Internships - Washington, DC

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Internships - Washington, DC

    Internships - Washington, DC

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    Below this initial list of Washington, DC internships is a complete list of the Arizona Congressional Delegation’s internships offered in Washington, D.C.

National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care (Year Around)

    Interns will work with the Public Policy and Marketing & Communications departments of the National Council, enjoying a unique learning experience. Interns gain substantive experience in state and federal policy on issues affecting adults and children with mental disabilities and organizations that provide community-based mental health and addictions treatment. Interns conduct varied research eg. legislative, social science, regulatory

    and produce fact sheets and policy papers. Interns also gain experience in writing and developing web, social media, and marketing materials to support our public education program, Mental Health First Aid. For complete information please see

Global AIDS Alliance Policy Internship (Year Around)

    The Global AIDS Alliance is a small non-governmental organization focused on US and global advocacy to reverse the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Specifically, GAA seeks to mobilize the political will and financial resources needed to slow, and ultimately, stop the global AIDS crisis and reduce its impacts on poor countries hardest hit by the epidemic. GAA current priorities are to (1) achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care; (2) advance children's well-being; (3) accelerate women's equality; and (4) mobilize increased financial resources and ensure they are utilized to maximize on-the-ground results. GAA seeks interns in policy research who would assist in data gathering on a variety of topics consistent with its policy goals. For complete information please visit

Drug Policy Alliance Legislative Affairs Internship (Year Around)

    Drug Policy Alliance, the country's leading independent drug policy reform organization, seeks two interns each semester in our Washington, D.C., legislative affairs office. Applicants should either be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze federal legislation and assist with administrative work. For complete information please see

Choice USA Internship Program (Year Around)

    As an intern for Choice USA you'll get an inside understanding of pro-choice politics in the nation's capital and an opportunity to hone your professional skills in a fast-paced environment. Unlike the paper-shuffling typical of most of the internships offered, Choice USA interns conduct meaningful tasks and are responsible for their own individual projects. Internships are available in three areas, research, communication, and fundraising. For complete information please see

    Children’s Defense Fund Health Policy Intern (Year Around)

    The primary goal of Children’s Defense Fund is to ensure that all children have quality access to health care. Interns will assist a staff of child health policy experts. Assignments will include conducting telephone, paper and/or email surveys of state health agencies, collecting and analyzing other health policy information, drafting memos and/or tables as needed, and attending Capitol Hill events and advocacy group meetings. For complete information please see

    Child Trends Internship Program (Yearly)

    Using qualitative methods, the intern will assist researchers on reproductive health studies among Hispanic and African American women. The studies focus on contraceptive use, fertility awareness, and access and barriers to family planning services among minority women. A minimum six-month commitment is required; a one-year commitment is preferred. The intern must be available to work at least 15 hours per week and, depending on the intern’s availability, up to 37.5 hours per week. For complete

    information please see


Center of Budget and Policy Priorities (Year Around)

    Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. The Center specializes in research and analysis oriented toward practical policy decisions and produces solid analytic reports that are accessible to public officials at national, state and local levels, to nonprofit organizations and to the media. Interns have to opportunity to participate in research assistance, attend policy meeting on Capitol Hill and work with policy professionals who advocate issues for low-income people. For complete information, please see

Institute for Humane Studies Federal Policy Internship Program (Every Summer)

Through the federal policy track of the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program, you’ll

    gain experience at the national level by interning for a DC-based organization. You’ll get

    to interact with federal legislators and staff. You might take part in trips to the hill to meet with staffers, attend congressional hearings, or help coordinate a nationwide mobilization campaign. During lunch or after work, you’ll be able to attend policy briefings and lectures of allied organizations. For more information please see

    Center for Strategic and International Studies (Year Around)

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies is seeking individuals for internships that provide assistance is research, data gathering, and writing of press releases. Interns will also be provided with the opportunity to attend conferences and other academic seminars to enhance their educational experience. For those interested, please see

The Center for Food Safety (Year Around)

    The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a nonprofit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to address the impacts of our industrial food production system on human health, animal welfare and the environment. CFS is seeking highly motivated interns to work in a fast-paced environment on cutting-edge genetic engineering and other food safety issues. Interns perform research, data entry, and help with membership correspondence and public outreach efforts. They also provide general administrative support to the office. Additionally, interns may attend hearings, agency meetings, and press conferences. For complete information, please visit

    Center for American Progress (Year Around)

    One very important goal of American Progress is to inspire and educate the next generation of progressive Americans. American Progress offers full and part-time internships each summer and academic semester. Interns will be directly engaged with the Center’s policy experts and will participate in a variety of activities including research, writing, and web-based projects. They will also assist staff with administrative tasks and help organize the Center’s many conferences and events. The Center for American Progress lists internships opportunities in over 10 areas of academic interests. For complete listings, please see

American Public Health Association Government Relations Intern (Year Around)

    Government Relations interns have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, public health and the intersection of the public policy process and public health practice and advocacy. APHA's Government Relations department serves APHA members and affiliated state public health associations by promoting important public health messages to the public and to policy-makers in local, state and federal governments. APHA

    members are educated and informed about important and emerging legislative public health issues and are mobilized to take action at the local, state, and federal level. For complete information please see

Alliance for Health Reform (Year Around)

    The Alliance for Health Reform is seeking interns focusing on health policy research and media relations. Interns at the Alliance serve as front-line troops for our media outreach and educational efforts. Interns have a variety of responsibilities including: research, health policy analysis, media list compilation, administrative duties, and web page updates. Interns attend events and forums on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. area. For complete information, please see

AIDS Action Internship Program (Year Around)

    In the spirit of Pedro Zamora’s work to curb HIV transmission and improve the lives of HIV positive people, AIDS Action offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV related public policy and government affairs. Internship duties include assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care, attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings, monitoring voting records of Congress, reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record. For more information, please visit


    Human Rights Campaign Political Internship (Year Around)

    As an HRC intern, you can expect to: Gain valuable professional skills while developing your voice as an LGBT advocate and leader Play an active role within one of 20 program areas Connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events HRC Political Internship The Human Rights Campaigns Political Department consists of the Federal Legislative Team and HRCs Political Action Committee. Political interns work with this team and assist with tracking legislation, researching voting records and statements of elected officials and sending correspondence to Capitol Hill. For complete information please see

American Council of Young Political Leaders (Year Around)

    ACYPL is a bipartisan non-profit organization internationally recognized as the pre-eminent catalyst for introducing rising political and policy leaders to international affairs and to each other. Each year, with support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and a wide range of corporate, foundation and individual partners, we conduct exchanges with 20-25 nations around the world. For complete information please see

AstraZeneca Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    AstraZeneca is a pharmaceutical interest group which advocates health care policy for pharmaceutical interests. Interns will provide government affairs and related project support to the Federal Government Affairs team including legislative affairs,

    government reimbursement and ally development. Interns’ major responsibilities

    include legislative affairs, review existing legislation and draft legislative proposals. Interns will also get to attend Congressional hearings and briefings, track current legislation and issue draft summaries and reports as assigned. For complete information please see

Center for International Policy Internship (Summer 2011)

    The Center for International Policy (CIP) offers unpaid internship positions for current

    students and recent graduates. While specific tasks will vary depending on the program, CIP interns work directly with junior and senior staff on various projects. Duties include helping with conference and delegation preparation, updating program websites, research support and long-term research projects, among other tasks. While we provide interns with substantive work, each intern is also expected to assist with basic administrative duties in the hopes of providing career development as well as professional nonprofit experience. Interns can expect a breakdown of roughly 40% administrative and 60% programmatic work. Aside from building up thematic knowledge and research skills, by the end of the internship interns will also have a feel for what it takes to run a nonprofit organization. Additionally interns will have a chance to have "brown bag" lunch discussions with associates from CIP and other local institutions. For complete information please see

    Millennium Project Internship (Year Around)

    The Millennium Project work includes updating and improving 15 Global Challenges for the annual "State of the Future" report, improving the web site, searching Internet to contribute to research on the future of environmental security, science & technology, global scenarios, and to identify leading minds in various fields. Those more interested in methodology can help update "Futures Research Methodology." And there is general support work like monitoring project listservs, data entry, check draft texts for errors, translation of mail, and reviewing new software for project applications. For complete information please see

Genetic Alliance Health Policy Intern (Summer 2011)

    The Internship Program at Genetic Alliance has been in place since 1997. All interns make meaningful contributions to Genetic Alliance projects and programs while providing an invaluable level of program and administrative support for the organization. We provide internship opportunities of varying duration, from semester- to year-long, in

    the areas of biomedical research, genetic counseling, bioethics, health policy, education, consumer advocacy, nonprofit management, electronic communication, and information systems. We attract individuals who are motivated, thoughtful, creative, and detail-oriented. Individuals in various stages of their academic and professional careers are encouraged to apply. For complete information

    American Geophysical Union Public Affairs Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    The American Geophysical Union is an international non-profit scientific association. AGU is dedicated to furthering the sciences of geophysics through the individual efforts of our members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations. These goals are met through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings of various sizes throughout the year and a variety of other educational and scientific activities. Public Affairs maintains a continuous flow of information between AGU scientists and Capitol Hill. The department advocates on behalf of Earth and space science as related policy evolves in Congress. For complete information please visits


County Executives of America (Year Around)

    The County Executives of America (CEA), the only non-partisan association dedicated specifically to chief elected county officials, is seeking a creative and hardworking individual for a government affairs intern position. CEA works with Congress and the Executive Branch and helps county leaders from across the nation accomplish their goals. As an intern, one will work alongside the CEA team and have the opportunity to be exposed to and work on projects for the County Executives Television Network (CETN), an emergency communications and training resource that allows county executives to share critical emergency response information. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on projects affiliated with the Institute for Regional Development (IRD), an organization dedicated to developing regional solutions for local economic challenges by promoting cooperation between local governments and business interests throughout the world. For complete information please see

College Republican National Committee (Year Around)

    The College Republican National Committee is looking for both full time and part time interns in our Washington, D.C. office. We offer 3 types of internships and each intern would be working with his or her respective area director on projections related to their title. Political interns will work with our Political Director on the 2010 field program along with other various political research. Communication interns will work with our Political Director and Communications Director, writing and creating content for our website, developing press contacts, and writing press releases. Finance interns will work with the Finance Director on major donor fundraising and event planning. For complete

information please see

Humane Society of the United States (Summer 2011)

    The Government Affairs Section, which handles all state and federal legislation for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), hires interns to provide assistance on key projects necessary to the furtherance of our goals. This is a great opportunity for law students, political science students, or anyone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals. Interns will assist Federal Legislation staff in maintaining updated Hill contact lists, delivering documents to Congressional offices and assisting staff in research; assist State Legislation staff in research projects; assist Grassroots staff in mobilizing membership on key legislative initiatives as well as miscellaneous tasks of an administrative nature. For complete information please visit

Washington Post Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    The Washington Post offers 12-week paid internships for reporters on the Local, Financial, Sports, Style and Editorial desks, as well as internships for Visual Journalists, Multiplatform Producers and Web Designers. Visit for

    complete information.

    National Clandestine Service in Partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency (Summer 2011/2012)

    The National Clandestine Service (NCS) Internship Program is designed to give a limited number of talented undergraduate students the opportunity to work in supporting the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. The NCS intern will be part of a unique world of important events and meaningful accomplishments. Interns will work at our Headquarters facility in the Washington, D.C. suburbs with teams of knowledgeable professionals. Interns are required to work two 90-day summer internships or a combination of one summer and one semester internship prior to graduation from a four-year accredited American university or college. For complete information please visit


    Polaris Project (Year Around)

    Polaris Project's Fellowship Program is a formalized leadership development effort focused on training future leaders to serve in the anti-trafficking movement. Based out of Polaris Project's Washington, DC headquarters office, the Fellowship Program is nationally recognized as one of the premiere leadership development programs exclusively focused on the issue of human trafficking and on providing young adults with

    training and on-the-ground practical experiences in the anti-trafficking movement.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Summer 2011)

    CREW offers three internship programs (legal, news media, undergraduate). CREW seeks undergraduate students to serve as unpaid interns. Undergraduate interns will assist with research and operations, including compiling complaints, performing research for reports and maintaining website content, and communications, including working with press, monitoring press coverage, and building press lists. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented, and interested in legal or ethics issues. For complete information please visit

Fair Fund Fellowship Program (Year Around)

    The FAIR Fund fellowship program, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., is an intensive 12-week program designed to prepare future leaders in the anti trafficking experience. To date, FAIR Fund has trained over 100 young professionals and students who have gone on to work in public policy, international and local nonprofits, government jobs, and legal and social service positions. There are three specific fellowship opportunities: Client Services, Programs and Policy, and Development and Communications. There are three fellowship cycles per year: Winter/Spring (January

    May), Summer (June August), and Fall (September December). The fellowship is an

    intensive experience requiring a minimum of 25 hours per week and some positions are designed as full-time opportunities. All fellowships are unpaid. Many students have found grants and sponsors to support their anti trafficking education while working at FAIR Fund. For complete information please see

U.S. Green Building Council (Summer 2011)

    The U.S. Green Building Council offers a variety of internships in green initiatives. Please visit their website to see their extensive list. The website may be found at

Children’s Defense Fund (Summer 2011 and Fall 2011)

    About 70 undergraduate, graduate and recent graduates intern in the CDF Washington, D.C. office each year and while a few of the internships give preference to certain majors everyone with a strong interest in child advocacy is encouraged to apply. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. They also get an insider's view of non-profit advocacy. Additionally, former interns stay active in CDF's mission through the CDF Intern Alumni Action Network. For complete information please see

Smithsonian Internship Opportunities (Year Around)

    The Smithsonian Institute offers numerous internships in a variety of academic field. The list of internship programs currently available by the Smithsonian center is too long to list for this webpage, so please visit

Amnesty International USA Internship Program (Year Around)

    The Washington, DC office offers forty internships throughout the year on a semester basis - spring, summer, and fall. Internships are granted for a 12-week period, but longer internship commitments are preferred. All internships are unpaid, however, interns receive a small stipend for the semester. Although our business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, our internship program offers flexible hours to accommodate class and work schedules, and we encourage all who are interested to apply. The work and involvement of interns is essential in the Washington Office. Interns are selected to work with one of a variety of programs, which are listed below. They assist in the facilitation and organization of projects within their respective programs and are offered several learning opportunities throughout their involvement with the Washington Office. One such opportunity is the Human Rights Seminar series where AIUSA interns have the opportunity to learn from Amnesty staff and guest speakers and to discuss various human rights issues. These discussions and similar events further enrich the internship experience. For complete information please see

U.S Department of Transportation Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    The U.S. Department of Transportation internship program offers paid positions to both undergraduate and graduate students. The program typically last for 10 weeks during the summer. Interns will be placed in an office based on their educational background. For complete information please see

FBI Honors Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    The FBI Honors Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate school students an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the Bureau. The Honors Internship Program brings students to work at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will begin on June 7, 2011 and end on August 13, 2011. FBI Honors Interns can look forward to ten extremely rewarding and interesting weeks. You'll be working side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff personnel on important cases and management issues. For complete information please see

U.S Government Accountability Office Internship (Summer 2011)

    Appointments for intern positions last from 10 to 16 weeks and are normally held during summer months. To be eligible for an internship, students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as determined by their college or university. GAO student interns are appointed on a nonpermanent basis and may be eligible to be converted to a permanent position after completing 400 hours of service and after meeting degree requirements. These internships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Internships are paid positions. For full information, please see

Stennis Program for Congressional Interns (Summer 2011)

    The Stennis Program for Congressional Interns is a competitive, bipartisan, bicameral program designed to provide congressional summer interns with a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the operation of the Congress and an appreciation for the institutional role it plays in our democracy.

    Participants will meet with senior congressional staff and other interns from throughout the country in a series of weekly discussion sessions that explore various aspects of the workings of Congress and how it interacts with other institutions in Washington. For complete information please see

    National Academy of Social Insurance Internship Program (Summer 2011)

    Each summer, NASI offers a select number of nationally competitive paid internships for students studying for or interested in careers in social insurance policy. The internships offer students access to NASI’s staff and membership, a group made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance policy, making NASI uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities providing access to information and experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country. For complete information please see

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) (Year Around)

    The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) offers internships for students and recent graduates throughout the year. All interns will gain a diverse experience during their tenure at NCSE, engaging in a variety of programs, projects and general office tasks. Interns may assist in outreach to the academic, governmental, business, and civil communities. Opportunities made available to interns include attending briefings, seminars and conferences -- all important networking opportunities in DC and on Capitol Hill. For complete information please see

The White House Internship Program (Summer 2011)

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