.S. government’s treatment of asylum seekers in Expedited Removal. For more information, please visit:

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  1. Agency: Veterans Affairs
  1. Description: Federal acquisition involves making purchases on behalf of Federal agencies, but it is also much more than that. Each day the United States Federal Government depends on competent women and men to buy necessary products and contract for services with the funds allocated by Congress. This role requires adeptness at many different business disciplines, such as strategic thinking, evaluation, law, negotiation and management. Each day acquisition professionals engage in sound decision-making to balance a myriad of details without losing site of the overall purpose: protecting and serving the American people. The acquisition workforce includes individuals who perform contracting, purchasing, partnering, and leveraging functions to support the accomplishment of an agency’s mission. (i.e. traditional contracting functions, requirements definition, assessment and oversight of contract performance, and technical and management direction)
  1. Eligibility: Post-graduate students in planning, public policy and related field
  1. Length: On average 2 years but the specific length varies
  1. Payment: Varies by agency
  1. Application: See website below for application details
  1. Positions: Varies; see website
  1. Contact: See website for information

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The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. Candidates compete for 18-month fellowship appointments during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies, including: the Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Forensic Sciences, Department of General Services, the Department of Energy and Environment, among many others.

In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, our Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. Our program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.

Salary Range: Capital City Fellows receive an initial appointment in the Excepted Service pay schedule (ES-0301-4) at a salary of fifty-six thousand eight hundred twenty-one ($56,821) for the first year with a 4 percent increase in the second year contingent upon a satisfactory performance rating and funding.

Brief Description of Duties: Performs a variety of assignments designed specifically to continue enhancing the Capital City Fellow’s public service values, leadership knowledge and skills and managerial abilities in such areas as public policy making, planning and management issues relating to the mission of his/her assigned agency. Plans, organizes and executes tasks, assignments and responsibilities with minimal guidance. Organizes, leads, prepares and presents complex, analytical written documents and oral reports and briefings for officials at all operating levels of the city government. Develops and maintains contacts and liaisons with various senior officials and staff at all operating levels of the District government. Participates in required Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) activities including, but not limited to, seminars, policy briefings, brown bag lunches, site visits, and hearings. Completes CCFP assignments including, among other things, biweekly reports, presentations to other Fellows, agency and CCFP-specific Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and program evaluations.

An individualized job description/list of duties will be used in conjunction with this duty statement to fully define the nature and scope of the developmental assignment within the host agency.

Employment Benefits: This is a “time-limit”, Excepted Service Appointment Not-to-Exceed 18 months. Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government’s retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributors to CSR will resume upon reemployment. Relocation expenses will not be paid.


To be eligible to participate in the Capital City Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a master’s degree
  • Ideal candidates have graduated within the last two to three years
  • 3.5 GPA required, waivers can be granted in exceptional cases
  • US Citizen or Legal Non-Citizen Resident status
  • Required to live in the District of Columbia within 180 days of appointment

For additional information about the Capital City Fellows Program, contact the DCHR Center for Learning and Development at (202) 442-9700 Option #2, via email at or visit our Capital City Fellows Program Facebook Page or

Visit their website for more information.

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Current Research Workshops

Current Research Workshops bring a late-stage graduate student, postdoc, or junior faculty member before an online panel of two distinguished scholars for a two-hour long video-based workshop based on paper feedback the commentators provide in advance.

Research Colloquia

Continuing the IHS legacy of fostering young intellectual thinking in classical liberal academics, IHS Research Colloquia allow graduate students to present their research in a conference-style setting to top scholars in their field. The colloquia present a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your papers with an emphasis toward publication readiness.

IHS Summer Seminars

IHS Summer Seminars will engage your mind and inspire you like no other college experience. Sessions will cover history, economics, philosophy and other disciplines from a libertarian perspective, offering new insights and inspiration for tackling the many issues facing our society. You’ll debate and discuss ideas with enthusiastic faculty and peers throughout the day and late into the night.

Advanced Topics in Liberty

The Advanced Topics in Liberty program is an invitation-only, discussion-based weekend conference series. These conferences feature in-depth, Socratic-style discussion about the ideas, questions, and challenges raised by a set of readings with a discussion leader and fifteen participants from various backgrounds.

Policy Research Seminars

A mixture of advanced graduate students, senior faculty members, and policy experts, engaging in scholarly discussions to facilitate scholarly connections and generate new ideas for research.

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  1. Agency: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
  1. Description: Internships are available in the fall, winter, and spring in the areas of economic policy, foreign and defense studies, social ad political studies, media affairs, The American magazine, publications editing, information systems, marketing and human resources. The internship offers opportunities for extensive interaction on an everyday basis in an arena with more than 50 of America’s most cited experts in the fields of politics and public policy.
  1. Required Documents
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample
    • Unofficial Transcripts
  1. Internship Dates: The dates of our internships are flexible in order to accommodate various school schedules, but in general, our schedule for the three internship terms is as follows:
    TermInternship LengthApplications PostedFallAugust through DecemberMarchWinter/SpringJanuary through MaySeptember of the previous calendar yearSummerMay through AugustNovember of the previous calendar yearWe accept interns on a rolling basis. We recommend that interested candidates submit their applications as early as possible.
  • Contact:
    1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
    2. 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
    3. Washington, D.C. 20036
  • Phone: (202) 862-5800
  • Fax: (202) 862-7177

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Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior.

Political science subfields include political theory, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. For a good cross section of the areas of study, see the list of APSA Organized Sections.

Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.


Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should consider studying political science.

Political science students can gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.


One key component of APSA’s mission is to support political science education and professional development. The links below provides resources and opportunities available to political science students.


Through its facilities and endowed funding programs, APSA’S Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs celebrates the past by investing in the future. Opened in 2003, the centenary of APSA’s establishment, the Centennial Center encourages individual research and writing in all fields of political science, facilitates collaboration among scholars working within the discipline and across the social and behavioral sciences and humanities, and promotes communication between scholars and policymakers.

The Centennial Center, its facilities, and research support programs continue to be made possible in part through the generous donations of APSA members.


Applications for the Fund for Latino Scholarship

The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino/a political scientists, and also supports research on Latino/a politics. Applications for the Fund for Latino Scholarship are open through Wednesday, June 15. For more information about the fund and how to apply, please click here.

The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. Funds can also be used to assist scholars in publishing their research. Grants can range in size from $500 to $10,000, depending upon the research fund.

Your membership with APSA must be active in order to be eligible for a grant. You do not need to be a member of our visiting scholar program in order to be eligible for a grant. Senior or junior faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Centennial Center research grant program here.

The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs houses several fellowship programs for ASPA members, all supported by generous donations and bequests.

Beryl Radin Pracademic Fellowship Program: This program provides APSA member academics in the fields of public policy and public administration with practical, hands-on experience off campus that recipients can take back to institutions and classrooms to help build bridges between the worlds of academe and applied politics. Read more about the Pracademic Program here.

Kenneth Sherrill Prize: The Prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposal for an empirical study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in political science. The purpose of the Prize is to encourage and enable empirical work on LGBT topics by graduate students, and broaden the recognition of this work within political science. Read more about the prize here.

William A. Steiger Fellowship: Incoming Congressional Fellows are eligible to apply for a grant from the William A. Steiger Fund for Legislative Studies to spend up to two months at the Centennial Center, carrying out a research project on legislative studies, in advance of the main fellowship year. APSA members interested in the Steiger Fellowship as part of their Congressional Fellowship experience must express their interest while applying for the Congressional Fellowship Program.

The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists scholars from the United States and abroad whose research and teaching would benefit from a stay in Washington, D.C. and access to the resources available in the nation’s capital.

The Center can host scholars for short periods to extended periods of time, ranging from weeks to months. All APSA members are eligible to use the Center. Senior or junior faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Visiting Scholar Program here.


The American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health policy specialists, and international scholars to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work.

The program lasts nine months, beginning in November and ending in mid-August. Fellows spend the month of November in an intensive orientation where they participate in daily seminars with policy specialists, congressional staffers, scholars, and journalists. After orientation Fellows work on a congressional staff of their choosing.

Through this unique opportunity, the American Political Science Association enhances public understanding of policy-making and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.

Learn more:

Support the Congressional Fellowship Program

The Congressional Fellowship is endowed by MCI and receives support from our sponsor organizations and friends and alumni of the program. Donate today to the Congressional Fellowship Annual Fund!


Achieving diversity and inclusion in political science is a priority for the American Political Science Association. Recognizing the many differences, among them — demographic, substantive, intellectual, pedagogical, methodological, and institutional — and leveraging this variation is critical not only to the success of individual political scientists but to the strength and longevity of the disciplinary enterprise. The individual and collective creativity and innovation required for disciplinary responses to an ever-changing world depend on our ability to harness the variety of unique contributions and differences in our research, teaching, and service. The role of APSA is to facilitate this endeavor.


Apply for the Fund for Latino Scholarship. Deadline: June 15, 2016
The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also supports research on Latino/a politics across the discipline. Learn more.

The APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Celebrates 30 years!
Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner, former APSA President, and the first African American to receive a PhD in political science, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, for thirty years the RBSI program has been educating and training students to pursue academic careers in political science by enhancing writing, research, and analytical and statistical skills used in political science; exposing participants to the significant questions in the discipline and profession of political science. To date there are over 500 alumni, over 100 of which have earned PhDs.

New APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring 2016 Round
APSA announces a new spring cycle of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program for first and second year political science PhD students from underrepresented backgrounds. Fellows will be announced in June 2016.

Resources for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion


Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Minority Fellows Program is a fellowship provides support for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to and currently enrolled in doctoral programs in political science.

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) is an annual five-week program designed to introduce undergraduate students from under represented racial/ethnic groups or students interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups to the world of graduate study and to encourage application to PhD programs. This is the 30th year of RBSI excellence! The 2016 RBSI program, held at Duke University, runs from May 29-June 20, 2016.

Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP)
Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP) is a collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs in political science that connects undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in, or show potential for, graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students.

APSA Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Program connects undergraduate, graduate students, and junior faculty to experienced and senior members of the profession for professional development mentoring.

Fund of Latino Scholarship
The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics. 2016 Application deadline: June 15, 2016.

Awarding Excellence in the Profession

  • Ralph J. Bunche Award [$1,000]: For the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year on ethnic and cultural pluralism.
  • Victoria Schuck Award [$1,000]: For the best book published in the previous calendar year on women and politics.
  • All APSA Awards: Books, Career, Dissertation, Papers/Articles


The David N. Kershaw Award and Prize is offered every other year if a suitable recipient is identified. Funding for the award comes from a memorial endowment established following the death of David N. Kershaw and managed by independent trustees. The award was established to honor persons who, at under the age of 40, have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management. David Kershaw was the first president of Mathematica Policy Research; he died of cancer at the age of 37.

The award consists of a commemorative medal and a cash prize of $10,000. This prize is among the largest awards made to recognize contributions related to public policy and social science.

A nominee must be under the age of 40 at the time the nomination is made (but not necessarily at the time the award is bestowed). A person may be nominated again if not selected for the current award. Any body of work will be considered, although the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. The selection committee may decide not to make an award in any particular year. Joint awards for a single contribution will be considered where the contribution can be clearly identified and attributed.

According to the rules governing the award endowment, the selection committee always consists of the president of Mathematica Policy Research, the president of APPAM, and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee’s current address, email address, and phone number) should include a nominating essay, the c.v./resume of the nominee and written evidence of the nominee’s contribution in the form of an article, book, report or other appropriate evidence. The latter requirement is to provide convincing evidence of the nominee’s responsibility for the contribution identified. Nominations should be emailed to Paul Decker, President, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. at or sent by regular mail at PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, or by delivery service at 600 Alexander Park, Princeton, NJ 08540.


The Exemplar Award recognizes the work of an individual who has made major contributions to public policy by valuing the knowledge resident in academia and using research and analysis to craft innovative solutions to policy problems. This award serves to recognize extraordinary skills in policymaking and serve as a counterpart to those awards recognizing outstanding research. The award was created by APPAM’s Policy Council in 2013 to draw attention to the important role individuals play in connecting research and policy in the policymaking process.

Given annually at the Fall Research Conference, the Exemplar Award provides the recipient a chance to deliver a talk or other program deemed appropriate by the President-elect for the conference’s programming. The recipient will receive a plaque, $2,500 cash award, and travel and lodging for attending the conference.

Nominees for this award should be those who successfully link knowledge and discovery to practical applications that can be implemented successfully for the public good. Only APPAM members may nominate an individual. Nominations must be accompanied by a written description of the significant contributions by the nominee over time and should involve high-level, complex issues. A small committee of three members from the Association’s Policy Council, selected by APPAM’s President, will review all nominations and make a recommendation.

Awardees possess the following characteristics:

  • Values intellectual rigor.
  • Holds own work to highest standards.
  • Works across political perspectives.
  • Demonstrates a strong moral and ethical character.
  • Fosters mutual respect.
  • Seeks innovative approaches to policy problems.
  • Sought out by peers for his/her counsel and advice.

A letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s accomplishments should be sent to Tara Sheehan,

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 29th.


APPAM created the Raymond Vernon Memorial award in 1985. All funding for the award comes from a special grant to APPAM from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Initially called the Vernon Prize, the title was amended to add “Memorial” after Raymond Vernon died in August 1999. Among his many lifetime accomplishments, Vernon contributed to the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after World War II, led the development team for the Peanut M&M ™, was among the first to conduct quantitative analyses of stock markets using computers, served on the faculty of the Harvard University Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).

APPAM seeks to recognize excellence in research by annually selecting a research paper published in the current volume of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management to receive the Vernon Memorial Prize.

The author(s) of the winning article share a cash award in the amount of $1,000 in addition to a certificate, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, and recognition in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. A separate grant covering travel costs to the Fall Research Conference also will be provided to one author.

Any research article accepted for publication in the current volume of the journal is eligible for the award.

The journal’s editorial office and current editor are in charge of the selection process, including the appointment of three persons to serve as the prize selection committee. The committee reviews all research articles that are scheduled for publication in the current volume of the journal.


The APPAM Policy Council approved creation of this award on March 30, 2007. There is no external funding for this award and the recipients do not receive cash prizes.

APPAM seeks to reward and encourage excellence in research by new/emerging scholars as represented among the poster sessions delivered at the Annual Fall Research Conference.

Up to three poster presentations will be recognized each year through this award. The presenters of the winning poster sessions each will receive a custom prize ribbon created specifically for the award.

All poster sessions presented at the Fall Research Conference will be eligible for the award provided that they are presented in person during one of the three poster sessions.

A selection committee of three people will be appointed by APPAM to review the posters on display at the conference, attend the poster presentations, and, at the conclusion of the presentations, select up to three posters to receive the award, one per poster session.


The APPAM Policy Council approved this award on April 8, 2005. Funding for the award comes from an endowment managed by the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. This endowment welcomes additional donations. The University of Maryland School of Public Policy hosts a separate website for the Rossi Award,

The Rossi award honors the lifetime achievements of Peter Rossi (1921–2006) by recognizing important contributions to the theory or practice of program evaluation. The award may be for a recent paper, publication, or for an entire body of work.

The 2016 winner will receive a plaque, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, reimbursement for travel expenses to the meeting, and a cash award in the amount of $2,000.

Any recent paper, publication or entire body of work will be considered however, the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. When appropriate, joint awards will be made for co-authored works or joint products. The paper, publication, or body of work may involve any aspect of planning, conducting, or analyzing evaluations of social programs and may be directed to lay or professional audiences. The work should reflect the importance of precision and objectivity in setting the evaluation framework, design, execution, and reporting, as well as the value of evidence-based presentation or translation for varied audiences. Illustrative examples include works on the state of evaluation or knowledge in a particular substantive field, new approaches to program evaluation, and program evaluation and its role in the political decision-making process.

The selection committee is chaired by Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland, and includes two former presidents of APPAM and two past Rossi awardees, to serve for staggered, three-year terms.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee’s current address, e-mail address, and phone number) should detail the work’s contributions to the field of evaluation and should include the paper or relevant parts of the body of work. Nominations should be e-mailed to Professor Besharov,


The fellowship will support the travel and participation of up to 25 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2016 APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 3 -5, in Washington, DC. While at the conference, the fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee at a Fellowship Breakfast, recognizing them, their accomplishments and bright futures. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and professionals during the conference. The goal of this fellowship program is to introduce recipients to the world of public policy and APPAM, and foster a lifelong affiliation and engagement with both.


  • PhD or Master’s students enrolled in a policy related program at an institution of higher education.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to 2 – 4 hours of volunteering at the Fall Research Conference. Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to, session blogging/live tweeting, performing room counts, and drafting session summaries.
  • Student applicants must be members of a racial or ethnic minority group that is significantly under-represented in public policy, such as the racial or ethnic groups indicated in the application.

Application Requirements

  • A 750-word statement on the student’s academic training and professional goals, why attending the APPAM Fall Research Conference is important to their professional development, and how they see themselves contributing to the APPAM community now and in the future. Applicants should also touch on how their background, life experience, and/or scholarship will bring greater diversity to the field.
  • Letter of recommendation/support from a professor.
  • Resume or CV.

The full application can be found here. There are boxes to cut and paste the statement, letter of recommendation and resume/CV but there are space restrictions. If you cannot paste any of the items into the provided boxes, please email the items to Tara Sheehan,

Any questions regarding the fellowship or the application process should be directed to Tara Sheehan, APPAM Executive Director, or 202.496.0130, ext. 25.


The APPAM Policy Council approved this award on April 8, 2005. Funding for the award comes from the Spencer Foundation, created by Lyle M. Spencer in 1962 to “investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world.”

The Spencer Foundation Lecture recognizes noteworthy contributions through research and analysis in the field of education policy and management.

The winner will deliver the lecture at the APPAM Fall Research Conference. In addition, the winner receives $5,000 and support for travel expenses, and APPAM and the Spencer Foundation may arrange to publish the lecture. The recipient is expected to produce a written version of the lecture within a reasonable time after the public presentation.

Any body of work will be considered, although the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. The selection committee may decide not to make an award in any particular year.

The selection committee for the lecture consists of three people appointed by APPAM and two persons appointed by the Spencer Foundation.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee’s current address, email address, and phone number) should detail the contributions made by the work to the field of education policy and management, and should include examples of the body of work.

A letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s accomplishments should be sent to Tara Sheehan,

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Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a graduate student.

Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent 9-12 months before the desired start date.

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Learn about the process of health policy development by working directly with policy-makers in both the public and private sectors. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period beginning in June.


  • The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve month period beginning in June.
  • The Fellowship offers a postgraduate experience to a master’s or doctoral degree graduate of any school or program housed in a college or university that is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
  • There is no limit on the number of students who may apply from a department or school.

Application materials should be submitted directly to the Winston Fellowship by the applicant no later than 5:00 pm Pacific Time on October 16, 2016. There is no limit to the number of individuals that may apply from a single program. The application requires the following:

  • A current resume.
  • statement of interest that details your motivation for a career in health policy, a description of what you hope to gain from the Fellowship, and how your experiences and education will complement the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. The statement should not exceed 1,200 words.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from a current faculty member, one from a current or former supervisor, employer, or preceptor, and one from an individual who is knowledgeable about your academic and/or leadership experience.
  • Academic transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts may be photocopies and need not be sent through the university. Online grade reports will not be accepted unless sent directly from the registrar. A key to interpret coding on transcripts must accompany transcripts that do not use the A-F grading format.
  • A narrative synopsis of your community involvement, including past and current extracurricular and volunteer activities in the community and on campus. Do not exceed one page.


  • Current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA member graduate program or affiliated health policy program. A minimum of five courses must have been completed in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be scheduled to complete the didactic portion of their degree not later than December of the year following the awarding of the scholarship.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Scholars are selected based on expressed and demonstrated commitment to health policy, leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and long term career interest in health policy.


  • A resume detailing both professional and extracurricular activities.
  • A personal statement detailing the applicant’s interest in and commitment to health policy and how they intend to pursue policy within their career. This statement should be roughly one and one half single spaced pages in length and should provide detail on what experiences in your life have directed you towards a career in health policy and what your future career aspirations are. The statement should outline how your academic preparation has and will continue to prepare you for a career in health policy.
  • Undergraduate and graduate registrar-issued transcripts (at least one full-time equivalent semester of graduate work in health management or health policy must appear on graduate transcript).
  • Two letters of nomination. One letter must be from a faculty member in your degree program. The second letter must be from a preceptor or employer. Both letters should be on letterhead, signed, and speak specifically to your qualifications for this scholarship.

Many distinguished attorneys began their careers through the Attorney General’s Honors Program — the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.


Eligibility is generally limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation and who meet additional eligibility requirements.


Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices hire entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. The number of entry-level attorney positions varies from year to year. Review the list of the components participating this year.


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

Every year the Department hires a significant number of entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. Selectees represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from law schools throughout the country. The Honors Program is centrally managed by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, but each participating component reviews the applications submitted and makes independent hiring decisions.


We highly recommend that applicants read the application tips and checklist and assemble requested information before starting the online application [external link]. If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis at (202) 514-3397 for assistance. If you have questions related to the on-line application or need technical assistance, please click the “Avue Dojo” link at the top right of the application or call the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 (available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).


If you are selected for an interview for the Honors Program, see Honors Program Interviews for information about selection, the notification process, interview and travel schedules, and reimbursement.

Also see Component Contacts, Pre-Interview Submissions, and Interview Locations.


  • Salary, Promotion, and Benefits Information
  • Conditions of Employment (Hiring Process, Policies, Requirements)
  • Components, Offices and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices
  • Disability Hiring

EEOC hires in many locations around the country for investigators, mediators, attorneys and administrative and clerical positions. listed at USAJOBS See USAJobs.Gov for a list of current vacancies.


  • Investigators who perform work involving the handling of inquiries and complaints of employment discrimination under the federal statutes enforced by the EEOC.
  • General Attorney, Trial Attorney, Administrative Judge and Law Clerk positions handling civil rights cases and appeals.
  • Mediators who process charges through the Alternative Dispute Resolution process to settlement.
  • Administrative and Clerical support positions handling incoming phone calls, correspondence and document management.
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) positions including most managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above General Schedule (GS) grade 15 or equivalent positions.
  • In addition, EEOC hires Information Technology Specialists, Program Analysts, Management Analysts and more…

Bilingual skills in any of these occupations are often desired.


EEOC’s job vacancies are listed at USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government, along with information on how to apply.


Many EEOC offices have internships available throughout the year.


EEOC’s Internal EEO Program

Employees and applicants for employment with the EEOC who believe that they have been discriminated against by an EEOC employment decision because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or reprisal may pursue such claims through the discrimination complaint process administered by the EEOC’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

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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, PhD students, and junior faculty, both tenure track and non-tenure track.

The Fund is awarded on a rolling basis and can be used to cover travel, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentations at academic or professional conferences
  • Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
  • Travel to archives or libraries for research
  • Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
  • Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Please note, Hayek Fund awards cannot be used solely for conference attendance. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

The Hayek Fund is an exclusive award for graduate students and junior faculty who are alumni of IHS programs and events.

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The $575 Richard Acker Creation Care Scholarship is provided each year for those students interested in pursuing a career related to environmental studies, policy or law.

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David M. Wodynski Memorial Fellowship

Fast Track Your Future in Local Government Management

The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth – not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

About the MAP Program

Introduction to the Management Assistant Program (MAP)

Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program is the longest-running nationally ranked municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program is designed to attract, develop and retain innovative local government practitioners. It offers an intense and fulfilling paid one-year apprenticeship to individuals who have earned (or will earn by July 2016) a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. The program consists of four, three-month department rotations. Management Assistants will have one rotation each in the City Manager’s Office and the Department of Financial Management. The other two rotations will be in areas where the City Manager has identified critical projects that the Management Assistant can help support, while meeting the interests of the program participants. These assignments are designed to give the Management Assistant a broad, positive experience in municipal government while providing resources to areas the City Manager has determined to be high priority. Dedicated rotation programs with the Harbor Department, Community Development, or Water Department may also be available.

A Day in the Life of a Management Assistant

On a daily basis Management Assistants are asked to perform a variety of tasks. These may include attending meetings with staff at multiple levels of the organization, analyzing current City policies and procedures, writing memos to managers and supervisors, preparing council correspondence, researching best practices and other background material, coordinating meetings, preparing presentations, working with consultants, preparing Request for Proposals (RFP), attending community meetings, or conducting site visits.

Management Assistants also attend City Council, management policy, project-specific and department specific meetings. They may also attend in-house, local and regional professional conferences during the year, as well as receive mentoring from a Department Director who helps provide professional guidance and advice.

Examples of Assignments

Management Assistants are considered key members of the City management team and are given assignments in critical areas that develop report writing, research, presentation and analytical skills to prepare them for a successful career in city management. The City is currently undergoing considerable transformation, as it strives to resolve financial challenges while fostering an environment of governmental transparency and optimization. Participants in the program have played an important role in this process.

Each department rotation is unique and host departments involve Management Assistants in a range of projects and processes, from budget development and analysis to optimization projects and City-wide strategic initiatives. For example, the Management Assistant assigned to a rotation in the Department of Development Services may work on optimizing the permit process whereas the Management Assistant assigned to the Department of Health & Human Services may work on coordinating bio-terrorism efforts across the City. Another Management Assistant assigned to the City Manager’s Office may work on an implementation plan for the City-wide performance management initiative whereas another Management Assistant assigned to the Department of Public Works may work on optimizing the City’s towing operations.

Examples of Past Projects

Previous Management Assistants have assisted in:

  • Developing and implementing the Financial Strategic Plan, a comprehensive plan to address the City’s structural deficit
  • Developing a new Performance Management Program for City operations
  • Providing project management for major optimization studies including Fire Services, Code Enforcement, Emergency Dispatch, Fleet Services, Crossing Guards, and Reprographics, Technology Services, Development Permit & Business License Process, City Communications and Health Insurance
  • Preparing the annual budget as part of the Budget Office team
  • Preparing reports for the Mayor and City Council regarding various policy issues
  • Presenting information to various boards, commissions and neighborhood associations as part of the City’s enhanced focus on community outreach
  • Leading key technology initiatives including customer relationship management and workforce projects

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  1. Agency: The Washington Center for Internships and Academics Seminars
  1. Description: This program has been developed as a partnership between TWC and the Department of Commerce
    Description: This program consists of 3 main components: and internship, academic courses and a leadership forum. Interns become involved in projects and diverse settings located all over Washington, D.C. International internship opportunities are also available.
  1. Eligibility: Postgraduate Professional Development Program applicants must have received their most recent college degree within 18 months of the start of the program or be currently enrolled in graduate school. They do not receive academic credit and do not need liaison or sponsor approval.
  1. Length: 1 semester
  1. Payment: Program fee is between $2,000 and $3,000. The housing fee ranges from $3,000 to $4,000. Financial assistance is available.
  1. Application: Application fee of $60 applies plus as nonrefundable deposit of $250
  1. Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.
  1. Positions: Varies by year and number of applicants
  1. Phone: (202) 238-7900
  1. Toll-Free: 1-800-486-8921

The Young Leaders Program promotes the mission of The Heritage Foundation to the next generation by developing and implementing outreach to younger audiences. We offer young conservatives from around the country Washington, DC’s best internship program. Through our Young Leaders Program Facebook Page and our Student Virtual Think Tank, young conservatives can interact with Heritage policy experts on their campuses. For those visiting Washington, the Young Leaders Program will host a briefing about Heritage and policy issues.

Contact for more information

As a current student or a graduate of the Robertson School of Government, you have access to an expanding professional network, targeted job opportunities and information on key events offered throughout the country.

These services provide valuable resources, tools and opportunities necessary for continued personal and professional development. RSG Career Services will assist you with practical advice and insight, information on how to initiate an internship, job links and much more.

RSG students can access additional career information located on the Government and Politics Career Page on the Alumni Association site. Registration is simple. Visit Regent University’s Office of Alumni online to update your contact information and stay networked.

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Contact NameLisa Olson
Mailing AddressRobertson School of Government
1000 Regent University Drive
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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M.A. in Government, ’11

Michael Baylous, M.A. in Government, ’11, Regent University.

Serving for 19 years as a West Virginia State Trooper, First Sergeant Michael Baylous credits his philosophy of law enforcement to an episode of old sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. In the episode, Deputy Barney Fife is giving testimony to an judge in a hearing concerning Sheriff Taylor’s competency. Barney states that Andy’s philosophy is, “When you’re a lawman and you’re dealing with people, sometimes you do a whole lot better if go not so much by the book but by the heart.” Baylous perceives the fictional character Sheriff Andy Taylor understood what it meant to be a true servant leader. Baylous says, “I try to perform the duties of my profession with the heart of a servant leader. In my opinion, the job description of a law enforcement officer can simply be defined as ‘to serve and protect.’ Each time I address a cadet class at the West Virginia State Police Academy, I pass on my philosophy of law enforcement.”

Currently a spokesperson for the West Virginia State Police, Baylous has many opportunities to utilize the skill sets he gained while a student at Regent’s Robertson School of Government. Regularly interviewed by television, radio, and print media, Baylous says “My course of study at Regent significantly improved my communication skills. In my interviews, I always answer questions from my Christian, conservative worldview. I have found that most people appreciate such candidness.”

A former United States Marine Officer candidate, Baylous sustained an injury that closed that door. He considered law school, but that did not work out either. He says the failure of those plans were part of a bigger plan that led him on the path to Regent. He says in hindsight, “God had a better plan.”

While at RSG, Sgt. Baylous developed research acumen he was able later to apply at his state police’s Planning and Research Section. One study that he completed focused on assaults on officers. The research discovered that aggravated and simple assaults on law enforcement officers in West Virginia have been steadily increasing in recent years. Baylous’s findings increased media coverage and encouraged legislators to support increased funding for the department.

Baylous also speaks very highly of his relationship with RSG faculty member, Dr. Gary Roberts. Working closely with Roberts on a research project, a strong relationship ensued. Baylous,a husband and father of four says, “My wife told me that she saw more spiritual growth in my life during that class than any other time in my life. Professor Roberts and I have continued that friendship beyond the classroom.”

He says, “It was clear to me that the faculty was going to give me every opportunity to succeed and graduate. It was also clear that they were willing to assist me in discovering and achieving God’s will for my life. In doing so, we allow our light to shine in an otherwise dark world.”

M.A. in Government, ’12

Hannah Bell, M.A. in Government, ’12, Regent University.

Hannah Bell was 8 years old when she first stood in Robertson Hall on Regent University’s campus during a visit with her parents. That’s when God told her she would be back one day. Little did she know it would be to attend the Robertson School of Government, and it would put her on a path to inspire generations of other young leaders.

Hannah earned a master’s in government with a concentration in American government and public administration. As an online student, she relied on email and phone calls to build relationships with her professors—and was impressed by how available they were.

“They care about you more than just intellectually,” she says. “They care about you as a person and how you are doing.”

Hannah also enjoyed that her professors connected topics in the classroom to one’s calling as a Christian. “They would give real-life lessons and then connect that with God’s purpose for your life in a culturally relevant manner,” she explains.

Even before she graduated in May 2012, she was ready to apply all she was learning. She felt God calling her to build up the next generation of leaders. With her dad’s encouragement, she developed a nonprofit organization and planned a conference for young adults age 18-29. The enVision Conference, launched in 2011, helps young adults find their God-given purpose and empowers them to accomplish it.

“I think this generation really wants to have an impact in people’s lives and do something that is going to help people on an individual basis,” she says.

The annual conference brings together students, young professionals and dynamic speakers for workshops and networking. Her goal is to equip attendees to become servant leaders and leave a lasting legacy in their communities.

As she began to develop the organization, Hannah turned to her Regent professors for guidance. “So many of my professors and the staff functioned as mentors,” she recalls. “Then once I was done with the program, they looked at me as a colleague. It is a really unique and very special way they approach education.”
She hopes to expand her ministry and host conferences across the nation and around the world. Just as her education at Regent emphasized identifying God’s purpose for her life, she seeks to pass that vision to others.

“We have to realize God has created us as individuals to take the skills He has given us to impact other people’s lives,” she shares. “I want to raise up the next generation of leaders who, wherever they are called, will raise a standard of excellence.”
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M.A. in Government, ’14

Keelyn Geoghean, current student, Robertson School of Government, Regent University.

911 – What is your emergency?” For five years, this was the call Keelyn Geoghean answered hundreds of times as a professional Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). As a first responder, she dealt with accidents and other life-threatening situations. While providing immediate care to patients as an EMT can be stressful, she says, “I truly enjoyed working as an EMT; I was challenged in many ways.”

Looking back, she says being an EMT taught her that small acts of kindness, a simple smile, and being courteous makes all the difference in the world when serving people.

Upon her arrival at Regent’s School of Government after five years of working, Geoghean found getting back into the mindset of graduate school a challenge. But, the professors helped: “All of my professors have such a passion for what they are teaching and it is contagious,” she says. “RSG professors have first-hand knowledge about the subjects they teach. They emphasize that we can make moral arguments in the public sphere.”

During her first semester, Geoghean applied and was accepted to represent Regent University as a Student Alumni Ambassador (SAA). SAA is a volunteer organization that works to foster strategic, yet effective communication within an established support network between the students, alumni and the public.

This has allowed her to demonstrate Regent University hospitality to many guests while attending world-class events. For instance, she served at Regent’s Clash of the Titans event, featuring former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, former Senator Rick Santorum, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

She came to Regent armed with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Messiah College. Geoghean is inspired by the public service example of her favorite political figure, George Washington. She notes, “He was a strong man of God who led his life by example showing that a great leader is a servant first.”

M.A. in Government, ’10

Javkhlantugs Ganbaatar, M.A. in Government, ’10, Regent University.

In 2008, a continent away from Virginia Beach, Javkhlantugs Ganbaatar (’10) was inspired by Regent University and the motto: “Christian Leadership to Change the World.” Today, Ganbaatar is back in his native Mongolia aspiring to live out this motto as an advisor of external affairs for the largest mining company in Mongolia. Ganbaatar routinely advises Parliament members and government agencies regarding national energy policies and Mongolia’s political climate.

Prior to his current position, Ganbaatar worked as a political analyst with the same company. “Thanks to the intensive requirement of working on research papers and exercises of critical thinking and analysis at RSG, I was able to analyze the political environment here and write political reports without any major headaches,” Ganbaatar says.

Crossing the ocean to become a student at the School of Government, Ganbaatar stresses the importance of Regent University’s international reputation: “Regent University has an excellent reputation that enables our alumni to work nationally (in the U.S.) or internationally in public offices or prestigious organizations after they graduate.” He notes his experience of mentorship with the RSG faculty who provided advice and support were invaluable.

Ganbaatar says he had great experiences as a student, such as “being taught by Distinguished Professor Charles Dunn (former Fulbright chairman) and Dr. Doug Walker (former UN economist), serving as the RSG Student Chaplain, interning at the United Nations headquarters, and being part of the annual Reagan Symposium were great rewards for me.” When he graduated in 2010, Javkhlantugs received the RSG Outstanding Service Award for his service as RSG chaplain.

As a student, he led the Executive Board of the International Students’ Organization at Regent. “My fellow board members were from India, Bolivia, and Brazil, and I worked to build a great team so we could successfully meet the challenge of re-instituting the International Festival. I also had an opportunity to serve as one of the Student Alumni Ambassadors, which gave me lots of opportunities and adventures,” he says.

Ganbaatar says his most challenging class was Congressional Leadership. “Dr. Dunn required hard work, and had very high expectations of his students. However, I enjoyed every minute of his class.”

While interning at the UN Headquarters in New York City as a delegate for an NGO, Ganbaatar says he learned a great deal regarding advocacy and lobbying. Ganbaatar was also able to secure an internship with an U.S. Congressman in Washington D.C. who advises Mongolian Parliament members.

Inspired by such political figures as Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan, Ganbaatar seeks to become a great leader for Mongolia. In 2011, he had the opportunity to meet the President of Mongolia, “Our president is fighting to strengthen democracy and the rule of law after our countries communist rule,” says Ganbaatar.

Since there is a presidential election in Mongolia this year, Ganbaatar will be busy monitoring the election and engaging with multiple stakeholders. With a passion to raise up future leaders for his nation to positively influence their local communities, Ganbaatar’s main focus is to excel in his work and continue to learn about Mongolian politics, while walking out his faith as a witness to the people surrounding him.

M.A. in Government, ’13

Nathan Gill, current student, School of Government, Regent University.

Earning his M.A. in Government, Nathan Gill aspires to continue his educational journey by earning his Ph.D. and one day become a professor of history and political thought. “God has used my time here are Regent to broaden my concept of what Christian higher education can and should be,” says Gill.

Raised in rural upstate New York, Gill longs to return to his roots to make a difference. Homeschooled along with his three brothers, Gill says his early education fueled his love of great books, history and politics. Motivated to make a difference by the economic downturn of 2008 and its devastating effect on a family business, Gill worked for his local U.S. congressman. His work helping people in small business eventually led him to Regent.

“I ultimately realized politics’ inability to deliver on its promises to solve the root causes in society,” says Gill. Rejecting an offer to work in D.C. on Capitol Hill, Gill ended up at the Robertson School of Government hoping to prepare himself to make a more long-lasting impact on government through education.

Upon his arrival at Regent, Gill began working as a graduate assistant for Dr. Jeffry Morrison, an expert in American political thought. Gill says, “If I had to choose one highlight of my time here at Regent, it is my working experience with Professor Morrison as a research assistant. Working with him has taught me first-hand how to honor God with my mind.” Gill believes the personal relationships students have with faculty members sets RSG apart from other higher education institutions.

Gill says Morrison has been instrumental in his decision to pursue a Ph.D. Gill says, “Aspiring Ph.D.’s face tremendous pressure to relegate their faith to Sunday mornings. Learning from scholars like Dr. Morrison has helped me to learn to talk about my faith intelligently and in terms other academics can understand,” says Gill.

M.A. in Government, ’12

Gabrielle Jackson, M.A. in Government, ’12, Regent University.

She moves fast and with vision: California native and recent RSG graduate Gabrielle Jackson has landed in the nation’s capital working for The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics (IFWE). She completed her M.A. in Government in December 2012, taking most of her coursework online.

Jackson, a former California Senate Fellow worked in the California State Legislature. Accepted into the competitive Capital Fellows program, Jackson was awarded a year-long fellowship to engage in policy-making and public service in the California state government.

“I cut my teeth on politics as a Senate Fellow. My time in the Senate provided me insight into the inner-working of the political world that few experience. I worked on many issues including tax and education reform, banking and finance and legislation that helped at-risk youth earn their GED,” she says. “My time in the Legislature reinforced my beliefs about the importance of being a Christian and standing up for truth.”

A first generation college graduate, Jackson graduated suma cum laude from William Jessup University with a degree in Public Policy and Theology. When deciding to pursue her Master’s degree, the Robertson School of Government was her choice.

Jackson began her education with Regent as an online student while working full-time for a California senator. As a full-time student in the School of Government, she learned to juggle the workload of a demanding career and graduate school.

“I did my degree entirely online which allowed me to incorporate my academics with my profession making my graduate experience at Regent incredibly relevant,” she says. “I could write a paper over the weekend on taxation policy and public budgeting systems and then apply it on the job on Monday. Not many programs can beat that.”

Concerned about the online learning experience, Jackson says her questions were answered by the excellent quality of the Regent online programs, which are ranked among the best nationally by U.S. News and World Report magazine. “Being a distance student, I had concerns about lacking the community and the interaction of a traditional classroom,” she says.

But the personal telephone call from RSG Professor Philip Bom a day after the end of a legislation session demonstrated RSG’s faculty commitment to non-traditional students. That she was she was looking for.

Jackson is thinking ahead — her aspirations include starting a think-tank that equips Millennials to develop real world solutions to challenges facing America. She observes, “I believe in the power of generational collaboration and utilizing the skills and expertise of young and old alike to discover creative and pragmatic approaches to political and societal challenges. I also have a strong passion to inspire others and help them discover their destiny.”

Master of Public Administration, ’13

Theresa Judge. current student, Master of Public Administration, Regent University.

The PhD Project, an award-winning program designed to create diversity in corporate management, invited Regent University Robertson School of Government student (now alumna) Theresa Judge to participate in their annual conference. The conference exposed Judge and the other candidates to more than 100 doctoral-level programs across the country.

The PhD Project was created in 1994 to address the severe under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans in management by diversifying business school faculty. According to The PhD Project, a diverse faculty encourages more minorities to pursue business degrees, thereby increasing the pool of minority applicants for positions in today’s multicultural corporate environment.

Judge joined other qualified candidates at the two and a half-day conference where they heard from deans, professors and current minority doctoral students about the benefits of pursuing a business Ph.D.

“I learned that the pursuit of a doctoral degree is a challenging, yet rewarding experience,” Judge said. “I was able to gain insight on the lifecycle of a doctoral candidate when I attended a panel consisting of first, second and third year doctoral students. I also had the opportunity to interact with scholars and professors during small workshops focused on my desired area of study, organizational behavior. Throughout the conference, we were given advice from admissions counselors, participated in a GMAT seminar, and attended a college fair where we met representatives from AACSB accredited business schools from across the country.”

During her time as a student in RSG, she served as president of the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) and took classes through Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership to help prepare her for pursuing a business-related Ph.D. Attending the conference strengthened her commitment to pursue a Ph.D. and developed her understanding of the importance of having a diverse representation of scholars in this field.

M.A. in Public Policy, ’98

Larry Mayes, M.A. in Public Policy, ’98

Having achieved a number of professional goals in the financial industry, Larry Mayes ’98 was looking for a change. He began to reexamine his life and future following his mother-in-law’s death from cancer.

“I remember thinking, ‘At the end of the day, if I were to die what would my tombstone say? Here lies a mortgage broker?’ It seemed cold,” Mayes recalls.

That’s when he decided to begin a new career. A friend suggested he attend Regent University’s Robertson School of Government. He was immediately drawn by the school’s integration of faith with rigorous academics.

“I was fascinated by the idea that you could reconcile faith and reason,” Mayes explains. “In my experience there was always a clash. I was confronted either by no reason or by a faith that accelerated to absolutely nothing. The intellectual pursuit for truth I found at Regent was very appealing to me.”

He describes his educational experience at Regent as “drinking through a fire hose.” Mayes was introduced to theories and viewpoints he had never heard before. He also enjoyed lively debates among peers and faculty.

“I am so glad Regent is not afraid to engage with other viewpoints,” he says. “It is a place where people are willing to debate their position honestly and without fear. Those were the debates happening in the mainstream market place.”

Mayes’ interest in government centered primarily on working to improve systems and public policy. He knew he wanted a job that would make a difference in people’s lives. He assumed this would be through nongovernmental organizations, but since graduating, he has had opportunities to bring about change through a variety of roles. He served as a director of Log School, an alternative school in Dorchester, Mass., where he helped start an all-girls radio station in a neighborhood where violence was prevalent. His students began the station to provide young women with an alternative to music from a hip-hop culture that they felt degraded women.

Next, he served for six years as the cabinet chief of human services for the city of Boston. In this role, he was engaged in fostering community development and creating anti-violence initiatives. In the process, he had the opportunity to partner with a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Two years ago one of those organizations, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, invited him to join their staff as Vice President of Programs. Mayes says it is “a great honor and a privilege” to work for one of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts. “Catholic Charities is very much local,” he says, “but it has an international reach.” Some of the many services they offer include childcare, interpretive services for limited-English speakers, educational and career preparation, counseling, and programs for young parents.

To him, each program he oversees is an important opportunity to live out his calling and make a difference. “I remember thinking when I was at Regent that I wanted to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves,” he recalls. Now he is doing that every day.

Chad McQueen

“My last year in the Navy, I started a small ministry encouraging sailors,” says new RSG student, Chief Petty Officer Chad McQueen (ret.) My mentor and I designed a “witness” military challenge coin with a scripture verse on it, and on my last deployment, the chaplain and I gave out about 60 of them to the sailors we mentored and counseled. Shortly after we had a revival service, six of them accepted Jesus and we baptized them in a swimming pool in Bahrain. I realized I could make a difference for Christ while serving my country.”

On a separate deployment, we distributed food and shared Christ with sailors. McQueen recounts, “When on a port visit to the Seychelles, several sailors and I went to a powerful church service there. We spent time with the pastor and members of the church. When we left, we had lunch in a park area. One of the sailors saw a homeless guy digging in the trash. The sailor took his plate of food and gave it to the homeless man. We spoke with him, encouraged him and shared Jesus as best we could through the language barrier. The experience touched each of our lives and at every port we visited, we tried to share the love of Christ with someone.”

Chad McQueen is originally from Pocahontas, Tenn., a small town in the southwestern part of the state. In July, he was able to retire after 15 years of service and became a joint degree student in the schools of government and divinity. His B.A. was in Occupational Education (Wayland Baptist University) and he completed graduate coursework in Diplomacy and Military Studies at Hawaii Pacific University.

McQueen emphasizes that God can open doors to witness to political leaders around the world. He notes, “I have recently been inspired by former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark. Seeing their faith and love for Jesus continues to encourage me every day as a leader.” He goes on to applaud the faculty and staff of RSG for their willingness to serve and promote a Christ-centered environment: “I love how RSG helps students find their calling so they can be a Christian Leader exactly where God wants them to be.”

The historical figure that has influenced Chad the most is George Washington. “It is safe to say we may never experience any leader as devoted to our country as this founding father. In more than seven years of war he only spent one day at home. His level of commitment set the example for every American generation and for every nation seeking freedom. While at RSG, I hope to learn more from studying our greatest historical and political leaders. I want to understand the best policies that protect freedom while also unifying our nation and promoting Christ,” says McQueen.

M.A. in Public Policy, ’95

Miguel Moreno, M.A. in Public Policy, ’95, Regent University.

Miguel Moreno, from Bolivia, already had extensive experience as a leader when he decided to attend Regent University. At a young age, Miguel became active in the government of his country and worked in large corporations. He also served as a Navy officer.

When Miguel decided to study in the United States, he asked his brother, a Tufts/Harvard graduate, what school he would recommend—fully expecting the answer to be Harvard or a similar Ivy League university. Instead, his brother suggested he attend Regent. Miguel’s brother became a Christian while studying at Tufts/Harvard. Watching the transformation in his brother’s life is what led Miguel to accept Christ.

“He said I should go to the best Christian university,” Miguel recalls. He took his brother’s advice and says his studies at Regent were “an amazing experience.” Miguel earned an MBA (’94) through Regent’s School of Business & Leadership, as well as a master’s degree in public policy (’95) through the Robertson School of Government.

A highlight of his time at Regent, he says, is the relationships he formed with the faculty. “They were devoted, called and concerned about us learning at the highest level and with high standards,” Miguel explains. “They walked the extra mile, teaching hours outside their regular jobs, providing for us the best tools, methods, information and insights not only for our profession, but also for our lives. After many years, I still keep in touch, visit and collaborate on projects with them.”

After graduation, Miguel returned to Bolivia where he took on new leadership positions. “Regent gave me the tools, knowledge, principles, values and skills necessary to be a great employee in competitive markets,” he says. “I was prepared at Regent to become the salt and light of the world.”

While in Bolivia, he served as a representative of The Leadership Institute (LI), an organization in Arlington, Va., that works to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders working in the arena of public policy. In this role, he coordinated training sessions for leaders both in Latin America and the United States.

When his daughter chose to attend college in the United States, Miguel decided to move also. That’s when LI hired him to be their director of International and Government Programs. Now he travels the world training government leaders, business owners, leaders of nonprofit organizations and presidential candidates. His training sessions focus on a variety of topics that include implementing technologies and good business practices, fundraising, gaining media coverage, using technology in political campaigns and developing excellent communication skills. For all of it, he draws on principles he learned at Regent.

M.A. in Government, ’12

Jennifer Salcido, M.A. in Government, ’12, Regent University.

Writing to RSG from Iraq, Jennifer Salcido (’12) observes, “RSG provided valuable internship experiences – from working for a Congressman to work in Iraq with the Kurdish government – that provided me with important knowledge and skills. Each experience provided excellent advice from my supervisors.”

From her Regent internship with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research she went on to a full-time job. “When I first started my graduate studies at Regent, I had no idea that I would be working in Iraq! I came to Iraq to teach first and second year university students. These last five months in Iraq have been both a challenge and rewarding experience. Working in a foreign country especially in the Middle East is not an easy task. However, it is fascinating to partake in the educational development of a region, especially one that has been torn by ethnic and foreign wars,” she says.

When asked about living in an area governed by the Kurdish Regional Government, Salcido notes, “Living in a Muslim country is a struggle as a single woman, especially when dealing with a very different culture, tradition, and language.” However, in many ways her Kurdish students have it much harder: “The students’ views of democracy and freedom are distorted by years of tribal and ethnic wars. However, seeds of hope for their nation are evident when they speak. The students have shared stories of family survival during the cruel years of Saddam Hussein. For many restoring Iraq into a nation of religious freedom and ethnic diversity is primary goal. Salcido says, “I can honestly say that teaching here in Iraq has enabled me to see a different side of human nature including the results of persecution. My work, although challenging, is not in vain.”

A native of Lompoc, California and graduate of Vanguard University’s Department of History and Political Science, Salcido originally planned to go to law school. She says, “A month before law school applications were due, the Lord impressed upon my heart that it was not in His plans for me to go to law school. The message was simply said “I have other plans for you, and if you allow me to take control of your life, you will never look back.” At first I didn’t understand. After praying and researching schools in the international politics field, I came across Regent University. After prayer and receiving valuable feedback, I chose Regent.”

She was not disappointed. “From the first moment I stepped foot at Regent university, I knew that Regent was a special place. I felt welcomed and at home. RSG was different in every way – from the way professors opened up class in prayer to the way they interacted with the students. RSG professors also took the time to invest in each student’s academic career – making it clear that we had a purpose for which we were being prepared.” She cites Colossians 3:17 as an important beacon: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

M.A. in Public Policy, ’87

Judi Johnson Vankevich, M.A. in Public Policy, ’87, Regent University.

How does a successful fashion model with political aspirations become known as “The Manners Lady”? Just ask Judi Johnston Vankevich (’87 Government). But, when you ask, be prepared for her to do more than just tell you; she just might break into song.

After all, there’s no better way to explain what she does than to sing about the Bad Manners Monsters—six characters who embody the ultimate in disrespect. The Bad Manners Monsters—Grouchy Rouchy, Messy Bessy, Whiney Rhino, Grabba Jabba, Slobbo Roo and Wiggly Jiggly—are familiar to fans of the Manners Club, an international organization whose goal is to teach children the importance of good manners and respect for others.

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About Our Graduates

Graduates of the Robertson School of Government earn their graduate degrees by mastering the foundations, theory and current trends of their respective discipline and demonstrate the character essential to effective leadership.

Many actively participate in internships throughout the United States, including significant opportunities in municipal, state, federal government and nonprofit organizations.