2013 Internship Opportunities
Local Government Internships:
Connecticut Democratic Party Internship Opportunities: Rolling Application Deadline
The Connecticut Democratic State Party (information attached) is seeking enthusiastic interns for the upcoming Spring semester and Summer interim. We offer full-time and part-time opportunities within our Hartford office. Candidates must be willing to devote 8-30 hours per week to be eligible.
The Internship Program’s mission is to give students who are interested in democratic politics the opportunity to learn first-hand about the American political system and how the State Party operates. Following an exciting Presidential election year the State Party will be transitioning to work with local democratic candidates for the 2013 election year such as First Selectman or Mayor. We are willing to work with your school and course instructors to meet requirements for credit when applicable.
Martin for Mayor of Stamford: Rolling Deadline
David Martin, a current Board of Finance member and former President and Member of the Stamford Board of Representatives (26 years), is launching his campaign for Mayor of Stamford and is looking for both part-time and full-time summer interns.
The GOP incumbent has declined to seek re-election, making for an exciting open race. To give you some perspective, current Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy served as Mayor of Stamford from 1995 – 2009.
Government Internship Databases:
Federal Government Student Internship Database
Federal Government Student Internship Database #2
Democratic Senators/Congressmen (CT):
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT)
Congressman John Larson (D-CT)
Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Looking for an internship with a senator or member of Congress not from Connecticut? Check out their websites at lastname.senate.gov or lastname.house.gov
United States State Department, Deadlines Vary
United States Department of Education, Rolling Deadlines
United States Department of Energy, Deadline Not Listed
The White House Internship Program (Fall, Spring, Summer)
These opportunities are provided as part of Yale Undergraduate Career Services’s International Bulldogs program. In order to access these links, you will be required to log into the system. Your username is your Yale email address, and your password is the last four digits of your Student ID.
British Parliament Intern (Labour Party), Deadline February 4
The intern is likely to be engaged in a range of office tasks providing general support to David Lammy in his work as MP for Tottenham. The intern does not have fixed responsibilities but is likely to get the opportunity to participate in drafting letters, briefings and articles on a range of policy issues, press releases and responses to invitations. There will be the chance to accompany David to meetings both in the constituency and in the House of Commons; taking notes, photographs and videos and researching various related issues. There will also be general office duties to get experience with such as dealing with incoming communications, organising tours for constituents and handling mass mailings. Mr. Lammy is particularly interested in education, social exclusion and ways to engage the young in politics.
For more information, click here.
Bulldogs in Israel – Battle Against Human Trafficking, Deadline February 1
Internship in the Office of National Coordination of Battle Against Trafficking of Persons as a Project Assistant. Located in Jerusalem. Interns can choose from a series of projects, including cultural research, moviemaking, policy drafting, engaging the private sector against trafficking, and many others.
For more information, click here.
Biz Dev Summer 2013 Internship with ElectNext – NYC
The 2002 Oakland A’s brought data to baseball. OkCupid brought data to dating. Now, ElectNext is bringing it to politics.
We’re on the hunt for a few bright, passionate, hard-working fun-loving business development enthusiasts looking for a competitive and rewarding internship program, kicking off on June 3rd in New York City.
For more information, check out their flyer here.
FairVote, March 16 (rolling)
FairVote’s year-round internship program provides an opportunity for those with an interest in electoral reform and election research to work on substantive projects. Each intern is paired with a staff member to achieve specific goals, but is also exposed to the broader workings of FairVote—including legal work with law students, research, communications, advocacy, website development, fundraising, and blogging.
Center for American Progress, February 15
Council on Foreign Relations, Deadline Not Listed
Campus Progress Internship Program February 15
Campus Progress interns work on a variety of communications, events, and policy issues, more information about the program can be found at http://www.campusprogress.org/about/1849/internship-program.
Interested in LGBT and international human rights? Speak Spanish or Russian? Consider interning with Immigration Equality this summer, where you will conduct country conditions research, provide interpretation at client meeting, assist the legal team with office filing and database upkeep, and learn about LGBT and HIV-related immigration issues. Your internship could be funded through the GALA Summer fellowship, which you can apply for using the Yale Office of Fellowship Programs Common Application, due February 23. For more information, contact Steve Silva (Calhoun ’10) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victory Congressional Internship
This summer, the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute will bring five outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive summer leadership program, including an eight-week Congressional internship and a structured curriculum to learn about the legislative process and careers in the policy-making process.
The program includes a generous stipend, placement in a congressional office internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C. for Summer 2012, as well as travel and registration to GLLI’s International Leadership Conference in late 2012.
Find out more and apply now at http://www.victoryinstitute.org/vci
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduates students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.