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ABC News

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

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours:
either FT/PT 

Contact:
DISNEYCAREERS.COM

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available


Agricultural Research Services

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

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


Alliance of Health Reform

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

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


American Farmland Trust

Marketing and Communications Department:

  • policy
  • research
  • writing
  • communications
  • coordination

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Part- time
Application Deadline:
Rolling/As-needed basis

Contact:
Gretchen Hoffman
Manager of Engagement and Communications
ghoffman@farmland.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


American Federation of Teachers

  • research
  • writing
  • data analysis

Compensation: Paid, $10 per hour
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall -                June 1st
Spring -            Nov 1st
Summer -      March 1st

Contact:
202-879-4439

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


American Foreign Policy Council

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

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


American Journalism Center

  • 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) 

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours:
either FT/PT

Contact:

intern@aim.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester available


American Nurses Association

Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Sharon Guevera
301-628-5036 

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


American Public Health Association

  • 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 copyediting, 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)

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


Americans for the Arts

  • 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) ​ 

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


Bipartisan Policy Center

  • 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) 

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


Bread for the World

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

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


Brookings Institution

  • 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)

Internship - Governance Studies 

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Business Executives for National Security

  • research
  • writing
  • policy

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


Canadian Embassy

  • 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)

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


CATO Institute

  • policy analysis
  • media
  • government relations
  • legal

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


Center for American Progress

  • 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)

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


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

Center for International Policy

  • 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)

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


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • Media (tracking media coverage, databases, writing, social/new media)
  • Fundraising and Development (development materials, information systems, research)
  • Federal Fiscal Policy (research, policy, analyze economic data)
  • Federal Legislative Affairs (track press, legislation, attend and report on hearings, research, website postings, database, correspondence, coordinating)
  • Food Assistance (research, policy, analyze food stamp law)
  • Health Policy (research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, data collection and management, policy, legislation)
  • Housing Policy (analyses, research, policy, attend and report on hearings, conferences and meetings)
  • International Budget Partnership (research budget processes and institutions, Internet-related work, newsletters)
  • Outreach Campaigns (communication, track outreach strategies, develop new materials, research policies and procedures)
  • State Fiscal Project (research, policy, economics, preparation of materials, gather information from state groups, collect and analyze data)
  • Family Income Support Division (research, policy, data collection and analyses, economics)
  • DC Fiscal Policy Institute (Internet-based research and quantitative analysis, administrative tasks, attend DC Council hearings, meet with advocates, Council members and Mayor’s administration)

Compensation: Paid; $8.50 per hour
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall -               June 15th
Spring -     October 15th
Summer -       March 1st

Contact:
internship@cbpp.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available


Charles G. Koch Institute

  • policy research
  • communications
  • operations
  • donor relations

Compensation: Paid: $10 per hour, $50 metro stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall 2012 - August 6th

Contact:
rodney.vessels@charleskochinstitute.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Citizen Network for Foreign Affairs

  • 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)

Compensation: Paid; $1,500 per month
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall -                July 11, 2012
Spring - November 14, 2011
Summer -       April 13, 2012

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters available


College Republican National Committee

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

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship and Fellowship Programs (CBCF)

  • Congressional Fellows Program (policy, legislation, correspondence, speech writing, Congressional hearings, participate on a congressional committee)
  • Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program (policy, legislation, leadership, work on a Congressional committee and Congressional member’s office)
  • Congressional Internship Program (policy, legislation, leadership, professional development events, participate in leadership development projects)
  • Emerging Leaders Internship Program (work placement in government or non-profit organization, attend educational seminars, leadership-training sessions, and visit cultural and historical sites in D.C., area, community service)
  • Communications Internship Program (research, legislation, press releases, writing, organizing and helping to prepare for briefings and forums, administrative support)

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Internship and Fellowship Programs

Compensation:
Stipend: $3,750 (Spring and Fall-12 weeks)
Stipend: $2,500 (Summer-8 weeks)
Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC,
Housing

Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Congressman Jason Chaffetz

(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


 Congressman Jim Matheson

(administrative support, correspondence, research)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Macey Mathews
macey_mathews@mail.house.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 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 


 Council on Hemispheric Affairs

  • 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)​

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


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:
Spring 2013 -    November 9th
Summer 2013 -        March 1st
Fall 2013 -                   May 17th

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Democratic National Committee - Accounting

  • Review of invoices for coding accuracy and approvals, process check payments, document maintenance, cash management, bank reconciliation preparation, external reporting, data preparation for the monthly FEC compliance report, process improvement.

Compensation:  travel stipend

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


 Democratic National Committee - Technology

Compensation: travel stipend

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


 Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Department of Commerce (DOC)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
intern@doc.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Department of Defense (DOD)

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Department of Defense Centralized Intern Program - Careers in National Defense

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


 Department of Education (ED)

  • 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)

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


 Department of Health Science

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT|
Application Deadline: varies by position

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of Homeland Security

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

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of Justice (DOJ)

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of Labor (DOL)

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

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of State

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of the Interior

  • Office of the Secretary
  • DOI University 
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs 
  • Bureau of Land Management 
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
  • Bureau of Reclamation 
  • National Park Service 
  • Office of Surface Mining 
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
  • U.S. Geological Survey

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of the Treasury

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Department of Transportation (DOT)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Dutko Worldwide

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Chris Anderson
chris.anderson@dutkoworldwide.com
Bill Simmons
202-484-4884

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Education Sector

  • policy
  • research
  • communications

Compensation: Limited Stipends, mostly unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: Rolling, 2 months early

Contact:
202-552-2840
hr@educationsector.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Environmental Protection Agency

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Families USA

  • 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)

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


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid

 

Required Hours: Full-time

 

 

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Federal Reserve

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

Contact:
projectinterns@frb.gov

Summer Semester available


FHI 360 (formerly Academy for Educational Development)

  • 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

 

Compensation: Paid

 

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

Contact:
202-884-4000

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Folger Shakespeare Library 

  • 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)

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


Fund for American Studies

Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Georgetown University Hospital-Child Life Program

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
Linda Kim
Child Life Coordinator
LMJ4@gunet.georgetown.edu
202-444-3037

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Government Accountability Office

  • 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)

 

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Spring and Summer Semesters available. 


Heart of America Foundation

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

Contact:
Colleen Noland
colleen@heartofamerica.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Heritage Foundation

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

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall 2012 -       closed
Spring -       Nov. 23rd
Summer -      Mar. 1st

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Academic Publications Division (editing, marketing)
  • Architecture Division (architecture, drafting )
  • Archives Division (research, writing)  
  • Collections Division (curator, conservation) 
  • Committee on Conscience (research, communications, outreach, administrative support)  
  • Communications Division (communications, marketing, public relations)
  • Development Division (development) 
  • Education Division (writing, research, education) 
  • Exhibitions Division (research)
  • External Affairs (writing, communications) 
  • Film and Video Archives (research) 
  • Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center Division (research, communications) 
  • Library (research, program planning, web site maintenance)

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall -                             July 1st
Spring -               October 15th
Summer -                March 1st


Contact:
Luke Leyh
lleyh@ushmn.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Hudson Institute

  • 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) ​

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

Contact:
Kim Bowling
interncoordinator@hudson.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


Human Rights Campaign

Compensation: Unpaid with modest, one-time travel stipend.
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Ideal List

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Institute for Women's Policy Research

  • 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) ​

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

Contact:
helmuth@iwpr.org

Fall and Spring Semesters available. 


Institute Policy Studies

  • research
  • writing
  • advocacy
  • foreign and domestic policy

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall -                             July 15th
Spring -          September 15th
Summer -                   April 15th

Contact:
internships@ps-dc.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


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. 


International Labor Operations

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

Fall, Spring, and Semesters available. 


Internships in Science Policy

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 

Judicial Branch Opportunities

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Kennedy Center for the Arts

  • Fundraising (Individual Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Special Events, Volunteer Management)
  • Marketing (Press, Advertising, Graphic Design)
  • Education (Performing Arts for Everyone, Community & National Partnerships, Theater for Young Audiences, Changing Education through the Arts, and Explore the Arts)
  • Programming (Dance Programming, Jazz Programming, International Programming)
  • IT (Multimedia, Web Content)
  • Production Management
  • Institutional Affairs
  • DeVos Institute of Arts Management
  • Washington National Opera (Artistic Administration, Production, Costume Design)
  • National Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Administration, Operational Administration, and Education)
  • General Counsel

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline:
Fall -                                June 4, 2012
Spring -                     October 1, 2012
Summer - contingent on availability

Contact:
internship@kennedy-center.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Ketchum PR

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


LDS Public and International Affairs

  • Political Sciences
  • Communications

Compensation: Unpaid

Contact:
Katie Bell
kbell@ldschurch.org
202-448-3333 


Levick Strategic Communications

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
Meredith Mayo
mmayo@levick.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available. 


Library of Congress

  • Geography
  • Art
  • IT
  • Library Sciences
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Chemistry

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


Millennium Challenge Corporation

Financial Management

  • Public Affairs
  • Congressional Affairs
  • New Media

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available.


Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

  • Native American Congressional Summer Internship Program
  • Native American Internship Dissertation Fellowship

Compensation: round-trip airfare, housing, per diem, for food and incidentals, and a stipend
Required Hours: Full-time

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Academy of Public Administration

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

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Archives

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

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


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 


National Cattlemen's Beef Association

  • Public Policy

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 


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 


National Endowment for the Humanities

  • 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)

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 


National Geographic Society

  • Geography
  • Cartography
  • Photography
  • Journalism

Compensation: Paid/Unpaid
Required Hours: Full-time

Contact:
stephanie.andino@fox.com

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Institute of Health

  • biomedical research

Compensation: Stipend
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Summer Semester available 


National Internship Program

Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
info@washingtoninternship.com 

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Parks Conservation Association

  • government affairs

Compensation: Unpaid/Paid: range $9-$17 per hour
Required Hours: Part-time
Application Deadline: individual basis

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Public Radio (NPR)

Compensation:
Stipend - 
Fall and Winter/Spring semester (16 weeks) - $5,500;
Summer semester (10 weeks) - $3,500
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall 2012 -       July 27th
Spring -         November 15th
Summer -    February 15th

Contact:
internship@npr.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Laboratory research and development 

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

Contact:
rpp@nrel.gov

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


National Wildlife Federation- Graduate students only

National Advocacy Center 
  • conservation
  • education
  • fundraising
  • communications
  • legal
  • publications

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 


Nature Conservancy

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

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


New America Foundations- Open Zion

  • research
  • social media
  • writing
  • administrative support

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


New America Foundations- California Civic Innovation Project

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

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


New America Foundations- Senior Fellow Peter Beinart

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

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


New America Foundations- Health Policy Program

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

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


New America Foundations- Open Technology Initiative

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

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

New America Foundations- Policy Intern for Open Technology Initiative

  • research
  • writing
  • editing
  • policy

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


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 


Rainforest Action Network

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 

Republican National Committee

  • Communications
  • Research
  • Finance
  • IT

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


Save America's Forests

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

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

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available


Senator Mike Lee

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

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Senator Orin Hatch

  • 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 


Smithsonian

  • Office of Internships and Fellowships National Museum of African Art: (archives, education services, research, exhibits)
  • National Air and Space Museum: (research, exhibits, preservation, educational materials)
  • American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery: (research, curatorial projects, development, educational programs, exhibits, media, external affairs, publications, art)
  • National Museum of American History: (archives, curatorial projects, exhibits, music, administration, educational programs, outreach)
  • National Museum of the American Indian: (collections information, collections management, conservation, registrar,  inventory, paper archives, photo archives, technology, repatriation, cultural liaison, cultural interpreter, film and video, ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, media, membership, public affairs, publications, special events, education, visitor services, resource center)
  • Anacostia Community Museum: (graphic arts/design, research, education, archives, and collections)
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Freer and Sackler Gallery, Museum of Asian Art: (Administration/Finance/Human Resources, Archives, Conservation and Scientific Research, Collections Management (Registrar), Curatorial Education and Public Programs, Exhibition Management, Information Technology, Publications, Design and Production, Library,Membership and Development,Photography, Public Affairs and Marketing, Rights and Reproductions, Scholarly Programs and Publications, Museum Shops)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: (curatorial, digital learning programs, education, interpretive guides, conservation/sculpture)
  • National Zoo: (veterinary medicine, FONZ, research, animal programs)
  • National Museum of Natural History: (research, anthropology, botany, entomology, invertebrate zoology, mineral science, paleobiology, vertebrate zoology, museum education)
  • National Portrait Gallery: (administration, collections information and research, conservation, graphic design, lighting design, development and external affairs, public affairs, docent, public programs, teacher programs, youth and family, exhibitions, registrar, history, Charles Willson Peale Family Papers, library, new media, photographic services, publications, painting and sculpture, photographs, prints and drawings)
  • National Postal Museum: (public programs,collections,curatorial projects,education services,exhibitions)

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Student Conservation Association (SCA)

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

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 


Turner Broadcasting Systems

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

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


U.N. Refugee Agency

  • research
  • programmatic and administrative support
  • events planning

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

Contact:
info@usaforunher.org

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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

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 


U.S. Federal Government

Compensation: Paid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Academic Publications Division (editing)
  • Architecture Division (draw plans, materials requisitions)
  • Archives Division (research, reference interviews, historical summaries)
  • Collections Division (exhibition, conservation)
  • Committee on Conscience (research, outreach, administrative support, educational initiatives)
  • Communications Division (marketing, media, public relations)
  • Development Division (grants and donor research)
  • Education Division (educational initiatives, text writing)
  • Exhibitions Division (artifacts, exhibitions, research)
  • External Affairs (international relations)
  • Film and Video Archives (research, reference materials, archives)
  • Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center Division (research, database, correspondence)
  • Library (education, exhibition, research, programmatic support)

Compensation: Most unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT
Application Deadline: Fall-July 1st; Spring-Oct 15th; Summer-March 1st

Contact:
Brian Burden
bburden@ushmm.org
Luke Leigh
202-468-6595

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


U.S. National Arboretum

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

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 


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 


Voice of America

  • 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)

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 


Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

  • 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)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Contact:
202-238-7900

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Washington Internship Institute

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

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Washington

  • Editorial (fact checking, research, writing)
  • Online Editorial (uploading content, creating online packages, selecting and pairing images, databases, and uploading slideshows, writing)
  • Print Advertising (contacting prospective advertisers, direct marketing and copywriting letters, sales support, research, database)
  • Photography (magazine/video stills, location shoots, photo research, production assistance, Photoshop)

Compensation: Paid, $8.25 per hour
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline:
Fall -                       July 1st,
Spring -      November 1st,
Summer -          March 1st

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


White House

  • 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)

Compensation: Unpaid
Required Hours: Either FT/PT

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 


Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

  • graphic design
  • business
  • finance
  • accounting

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


Women's Research and Educational Institute (WREI) Congressional Fellowship Program

  • research
  • policy
  • outreach
  • activism
  • legislature
  • writing
Compensation: Stipend - $1450 per month
Required Hours: Full-time
Application Deadline: June 15, 2012

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters available 

http://www.si.edu/ofi