Political Science Internship Opportunities
Past and Ongoing Opportunities at local, state, national and international levels
Local and State of Massachusetts
Office of Mayor William A. Flanagan - City of Fall River
DUTIES: Support the work of the Office of Mayor William A. Flanagan by conducting research, compiling reports, doing media relations and external communication activities and supporting the mayor’s staff as assigned. Part-time to full-time opportunities are available with flexible schedule. A great opportunity to gain work experience in a fast-paced and exciting public office.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong verbal and written communication skills; Knowledge of computer software and the operation of office equipment; Ability to meet and deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Knowledge of and the ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and other software programs; Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Current or past coursework in political science, public administration, public policy, media and communications, journalism, or public relations; Interest in and basic knowledge of local, state and national politics; Interest in future career in politics, journalism, or public relations.
SELECTION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit a brief letter of interest along with a resume (via email preferred). Candidates who meet education and skill expectations will be contacted for a phone interview and an in-person interview. The City of Fall River reserves the right to invite only the top qualified candidates.
Contact: Perry C. Long, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, Office of Mayor William A. Flanagan. Phone: 508-676-0324. Email Address: email@example.com
The Massachusetts Democratic Party and the Together PAC are looking for a group of interns for Summer 2012, for our Boston office. Interns will work directly with the staff of the Party and of the Together PAC in Field, Finance, Research, New Media and Communications positions. As an intern, you will become directly involved in building the foundations of the Party and Together PAC, building for the 2012 elections, and organizing for success.
• Currently enrolled in a college or university or college degree
• Some night and weekend availability
Daniel Vitello in Fall River is running for Congress. He is looking for interns for his campaign. Call him at 508-642-5723.
My name is Ross Hemminger and I am the youth coordinator for Senator Scott Brown’s reelection campaign. We are looking for students to intern in our communications, finance, political, and grassroots organization departments. There is no partisan litmus test required to intern with us, we are simply interested in getting the most capable interns possible. I look forward to working together to provide maximum political opportunity to the students of Massachusetts. If interested, contact Ross. Here is the information:
Ross L. Hemminger
Campus/Intern Coordinator Scott Brown for Massachusetts
337 Summer Street -- Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Office: (857) 263-8347; Mobile: (419) 934-3069
CAPE COD INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
*** Ron Beaty for Barnstable County Commissioner ***
This active campaign is seeking several part-time interns to help out with all aspects of the political campaigning process, starting with the gathering of voter signatures for nomination papers from all over the Cape Cod/Barnstable County area (Bourne to Provincetown). Hours are very flexible. Apply February 1st through March 10, 2012 by sending a brief cover letter and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Bond is an attorney in Middleboro, MA who is running for State Representative for the 12th Bristol District, which now encompasses Middleboro, Lakeville, East Taunton and Berkley. He is in need of students interested in managing his campaign and in doing the various associated ground-level tasks. For example, students may assist in voter registration. Adam is particularly interested in getting the younger generation interested in politics. No experience necessary, just a passion for politics and a desire to be part of a high-caliber campaign.
Contact Adam Bond by email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-946-1165.
The Office of Congressman Barney Frank seeks a full-time press intern to assist in a broad range of communications-related tasks. Duties including tracking broadcast radio and television stories, helping to set up press conferences, tracking press requests, maintaining the press calendar, drafting or copy-editing materials, transcribing and summarizing interview segments, conducting general or legislative research, updating the web site using a content management system, recording audio or video at events, processing video for upload to YouTube, and other tasks as needed.
The position requires strong writing and editing skills. General knowledge of the political process and national issues is essential. Additional familiarity with financial issues, economics, and LGBT issues is helpful. Massachusetts experience is a plus.
This person will work closely with the Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director. A four to six-month commitment required. This position will be excellent training for individuals wishing to pursue a career in political communications.
Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Internship” in the subject line.
Beginning this winter, Congressional Representative Niki Tsongas’ office is actively seeking bright, conscientious interns for her Congressional offices in Washington D.C. as well as in Lowell, Lawrence and Acton. They are seeking exceptionally motivated with strong written and verbal skills. An interest in public policy and current affairs is a must. Because of the competitive nature of the process and the limited number of internships available, anyone interested in participating should apply as soon as possible.
Working in conjunction with Congressional Aides, interns in her offices gain hands-on experience dealing with current issues. The internship experience will help students broaden their knowledge of government beyond theories learned in the classroom by allowing them to see the real world impact of public policy. Interns handle a diverse set of administrative and legislative responsibilities. Working individually and in collaboration with staff, interns have the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects from policy research, to constituent correspondence, to event planning.
Interns are expected to keep abreast of both local and national news, as current policy issues are the basis for most constituent contacts. Moreover, students will benefit from the tremendous learning experience of integrating their knowledge of policy issues with their developing understanding of the inner workings of a Congressional office. Internships in her offices foster future leaders of the communities of the Fifth District and beyond.
Application forms are available on her Congressional website: www.tsongas.house.gov<http://www.tsongas.house.gov>. Questions should be directed to Becky Cairns in her Lowell office by phone at (978) 459-0101 or by email at Becky.Cairns@mail.house.gov<mailto:Becky.Cairns@mail.house.gov>.
TONY CABRAL FOR MAYOR INTERNS WANTED!
Interested in gaining real-world experience on a mayoral campaign? We want to hear from you.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Tony Cabral is running for Mayor of New Bedford. Tony placed first in the preliminary election on October 4th, and we’re looking for interns who are willing to gain real experience and take real responsibility as our campaign to build a better, stronger New Bedford rolls onto Election Day on November 8th.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATE
Tony Cabral has lived in New Bedford for more than 40 years – and fought for New Bedford as a state representative and progressive leader on Beacon Hill since 1991. A former teacher, Tony came to the SouthCoast from the Azores as a teenager.
We’re looking for interns who don’t mind answering phones and performing data entry – but are really interested in gaining real-world, hands-on political experience engaging voters in a big city campaign. If you want to work, learn, and help change one of Massachusetts’ largest and greatest cities, this is your chance.
Internship Opportunities with MA House of Representatives, Office of the Speaker:
I. January through May, 2012
II. September through December, 2012
Interns: College Junior or Senior; Major: Political Science
Location: Office of the Speaker Pro Tempore, Massachusetts House of Representatives, The State House, Boston
Duration: 10 to 14 weeks; 12 to 20 hours per week; Mondays through Thursdays. Example: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
-Assist with the research, coordination and drafting of legislation as necessary;
-Assist with bill/legislation tracking throughout the twenty-two step legislative process;
-Assist with drafting of bill testimonies and bill summaries;
-Aid staff with constituent problem resolution and constituent correspondence;
-Aid with general office reception, clerical and inter-office communications;
-Assist staff with special projects’ research, writing and communications
-Basic computer skills / use of MS Office Suite XP;
-Experience with LAWS or Westlaw helpful;
-Proficient writing skills (technical and creative);
-Must be a self-starter capable of multi-tasking efficiently within short windows of time;
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and one (1) writing sample to:
Kenneth E. Raymond,
Chief of Staff
Office of the Speaker Pro Tempore
Rep. Patricia A. Haddad
State House, Room 370
Boston, MA 02133
Deadline for Submission for Spring, 2012 Semester is December November 25, 2010;
Deadline for Submission for Fall, 2012 Semester is May 15, 2012
TOWN OF SOMERSET, OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
The Office of the Town Clerk, located in the Somerset Town Office Building, 140 Wood Street, Somerset, a municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The office of the Town Clerk is responsible for all elections, local, state and federal.
Population: 17,434 Registered Voters: 12,585 Precincts: 5
Job Title: Elections Office Intern (unpaid)
(if the intern works at the polls on election day, the intern will be paid an hourly rate as an inspector)
Academic Requirements: Junior or Senior with GPA of 2.75 or higher, majoring in or a minor in Political Science. Course study of Massachusetts Politics, Business and Government, Political Parties useful. Knowledge of election procedures before, during and after election day helpful.
Skills Required: Must be able to communicate with and serve the public. Must have excellent data entry skills, knowledge of ms excel and ms word. Will be expected to provide voters with materials and knowledge of upcoming election information, ie, polling locations, public policy questions to be on ballot, election day hours, party enrollment, voter registration deadlines, etc.
Hours of work: Flexible between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Special Hours required on election day and for election day training)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Voter registration, update voter record files, prepare voter lists via computer if requested, absentee ballot preparation, assist in preparation of polling location supplies, assist in testing voting day equipment, customer service both in person and on telephone, polling location assistance on election day, ie supply runner, break coverage, etc. Assist the Town Clerk, Assistant Town Clerk, and Board of Registrars with voter registration sessions.
Immediate Supervisor: Dolores Berge, Town Clerk, (508) 646-2818
Interested candidates should contact the Office of the Town Clerk not later than October 31, 2011 to be considered, and interns will be accepted for Fall and Winter and Spring semesters.
Sippican Week and SippicanVillageSoup.com, a new hyper-local print and web newspaper covering the towns of Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett, is seeking Reporting Interns for the Fall. Interns would be treated as beat-reporters-in-training and focus on covering a specific beat such as education, government, business etc. based on their interests and internship-requirements. Interns will be expected to produce competent news and feature stories on a weekly basis. Desired skills include an understanding of basic journalism concepts (inverted pyramid, AP style, 5 W’s) but we will gladly train an enthusiastic candidate who has not been exposed to these. Applicants must have a digital camera of any kind.
If interested, please contact Matt Camara, Editor, at email@example.com with a cover letter, resume, and relevant samples, if any (articles from the school paper, photography assignments, etc.). Students with multi-media skills such Adobe CreativeSuite, Final Cut Pro, and Flash highly encouraged to apply.
Committee to Elect Jon Mitchell
Jon Mitchell is running for Mayor of the City of New Bedford
Working closely with Jon Mitchell, the communications department is in charge of crafting messages on behalf of Jon to both the voting public as well as the volunteers who have signed up to work with Jon. Communication is a vital role for a campaign, because of the fluid nature of campaign work. The communications assistant would work closely with both the volunteer coordinator as well as the campaign manager, ensuring that a structured message is written for media, social media, email, phone calls, and door-to-door interactions. The communications assistant should be someone who is flexible both in their relative availability as well as their day to day activity. Campaign work is especially good for students because it is not necessary to work structured hours. Prior commitments are understood, and worked around.
For more information, please call Kevin Thomas at 508-415-0426 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Campaign to Re-elect Mayor Will Flanagan of Fall River is currently looking for well qualified interns in the South Coast area to play a vital role in the upcoming election. The internship program provides students with a fulfilling opportunity to gain work experience in the local issues of the day. Interns work directly with the campaign manager and other support staff to assist in responding to constituent inquiries via telephone and in person, conduct outreach to various community organizations, and other administrative duties. We are willing to work around the students schedule in order to get the best possible learning experience for our interns.
We are looking to interview and hire ASAP.
If you are interested please email cover letter and resume to Roy Sherman at: Royalsherman@gmail.com
The mayor’s office, City of New Bedford, is seeking one part-time Fall 2011 intern, to work on communications, constituent services, and special events. Duties would include:
- Increase and maintain city’s social media presence.
- Assist with special events, including planning, preparation, logistics, and photography.
- Attend and write briefings of meetings.
- Respond to constituent requests made over the phone and in person.
- General office help, including reception and phones, filing, and errands.
Please submit resume and cover letter indicating hours and days of availability to Elizabeth Treadup at email@example.com in the Office of the Mayor, City of New Bedford. Phone: (508) 979-1410; Fax: (508) 991-6189.
3 OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERN FOR THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT TOM HOYE FOR MAYOR OF TAUNTON!!
The committee's campaign manager is currently managing a political campaign to elect Tom Hoye for Mayor of Taunton, MA. Here are the 3 opportunities:
1.) Field Director. Work directly with the campaign manager on all things "field" related. Most likely to be working out of the campaign headquarters. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the field team, maintaining the voter database, researching voter trends, planning and recruitment for GOTV.
-Hours: 30 hours/week
-Start Date: June 1
2.) Field Organizer(s). Field organizers are often considered the "eyes and ears" of a grassroots campaign because they are often the ones out there on the streets connecting with voters. Responsible for coordinating volunteer activities, such as canvassing, phone-banks, sign holding, and leaf-letting. Organizers will also be expected to advance the candidate and work with the Field Director on voter identification and GOTV.
-Hours: 20-30 hours/week
-Start Date: June 15
3.) New Media Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining our campaign Facebook and Twitter accounts (both are instrumental to this campaign) and our campaign website, drafting press releases and media advisories, and doing blast emails. Will be working out of campaign headquarters. Good writing skills is a must. Experience dealing with media is preferable, but certainly not necessary.
-Hours: 20-30 hours/week
-Start Date: June 15
Location for the 3 positions above: The exact location of the work is still to be determined, as they are looking into rental space for campaign headquarters. However, all work will be done within the City of Taunton.
Application Instructions for the 3 positions above: Please forward your resume to Campaign Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. An interview will also be conducted.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Volunteer Internship Program is still accepting applications for Fall 2011: visit http://www.mass.gov/dep/about/employment/interns.htm for information and application instructions.
Milcord has an opening for a paid internship at its Massachusetts office in the Bay Colony Corporate Center in Waltham. Milcord is a New England-based R&D company that develops knowledge management solutions in social behavior, geospatial intelligence, and information security domains, and commercializes the intellectual property generated in these R&D projects. Start date is flexible.
The intern would contribute to a project under the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Human Social Cultural Behavioral (HSCB) modeling program that involves bridging doctrine and social science knowledge to support modeling and simulation, training, and tactical decision-aid applications. The intern will research and develop reference content and analytical products related to human terrain applications for operations using in-house and open source data analytics tools.
Candidates must have U.S. citizenship and should be pursuing or have completed a degree in social science or a related field with knowledge of or specialization in PACOM, CENTCOM and AFRICOM areas of interest. Successful candidates will have excellent writing, editing, and communication skills using knowledge management tools, be able to meet deadlines, multi-task, and thrive in a collaborative environment. Wiki knowledge management and computational data modeling experience a plus.
For more information, contact Dr. Alper Caglayan (781-530-3877).
To apply, email your resume with a cover letter to: email@example.com.
Barakat is a nonprofit organization that exists to strengthen the fundamental human right to education in South and Central Asia by providing exemplary basic education, increasing access to higher education and advancing literacy, particularly for women and children. Their office in Cambridge provides support to their programs and staff in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India through fundraising, awareness raising and program developme nt. An internship with Barakat is a great way to supplement your graduate or undergraduate studies. You can get hands-on, practical experience working for a small non-profit organization. They are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic people who want to strengthen their skills and impact the world around them. And, because their U.S. staff is so small, you'll quickly have an opportunity to do important work—more than just making copies and getting coffee.
As long as the work that you do connects with policy, political process, or law, this is a great internship to fulfill the PSC 305 requirement. For more information about the organization, please visit the Barakat Internship site. They are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2011, but keep visiting their site for information about next spring and summer.
The Town of Dartmouth often has internship opportunities. Contact David Cressman at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.The most recent opportunity has been to gain practical experience in municipal government as well as to provide the Town of Dartmouth with valuable service on a significant community project. The Intern’s primary focus has been to complete the Town’s Community Rating application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will require the Intern to complete several activities including public notification / information concerning the threat of flooding impacting certain Dartmouth residents and neighborhoods. If the grant application is successful, Dartmouth residents will attain a reduction in their property insurance. Additionally, the Intern will have the opportunity to assist in other work as needed that must be performed by the Executive Administrator. Work activities will vary but can be expected to include attendance and participation in meetings during non-traditional work hours, (evenings).
The Town of Wareham (54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA) has openings in the Clerks Office, the Town Planners Office, Health Dept, Licensing and grant writing, and others. Please contact the internship director, Alan Slavin, for more information at: email@example.com
Michael P. Sullivan has offered internships on reelection campaigns in the past, including Representative Barney Frank's campaign during fall 2010. Contact him for similar ongoing possibilities at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 971-0110.
Year Round Interns Wanted!
MassVOTE is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to register, educate and mobilize voters, with a focus on historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts, especially people of color. We are working for a government that is accountable to all of us. Our work for electoral justice is one part of a larger infrastructure for social change...a movement for social, economic, and racial justice.
MassVOTE’s offices are located in downtown Boston, close to all 5 T lines, steps from City Hall and the State House.
Qualified candidates will be highly motivated, organized, computer proficient and able to work individually and as a member of a team. Following the interview process, each intern will meet with the volunteer coordinator to select a specific project to work on with a staff supervisor over the course of the internship. 2011 Interns will focus on voter engagement, 2011 legislative reform, coalition building or volunteer mobilization.
General Requirements and Qualifications:
- Ability to commit 20 hours a week at the MassVOTE office
- Assistance with administrative tasks, communications, special tasks
- Familiarity with social networking sites such as facebook, twitter and flickr
- Experience with political campaigns or voter registration preferred
- Interest in Massachusetts State Politics, voter justice and organizing a must
- Friendly and sociable personality with a good sense of humor required
Submit resume and cover letter to Sam Geller at email@example.com or call the MassVOTE office with any questions at (617) 542-8683.
Rep. Niki Tsongas often needs interns in her Congressional District offices. Interns gain hands-on experience dealing with current issues and maintaining a diverse set of administrative and legislative responsibilities. Working individually and with staff, interns will gain expeirence with a broad range of projects from policy research to constituent correspondence to event planning. To apply, please visit www.tsongas.house.gov to download the internship application form.
Students work in an energetic and exciting environment when they intern for The Massachusetts Republican Party. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills, an interest in Republican politics and policy along with strong academic, technology and research skills. Successful candidates will provide support by conducting media and issue research, project and event support in the field, and various office tasks such as phone banking, mailings and database entry. Qualifications include: a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week (between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:00 pm), enrollment in an undergraduate degree program with an above average GPA, ability to prioritize work assignments and to contribute to projects under tight deadlines, superior time management skills and proven ability to execute long-term projects, avid interest in and understanding of news media and a strong work ethic. Click on the become an intern link at the Massachusetts Republican Party site.
Governor Deval Patrick's Office typically needs highly motivated individuals interested in interning with state government. The Governor's Internship Program offers part-time internships during every academic semester as well as full- and part-time internships every summer. Positions are unpaid and housing is the responsibility of the intern. Full-time students who have completed at least one year of college are eligible to apply and a personal interview is required as part of the application process. Before applying, you should review the office descriptions and candidate criteria at the site. Although they cannot guarantee placement in a specific office, if you are interested in one you may want to indicate so in your cover letter. To Apply, Please Submit: 1. A cover letter; 2. A résumé; 3. A writing sample (2 to 3 pages); and 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (At least one from a current or former employer) Via Regular Mail or E-Mail to: Daniela De Caro - Internship Coordinator, State House, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133. (617) 725-4005 Daniela.DeCaro@state.ma.us
Students are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible to allow time for personal interviews.
Application Deadline for Summer 2011 Internships: Friday, March 18, 2011.
Senator Mark Montigny's district office in New Bedford generally needs interns to do campaigning, social services, and other kinds of jobs. Please contact Theresa Nowell, District Office Director. She will discuss responsibilities and hours in more detail when you contact her. Her email address is: Theresa.Nowell@masenate.gov Students have had great experiences interning here in the past, and in this case, there is also room to use any financial and marketing skills you may have.
Intern needed for non-profit legal services organization located in Fall River for minimum of 10 hours per week to assist busy development office with the recruitment and placement of college and law school graduates at legal services offices statewide for a year of national service. Duties may include:
- Maintaining website www.mlassp.org and other career sites used for recruitment to ensure that information is current and accurate.
- Tracking and screening all incoming applications and maintaining related files.
- Communicating with potential applicants regarding the program and/or application status.
- Supporting Development Office fundraising initiatives with goal of developing database of potential donors.
- Assisting with the preparation of training and events.
- Coordinating volunteers records for five legal services offices located in Southeastern MA.
- Utilizing language skills common in the service area (when available) to further legal staffs ability to provide outreach to clients with limited English proficiency.
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Interest in working with a non-profit in development/administrative capacity
- Commitment to equal justice for low-income people in Massachusetts.
Contact: Kathy Marx, AmeriCorps Program Director, Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency, South Coastal Counties Legal Services, P.O. Box 2507, 22 Bedford St., 2nd Flr., Fall River, MA 02722-2507
508-676-5022 Ext. 2019; 508-676-8657 (Fax)
Accounting Intern needed for busy non-profit legal services office in Fall River for a minimum of ten hours per week. Duties may include:
- Accounts payable: compare and match POs, invoices, receiving slips; enter approved payables in accounting system; process disbursements and maintain relevant files; verify travel documentation and calculate costs for grant allocations
- Maintain files for annual subscriptions to avoid duplication or expiration
- Record bi-weekly payroll and maintain relevant files for accounts payable and billing, including monthly spreadsheets for salary allocation, union dues, and quarterly charitable contributions
- Update and post monthly allocation entries in accounting system
- Reconcile bank accounts; maintain file of cancelled checks in check number order
- Reconcile cash receipts journal to bank statements
- Maintain documentation for time and expense records for grant billing backup.
- Provide assistance with documentation for audit as required
- Overall office support as needed.
Requirements: Experience in MS Word, MS Excel, QuickBooks, bookkeeping -specifically accounts payable and general office practices is preferred. Familiarity with ADP Payroll processing a real plus.
Contact: Kathy Marx, AmeriCorps Program Director, Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency, South Coastal Counties Legal Services, P.O. Box 2507, 22 Bedford St., 2nd Flr., Fall River, MA 02722-2507
508-676-5022 Ext. 2019; 508-676-8657 (Fax)
Internships in the Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. offices of Congressman Barney Frank are generally available. The internship offers an excellent opportunity to learn about Congress, the legislative process, politics, and the government in general, whether you are studying these topics formally in school or you are simply interested in learning more about them. The primary duties of interns include assisting the Congressman's staff in clerical and administrative responsibilities, working on research projects with the legislative staff, and helping staff involved in constituent casework. Internships are unpaid and generally last 1-4 months. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to: Congressman Barney Frank, 2252 Rayburn Building, Washington, DC 20515, Attn: Leona Atkins, Intern Coordinator
Leona.firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 225-5931
If you are interested in applying for an internship in one of the Massachusetts offices, please contact those offices by phone or mail.
Krisanne Sheedy, Executive Director of the Fairhaven Housing Authority, is looking for an intern. The duties include helping senior citizens and disabled people find resources, services and activities.
If interested in finding out more, please call her at 508-993-1144.
Koch Foundation is accepting applications for its upcoming spring 2012 (deadline Dec. 15!) and summer 2012 internship programs.
Housed in Washington, DC, these are paid internships. For more information or to apply, please visit Koch Internship Program click on the internship link and follow application instructions.
Project Vote Smart needs interns for Summer 2011!! This organization offers great work experiences for students through its National Internship Program. The internship is located at the Great Divide Ranch in Montana and room, board and living expenses are covered for the duration of the 10 week internship. For more information and application instructions, visit the internship page of the website: http://www.votesmart.org/program_internships.php
Please don't hesitate to contact Darren McDivitt, National Internship Coordinator at email@example.com or 1-888-868-3762.
There is an outstanding internship program run by the Washington Center. Interns go to DC to complete an internship, a related program and a course. Summer interns earn 9 credits (6 for PSC 305 and 3 for a transfer course) while semester interns earn 15 (12 for PSC 305 and 3 for a transfer course). Many UMD students have participated. Find out more and apply to be an intern
at The Washington Center
Find out about semester-long internships at Greenpeace Internships. Applications are now being accepted for summer 2011.
Live (in the nation's capital), Learn (Georgetown courses) and Intern (real-world experience). This program is sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University. Programs in various political and policy-related areas are held each summer, fall and spring in Washington, DC. Students receive internship and course credit. Check the site www.dcinternships.org for more information, online application forms, and deadlines. Faculty Nomination forms are also available.
The Capital Semester in Washington, DC is is one of the Live, Learn and Intern programs. Capital Semester is accepting applications for Fall 2011. Students applying for the Fall semester who submit their applications by March 1st will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance. A substantial amount of scholarship funding is available and will be awarded based on financial need and merit. Also, students who are interested should contact the internship director about nominations as nominated students get priority in admission and scholarship decisions. Visit www.dcinternships.org for more information.
The National Federation of Republican Women is offering the Dorothy Andrews Kabis Internship. This program offers the undergraduates the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in the nation's capital working in the headquarters of the National Federation of Republican Women. Information is available at www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm, and the application is also available through the site. Applications must be submitted to the State Federation President by February 20. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in their junior year of college and should have general knowledge of government and interest in politics, including campaign experience and clerical office skills. The internship provides a small monetary allowance, roundtrip airfare to and from Washington, D.C. and housing in the D.C. metropolitan area.
George Washington University has a Semester in Washington program that focuses on political campaigns, legislative politics and political communication. The program can involve an internship as well as courses that can be tranferred to UMD. Here is more information: http://www.gwu.edu/~siw/politics/index.cfm
The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) Internship Program was established in 1994 to provide Portuguese-American students with work experience in their field of interest. Using its connections with government, civil-society and business leaders, PALCUS helps these students find internships which will give them the experience needed for success in a future career. Since its inception, over 130 internship opportunities have been provided to university students.
Previous interns have been given positions in Washington D.C., and at the hometown offices of Congressmen such as Devin Nunes, Patrick Kennedy, Barney Frank, Brian Bilbray, Lincoln Chafee, and George Radonovich. Some have interned at Portuguese consulates in Newark, New York City. Others have interned at the Luso-American Development Foundation in Lisbon, as well as the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. Some of the upcoming internship positions will be at Congressional offices in Washington, DC as well as the respective home offices. Positions at the Portuguese consulates throughout the United States (note: there is a consulate in Boston) are also available. Internship responsibilities will vary from office to office. Interns receive a stipend to help cover their living expenses. Some of the internships also include travel and housing expenses. PALCUS is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2010. If you would like help finding a specific internship throughout the year, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here for the 2010 Internship Application.
The Washington Internship Institute offers a comprehensive program for completing an internship in Washington DC. They have two programs: Capital Experience, and Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars. In addition to the internship, you will also take two academic seminars that can be used as transfer credit at UMD. Explore the program at their website: http://www.wiidc.org. They are currently accepting applications for summer 2011 and fall 2001.
Political Job Hunt is a great resource for political internships across the country. Simply filter by "internships."
The US Department of State hires interns, many of whom work overseas as well as in Washington. To learn more about the internship possibilities here, go to the
U.S. Department of State Student Programs link.
The political science dept greatly supports international internship opportunities as a vehicle for expanding our graduates’ global connections. Students taking part in summer or semester-long study away programs are especially encouraged to pursue a foreign internship, of which there are virtually thousands. Credit for PSC 305 is available if you complete an internship while studying abroad. Click here to find out more about the UMD Study Abroad program.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program site for more information and application details. Fall and Summer 2001 applications are due March 1, 2011.
The Washington Center also has international internship opporutunities through its Summer Intern Abroad program. Application deadline for summer 2011 is February 25, 2011. Act now!