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ABC News

Compensation: Paid

Required Hours: either FT/PT

Contact:
DisneyCareers.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available

  • research
  • writing
  • journalism
  • communications
  • public relations
  • web pages
  • database
  • publications
  • production

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Agricultural Research Services

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/ As-needed basis

Contact:
Student Employment Program Coordinator
Mary Weber
mary.weber@ars.usda.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available

  • agricultural
  • science
  • technology
  • math
  • environmental
  • management
  • business
  • research

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Alliance of Health Reform

Compensation: Stipend
Required Hours: either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Fall - June 15

Contact:
Kevin Arts
202-789-2300
interns@allhealth.org

Fall, Spring, And Summer Semester available

  • research
  • health policy analysis
  • media list compilation
  • administrative support
  • web page updates
  • attend events and forums

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American Foreign Policy Council

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Part-time
Application Deadlines:
Fall - July 1st
Spring - November 1st
Summer - March 15th

Contact:
Richard Harrison
internships@afpc.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • administrative support
  • events planning
  • editing
  • logistical support
  • foreign policy
  • research writing

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American Journalism Center

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: either FT/PT

Contact:
intern@aim.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available

  • Journalism Intern (writing, research, publications, broadcast journalism, production)
  • Public Relations Intern (events, monitoring press coverage, writing and sending press releases, outreach)
  • Marketing Intern (advertising, promotions, newsletter, website, online store, publications)

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American Nurses Association

Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Sharon Guevera
301-628-5036

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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American Public Health Association

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall - July 15th
Spring - Dec. 1st
Summer - April 15th

Contact:
Kaitlin Sheedy
202-777-2459

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Affiliate Affairs: (research, website, outreach, event planning, writing, administrative support)
  • Communications and The Nation’s Health: (writing, pitching stories and developing story ideas, photography, fact checking copy editing, tracking news, attending press conferences and news events)
  • E-Marketing: (coordinating, database, writing, editing, social media, design email and web page, summary reports)
  • Government Relations: (policy, legislature, research, advocacy, coalition building, correspondence, writing, attend Congressional hearings, accompany government relations staff on lobby visits to Members of Congress and their staff)
  • Learning & Professional Developmental Programs: (coordinating, material preparation)
  • Membership & Component Affairs: (writing, marketing, data collection, reception, recruitment)
  • Public Affairs and Advocacy: Transportation and Public Health (documenting and developing case studies, research, writing, events planning, administrative support,attending seminars)
  • Public Health Policy: (policy, committee support)
  • Publications/Marketing and Advertising: (promoting, publications, writing copy, coordinating)
  • Web design/Development: (building/updating web pages using HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS; Banner design using Photoshop, Fireworks; Flash files; image research)

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Americans for the Arts

Compensation:
Stipend: $500Fall/Spring (PT)
Stipend: $1000Summer (FT)

Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall - July 8th
Spring - November 18th
Summer - March 9th

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Arts Action Fund (marketing, social media, political and legislative programs, website)
  • Development (patron cultivation campaigns,prospect research, events planning, publications, correspondence, administrative support)
  • Government and Public Affairs (events, writing, research, coordination, policy, legislation, administrative support)
  • Leadership Alliances (prospect research, writing, mailings, event planning, correspondence,administrative and logistical support )
  • Local Arts Advancement Services (programmatic support, networking, research and technical support)
  • Marketing and Communications (publications, outreach, research, writing, social media, PR, photo database, administrative support)
  • Meetings and Events (event planning, coordination, research, website)
  • Membership (membership benefits, market research, marketing, recruitment, database)
  • Research Services (maps and reports, writing, research, database, analysis) 

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Bipartisan Policy Center

Compensation:
Unpaid Fall/Spring (PT),
Paid: $12.50, Summer (FT)
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall - Sept 14th
Spring - January 1st
Summer - March 1st

Contact:
bpinternships@bipartisanpolicy.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available

  • Communications (web-based projects, research, writing, event planning, developing and expanding online media presence, social media)
  • Democracy Project (research, writing, policy, event planning)
  • Development (research, data-entry, event-planning)
  • Economic Policy Project (research, writing, policy, correspondence, communications, event planning, fundraising, communications, budget, monitoring news and Congressional activity)
  • Energy Project (research, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, communications, administrative support)
  • Government Relations (research, writing, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, communications, administrative support)
  • Health Project (writing, research, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, and communications)
  • Housing Commission (writing, research, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, and communications)
  • National Security Project (research, writing, editing, administrative support)

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Bread for the World

Compensation: Unpaid/Small stipend for +6 mo. duration internships Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Contact:
Jacqueline Jones
202-639-9400 ext. 171

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available

  • Administration
  • Church Relations
  • Communications
  • Development and Member Services
  • Government Relations
  • Grassroots Organizing

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Brookings Institution

Internship - Governance Studies

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Communications Internship - Metropolitan Policy Program (communications, public relations, journalism, outreach events, database)
  • Internship - Metropolitan Policy Program (research, administrative support, writing, public policy, urban policy, economics, statistics/mathematics, social sciences)
  • Communications Internship - Communications (communications, public relations, journalism)
  • Internship - Global Economy and Development (research, administrative support, data gathering and analysis, event planning)
  • Internship - Brown Center on Education Policy (research, administrative support, public policy, education, political science, social science)
  • Internship - Communications in Governance Studies (research, monitoring media, social media, administrative support, events)
  • Internship - Saban Center for Middle East Policy (research, administrative support, events coordinating, editing, Attend policy briefings, forums, and symposia)
  • Internship - Saban Center for Middle East Policy (administrative support, events coordinating, attend policy briefings, forums, and symposia)

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Business Executives for National Security

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall - July 31st
Spring - November 30th
Summer - April 1st

Contact:
internships@bens.org
202-296-2125

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • research
  • writing
  • policy


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Canadian Embassy

Compensation: Unpaid
Required: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Spring - October 15th
Summer - February 1st
Fall - June 24th

Contact:
internship@canadianembassy.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Political-Foreign & Defense Policy (research, writing, policy, event planning, report of think tank events, conferences, hearings, and seminars)
  • Congressional and Legal Affairs (policy, legislature, legal, research, writing, attend and report on congressional hearings)
  • Public Affairs-Media Relations (media, events, reporting, writing, journalism, liaising, media)
  • Public Affairs-Digital Advocacy & Research Group (photographer/videographer at embassy events, photo/AV editing, website)
  • Public Affairs-Research & Academic Relations (policy, research, writing, social media, outreach, visit area think tanks)
  • Public Affairs-Culture and Outreach (outreach, promotion, advocacy, events, research, website, tour guide)
  • Military-Media Affairs (writing, liaising, coordinating)
  • Trade & Economics (research, writing, policy, economics, trade)
  • Science & Technology (writing, attend events, legislature, policy)
  • Energy & Environment (attend events, writing, legislature, research, monitoring media, event planning)
  • Parliamentary / Territorial / Provincial Affairs(research, writing, policy, legislature, attend Congressional events, event planning, logistical and administrative support)
  • Public Safety & Border Security (policy, operational support, attend Congressional hearings and events, writing, editing, research)
  • Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States - distinct diplomatic mission (attend meeting, writing, research)

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CATO Institute

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall - July 1st
Spring - November 1st
Summer - March 1st

Contact:
Joey Coon
jcoon@cato.org

202-789-5251

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • policy analysis
  • media
  • government relations
  • legal

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Center for American Progress

Compensation: Stipend and transportation subsidy
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
Erin Green
egreen@americanprogress.org
inters@americanprogress.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • California Office (research, editing, administrative support, correspondence)
  • Campus Progress (social media, communications, public relations)
  • Communications (events / press) (event coordination, marketing, media, research)
  • Development/Fundraising (communication, coordination, research, development and financial outreach)
  • Domestic Policy (policy, research, coordination, writing)
  • Economic Policy (policy, research, writing, project support, organizational work)
  • Energy / Environment (policy, research, writing, social media, administrative support, events planning)
  • Enough (human rights, writing, editing, social media)
  • Ethnic Media (Spanish-English translation, writing, research)
  • Executive/Administration (education, policy, administrative organization, research, administrative and logistical support)
  • External Affairs (policy, research, event planning, outreach, social media, correspondence, marketing)
  • Half in Ten Anti-Poverty Campaign (coordination, event planning, social media, research)
  • LGBT Issues (policy, research, human rights, writing)
  • Legal Progress (research, writing, events planning, policy, legal)
  • National Security / International Policy (writing, research, administrative support)
  • Online Communications / Editorial (technical/computer intelligence, writing, website maintenance)
  • Online Communications Project Manager (research, problem solving, organization)
  • Progress Report / Think Progress / War room (research, writing, editing, fact-checking, blogging)
  • Race Policy / Progress 2050 (research, data evaluation, media, writing, policy, administrative support)
  • Religion (research, writing, policy)
  • Science Policy / Bioethics (policy, writing, research)
  • Technical Support (computer science, IT)Video (journalism, electronic media)
  • WebTech Developer (web campaign, writing HTML and CSS, technical skills)

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Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Compensation: Paid; $10 per hour
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Center for International Policy

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall 2012 - July 13th
Spring - November 1st
Summer - March 16th

Contact:
Jacob LaViolet
Intern Coordinator
202-232-3317

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • New Media Communications & Operations Intern (programmatic and administrative support, research, database, social media, writing, editing, web pages, monitoring media)
  • Fundraising & Development/National Security Intern (national security/ intelligence reform, fundraising, database, research, policy)
  • Cuba/Executive Assistant to former ambassador Bob White (research, policy, politics, economics, administrative support, event planning, transcription, fact checking)
  • Common Defense Campaign Intern (human rights, public policy, legislation, research, social media, web pages)
  • Latin America Rights & Security Research Fellow (research, social media, Spanish/English translation, policy, writing, administrative support)
  • Latin America Security Intern (human rights, website, database, monitoring media, legislation, social media, Spanish/English translation)
  • Afghanistan Study Group Intern (policy, advocacy, web pages, monitoring media, social media, research, event coordination, attend conferences/meetings)
  • Transparency & Accountability Intern (research, database, human rights, civil-military relations, social media, events coordination, outreach, web pages, administrative support)

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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available


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Charles G. Koch Institute

Compensation: Paid: $10 per hour, $50 metro stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: See Application Process for the best dates to apply


Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


For students interested in:

  • Policy & research analysis.
  • Communications & public relations.
  • Marketing & digital media.
  • Development & fundraising.
  • Graphic design & video production.
  • Project management.
  • Operations & IT.

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Citizen Network for Foreign Affairs

Compensation: Paid; $1,500 per month
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Varies with Semester


Internships follow the academic calendar and are posted in November (Spring), April (Summer), and July (Fall)

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available

  • Global Programs Support (GPS) Internship (development, international business and economics)
  • Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) Internship (development, international business and economics)
  • New Business Development (NBD) Internship (development, international business and economics)
  • Operations and Compliance (OC) Internship (development, international business and economics)
  • Communications and Recruitment (COM) Internship (development, international business and economics)

College Republican National Committee

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Brad Alexander
National Field Director
202-608-1411

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Political (administrative support, social media, event planning)finance (fundraising, development, event planning)
  • Communications (social media, writing)

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Congressman John Curtis

representing the Utah 3rd District

(administrative support, correspondence, research)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Dell Smith
Ell.smith@mail.house.gov
801-851-2500

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available


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Congressman Rob Bishop

(administrative support, correspondence, research)

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
2 months prior to start date

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
2 months prior to start date

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Research Associate (research, writing, and communications)
  • Financial Officer (finance, accounting)
  • Office/Intern Coordinator (coordination, recruitment)
  • Outreach Officer (communications, development)
  • Copy Editor/Producer (editing, fact-checking, coordinating)
  • IT Officer/Webmaster (IT, website, emails, programming)

C-Span

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Democratic National Committee

Compensation: Stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Varies with Semester


Spring, Summer and Fall opportunities available.

Contact:
internapp@dnc.org 
202-863-8000


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Democratic National Committee - Technology

Compensation: travel stipend

Contact:
Nickcole James
202-863-8000
Jamesn@dnc.org


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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Department of Commerce (DOC)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
intern@doc.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Department of Defense (DOD)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Department of Defense Centralized Intern Program - Careers in National Defense

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Department of Education (ED)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: At least one month prior

Contact:
Studentintern@ed.gov
202-401-4100

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Policy Analysis (policy, research)
  • Evaluation and Research (research, writing, analysis)
  • Project and program management (administration, coordination)
  • Finance (accounting, research)
  • Public Affairs and communications (research, media, correspondence, PR)
  • External Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations (policy, legislature, research, writing, communications, media)
  • Legislative Affairs (policy, legislature, research, writing) New media (social media, writing, research)
  • Legal Work (legal, research, writing, policy)

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Department of Homeland Security

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Cybersecurity
  • Health and Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public Affairs
  • Other majors/Generals

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Department of Labor (DOL)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • public affairs
  • speechwriting
  • research
  • legal work
  • human resources
  • legislative affairs
  • budget
  • contract compliance
  • performance analysis

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Department of Transportation (DOT)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Environmental Protection Agency

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Families USA

Compensation: Paid, $8.25 per hour
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
Melissa Rosenblatt

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available

  • Communications Internship (outreach to national, state, and minority broadcast and print media)
  • Event & Online Organizing Internship (event planning, database, online advocacy, drafting, editing, printing, and copying materials)
  • Health Policy Internship (policy, education, media, PR, communications)

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Federal Reserve

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: April 1, Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
projectinterns@frb.gov

Summer Semester available


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FHI 360 (formerly Academy for Educational Development)

Compensation: Paid

Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As needed basis

Contact:
202-884-4000

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • outreach administrative and programmatic support for reproductive health and family planning
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and care
  • economic development
  • civil society
  • domestic and international education
  • social and behavioral change programs

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Folger Shakespeare Library

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis: apply 90 days in advance

Contact:
internapplications@folger.edu

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Central Library (acquisitions, cataloging, curatorial support, digital initiatives, exhibitions, and reader services)
  • The Development Office (fundraising, outreach, research, database, administrative support, events)
  • The Folger Education Division (Theatre Education, Education Administration, and Shakespeare, administrative and programmatic support)
  • The Division of Public Programs (events, theatre productions, literary readings, concerts, and tours, administrative and programmatic support)
  • The Division of Research (research, writing, events planning, administrative and programmatic support)

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Fund for American Studies

Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Government Accountability Office

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Spring and Summer Semesters available.

  • Student Intern Program - Student Career Experience Program (budget analysis management analysis, learning center specialist, library, information technology)
  • Executive Candidate Assessment and Development Program (auditing, reviewing, evaluating, reporting, managerial development)

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Heritage Foundation

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
internships@heritage.org
202-546-4400

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • policy
  • communications and marketing
  • development
  • coalition building and outreach
  • government relations

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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Varies with Semester


Fall, Spring, and Summer opportunities available


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Hudson Institute

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Part-time
Application Deadline: May, August, Dec.

Contact:
Kim Bowling
interncoordinator@hudson.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.

  • Marketing Communications Intern (communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, writing, social media, editing, coordinating)
  • Development Intern (research, fundraising, non-profit business, development, events, administrative support)
  • Center for Global Prosperity Interns (research, writing, editing, event planning, administrative support)
  • Center for Political-Military Analysis Interns (research, writing, politics, policy)
  • Center for Housing and Financial Markets Intern (policy, research, economics)
  • Obesity Solutions Initiative (public health, policy, research, event planning, administrative support)

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Ideal List

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


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Institute for Women's Policy Research

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Part-time
Application Deadline: August and December; March 1st

Contact:
helmuth@iwpr.org

Fall and Spring Semesters available.

  • Research Internship (research, administrative support)
  • Communications and Outreach Internship (administrative support, editing, layout and design, outreach, website)
  • Development Internship (administrative support, research, grants)
  • Administrative Internship (administrative support, finance, accounting)

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Institute of World Policies

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall - July 1st,
Spring - November 1st,
Summer - April 1st

Contact:
Colin Parks
parks@wp.edu

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


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International Labor Operations

Compensation: Stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Fall, Spring, and Semesters available.


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Judicial Branch Opportunities

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


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Levick Strategic Communications

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Meredith Mayo
mmayo@levick.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


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Millennium Challenge Corporation

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.

Financial Management

  • Public Affairs
  • Congressional Affairs
  • New Media

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National Academy of Public Administration

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Victoria Wickert
Director of Human Resources
vwickert@napawash.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • public administration
  • political science
  • business
  • finance/accounting
  • marketing
  • information technology

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National Archives

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • history
  • political science
  • library and information science
  • business
  • computer science
  • education
  • communications
  • law
  • information technology

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National Association for Advancement of Colored People

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Adam Lee
alee@naacpnet.org
202-463-2940

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall - December 14th;
Spring - October 1st;
Summer - March 4th

Contact:
internship@beef.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Public Policy

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: 6 weeks in advance

Contact:
Anita Green
202-682-5472
greena@arts.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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National Endowment for the Humanities

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: 4-6 weeks in advance

Contact:
NEH Office of Human Resources
Volunteer/Intern Coordinator
202-606-8415

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Office of the Chairman (research, writing, events planning)
  • Office of Communications (social media, website, video and audio equipment, research, database, writing)
  • Office of Publications (reporting, news and feature writing, photo research, and copyediting)
  • Division of Education Programs (updating materials and emailing lists, image bank, outreach)
  • Division of Preservation and Access (research and writing reports, databases, user studies or surveys of grant recipients)
  • Office of the General Counsel (legal, research, legislature, policy, correspondence)
  • Division of Public Programs (research, programmatic and administrative support, analysis, writing)
  • Division of Research Programs (programmatic and administrative support, research, statistics, attend meetings)

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National Geographic Society

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
stephanie.andino@fox.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Geography
  • Cartography
  • Photography
  • Journalism

  • biomedical research

Compensation: Stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Summer Semester available


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National Internship Program

Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
info@washingtoninternship.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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National Public Radio (NPR)

Compensation: Stipend


Fall and Winter/Spring semester (14 weeks) - $7,000 


Summer semester (12 weeks) - $6,000


Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Varies with Semester


Fall, Spring, and Summer opportunities available

Contact:
internship@npr.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Compensation: Paid/Stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
rpp@nrel.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Laboratory research and development

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National Wildlife Federation- Graduate students only

Compensation: Paid/credit/benefits-eligible for interns 20+ hrs/week for 24 weeks
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

National Advocacy Center

  • conservation
  • education
  • fundraising
  • communications
  • legal
  • publications

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Nature Conservancy

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Part-time
Application Deadline: Posted mid October and closes December

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • science
  • conservation
  • marketing and communications
  • environmental studies
  • government relations
  • finance
  • business
  • human relations
  • information technology
  • policy
  • philanthropy
  • audit
  • law​

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New America Foundations- Open Zion

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • research
  • social media
  • writing
  • administrative support

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New America Foundations- California Civic Innovation Project

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • research
  • writing
  • social media
  • policy
  • event planning
  • administrative support

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New America Foundations- Senior Fellow Peter Beinart

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • writing
  • social media
  • events planning
  • website maintenance
  • administrative support

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New America Foundations- Health Policy Program

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • research
  • writing
  • editing
  • social media, policy
  • data entry and analysis
  • administrative support

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New America Foundations- Open Technology Initiative

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • research
  • writing
  • editing
  • social media
  • policy
  • data entry and analysis
  • administrative support

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New America Foundations- Policy Intern for Open Technology Initiative

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

  • research
  • writing
  • editing
  • policy

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Policy Impact Communications

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Benjamin Mary
bmay@policyimpact.com
202-737-5339

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Rainforest Action Network

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Republican National Committee

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall - rolling basis
Spring - rolling basis
Summer - March 1st

Contact:
internships@rnchq.org
202-863-8630

  • Communications
  • Research
  • Finance
  • IT

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Save America's Forests

Compensation: Paid/Stipend/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
intern@saveamericasforests.org
202-544-9219

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • policy
  • legislature
  • writing
  • web design
  • science writing
  • research
  • publications
  • database
  • advocacy
  • administrative support
  • programmatic support

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Senator Mike Lee

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Allyson Bell
allyson_bell@lee.senate.gov
202-224-5444

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • legislature
  • administrative support
  • correspondence
  • research
  • attend Senate hearings

  • legislature
  • administrative support
  • correspondence
  • research
  • attend Senate hearings

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Susan Cobb
susan_cobb@hatch.senate.gov
202-224-9847

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Compensation: Stipend, Housing, Round Trip Travel
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
1-603-543-1700 ext. 1499
SCArecruiting@thesca.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • science
  • conservation
  • outreach
  • communications
  • horticulture
  • environmental studies

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Turner Broadcasting Systems

Compensation: Paid: minimum wage
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

CNN Intern

  • journalism
  • research
  • writing
  • production
  • broadcasting
  • editing
  • digital platforms

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Compensation: Unpaid/Transportation allowance/ Fellowships paid: $11.50 per hour
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Spring, December 20; Summer, April 29; Fall, June 20

Contact:
intern@uschamber.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • research
  • writing
  • database management
  • web page maintenance
  • communications
  • event preparation

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U.S. National Arboretum

Compensation: Paid, $12.20 per hour
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
USNA.Internships@ars.usda.gov
202) 245-4563

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • horticulture
  • botany
  • research
  • education
  • facilities management
  • public garden administration

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US AID

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Melanie Wyche
mayche@usaid.gov
202-712-5298

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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Voice of America

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling/As-needed basis (6-12 weeks before desired start date)

Contact:
Terry Balazs
tbalazs@bbg.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Engineering (engineering design, computer programming, research, technical support)
  • Language Broadcasts (writing, production, web page maintenance, research)
  • Public Relations (research, writing, communications, event planning, promotions)
  • Special English (writing, reporting)
  • TV Technical Studio Operations (production operations, lighting, audio, camera control, video tape playback, floor direction)
  • TV to Africa (running teleprompter and telephone screening for live call-in shows, videotape logging, topic research, guest recruiting)
  • Video Library Assistant (shot-level cataloging, circulation, processing stock footage, check-in and check-out, archives)
  • Program Acquisitions Assistant (research, archives, production and editing, script preparation)

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Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminar

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
202-238-7900

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • Advocacy, Service & Arts ( advocacy, community service, promotion of educational, artistic and cultural initiatives)
  • Business & Global Trade (business, accounting, marketing, management, human resources, economics)
  • The Córdova Congressional Internship (for Puerto Rican students-legislature, policy)
  • The Ford Motor Company Global Scholars Program (international relations, study of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals,society, trade, and national policy)
  • The Governors Internship Program (for Mexican students-economic and social development, leadership)
  • International Affairs (International law, international education, human rights, counterterrorism, diplomacy, foreign policy, international development)
  • Law & Criminal Justice (legal or law enforcement, government)
  • Law Externship Program (2nd-3rd year law students-executive and legislative branches of the federal government or non-governmental sectors)
  • Media & Communications (media, marketing and communications, newspapers, broadcast journalism, events management, public relations)
  • Political Leadership (lobbying, political campaign, research of defense, security, taxes, or healthcare)
  • Postgraduate Professional Development (for graduate students)
  • The Prudential Foundation Global Citizens Program (Students from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India-finance, business, corporate responsibility, ethics, government)
  • Science, Technology & Society (environmental or health science, information technology, policy)
  • Competitive Government Programs - (U.S. Citizenship Required) - (for U.S. citizens-placements are with several departments ranging from the Department of Defense to the Environmental Protection Agency)

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Washington Internship Institute

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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White House

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program (vary by office and position)
  • Office of National Control Policy (policy, writing, administrative support, events/travel planning, correspondence, research, database development)
  • Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (research, writing, policy, coordinate events, outreach)
  • Council on Environmental Quality Internships (research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues)
  • Council of Economic Advisers (research, macroeconomic, microeconomic, international issues, data analysis, administrative support)
  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) (public policy, public administration, business, law, economics, statistics, survey methodology, public health)

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Part-time
Contact:
703-937-6304
1-800-404-8461
email internships@wolftrap.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available

  • graphic design
  • business
  • finance
  • accounting