Preparation for the Study of Law
U.S. Department of State: Summer Student Internship Program. Click HERE for more information and to start the online application process. Please note the deadline to submit completed applications.
You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student - including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information.
Internship Advice from the Department of Political Science
Finding an Internship (NOTICE: INFORMATION BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Students are encouraged to find their own internships. Having an internship or two will provide you with the kinds of experience, connections, and knowledge that may secure that highly competitive post-graduate job, fellowship or admission to a selective graduate program. An internship may be for pay, and/or for credit, or as a volunteer for your learning and professional development.
The department of Political Science holds an internship event in September. Representatives from the Indiana Statehouse—House of Representatives and Senate internship directors—and from the Washington, D.C. programs usually attend to speak with students. You can find listings for these programs in the attached pages.
To arrange an internship for credit, see the details on the next page. Credit for an internship must be applied for and approved well in advance of when the internship actually begins.
Internship notices are also available in Woodburn 210, in the Placement Office of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and in the Career Development Center. The CDC (corner of 10th and Jordan) has a collection of internship and job resource publications that we recommend you use. Overseas internships are available there also, and through the Overseas Study Office, Franklin Hall 303, www.iub.edu/~overseas, and there is information in the Political Science Research Collection (WH200 -- the library on the second floor of Woodburn Hall), which also has several books on internships and how to find them.
Finally, don't forget that one of the best ways to locate an internship opportunity is to write public officials or groups which interest you. Most government offices will have contact information online, and you can email or call to set up an appointment to discuss internship opportunities. Many offices, groups, and candidates will appreciate your desire to volunteer. You can be proactive and obtain an internship in almost any organization, agency, or government office that you wish! For those students who prefer to pay a professional organization to find the internship, advertising posters and information are available on the Undergraduate Bulletin Boards in Woodburn 210.
Arranging Credit for the Internship
One option for POLS students is POLS-Y 481: Field Experience in Political Science (1-6 cr.) R: Junior or senior standing is recommended, as well as 15 hours in political science. This is a faculty-directed project based on field experience. Graded S/F. Students must obtain a faculty member's signature on the permission form available in Undergraduate Office and return the form to Woodburn 210 before registration permission will be issued. It is the student's responsibility to secure a faculty advisor! (NOTE: Teaching interns follow different procedures from those outlined below. See your faculty member or the Undergraduate Advisor for details.)
Students are responsible for contacting a faculty member to serve as internship sponsor if you wish to obtain POLS-Y 481 credit. You should choose someone whose teaching and/or research interests parallel the type of internship you have. You will have the most luck securing a sponsor if you approach a professor who already knows you--you may have taken a course from her and done well; or you might have met with him for some other project. Don't expect the undergraduate director, graduate students, or some faculty member you have never met to agree to take on the task of sponsoring you. Prepare yourself early by making the connection to professors!
If you expect academic credit for the internship, you will have to undertake additional academic work to complement your internship responsibilities. Credit hours and the specific nature of the academic work required should be worked out between the student and the faculty sponsor. In no case does the department award credit for the work experience itself. Offices seeking interns may advertise that they will help you arrange credit. In the case of IUB Political Science credit, this is inaccurate. Rather you will need to reach agreement with a Political Science professor (not an AI) about the academic component of the internship. The only internship-finding organizations currently offering transfer credit accepted by our department are the American and Boston University programs. If you have a question about the acceptability of a particular internship program, see the Undergraduate Advisor before talking with a faculty member.
Many internships require you to be off campus for a full semester. There are several alternatives for obtaining credit, or for just marking your place as a full-time student, while pursuing a semester or year-long internship.
- You may take one to six hours of POLS Y480 Readings in Political Science. In that case, you must make arrangements with a sponsoring professor (who may or may not be the same as your internship sponsor) well before the time you want to register. Again the focus must be on academic content.
- You may take a course from a school near the city of your internship. In all of these cases, PLAN AHEAD. Arrangements are almost impossible to make at the last minute. Be sure you see your advisor(s) to make sure your plans fit into your academic program. Students registering at another university should obtain a credit transfer agreement from the Office of Admissions (try the data base on their website first). This is not necessary if you plan to attend IUPUI. Overseas study internships often have transfer credit courses associated with those programs. Check with the Office of Overseas Studies.
- Make arrangements for sponsorship and credit before you leave campus for the internship. If you fail to do so, the department cannot give credit retroactively.
- You can apply for ASCS-Q 398 credit through the Career Development Center website: http://www.indiana.edu/~career/students/courses/q398faq.php. This must be approved before the deadline (well ahead of the semester of your internship).
- You can apply for ASCS-W 499 credit through the Career Development Center website: http://www.indiana.edu/~career/students/courses/q398faq.php . The W499 marker, if approved, is read as “full-time student status” for the purpose of financial aid eligibility (and repayment waiver), email account maintenance, and communication about registration.
IMPORTANT: FOR ALL FULL-SEMESTER OR YEAR INTERNSHIPS OFF CAMPUS
Be sure to leave your address and that of the place where you are interning with the Undergraduate Office. CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH THE REGISTRAR. This is especially important for seniors. If you will not be in town during registration, you may still register through OneStart. If you want to receive the Registration Information bulletin while you are away, leave your address with the Office of the Registrar.
Applying for the ASCS-W 499 marker through the Career Development Center will simplify your life while you’re away. It will preserve your email account and status as a full-time student for registration purposes. According to Patrick Donahue, the Director of that office, “it’s the best $15 you’ll ever spend!”
Partial Listing of Internship Opportunities
(in order of receipt by department)
See http://www.spea.indiana.edu/careers/jobs/ for jobs and internship links.
WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, EXCEPTIONAL INTERNSHIPS FOR IU STUDENTS, sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). http://www.indiana.edu/~speaweb/careers/wlp.php The program offers you an opportunity to earn a full semester of credit as you intern for an outstanding organization that is compatible with your specific course of study.
Verizon Legislative Intern Scholarships at the Indiana Statehouse, for the Senate and House. $3000. See individual listings below.
INDIANA STATE SENATE, REPUBLICAN LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. Apply online at http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/2339.htm. For additional information or questions, contact information is provided on the website.
INDIANA SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, Legislative Internship. Apply online at http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/internship.htm.
INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Democratic INTERNSHIPS. Applications are posted on the website at: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/students.html.
INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Republican INTERNSHIPS. Applications are posted on the website at: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern2011.html.
INDIANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. This program is offered to students during the spring, summer, and fall of each year. It offers college students an opportunity to gain practical campaign experience in a working environment, to work with a variety of staff who are experienced political professionals, and offers practical experience in the following areas: press relations, communications, database management, fundraising, special event planning, grassroots organizing and campaign management.. Website at http://www.indems.org/.
INDIANA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (INPIRG) INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. INPIRG is a non-profit and non-partisan service organization, and works on social and environmental issues. INPIRG relies on the active participation of students. The campaigns INPIRG will be working on this fall: The New Voters Project, a national campaign to register half a million new young voters and mobilize hundreds of thousands to the polls on November 2 to make politicians pay attention to us and our issues. We will continue to work on I-re-U-se, a recycling campaign aimed to boost reduction and recycling of waste on campus, and also a local campaign called Reducing Hunger and Homelessness. Besides these, two core groups will be working on Stop I-69 and a text book campaign as well. For more information on internships and volunteering, see www.inpirg.org .
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, www.twc.edu, email@example.com. TWC offers a range of programs consisting of an internship for most of the week, with placement in the governmental, for-profit, or nonprofit sectors; an academic course selected by student interest; and a half or full day forum of special programming. 800-486-8921.
Washington Internship Institute serves students in all majors who wish to investigate various careers in Washington, DC and is offered each fall, spring and summer semester; and The Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Internship Program in Washington, DC. Specifically designed to prepare future leaders in the fields of international affairs, economics, and business, this program gives students an extraordinary opportunity to do substantive work at international-oriented organizations in Washington. Through internships at the State Department, embassies, and other international organizations, students learn first hand about foreign policy-making and implementation, practice a foreign language, and experience cross-cultural communications at the highest governmental levels. For more information or an application visit website http://www.ielnet.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 435-0770 or (202) 833-8580.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON SEMESTER PROGRAM offerings in several distinct areas: American politics, public law, justice, foreign policy, peace and conflict resolution, international business and trade, economic policy, journalism, international environment and development, information technology and telecommunications policy, transforming communities, and gender and politics. The WORLD CAPITALS PROGRAM conducts similar semester programs in select international locations: Brussels, Berlin, London, Buenos Aires, Italy, Madrid, Santiago, Moscow, Beijing and Hong Kong, Prague, Paris, Rome, southern Africa, Australia and the Mediterranean. For more information and application contact: Dr. David C. Brown, Dean, Washington Semester and World Capitals Programs, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8083, phone 1-800-424-2600 or 202-895-4900 or FAX 202-895-4960, email email@example.com or visit the web site at http://www.washingtonsemester.com.
WASHINGTON INTERN STUDENT HOUSING.For the students who will be interning in Washington DC and need housing visit website at http://www.internsdc.com. WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing) is unique and is a thoughtful choice for students who desire a location close to the nation’s Capitol, Congressional offices, Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and metro stations. WISH has a wide variety of housing available from a shared apartment or townhouse to private studios and one bedroom apartments. For more information or to get an application for housing visit the website listed above.
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP), The Food Aid Organization of the United Nations What: World Food Programme Internship Programme (can be several months long) Objectives: To promote among participants a better understanding of the United Nations and of WFP. Internships provide Divisions at headquarters or country offices with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to WFP activities. WFP places CVs of eligible intern applicants on the Internship Roster via the WFP Intranet. After receiving acknowledgment of receipt of a qualified CV, you will be contacted only if a hiring manager is interested in inviting you. WFP will cover the intern for medical insurance during working hours, and provide a stipend of $500/month. Travel and upkeep is not covered by WFP. Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies. Spouses, sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of staff members will not be considered eligible for this program. Send motivation letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or mail to: World Food Programme HROI, Young Professionals Programmes, Via Cesare Guilio Vila 68-70, 00148 Rome, Italy Info: firstname.lastname@example.org (Anna Cope, coordinator of Young Professional Programmes) Website: http://WWW.WFP.ORG
AFSCME/UNCF UNION SCHOLARS PROGRAM, INTERNSHIPS. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have joined with the United Negro College Fund to let those of you who qualify experience what its like to be a part of the labor movement. You can work on the front lines of a real union organizing campaign, where you will talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits, etc. by joining a union. Eligibility: must be a second semester sophomore or junior during the application and interview process, major in Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Labor Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work or Economics; have at least a 3.0 GPA; be a college student of color including: African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian/Alaskan Native and demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement. For more information on this internship visit web site http://www.uncf.org or call toll free 1-866-671-7237.
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION, INTERNSHIP IN FEMINISM AND PUBLIC POLICY. Seeking interns who aspire to become leaders in the feminist movement to serve in Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Visit the web site at http://www.feminist.org. Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged to apply. Prefer applicants who have experience working on women’s issues on campus and/or in their communities or through a previous internship or job. How to afford the Internship: please contact your school’s financial aid office to see it they can offer any assistance. Both the Washington DC and Los Angeles offices provide opportunities to earn expense money by doing up to 10 hours a week of administrative work at $8.00 an hour. Application Process: mail or email your resume, writing sample (3-5 pages on a topic pertinent to women’s issues) and cover letter to the addresses below. Please include two letters of recommendation. Mail to: Washington, DC office: Internship Coordinator, Feminist Majority, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: 703) 522-2214, FAX (703) 522-2219. Los Angeles office: Feminist Majority Foundation, 433 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, Phone: (310) 556-2500, FAX (310) 556-2509.
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA provides housing for individuals who are in Washington, D.C., for educational purposes internships, research and study. The campus is located about three miles north of the U.S. Capitol and is served by the Metrorail Red Line at the Brookland/CUA stop and convenient to downtown Washington, D.C. and adjacent Maryland suburbs and Virginia. For more information, rates and application visit web site at http://conferences.cua.edu Contact them at 202-319-5291 or email email@example.com
PROJECT VOTE SMART INTERNS. Seeking interns at their Great Divide Ranch research facility for the winter and spring sessions. Founded by national political leaders Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, John McCain, Geraldine Ferraro and 40 other prominent political leaders and now handles millions of citizen inquiries a day. Provides an extraordinary experience for interns in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our young people’s efforts to defend the citizens right to the facts about those that govern do not stop on Election Day. Will have over 10,000 newly elected officials to track – their speeches, voting records, backgrounds, issue positions and campaign contributions. Project Vote Smart collects exciting and important research that U.S. News and World Report says, “would make the founders weep with joy.” Students interest in applying visit the internship page web site at http://www.vote-smart.org/program_internships.php or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and more information.
INDIANA INTERNNET, a complete Indiana internship source, can make the process easier by providing services ranging from training for establishing or enhancing an internship program to a power Web site linking students with Indiana internship opportunities. All services are offered at no charge. Sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 320 North Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information visit web site http://www.indianaintern.net or email email@example.com or phone 317-464-2217 and toll free 866-646-3434.
THE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SERVICE-LEARNING, a not-for-profit education organization incorporated in New York state, USA, has designed and administered programs for undergraduates which combine rigorous academic studies and substantive volunteer service. The programs may be of a semester, summer, year or 3-week session. For more information, application or deadlines visit web site: http://www.ipsl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-986-0989.
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service www.dcinternships.org is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now being accepted for a dynamic summer program for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. This fast-paced Institute offers a rigorous combination of professional experience, academic learning and service projects that will provide students with an unparalleled experience in the nation’s capital. Internships – Competitive placements with national & community nonprofit organizations. Classes – Up to 9 credit hours from Georgetown University. Housing – Furnished on-campus apartments. Volunteerism – Variety of hands-on community projects. Leadership Development - Leadership and career building activities. Scholarships – Over half of all students receive full or partial funding. Faculty members can nominate outstanding students for priority consideration at https://inq.applyyourself.com/?id=tfas&pid=1054. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact 1-800-741-6964 or via email at email@example.com or write to Director, Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service, David R. Jones Center for Leadership in Philanthropy, The Fund for American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009, Phone: 202-986-0384 Fax: 202-986-8930.
Check out a 10-week paid summer internship! There are over 50 to choose from and the application process is quite simple, according to an IU student who found one at the National Corporation for Community Service in Washington, D.C., through
GREEN CORPS ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: Full-time paid fellowships to top student leaders to get the training they need to win urgent environmental campaigns. http://www.greencorps.org/ A great fellowship opportunity for graduating seniors that are interested in pursuing careers in social change. Green Corps offers one-year paid fellowships to recent college graduates. Please visit website www.greencorps.org for more information.
Consider a job with New Jersey Community Water Watch --GRADUATING SENIORS: If you’re looking for a job where you can make a difference once you graduate, this is a project of AmeriCorps and New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG). www.waterwatchonline.org. The state of New Jersey has the worst water quality in the nation, and we’re working to address it by organizing, training and activating college students and community members throughout the state. As an organizer, you’ll work at one of our ten sites in New Jersey to tackle local water quality issues. In the process, you’ll learn about environmental issues, how you can make an impact on them and how to organize others around your campaign.
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (SCA) and UNILEVER: SCA’S NATIONAL PARKS CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. In either a Democratic or Republican office you will experience first-hand how government policy shapes our National Parks System. After spending 15 weeks on Capitol Hill, Interns will then be placed at a National Park to see those policies in action. For more information visit website at http://www.thesca.org/. You may also call 603-543-1700 x601.
WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND (WCF) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. A wonderful opportunity for students interested in women’s issues, government affairs, fundraising, and communications to gain real-life experience and expertise.
WCF seeks 3-5 highly motivated, self-starting students who are passionate about electing pro-choice women. Interns provide administrative support to CWF staff and gain valuable skills and insights about the inner workings of Washington, DC and all aspects of the political process. WCF internships are unpaid, but will cover the cost of metro expenses. Applicants are encouraged to pursue financial aid from outside sources. WCF will assist interns in earning course credit. Gain experience in a variety of areas, including: Research & Communications and Fundraising & Event Planning. Qualifications include: enrolled in a university, passion for electing pro-choice women and strong commitment to pro-choice and reproductive rights issues and the mission and goals of WCF, knowledge of basic computer programs, Microsoft Word and Excel, or equivalent, and computer based research, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to prioritize, good academic record, and prior experience in women’s issues, working with a campaign, congressional, or non-profit/fundraising office a plus.
EXODUS REFUGEE: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS ORGANIZATION WORKING WITH RESETTLEMENT OF REFUGEES TO THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA. http://www.exodusrefugee.org . The intern would work primarily as a caseworker with recently arrived refugee families, helping them secure housing, get registered in school or find nearby ESL classes, take them to doctors and dentists appointments, answering the myriad of questions they have about life in American, participating in cultural orientation programs, etc. The largest refugee communities are currently made up of Meshketian Turks from Russia, Chins from Burma, Somalis, and Liberians, other refugees are Cuba, Iran, and Afghanistan. This position is unpaid, but is flexible with regards to days worked and can be full or part-time (minimum 20 hours/week). Anyone interested contact Mark Cassini at the office (317) 921-0836 or via email to Alex Peralta, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM, WASHINGTON, DC, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. For more information, request a brochure, or fill out the on-line application, please visit the website at www.dcinternships.org/ipj. Application Deadline of January, but will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31.
Direct Action and Research Training Institute--DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Candidates must have a college degree or be graduating prior to June 1, 2006. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as entering a community, identifying and training local leaders, strategic planning and issue cutting, and fundraising. This is a paid training program that includes $6,500 living stipend, transportation to the classroom orientation and host city, and mileage reimbursement during the infield training. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the 7-day classroom training. After completion of the program, DART will work to place graduates into fulltime salaried positions. For further information and application visit website at www.thedartcenter.org.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research-- http://www.iwpr.org -- is a feminist think tank in Washington DC. Headed by economist Heidi Hartman, a MacArthur “genius” prize winner, their Associate Director for Research is Amy Caiazza, who was a PhD student of Prof. Jean Robinson. Here is an example of internships offered:
> Research Internship.Interns will provide administrative and research support to researchers.Duties include: literature reviews; assisting with data collection; designing charts, graphs, and tables; answering phones; and filing.Qualifications:Strong organizational skills; good interpersonal skills; interest in policy research and women's issues; and experience with statistics, economics, or social sciences through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus.
> Communications and Outreach Internship.Interns will provide administrative and editorial support to the communications team.Duties include: assisting with proofreading; article clipping; assisting with media outreach; layout and design of Fact Sheets and Research-In-Briefs; and IWPR website maintenance as needed.Qualifications:Detail-oriented individual with good writing and computer skills; knowledge of Pagemaker 6.5, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, or other desktop publishing software preferred; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; layout and web design experience with programs such as Microsoft Front Page or Macromedia Dreamweaver a plus.
> Development Internship.Interns will provide administrative and grant research support to the development team and will have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit fundraising, grant applications, and direct mail programs.IWPR receives support from foundations and government agencies, as well as individual and organizational supporters.Duties include: assisting with direct mail, data entry, grant research, grant-writing, and fundraising.Qualifications: Should have an interest in fundraising and nonprofit management; prior experience with fundraising at any level is desirable, but not required; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; and knowledge of Microsoft Access preferred.
> Computer Technology/Administrative Internship. Interns will provide technical and administrative support and will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the day-to-day computer management of a nonprofit organization. Examples of duties include: technical support with computers, email, internal network, programs and phones, as well as website maintenance and updates. Student will also provide administrative assistance to the Finance and Administration Department. Duties may include: filling publications orders, filling requests for information, general reception, filing and providing assistance to Accounting. Computer science majors preferred, though students of any major are welcome to apply.
All IWPR interns must have good computer skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and an interest in women's issues.Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, such as photocopying, answering phones, filing, and maintaining the library.
IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
Fall Internships go from September throughDecember, and Spring Internships go from January through May.Start and end dates are flexible.These are unpaid, part-time positions.We ask that Interns work at least 10 hours per week.
Persons interested in applying should submit a letter of interest specifying the internship for which they are applying, a resume, and a writing sample of 3-5 pages to the Internship Coordinator at the address below.Applicants for the Computer Technology/Administrative Internship need not submit a writing sample.
CDS International's Summer Internship
CDS International, Inc., 871 UN Plaza, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017-1814
http://www.cdsintl.org -- deadlines to apply to Programs.
Human Rights Delegations for Young Leaders
El Salvador, Cambodia & Rwanda
For more information on the program details, costs, and how to apply, please visit our website:
ICPSR Summer Internship Program
This information is currently outdated, but you might want to contact them yourself about any possibilities for the summer of 2008. We do not know if this program is planned for the future, but here is last summer's info: The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program that will take place from June through August 2007. Summer Interns will work in a UNIX environment and gain experience using statistical programs to check data for content and accuracy; preparing data for permanent archiving and distribution for secondary analysis; preserving respondent anonymity; and composing descriptions of data collections. These positions require a strong interest in social science research. Applicants should have successfully completed their undergraduate sophomore year in a social science major and possess strong analytical, research, and written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of statistical software packages (i.e., SPSS, SAS, Stata), demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are also essential.
Contact Information: ICPSR Human Resources
ATTN: Summer Internship Program
PO Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Application Deadline: February -- www.icpsr.umich.edu
Peace House happily announces our summer program for undergrad students and new graduates.
Internships are available in all fields, and for students of all majors!
Students have done social justice journalism, assisted new refugees, built houses for low-income residents of Indianapolis, trained fourth-graders in conflict resolution, worked on youth television media projects, assisted science outreach projects, developed African-American museum exhibits, and worked on peer mediation projects in middle schools. Opportunities are unlimited, and can be tailored to suit you!
Excited about Peace House but unsure of how to fit it into your academic plan?
The summer program is perfect for you! It runs for 9 weeks, from June to August. You live in the fully-furnished Peace House, and work for a peace and justice organization of your choice (30-40 hours per week); there are no courses offered in the summer. The Associate Director will work with you to find the best possible internship, fitting your major and your career goals.You can do the internship for credit (up to six available) or just for the experience.
Sounds great! What is the cost?
The summer program is extremely affordable. It costs only $1,100, which covers orientation and exit programming, internship oversight, evening speakers, and rent in the fully-furnished Peace House. You are responsible for your own food expenses; though eating with other house members should keep that cost low. With its downtown location, Peace House is easily accessible to all parts of the city by car, bicycle or bus.
Gain International Development experience through FSD!
The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of over 160 grassroots development organizations in eight countries that are working to better their communities. Students work with host organizations as a volunteer or an intern for 1 week – 2 years, depending on the program selected. Our seven different international programs are built to meet a range of student objectives and time constraints. The overall aim is this: FSD applies its resources in the most impactful subject areas with a proven model for successful implementation and integration within local communities. In the end, participants receive a superior training because they learn a value system of cultural collaboration along with the practical skills of project implementation.
Programs are available in: Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Kenya, India, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uganda.
Areas of Focus for programs are: Health, Environment and Conservation, Youth and Education, Community Development, Women’s Issues, and Microfinance.
FSD’s mission is to maximize the students’ learning experience along with the impact they achieve with the host organizations. This is accomplished through our highly adaptable programs which include:
- Total Immersion – Only one FSD participant at a time can work for a host organization. Similarly, each participant is the only English-Speaking foreigner with their host family.
- Support – Participants are assisted by a web of FSD employees, which includes a Country Director and United States-born Program Assistant at the site of the program. Each work in tandem with the host organization supervisor to ensure a comfortable and productive work environment for the intern.
- Organization Selection – Participants’ experience, interests, and skills are thoroughly evaluated and matched with a host organization that best utilizes their abilities and project interests.
- Individual Project Implementation – Beyond assisting with a host organization’s existing sustainable development projects, students are highly encouraged to create and implement their own projects with the financial backing of FSD
- Grant Writing Experience – Summer interns can compete in grant competitions funded by FSD to receive up to $1,000 toward their individual project proposals.
- Career Development – FSD programs feature grant writing courses, development lectures and readings, language support, project development and evaluation, country and organization orientation, and direct hands-on work experience.
- Values – Participants experientially learn that development solutions are sustainable only when they increase resource potential or decrease resource consumption. This is truly, “the foundation of sustainable development,” and it’s what links differing cultures and persons into a common goal.
- Peer Development – Veterans of FSD programs typically go on onto graduate school and careers in SD. Contact our large network of past participants to learn about their projects with FSD, how they got into their graduate program, or how they landed their job.
- Scholarship – FSD is partnered with several university programs that offer scholarships for International Development projects. If you need financial assistance, call FSD to make sure that you’re utilizing all the resources around you.
FSD is currently accepting applications for its Spring and Summer Internship Programs!
Alex Michel, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Foundation for Sustainable Development
870 Market Street, Suite 321, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 283-4873
Democracy Matters -- Campus Coordinator Internship Description
Democracy Matters is accepting applications for paid internships through our Campus Intern Program. We are a non-partisan organization of students and professors working on campuses across the country to educate people about the role of money in politics, and its impact on democracy. We call for alternatives that can reform and revitalize our political process thereby deepening democracy in the United States. Specifically, we organize around issues of campaign finance reform, full and partial public funding of elections, and election reform.
We differ from other political groups on campus in that we are not a political party and we do not concern ourselves with specific races. Instead, we are concerned with the process of campaigns-especially fundraising-and issues specifically related to political accountability and democracy.
Campus Coordinators are expected to work 10 hours/week.
- Build coalitions of student activists on your campus.
- Organize teach-ins on money in politics.
- Train college students to run workshops in high schools.
- Coordinate with other colleges in sponsoring reform legislation.
- Lobby and educate elected officials about campaign finance reform.
- Run petition drives and door-to-door canvasses to educate students on theissue of money in politics.
- Create a Democracy Matters chapter that can work with students, faculty and community activists to get private money out of politics and people back in.
Applicants should have a commitment to social change and some organizing experience. No expertise in campaign finance reform is required. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Joan Mandle at here.
Campus Coordinators will be paid monthly at the rate of $750 per semester. Additional funding is made available for campus activities. In some cases, students arrange with individual professors to get service learning or course credit for the work they are doing with Democracy Matters.
Campus Coordinators work closely with Democracy Matters staff and are given the opportunity to participate in regional and national Democracy Matters conferences and workshops. Democracy Matters also provides Campus Coordinators with a wide range of support materials and funding for campus activities.
To learn more about the requirements for this position, click HERE.
Internship program at the Center for American Progress
http://www.americanprogress.org in Washington, DC. We have an extensive internship program here at the Center. This fall we are hoping to have about 30 interns working here-- and we still have openings. We offer many programs for young people in DC throughout the year. Erin Green, Center for American Progress, 202-478-6339
BOOK ON INTERNSHIPS: The Insiders Guide to Political Internships: What to Do Once You're in the Door. The handbook covers most of the tasks that political interns are asked to perform. It is available from Syracuse University, Center for Policy Research, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, New York 13244-1020, phone 315-443-5046, fax 315-443-1081 or email email@example.com or from Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301.