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Washington, DC & International Internships


    Academy for Advanced and Strategic Studies
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 331-7494
  • Duration: 15 weeks-1 year
  • Pay: $500-1000 stipend; free room and board
  • Internships Available: 7
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Academy for Advanced and Strategic Studies
    1647 Lamont Street NW
    Washington DC 20010-2796
  • Limitations: high school students and grads; undergrads; recent college grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The Academy is a small future-oriented think tank focusing on social progress in religion, war, arts, policy analysis, etc. Interns work on one or more research project teams.
    Africare
  • Phone: (202) 462-3614
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 3 month duration
  • Internships Available: 4
  • Provides assistance to families in Africa and supports private-sector development and governance in African countries.
    Africare
    440 R Street NW
    Washington, DC 2001
    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • Phone: (202) 244-2990
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: Semester, quarter, summer
  • Internships Available: 15
  • Address:
    Intern Coordinator
    ADC Research Institute
    4201 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Suite 300 Washington, DC 20008
  • Website: www.aiesec.org
  • Email: aiesec@aiesec.org
  • Provides assistance to families in Africa and supports private-sector development and governance in African countries.
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Phone: (202) 326-6760
  • Where: Nationwide
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Human Resources
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    1200 New York Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
  • Website: www.aaas.org
  • Email: aking@aaas.org
    American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
  • Phone: (202) 785-7700
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 4 weeks to 1 year
  • Internships Available: 15
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    AAUW Educational Foundation
    Washington, DC 20036-4873
  • Studies female education and state of women in education.
    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Phone: (212) 549-2603
  • Where: Nationwide
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Internships Available: 150
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    ACLU National Headquarters
    125 Broad Street
    18th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • Website: www.aclu.org
  • Email: vvela@aclu.org
  • Preserve and expand Americans' rights and freedoms.
    American Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Phone: (202) 331-8600
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Internships Available: 4
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    American Foundation for AIDS Research
    1828 L. Street NW, Suite 802
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Nation's leading non-profit AIDS research and education.
    American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Where: DC; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Missoula, MT; Jerusalem, Israel
  • Phone: (202) 639-5200
  • Duration: 8-10 weeks
  • Pay: possible stipends
  • Internships Available: 50
  • Address:
    Steve Bocknek
    Internship Coordinator
    American Israel Public Affairs Committee
    440 First Street NW Suite 600
    Washington DC 20001
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grad students
  • The work: The AIPAC seeks to further and solidify the US-Israel relationship through lobbying and public awarness. Interns work in Legislative, Foreign Policy Issues, Political Affairs, Development, and Political Leadership Development.
    American Jewish Congress
  • Where: Baltimore, MD; Beachwood, OH; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; East Orange, NJ; NYC and Great Neck, NY; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; N. Miami Beach, FL; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO; DC; Jerusalem, Israel
  • Phone: (212) 879-4500
  • Email: ai835@lafn.org (Los Angeles); ajc-ny@shamash.nycsernet.org (NYC); ajcstl@aol.com (St. Louis); sfcongl@aol.com (Philadelphia); ajc-dc@clark.net (DC)
  • Duration: 6-14 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 60
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    American Jewish Congress
    15 East 84th Street
    New York, NY 10028
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grad students
  • The work: The AJC is a nonprofit membership organization promoting social and economic justice, religious freedom, and human rights for Jewish communities around the globe. Interns work in Legal, Domestic Policy, and Programming, whrer they organize coalitions and research issues. Interns in DC attend and report on Congressional affairs as well as interest-group coalition meetings.
    American Political Association, The
  • Contact: Ronald Bronson, Jr.
  • Phone: 940-855-1839
  • Where: Statewide, Regional, National
  • Hours/Week: varies
  • The American Political Association is currently seeking out indiviuals interested in political service opportunties. We are currently arranging internship opportunities with local congressman, state legislators and local officials. Right now, we are seeking highly motivated people interested in working in our state offices across the nation, to assist in various activities (recruiting, speaking, conference planning, brainstorming, etc.) Your input is valued and you'll be greatly rewarded if interested. Contact us at americanpolitical@juno.com if you are interested.
    Amnesty International
  • Phone: (212) 807-8400
  • Where: Varies
  • Duration: 4 weeks to 1 year
  • Internships Available: 35
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Amnesty International
    322 Eighth Ave
    New York, NY 10001
  • World's best-known human rights organization, monitors conditions of humans world-wide
    Arms Control Association
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 463-8270
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $25/week
  • Internships Available: 8-10
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Arms Control Association
    1726 M Street NW
    Suite 201
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: The ACA is dedicated to increasing public understanding of the contribution arms control can make to national security. Interns write and research papers about arms control, edit the ACA's monthly journal, monitor activity on Capitol Hill, and attend press conferences.
    Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 463-7226
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 45
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Atlantic Council of the United States
    910 17th Street NW, Suite 1000
    Washington DC 20006
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: ACUS advises various government institutions about challenges and opportunities in US foreign, security, and international economic policies. Interns work in one of ten branches, including NATO Office and Atlantic-Pacific Interrelationships.
    Australian Embassy
  • Phone: (202) 797-3000
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks
  • Internships Available: 8
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Australian Embassy
    1602 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Interns work in Congressional Liason Office and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    The Brookings Institution
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 797-6096
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 10
  • Address:
    The Brookings Institution
    Internship Coordinator
    1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington DC 20036-2188
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only
  • The work: Centers on public policy problems facing the American people. The Institution offers formal internships in governmental, international relations, and economic policies.
    Canadian Embassy
  • Phone: (202) 682-1740
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Internships Available: 38
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Academic Relations Office
    Canadian Embassy
    501 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Interns work in Public Affairs, Trade, Environment, Congresssional Relations, and Travel & Tourism Departments.
    CARE
  • Where: many states and overseas
  • Phone: (404) 681-2552
  • Duration: 3 months to 2 years
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 50-70
  • Address:
    Human Resources
    CARE
    151 Ellis Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303-2439
  • Limitations: high school and college grads with several years of experience in developing countries
  • The work: CARE is an international relief and development organization working to improve the lives of people in developing countries. Projects include construction, consultation, and teaching, and interns work in a broad range of fields relating to education, economics, and politics.
    CBS News
  • Where: TX, CA, FL, NY, DC
  • Phone: (212) 975-5567
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 200
  • Address:
    Manager of Internships, News Division
    CBS News
    555 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors and grad students only
  • The work: Interns may work in production and running of several politically geared news shows and more general news productions, such as 60 minutes.
    Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Contact: Intern Coordinator
  • Phone: (202) 408-1095 x342
  • Where: Near Union Station
  • Hours/Week: One Full Semester
  • Interns will work in offices of communications, federal legislation, health policy, income security, job creation, national budget and tax policy, national fundraising, nonprofit management outreach campaigns, state budget and tax policy, etc.
  • Additional Information Available
    Center for Defense Information
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 826-0700
  • Duration: 12-20 weeks
  • Pay: $700/month
  • Internships Available: 4 per semester
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Center for Defense Information
    1500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 24
    Washington DC 20005
  • Limitations: undergrads, grad students, and college grads only
  • The work: The CDI opposes further expenditures in weaponry and technology that could lead to nuclear war. Interns work on the CDI's television production and research questions asked by government agencies.
    Center for Marine Conservation
  • Where: VA, FL, CA, DC
  • Phone: (202) 429-5609
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Pay: $200-$1000 stipend for grad students
  • Internships Available: 15
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Center for Marine Conservation
    1725 DeSales Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only
  • The work: politics and policies of environmental protection, special animal projects, environmental media, economics of environmental protection
    Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 887-0200
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Pay: 2 interns receive $3,000
  • Internships Available: 800
  • Address:
    Intern Program
    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    1800 K Street NW
    Washington DC 20006
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: CSIS provides public policy research to US policymakers on issues of international security, politics, economics, and business.
    Central Intelligence Agency
  • Phone: (703) 482-0677 or (800) JOBS-CIA
  • Where: Varies
  • Duration: summer
  • Internships Available: 60
  • Address:
    CIA Employment Center
    PO Box 12727
    Arlington, VA 22209-9727
  • Interns assigned to Directorate of Science and Technology, Directorate of Intelligence, DIrectorate of Administration.
    Children's Defense Fund
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 628-8787
  • Duration: 3 months - 1 year
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 75
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Children's Defense Fund
    25 E Street
    Washington DC 20001
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: CDF (formerly the Washington Porject) monitors government child aid programs such as Head Start and provides technical assistance to myriad child advocates, organizations, and public officials in such fields as health, adolescent pregnancy, education, child race issues, and child government policy.
    Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 296-3920
  • Duration: 10-16 weeks
  • Pay: $250/week
  • Internships Available: 12
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs
    1111 19th Street NW, Suite 900
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors, recent grads, grads of any age, and grad students only
  • The work: THE CNFA focuses on the US's role in developing countries and democracies and seeks to aid these developing nations. Interns research US foreign policy and international economic issues, prepare briefs, and assist staff.
    College Democrats of America
  • Contact: Carolyn Whitaker
  • Phone: (202) 479-5189
  • Where: CDA National Headquarters
  • Hours/Week: 15-20 (Spring)
  • Candidates must be highly motivated and willing to play a vital role in this fast paced political environment.
  • Additional Information Available
    Columbia Institute
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 547-2470
  • Duration: 8 weeks minimum
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 5-10
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Columbia Institute
    8 E Street SE
    Washington DC 20003
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, grads of any age, and grad students only.
  • The work: The CI specializes in public policy research, and its services include surveying congressmen on current issues, organizing foreign dignitary visits and delegation visits overseas, and organizing business-citizen-politician forums.
    Committee for National Security
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 745-2450
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Pay: $25/week
  • Internships Available: 6-9
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Committee for National Security
    1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600
    Washington DC 20009
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, grads of any age, and grad students only.
  • The work: The CNS is a research group focusing on arms control, the defense budget, and chemical and biological weapontry. Interns research these issues and do office work.
    Common Cause
  • Contact: Intern Coordinator
  • Phone: (202) 833-1200
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: flexible
  • Do grassroots organizing, contribute research to policy papers and investigative studies, monitor congressional committee meetings, function as press office aides, and serve as administrative aides.
  • Additional Information Available
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 543-1771
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Pay: $2,000
  • Internships Available: 30
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    504 C Street NE
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: high school seniors and undergrads only
  • The work: The CHCS seeks to heighten the Hispanic community's awareness of the US political system and places interns in Congressional offices.
    Congressional Research Service
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 707-7641
  • Duration: 3 months-1 year
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 70
  • Address:
    Warren Lenhart
    Congressional Research Service
    LM-203, Library of Congress
    Washington DC 20540-7110
  • Limitations: college seniors, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: The CRS is a division of the Library of Congress, providing objective and non-partisan research, legislative analysis, and reference services to members and committees of Congress.
    Corporation for National Service
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 606-5000
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Pay: unpaid. However, we will gladly complete any reporting required to obtain education credit.
  • Internships Available: 35
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Corporation for National Service
    1201 New York Ave.
    Washington DC 20525
  • Limitations: Undergrad and Graduate students
  • The work: The Corporation for National Service was founded in 1993 and promotes national service through is three service initiatives: AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America and the National Senior Service Corps. Various departments throughout our agency offer internship opportunities. This includes the Office of the CEO, Office of Congressional Affairs, Office of Public Liaison and others.
    Council on Foreign Relations
  • Where: DC, NY
  • Phone: (212) 734-1493
  • Duration: 13-15 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Council on Foreign Relations
    58 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10021
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students in political majors only
  • The work: The CFR seeks to improve understanding of American foreign policy through various meetings of experts and through its aclaimed journal Foreign Affairs and weekly radio show.
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • Where: DC, Canada, and Latin America
  • Phone: (202) 393-3322
  • Duration: 13-16 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 18
  • Address:
    Secretary for Internships
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs
    724 Ninth Street NW, Suite 401
    Washington DC 20001
  • Limitations: high school students, undergrads, recent grads, grads of any age, and grad students only.
  • The work: A liberal think tank and lobbying group, the CHA encourages good relations between the US, Canada, and Latin American countries. The CHA also promotes a human rights-oriented and free traade-oriented agenda in Latin American countries. Interns work in the CHA's press and public relations departments.
    C-SPAN
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 60
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    C-SPAN
    400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 650
    Washington DC 20001
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors, undergrads, all grads, and grad students only.
  • The work: C-SPAN offers public affairs programming 24 hours a day to 60 million homes, including sessions of Congress, White House briefings, party forums, and international conferences. Interns work in the various fields associated with political television.
    US Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 616-2492
  • Duration: no fewer than 8 weeks (summer); semester
  • Pay: volunteer
  • Internships Available: varies (few though)
  • Address:
    Dr. Jeffrey Richter
    Historian, Office of Special Investigations
    U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, 1301
    New York Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20530
  • Limitations: college students, US citizens only
  • The work: OSI is an office in the United States Department of Justice with the responsibility of investigating and, if appropriate, seeking the denaturalization and deportation of citizens or residents of the United States who assisted in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution between 1933 and 1945. The work of the office is frequently highly sensitive due to the nature of the allegations. The office handles virtually all of the investigative, trial, and appellate work connected with its cases, and assists the Solicitor General's office on Supreme Court appeals. Interns assist in research and office organization and work.
    Democratic Governors Association
  • Contact: Liz Johnson
  • Phone: (202) 488-5096
  • Where: DGA National Headquarters
  • Hours/Week: 15-20 or full-time
  • Assist in the organization of Washington, DC events, the production of materials distributed at meetings. Research initiatives. Obtain news articles pertaining to the political landscape of various states.
  • Additional Information Available
    DNC Talk Radio/Speaker's Bureau
  • Contact: Kandy Stroud
  • Phone: (202) 488-5038
  • Where: DNC Headquarters
  • Hours/Week: 5 (min.)
  • Help with the scheduling of speakers and general office work. Opportunity to learn about political communications and the Democratic National Committee.
  • Additional Information Available
    Economic Policy Institute
  • Contact: Intern Coordinator
  • Phone: n/a
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: full-time (paid)
  • Assist staff economists. The first intern position will involve extensive work on The State of Working America. The second intern position involves working extensively with EPI's President Jeff Faux on various projects, from tracking public investment over time to cost analysis of various public investment options.
  • Additional Information Available
    Emily's List
  • Contact: Apply Online
  • Phone: (202) 326-1400
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: Varies
  • Work in communications, production, events, political, or research department. Numerous areas of interest and responsibilities.
  • Additional Information Available
    Essential Information
  • Contact: Ann Leonard
  • Phone: (202) 387-8030
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: 9 weeks (Summer)
  • Work with three related international EI projects: The Multinational Monitor magazine, The Multinationals Resource Center, and Essential Action. Carries a $1,000 stipend.
  • Additional Information Available
    Families USA Foundation
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 628-3030
  • E-mail: info@familiesusa.org
  • Duration: 10-20 weeks
  • Pay: $400/week
  • Internships Available: 18
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Families USA Foundation
    1334 G Street NW
    Washington DC 20005
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only.
  • The work: Families USA is dedicated to achieving affordable health care and long term care for all American families, and is noted as a formidable player in the national health care debate. Interns work in public affairs and health and government research.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Phone: (202) 324-3674
  • Where: DC, VA
  • Duration: 10 weeks, summer
  • Internships Available: 100
  • Address:
    Write to nearest FBI field office.
  • Website: www.fbi.gov
  • Interns work in various departments and learn workings of FBI in general and specific department.
    Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Where: All 50 states
  • Phone: (202) 307-3998
  • E-mail: info@familiesusa.org
  • Duration: 12 weeks-6 months
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 75
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    National Office of Citizen Participation
    320 First Street NW
    Washington DC
  • Limitations: high school students 16 and older, undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only.
  • The work: Interns work in the various departments necessary to run federally sponsored correctional facilities.
    Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Contact: Christine Onyango
  • Phone: (703) 522-2214
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: 35-40 (varies)
  • Monitoring press conferences and congressional hearings, research, writing, policy analysis, organize events and demonstrations. Stipend available.
  • Additional Information Available
    Feminist Majority Internet Site
  • Contact: Janae Haaland
  • Phone: (703) 522-2219
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: 10 (varies)
  • Create basic HTML documents for Web site, research relevant links, update existing sections of the site, work on site publicity, assist in gathering information and writing for the Feminist News and Take Action items, and contribute to additions to the site. Stipends available.
  • Additional Information Available
    Fourth World Movement
  • Where: LA; NY; DC; International
  • Phone: (301) 336-9489
  • Duration: 2 weeks-1 year
  • Pay: $250-500/week
  • Internships Available: 15
  • Address:
    Fourth World Movement
    7600 Willow Hill Drive
    Landover, MD 20785
  • Limitations: 18 and older with high school education and 2 years work and/or college experience
  • The work: The FWM researches poverty and seeks to improve the lives of the very poor through local grassroots action and government lobbying.
    FreedomChannel.com
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: 202-261-0880
  • Website: www.FreedomChannel.com
  • Duration: summer (flexible)
  • Description: We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan voter education web site. We were recently awarded the Best Web Site of 1999 by South by Southwest. We mostly specialize in offering video-on-demand of candidates speaking on various issues. We also provide daily interviews with political experts, video-on-demand of issue groups speaking on particular issues,campaign and issue ads, and political updates. An intern would provide assistance in all of these areas. Tasks would include: obtaining campaign ads, identifying and contacting candidates and issue organizations toschedule studio time, researching topics for interviews and other content, conducting interviews, updating databases, transcribing interviews andvideos, etc. Unfortunately, since we are non-profit, the internship is unpaid. This position, however would provide excellent opportunities for anyone interested in politics and the Internet.
    French Embassy
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 944-6093
  • Duration: 10-14 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 20
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    French Embassy
    4101 Reservoir Road
    Washington DC 20007
  • Limitations: undergrads, college grads of any age ,and grad students only; must be proficient in French
  • The work: Interns work in the Cultural Service and Press & Information Service.
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 547-6000
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Pay: $260/week
  • Internships Available: 3
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
    245 Second Street NE
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: individuals with college degree only
  • The work: The FCNL seeks to bring Quaker values to national legislation. Interns work in the advocacy, research, magazine, and public relations branches of the FCNL.
    Georgetown University Law Center Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinics
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 662-9575
  • Duration: 12-14 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 30
  • Address:
    Helen Mould
    Investigations Supervisor
    The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic
    Georgetown University Law Center
    111 F Street NW
    Washington DC 20001-2095
  • Limitations: undergrads, college grads, and grad students only
  • The work: The CJJCs were founded to help indigent criminal defendants. Interns help in cases and learn criminal and political law.
    Government Affairs Institute, The
  • Where: Arlington, VA; DC
  • Phone: (703) 312-7267
  • Duration: 4 weeks-ongoing
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 10
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Government Affairs Institute
    US Office of Personnel Management
    PO Box 998
    Washington DC 20044
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only
  • The work: Interns research current legislative policy and write briefs, fact sheets, and legislation summaries for members of the executive branch.
    Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government, The
  • Where: London, England
  • Phone: 44-171-955-7478
  • E-mail: hansard@lse.ac.hL
  • Duration: 12-24 weeks
  • Pay: $4500 fee per semester
  • Internships Available: 40
  • Address:
    Programme Coordinator
    Hansard Scholars Program
    The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government
    St. Philips Building North
    Sheffield Street
    London WC2A 2EX
    England
  • Limitations: college sophomores, juniors, and seniors; grad students; law students only
  • The work: The Hansard Society promotes the knowledge of and interest in the British Parliament. The Society also analyzes parliamentary workings and reports on all aspects of British politics in its quarterly magazine. Interns take political economic classes and intern at the House of Commons, House of Lords, or offices of British political parties.
    HALT: An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 887-8255
  • Duration: 12weeks
  • Pay: varies
  • Internships Available: 10
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    HALT
    1612 K Street NW, Suite 510
    Washington DC, 20006
  • Limitations: high school seniors, high school grads, undergrads, and college grads of any age
  • The work: HALT seeks to make the civil legal system more accessible, inexpensive, and equitable to the average person. Interns work in the Education & Research, Membership, and Public Policy sections of HALT.
    Health and Environmental Sciences Group
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 833-2800
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Pay: $300/week
  • Internships Available: 4
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Health and Environmental Sciences Group
    1711 N Street NW, Suite 200
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors, college grads of any age, and grad students only
  • The work: The HESG conducts research on high-profile health and environmental issues. Interns are assigned to multiple projects for which they research relevant media and literature, write reports, and work with scientists.
    Heritage Foundation, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 526-4400 ext. 556
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Pay: $250/week
  • Internships Available: 45
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Heritage Foundation
    214 Massachusetts Avenue NE
    Washington, DC 20002
  • Limitations: undergrads, college grads of any age, and grad students only
  • The work: The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank dedicated to free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and strong national defense. Interns work in the magazine, foreign policy, domestic policy, government relations, and promotional branches of the Heritage Foundation.
    House Democratic Caucus
  • Contact: Sean Marcus
  • Phone: (202) 226-3210
  • Where: Longworth Building
  • Hours/Week: Call
  • Assist with planning and logistical support for Democratic Member events, research issues of importance to House Democrats, and provide general office support.
  • Additional Information Available
    House Democratic Leadership
  • Contact: Shanti Ochs
  • Phone: (202) 225-0100
  • Where: Capitol Building
  • Hours/Week: Call
  • Answer phones, photocopy, run errands, set up for press conferences, coordinate staff meetings, and maintain newspaper clippings for press department.
  • Additional Information Available
    House Democratic Policy Committee
  • Contact: Gabriela Prado
  • Phone: (202) 225-6760
  • Where: Capitol Building
  • Hours/Week: Call
  • Answer phones, photocopy, run errands, set up for press conferences, coordinate staff meetings, and maintain newspaper clippings for press department.
  • Additional Information Available
    Hudson Institute
  • Where: DC; Indianapolis, IN
  • Phone: (317) 545-1000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Hudson Institute
    Herman Kahn Center
    PO Box 26919
    Indianapolis, IN 46226
  • Limitations: undergrads, college grads of any age, and grad students only
  • The work: The Hudson Institute is a conservative think tank, involved in such projects as the promotion of capitalism in Hungary, improvement of primary and secondary education along conservative lines, and promotion of debate on such issues as legal reform and job training. Interns serve as research assistants for a variety of projects or work in administrative and editorial departments.
    Institute for Policy Studies
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 234-9382
  • Duration: 10-15 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 50
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Institute for Policy Studies
    733 15th Street NW
    Washington DC 20005
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students only
  • The work: A liberal think tank is one of the nation's leaders in forming progressive agendas. Interns work in a variety of branches, including Feminist Agenda Projects, National Tax Policy, New Immigrants Project, Global Economic Integration Project, Newsletter, and Radio.
    International Association of Students in Economic and Business Management
  • Phone: (212) 757-3774
  • Where: DC, 29 other states
  • Duration: 2-18 months
  • Internships Available: 20
  • Address:
    AIESEC United States
    135 West 50th St, 13th Floor
    New York, NY 10020
  • Website: www.aiesec.org
  • Email: aiesec@aiesec.org
  • Provides wide range of internships in multi-national corporations
    The International Center
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 547-3800
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The International Center
    731 8th Street SE
    Washington DC 20003
  • Limitations: college sophomores, juniors, and seniors; grads of any age; and grad students only
  • The work: The IC hosts foreign visitors, conducts research programs, and publishes briefing books on the impact of US foreign policy. Interns work in the following programs: US-Vietnam Trade Council, Commission on US-Russian Relations, or New Forests Project.
    International Labor Organization
  • Where: NY, DC, Switzerland
  • Phone: (212) 697-0150
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 35
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    International Labor Organization
    1828 L Street NW, Suite 801
    Washington DC 20036

    or

    Internship Coordinator
    ILO Liaison Office with the UN
    220 East 42nd Street, Suite 3101
    New York, NY 10017
  • Limitations: college seniors, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: The ILO is now an agency of the UN, working to improve working conditions and workers' rights worldwide. Interns work in research, UN meeting coverage, report writing, and over 40 topic branches.
    International Trade Administration
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 482-2262
  • Duration: 8 weeks; ongoing
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 120
  • Address:
    Personnel, Room 4814
    International Trade Administration
    US Department of Commerce
    14th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20230
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only
  • The work: The ITA manages non-agricultural trade operations of the US government and assists in coordinating trade policy. Interns work in Trade Development, the Office of the Undersecretary, International Economic Policy, US and Foreign Commercial Service, and Import Administration.
    Kennedy Center, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 416-8807
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks
  • Pay: $650/month, tickets to performances
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    The Kennedy Center Internship Program Manager
    Washington DC 20566
  • Limitations: undergrads, recent grads, and grad students only
  • The work: The Kennedy Center is one of the country's foremost performing arts institutions and a center of DC political society. Interns work in the many departments necessary to run a performing arts center and escort visiting VIPs.
    Library of Congress, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 707-8523
  • Website: www.lcmarvel.loc.gov
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks
  • Pay: $300/week
  • Internships Available: 26
  • Address:
    The Library of Congress
    Junior Fellows Program Coordinator
    Collection Services LM-642
    Washington DC 20540-4700
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; recent grads; grad students only
  • The work: Interns work in the various sections of one of the world's largest libraries, researching and organizing the 105-million-item collection. Interns also may check out the library's books, a privilege reserved for congresspeople and their staffs.
    Middle East Institute
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 785-2710
  • Duration: 10-16 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 20
  • Address:
    Director of Educational and Cultural Program
    Middle East Institute
    1761 N Street NW
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students only
  • The work: The MEI is a nonprofit center dedicated to educating Americans about the cultures, religions, history, politics, languages, and socio-economics of the Middle East (including North Africa, Central Asia, and the Caucasus). Interns help prepare conferences and outreach material, and may also work for the center's publication, the Middle East Journal.
    Middle East Research and Information Project
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 223-3677
  • Email: meripbiz@igc.org
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 9
  • Address:
    MERIP Internship
    Middle East Research and Information Project
    1500 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 119
    Washington DC 20005
  • Limitations: high school students; undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The MERIP centers around its quarterly magazine Middle East Report, an indepth analysis of Middle Eastern events. Interns work in Editorial, Promotion, or Administration departments.
    The Nation
  • Where: New York, NY; DC
  • Phone: (212) 242-8400
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $100/week
  • Internships Available: 24
  • Address:
    The Nation
    Intern Program
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students only
  • The work: America's oldest weekly magazine, The Nation focuses primarily on foreign and domestic policy, civil liberties, and new literature.
    National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 296-2300
  • Duration: 9-12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 9
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    NAPALC
    1629 K Street NW, Suite 1010
    Washington DC 20006
  • Limitations: high school juniors and seniors, undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The NAPALC seeks to advance the civil rights of America's Asian and Pacific residents, focusing on such topics as voting rights, immigration, and anti-Asian media and violence. Interns research legal cases and special topics, compose the group's newsletter, and participate in coalition meetings.
    National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 606-8623
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Pay: $360/week
  • Internships Available: 27
  • Address:
    Deputy Chairman
    Summer Fellows Program
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington DC 20506
  • Limitations: college juniors only
  • The work: The Endowment is a federal agency which funds American scholarship, research, education, and public programs in the humanities (history, language, ethics, etc.). Interns work in one of six divisions: Challenge Grants, Federal-State Partnership, Research and Education, Public Programs, and Preservation and Access.
    National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 822-7708
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 2
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
    1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors and grads of any age only
  • The work: NFIE seeks to improve education through research and funding. Interns work in research and analysis, public relations, fundraising, and day-to-day operations.
    National Organization for Women
  • Where: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Sacramento, CA; DC
  • Phone: (202) 331-0066
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 130
  • Address:
    Intern/ Volunteer Program Coordinator
    NOW
    1000 16th Street NW, Suite 700
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: high school juniors and seniors; undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: NOW was founded in 1966 and has been a leader in feminist politics and activism. The organization seeks to end all discrimination against women through lobbying, sponsorship of various programs, and media activity. Interns work various upon location.
    National Park Service
  • Where: HQ in DC; Regional offices in GA, AK, MA, CO, NE, PA, CA, NM, WA, WV; parks in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Virgin Islands
  • Phone: (202) 208-5074
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks
  • Pay: $260-350/week
  • Internships Available: 5,000
  • Address:
    Seasonal Employment Unit, Room 2225
    National Park Service
    PO Box 37127
    Washington DC 20013-7127
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: Interns work as campground rangers, archaeologists, fee collectors, tour guides, naturalists, fire fighters, carpenters, lifeguards, landscape architects, historians, visitor service agents, and law enforcement officers, among other jobs, in one of over 350 parks nationwide. Job availability and description differs from park to park.
    National Public Radio
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 414-2909
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks
  • Pay: $5/hour
  • Internships Available: 30
  • Address:
    National Public Radio
    Internship Coordinator
    635 Massachusetts Ave
    Washington DC 20001-3753
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors and grad students only
  • The work: NPR provides 14 million daily listeners with highly-rated news coverage and alternative cultural programming. Interns work in either the reporting, business, or public and human relations divisions of the network.
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 673-4000
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 15-20
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    1785 Massachusetts Ave, NW
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: college sophomores, juniors, and seniors; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The NTHP, chartered by Congress in 1949, seeks to save historic American homes and to educate Americans about the houses' and their eras through news publications and educational workshops. Interns work in Public Policy, Law, Fundraising, Marketing, Publications, Public/Media Relations, Preservation Services, and National Conference Planning.
    National Wildlife Federation
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 797-6800
  • Duration: 24 weeks
  • Pay: $275/week
  • Internships Available: 10
  • Address:
    National Wildlife Association
    Resources Conversation Internship Program
    1400 Sixteenth Street NW
    Washington DC 20036-2266
  • Limitations: grads of any age and grad students only
  • The work: The NWF is the largest non-profit conservation education organization in the US. As their primary work, interns research environmental policy and cover congressional activity. Interns may also draft testimonies to be read to congressional and executive panels, lobby for environmental legislation, and attend congressional hearings, briefings, and seminars.
    Nature Conservancy, The
  • Where: Arlington, VA (HQ); offices in all states
  • Phone: (703) 841-5300
  • Duration: 8 weeks-6 months
  • Pay: $4.25-$6/hour
  • Internships Available: 150
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Nature Conservancy
    Home Office
    1815 North Lynn Street
    Arlington, VA 22209
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The NC is dedicated to preserving plants, animals, natural communities, and biological diversity. The organization, though it supports government protection of sites, usually buys lands to preserve them, rather than spend money on lobbying. Interns work in Botany, Fundraising, Communications, Legal, Public Relations, and as environmental scientists (on preserves).
    Navajo Nation
  • Where: Window Rock, AZ; DC
  • Phone: (202) 775-0393 or (602) 871-6352
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $120/week
  • Internships Available: 5
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Navajo Nation
    1101 17th Street NW, Suite 250
    Washington DC 20036
    or
    Internship Coordinator
    Navajo Nation
    Box 9000
    Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Limitations: high school grads; undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The NN is the largest Native American tribe and organization is the US. Interns research material for governmental hearings and follow up requests for information in DC, and interns in AZ may work in the NN President's office, evaluating tribal departments.
    Network
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 547-5556
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Pay: $140/week
  • Internships Available: 3
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    NETWORK
    801 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 460
    Washington DC 20003
  • Limitations: grads of any age and grad students only
  • The work: NETWORK is a Catholic nonprofit organization which lobbies Congress to enact laws that protect human rights the world over, help the poor, promote disarmament, and foster peace. Interns assist lobbyists, monitor action on Capitol Hill, deliver messages and newsletters to congressional office, and work with NETWORK members.
    New Republic, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 331-7494
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $200/week
  • Internships Available: 6
  • Address:
    Summer Intern Program or Academic Year Program
    The New Republic
    1220 19th Street NW, Suite 600
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: college seniors; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The New Republic is a weekly journal of politics and society, arguably the best of its kind. Interns work in the Editorial department.
    Office of Inspector General
  • Phone: (202) 482-3006
  • Where: DC
  • Address:
    Personnel Office
    Office of Inspector General
    Room 7713 HCHB
    Washington, DC 20230
    Organization of Chinese Americans
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 223-5500
  • Email: oca@ari.net
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Pay: $150/week
  • Internships Available: 12
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Organization of Chinese Americans
    1001 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 707
    Washington DC 20036
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: OCA strives to cultivate Asian American youth's interest in politics and in minority rights. Interns prepare and research information for congressional meetings and hearings, help arrange legislative meetings, follow up requests for information, and work on grant-related projects. Interns may also propose projects to work on.
    Patent and Trademark Office
  • Phone: (703) 305-8434
  • Where: DC
  • Address:
    Personnel Office
    Patent and Trademark Office
    2011 Crystal Ave
    Crystal Park One, Suite 700
    Washington DC 22202
    Peace Corps
  • Where: Over 56 countries
  • Phone: (800) 424-8580
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Pay: monthly living stipend; medical and dental coverage; round-trip travel; 24 vacation days per year; $54,00 upon completion of program
  • Internships Available: 3,000
  • Address:
    Peace Corps
    Recruitment
    90 Church Street, Room 1317
    New York, NY 10007
  • Limitations: high school grads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: Founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Peace Corps volunteers fight hunger, disease, poverty, and lack of opportunity in over 56 countries, participating in community service projects in 65 fields, such as health, agriculture, business, resource management, education, and engineering. To date, over 150,000 volunteers have served in over 100 countries.
    Population Institute, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 544-3300
  • Website: populationinstitute.com
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Pay: $250/week
  • Internships Available: 8-12
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Population Institute
    107 Second St NE
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; recent grads;grads of any age; grad students; must have driver's license and be under 25
  • The work: The PI seeks to raise public awareness of population pressures and to affect legislature (at such levels as Congress, the UN, and foreign governments) balancing population and environmental resources. Interns work as public policy assistants, media coordinators, field coordinators, and special project coordinators.
    Quaker United Nations Office
  • Where: New York, NY; Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Phone: (212) 682-2745
  • Email: qunony@pipeline.com
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Pay: $270/week
  • Internships Available: 5
  • Address:
    Internship Program
    Quaker United Nations Office
    777 United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY 10017
  • Limitations: recent college grads;grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The QUNO looks at UN and European Union policy concerning humanrights, disarmament, security, economic justice and security, and women'sissues. Interns support staff by monitoring UN and EU activities, researching issues, writing and editing the QUNO newsletter, and attending to visitors.
    Rand
  • Where: DC; Santa Monica, CA
  • Phone: (310) 451-6924
  • Email: glenn_gotz@rand.org
  • Website: rand.org
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $625/week
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    Graduate Student Intern Program
    Rand
    1700 Main Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
  • Limitations: grad students with 2 years in Ph.D. program only
  • The work: Rand is a private, nonprofit institution providing public policy research and analysis to governmental and private organizations. Interns work in either defense or national social and economic divisions.
    Ripon Society, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 547-6560
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 5
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Ripon Society
    501 Capitol Court NE, Suite 300
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The Ripon Society is a nonprofit research and public policy institution promoting acceptance of moderate Republic principles in the Republic Party, government, and society. The Society also runs the Breakfast Series with members of Congress, national and regional conferences, and a bimonthly magazine. Interns assist staff in all capacities, from research to event organization.
    Roll Call
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 289-4900
  • Duration: 16-20 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 6
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Roll Call
    900 Second St NE
    Suite 107
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: high school grads; undergrads; recent grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: Roll Call is a biweekly newspaper written for members of Congress and their staffs. Interns work in the editorial department.
    Scoville Peace Fellowship Program
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 546-0795
  • Email: scoville@clw.org
  • Website: www.clw.org/pub/clw/scoville/scoville.html
  • Duration: 4-6 months
  • Pay: $1500/month
  • Internships Available: 8
  • Address:
    Scoville Peace Fellowship Program
    110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 211
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: college grads and grad students
  • The work: The Fellowship Program places interns in one of 21 participating peace, disarmament, or nuclear arms organizations, including the British American Security Information Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Pace Action. Interns work as special project assistants.
    Senate Democratic Leadership
  • Contact: Apply Online
  • Phone: (202) 224-2321
  • Where: United States Senate
  • Hours/Week: n/a
  • Work for either Democratic Technology & Communications Committee, Democratic Policy Committee, or Democratic Steering & Coordination Committee.
  • Additional Information Available
    Sierra Club
  • Where: DC; San Francisco, CA
  • Phone: for DC: (202) 544-3300
    for SF: (415) 977-5500
  • Website: www.sierra-club.org
  • Duration: 12-15 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: varies
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Sierra Club
    85 Second St
    2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    or
    Internship Coordinator
    Sierra Club
    408 C Street, NE
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: Founded in 1892 by John Muir, the SC seeks to protect and restore the environment and has been a major player in environmental politics and issues. Interns work in conservation issues, Media, Political, and Legislative.
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Where: DC; New York, NY; Boston, MA
  • Phone: (202) 357-3102
  • Website: www.si.edu
  • Duration: 2 months-1 year
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 700
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    The Smithsonian Institution
    Center for Museum Studies
    Arts and Industries Building
    Suite 2235, MRC 427
    Washington DC 20560
  • Limitations: requirements vary by program
  • The work: The SI is the largest complex of its kind in the world, with 16 museums, the National Zoo, and several research facilities. Interns are placed among 40 museums, administrative offices, and research programs, including National Museum of Natural History, Hirshhorn Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Zoo, and Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
    Student Volunteer Program
  • Where: DC
  • Address:
    Student Volunteer Program
    Employee Career Development and Training Division
    Washington Headquarters Services
    Personnel and Security Directorate
    1155 Defense Pentagon
    Washington, DC 20301-1155
    Stay-in-School Program (for MD, VA, DC students only) or Summer Employment Program
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 2
  • Pay: $240-$275/week for high schoolers; $350-$400/week for undergrads; $450-$575 for grads
  • Internships Available: 350
  • Address:
    Staffing Division
    Personnel and Security Directorate
    1155 Defense Pentagon
    Washington, DC 20301-1155
  • Interns work in various branches of Department of Defense, ranging from Ballistic Missile Defense Operations to Personnel Systems and Evaluations.
    Supreme Court of the United States
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 479-3374
  • Duration: 3-4 months
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 2
  • Address:
    Supreme Court of the United States
    Judicial Internship Program
    Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice
    Room 5
    Washington DC 20543
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors and recent grads
  • The work: Interns work under the auspices of the chief justice's right-hand person, getting a first-hand view of America's highest judicial body.
    Turner Broadcasting System
  • Where: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; DC; various international
  • Phone: (404) 827-1700
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 300
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Turner Broadcast Sytem
    One CNN Center
    PO BOx 105366
    Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors and grad students
  • The work: Turner includes diverse entities from sports teams to Castlerock Entertainment, to CNN. Internships are mostly available at CNN, though internships are offered at Cartoon Network, Headline News, TBS, and TNT. Interns at CNN work in over 30 departments, including individual shows (such as Crossfire), news, financing, promotion, public relations, and management.
    United States and Foreign Commercial Service
  • Phone: (202) 482-4717
  • Where: International
  • Duration: 10-12 weeks
  • Internships Available: 100
  • Address:
    Overseas Work-Study Internship Program Coordinator
    Office of Foreign Service Personnel
    US and Foreign Commercial Service
    US Department of Commerce
    Room 3224
    Washington, DC 20230
  • Federal marketing office promoting US goods abroad. Interns work at overseas posts conducting research, writing reports, and recruiting exhibitors for trade missions, shows, and seminars.
    United States Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: (202) 463-5731
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks
  • Internships Available: 70
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    US Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street NW
    Washington, DC 20062-2000
  • Interns work in various branches of world's largest business federation, whose primary goal is to promote private enterprise.
    United States Courthouse
  • Phone: (202) 273-0340
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Internships Available: 5
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    Circuit Executive's Office
    333 Constitution Ave NW, Suite 4826
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Interns serve the three federal courts in the DC Circuit, the Office of the Circuit Executive works with the US Court of Appeals, the US District Court, and the Bankruptcy Court.
    United States Department of Agriculture
  • Phone: (212) 757-3774
  • Where: Varies
  • Pay: $240-$600/week
  • Duration: Summer, depends on position
  • Internships Available: 100
  • Address:
    United States Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Secretary
    Office of the Personnel
    Washington, DC 20250
  • Interns may work in many of the USDA's service areas, such as Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services; Natural Resources and Environment; and Department Administration.
    United States Department of Commerce
  • Phone: (202) 482-2560
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 2
  • Internships Available: 20
  • Address:
    Office of Personnel Operations
    Room 1069
    Office of the Secretary
    US Department of Commerce
    14th and Constitution Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    United States Department of Defense
  • Where: DC
  • Address:
    Honors Legal Internship Program
    Office of General Consul
    United States Department of Defense
    The Pentagon, Room 3E999
    Washington, DC 20301-1600
    United States Department of State
  • Where: DC, New York, overseas
  • Duration: 2
  • Pay: $325/week for undergrads; $365/week for recent grads; $440/week for grads; volunteer
  • Internships Available: 900
  • Address:
    US Department of State
    Office of Recruitment
    Student Programs
    PO Box 9317
    Arlington, VA 22219
  • Interns may work in many of the USDS' branches, dealing with regional affairs, embassies, narcotics, economic interests, and intelligence.
    United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Phone: (202) 260-5283
  • Where: Nationwide
  • Pay: $4,786-$8,114 for 3 month fellowship
  • Duration: 10-14 weeks; 1 year
  • Internships Available: 100
  • Address:
    US Environmental Protection Agency
    NNEMS National Program Manager
    US EPA (1707)
    401 M Street SW
    Washington, DC 20460
  • Website: www.epa.gov/ocepa111/NNEMS/
  • Open to undergrad and grad students, write papers and research various records relating to 14 major laws enforced by EPA.
    United States Information Agency
  • Phone: (202) 619-4659
  • Where: CA, NY, DC
  • Duration: 5-12 weeks
  • Internships Available: 200
  • Pay: None
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    US Information Agency
    M/HRCO Room 518
    301 Fourth St SW
    Washington, DC 20547
  • USIA is a foreign affairs division of Executive Branch. It explains and supports US policies and promotes mutual understanding between US and other nations through cultural and educational activities.
    United States Olympic Committee
  • Phone: (719) 632-551, ext. 2597
  • Where: CA, CO, NY
  • Duration: 10-14 weeks; 13-21 weeks
  • Pay: $78/week, plus room & board and use of Olympic Training Facilities
  • Internships Available: 25
  • Address:
    United States Olympic Committee
    Manager, Intern Program
    One Olympic Plaza
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5760
  • Website: www.olympic-usa.org
  • Email: intern@usoc.org
  • Open to college juniors and seniors and grad students, interns work in areas of Accounting, Broadcasting, Computer Science, Journalism, Marketing/Fund Raising, Sports Administration, and Sport Science.
    United States Secret Service
  • Phone: (202) 435-5800
  • Where: nationwide, mainly DC
  • Duration: 10-16 weeks
  • Pay: None
  • Internships Available: 200
  • Address:
    Student Volunteer Program
    Personnel Division
    US Secret Service
    1800 G Street NW, Room 912
    Washington, DC 20223
  • Open to undergrads and grads, emphasis on catching and suppressing counterfeiting of various official papers and US currency and protecting President and Vice President and their families. Interns work more with the counterfeiting divisions.
    United States Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Phone: (212) 757-3774
  • Where: Varies
  • Duration: 8-16 weeks
  • Internships Available: 35
  • Address:
    Summer Honors Program
    US Securities and Exchange Commission
    Mail Stop 4-1
    450 Fifth Street NW
    Washington, DC 20549
  • Open to high school students, undergrads, and law students, makes sure Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 enforced; those acts protect public from insider trading and stock price manipulation and regulate brokers and stock companies.
    United States Senate Youth Program
  • Phone: (415) 543-4057 or (800) 841-7048
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: 1 week (March)
  • Pay: round-trip travel, hotel and meals; $2,000 college scholarship
  • Internships Available: 2 from each state
  • Address:
    US Senate Youth Program
    William Randolph Hearst Foundation
    90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1212
    San Francisco, CA 04105-4504
  • Student delegates spend a week visiting Senate, House, Supreme Court, and Pentagon as well as listening to major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, and officials from the Departments of State and Defense. Open to high school juniors and seniors in leadership positions at school.
    US PIRG
  • Contact: Rick Trilsch
  • Email: uspirg@pirg.org
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • Hours/Week: Send Email
  • Conduct research into critical public policy problems and prepare investigative reports. Coordinate media events, assist in preparation of news releases and opinion pieces. Coordinate grassroots campaign activities. Monitor the progress of legislation in Congress and the actions of federal agencies.
  • Additional Information Available
    US-Asia Institute
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 544-3181
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 4
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    US-Asia Coordinator
    232 East Capitol Street NE
    Washington DC 20003
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; grad students
  • The work: The US-Asia Institute works to foster understanding between the poeple of Asia and the United States, examining political, cultural, and economic issues important in US-Asian relations at conferences and in publications. Interns assist staff in researching issues, coordinating congressional staff trips overseas, and preparing for congressional briefings.
    Wall Street Journal, The
  • Where: New York, NY; DC; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX
  • Phone: (202) 331-7494
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Pay: $550/week
  • Internships Available: 18
  • Address:
    The Wall Street Journal
    Internship Program
    c/o Carolyn Phillips, Assistant Managing Editor
    200 Liberty Street
    New York, NY 10281
  • Limitations: undergrads and grad students with previous journalism internships or work on college newspapers
  • The work: Arguably the premier American newspaper, the WSJ has an international circulation larger than any other US newspaper and prides itself on its outstanding journalism. Interns do the same kind of work reporters do, and usually one intern is hired for full-time employment.
    Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (800) 486-8921
  • Email: info@twc.edu
  • Website: www.twc.edu
  • Duration: 10-15 weeks
  • Pay: financial aid
  • Internships Available: 1000
  • Address:
    2000 M Street, NW
    Suite 750
    Washington, D.C. 20036
  • Limitations: college students and recent grads
  • The work: The WCIA seeks to provide students with experience in a multitude of fields in DC, including US Department of Labor, Folger Shakespeare Theater, and American Association of University Women, among others. Students receive college credit for completion of an internship program and may also participate in 1-2 week academic, 3-unit seminars.
    Washington Center for Politics and Journalism
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 296-8455
  • Email: pol-jrn@wcpj.org
  • Website: www.wcpj.org
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Pay: $1,750 stipend
  • Internships Available: 26 annualy
  • Address:
    Washington Center for Politics and Journalism
    PO Box 15201
    Washington DC 20003-0201
  • Limitations: second semester college juniors and seniors; recent grads; grad students
  • The work: The WCPJ seeks to foster understanding of politics by journalists and journalism by politicians. Interns work as reporters at major Washington news bureaus for organizations such as CNN, Congress Daily, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and NPR.
    Washington Office on Africa
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 544-8045
  • Email: wola@wola.org
  • Website: www.wola.org
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Pay: none
  • Internships Available: 15
  • Address:
    Internship Recruitment Coordinator
    Washington Office on Latin America
    400 C Street NE
    Washington DC 20002
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent college grads; grads of any age; grad students
  • The work: The WOLA is a nonprofit organization promoting human rights, democracy, and equal economic growth in Latin America through congressional lobbying and public awareness campaigns. Interns provide clerical work and monitor events in Latin America.
    Washington Post, The
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 334-6000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Pay: $775/week
  • Internships Available: 7
  • Address:
    Summer News Program
    The Washington Post
    1150 15th Street NW
    Washington DC 20071-5508
  • Limitations: college juniors and seniors; grad students
  • The work: One of the US' most respected newspapers, the Washington Post is a power of locus in the US, sometimes even shaping American history and policy. Intners work in the Ntiuonal, Metro, Business, Sports, Style, Photo, or News Art departments. Former interns report that there is no busy work/clerical work--interns work as reporters.
    White House, The
  • Phone: (202) 456-2742
  • Where: DC
  • Duration: Summer--2-6 week sessions; 12 weeks
  • Pay: None
  • Internships Available: 200
  • Address:
    The White House
    Intern Program
    Old Executive Office Building
    Room 98
    Washington, DC 20500
  • Work in 22 offices of White House. Open to undergrads, recent grads, and grad students.
    World Federalist Association
  • Where: DC
  • Phone: (202) 546-3950
  • Duration: summer, fall, spring
  • Pay: $25/week
  • Internships Available: 20
  • Address:
    Internship Coordinator
    World Federalist Association
    418 7th Street SE
    Washington DC 20003-2796
  • Limitations: undergrads; recent college grads; grad students
  • The work: The WFA is a nonprofit dedicated to employment and empowerment of the United Nations with long-term goals of international government. Interns work on WFA's national activist program, policy research, communications, fundraising, and student outreach.