Political Science

Internship Listings

The list below is not a comprehensive list, but rather examples of some internship site options. Please consult with the D.C. Program Directors and D.C. Student Assistant for tips on developing a site list.

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for Public Policy Research Internships

American Federation of Teachers

American Forests Jobs and Internships
must have completed at least one year college coursework and have basic understanding of environmental issues

American Youth Policy Forum

Arms Control Association Internships
undergraduates and graduates welcome to apply, work best suited for undergraduates

Better Medicare Alliance

Booz Allen Hamilton

Brookings Institution Internship Opportunities
most opportunities are available to junior or senior undergraduates and graduate students

Center for American Progress

Concerned Women for America (CWA), The Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Program
available to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Internships

Congressional Budget Office
undergraduate and graduate students interested in the budget process and policymaking at the federal level

Congressional Internships, Public Policy Fellowships, and Scholarships
Internships are for 8 weeks in the summer for college students

Council on Foreign Relations Internships
opportunities in Washington DC and New York in summer and/or spring

Defense Intelligence Agency,  Summer Intern Program
must be enrolled in bachelor’s or graduate degree program, proficiency in a target language, 90 credits completed by start of program, minimum 3.0 GPA

Democratic National Committee

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Department of Justice Student Educational Employment Program
undergraduate or graduate students

Earth Justice Internships
undergraduates in junior or senior year, recent graduates, and graduate students encouraged to apply

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) Internship Program
undergraduate feminist women and men from all majors; experience working on women’s issues; (Washington DC or Los Angeles, CA)

Friends of the Earth, Grassroots Intern or International Program Intern
must be college sophomore or above

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program
summer and academic year opportunities; for summer must be rising college juniors or older; for fall and spring must be college sophomores or older; recent graduates and master’s level students also encouraged to apply

The Hill. Intern duties consist primarily of writing and reporting. Interns also assist reporters and frequently get assignments that take them to the Capitol and the halls of Congress.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program
paid internship opportunities; Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Institute for Women’s Policy Research Internships

International Labor Rights Forum

Jubilee USA

Library of Congress

Minority Access, Inc.,  Minority Access Internship Program
must be US citizen; minimum 3.0 GPA; undergraduate or graduate students

National Organization for Women Internship Program
full- and part-time opportunities throughout the year; must have interest and/or experience in women’s issues and feminist organizing

National Partnership for Women and Families Internships
most opportunities are for law students

National Telecommunications and Information Administration,  Office of International Affairs Intern Recruitment
undergraduate or graduate students with backgrounds in telecommunications policy, drawn from political science, public policy, economics, law, or engineering/technology programs; U.S. citizen; currently enrolled in university program; available fall, spring, and summer semesters

Organization for American States (OAS), Morris K. Udall Foundation
must be US citizen; Native American or Alaska Native; junior or senior undergraduate student or recent graduate from tribal or 4-year college or graduate student or law student; interest in tribal public policy or related field; “B” average

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Public Leadership Education Network,  Women and Public Policy Internships
women students interested in public policy issues

Representative Dean Phillips

Resources for the Future, Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship Program
paid internship for graduate students interested in Chinese environmental issues

Save America’s Forests Internships
students with a background in ecology, forest protection, and politics

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Senator Tina Smith

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study – Internships
internships are arranged individually; applicants must be at least 16 years old

National Museum of American History

State Department Student Internships
must be US citizen; junior/senior undergraduate student

Stimson Center

The Tisdale Fellowship, High Tech Public Policy Internship
8-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association

Urban Land Institute

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Career Opportunities – Internships

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Student Opportunities, Internships, and Scholarships

U.S Department of Treasury

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Washington Internship Institute
must be sophomore, junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student

Wolf Trap. The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theatre. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts.

Women’s Foreign Policy Group. WFPG looks for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition, interns also contribute to Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheons. Interns research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of a newsletter, and update the WFPG database and webpage.

Contact the Political Science Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Whitney Court
Chair, Political Science Department
SJU Simons 146
320-363-2048

Sheila Hellermann
Department Coordinator
SJU Simons 150
320-363-2731