DC Experience


To be notified of High Impact internships, join the UVU High Impact Internships Email List

Listed below are fantastic internship opportunities for students of all majors located in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC.  Interested students from all majors should contact:


Jakell Larson

Jakell Larson

manager, Government & High Impact Internships


801.863.7436 | LC 410K







Congressional Internships

These internships are offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. To apply, submit the following material to Jakell Larson in ONE pdf file: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample (3-5 pages), Letter of Recommendation (academic or professional) and an unofficial transcript.

Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mitt Romney

Congressman Rob Bishop

$1,800/ month stipend. (Preference to those students from Utah's 1st District ie: Logan, Weber, Ogden, Vernal, etc.)

Congressman Chris Stewart

Congressman John Curtis

Congressman Ben McAdams

* indicates a UVU student has interned, or UVU alumni has worked with this organization

paid Internships

*American Action Forum

Paid, part-time. Internships available in healthcare policy, labor market policy, technology and innovative policy, and more.

The American Action Forum is a 21st Century center-right policy institute providing actionable research and analysis to solve America’s most pressing policy challenges. AAF works to inject forward-thinking ideas into the public debate that will build a better economic future, promoting innovative, free-market solutions to create a smaller, smarter government. AAF is looking for interns in the following areas: Communication, Defense, Energy, Fiscal, Health, IT and Policy.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample online.


American Association of University Women

Paid, part-time to full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in Communication, Strategic Partnerships, Policy, Fellowships and Grants, and Programs.

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.  Internships available in government relations and event planning.

To apply, submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a relevant writing sample, by email indicating position title and semester to AAUW Human Resources at aauwinternships@aauw.org


Advancing Science Serving Society (AAAS)

Paid, part-time and full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in journalism, communications and web development, and more.

 The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. To fulfill this mission, AAAS works to: Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public; Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise; Provide a voice for science on societal issues; Promote the responsible use of science in public policy; Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce; Foster education in science and technology for everyone; Increase public engagement with science and technology; and advance international cooperation in science. Students have the opportunity to intern in the following areas: The Office of Government Relations, Science & Diplomacy, Human Rights, Science Magazines(s) and Marketing and Sales.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online.


Alliance to Save Energy

Paid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in communications and digital content, grant development, education, events and marketing, international policy, policy and research, Powersave campus, stakeholder relations, and more.

ASE is a coalition that promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Alliance interns perform substantive work in cooperation with leading energy and environmental professionals while learning about energy-efficiency policies and programs in a supportive working environment. Interns support the Alliance though research, writing, database management, and other programmatic and administrative duties.

To apply, submit the application online.



*American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Paid (summer only), full-time.

 The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of Israel and the United States. AIPAC offers Diamond Internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond Interns develop their own political activism skills by bringing research, writing, and event-planning experience to a host of projects that help advance AIPAC's mission. When they return to their campuses, Diamond Interns are expected to promote pro-Israel political action as AIPAC port folioed activists.

To apply, submit the application online. Note that the deadline to apply for the summer internship is mid-January.


American Journalism Center

Paid per written article, full time, available all semesters.

The American Journalism Center is an intense, 12-week internship training program for aspiring journalists and students seeking careers in the public relations and/or marketing fields.

To apply, submit a resume and writing sample with the application online.


*Americans for Prosperity

$10-12/hr., full -time, available all semesters. Internships available in legal, human resources, training, finance, operations, information technology, development, policy, state operations, marketing, communications, foundations, and events.

 AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state, and federal levels. AFP grassroots activists advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. Opportunities available in the marketing, finance and policy departments.

 To apply, submit the application online.


Americans for Tax Reform

Paid, part time and full time, available all semesters. Internships available in state issues, federal affairs, communications/digital, and international.

 Looking for students studying Communication, Political Science, Economics, Accounting and Finance. Interns will be paired with a staffer while working in research, social media, and listen to hearings on Capitol Hill. Your application should include a Resume, cover letter and three writing samples.

 To apply, submit the application online. You can search for the current internship application through the search bar within the website.



Paid, part time, fall and spring semester and full time summer internships. International Internships also available.

Global communication and business strategy firm. Offer internships in many departments, including: Office of the CEO, Business Development, Client Service, Corporate Marketing and Communication, Digital Strategy, and Opinion Research. Proficiently in a foreign language preferred. Must have prior experience in an agency setting.

 To apply, complete the online application.



Paid/unpaid, part/ full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in education, public policy, development, science and land stewardship, editorial, PR/communications, and more. Internships also available in other cities.

 Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Audubon offers internships in the following areas: Education, Public Policy, Development, Science and Land Stewardship.

 To apply, complete the online application.


Australian Embassy

Paid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in Trade, Education Marketing, and Congressional Liaison offices within the embassy. 

Trade intern duties involve business correspondence, attending recruitment meetings and conduct research on economic trends. Education interns conduct educational research and outreach.  Liaison interns attend and report on hearings and legislative developments and perform general administrative duties.  All interns must have visited or have a connection to Australia.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and application form to: Recruitment.Washington@dfat.gov.au.


Bates White Economic Consulting

Paid, full-time, available summer semester, only available to rising seniors (junior year applicants).

Bates White’s Summer Consultant Program (ranked #1 of all summer intern programs across multiple industries by Vault) is an intensive 10-week internship that provides rising seniors with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a Bates White Consultant. As an intern, students will receive extensive training and perform a mix of challenging and interesting quantitative and qualitative assignments. Interns work side-by-side with experienced professionals and interact with senior-level staff. Interns will also have a Sponsor and a Peer Coach who will provide mentoring and help them become acclimated to Bates White. At the end of the program, student interns will be evaluated for a full-time position upon graduation. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample online.


*Bose Public Affairs Group

Paid, full-time, available summer semester.  Internships focus on legislative affairs.

Bose Public Affairs Group is a comprehensive government affairs and strategic communications consulting firm dedicated to successfully navigating clients through the many pathways of political, legislative, regulatory, communications and media environments. Interns work alongside seasoned government affairs and strategic communications professionals, providing assistance with congressional briefings, coordinating events, social media support and administrative duties.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to dtaheripour@bpagdc.com. Applications are due by April for summer consideration.


Burson, Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) Communications

Paid, full time, available all semesters. Internships available in various national and international locations.

BCW is the world's first and only agency created to deliver integrated communications solutions across all sectors on a global scale. We build big, insight-driven ideas that connect people and brands across the globe. Our proprietary research and discovery processes ensure that we meet the right audiences in the right place at the right time. And our creative, media and technology capabilities guarantee that when we do, it’s unforgettable.

To apply, select desired location and send resume and cover letter to the email provided.


*Capital Research Center

Paid (DC minimum wage/hour), full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in research and communications and development and fundraising.

Capital Research Center (CRC) is America’s investigative think tank. Our research is responsible for uncovering the tangled web of left-wing politics, and the people who fund it. At CRC, we examine how liberal groups operate and analyze their impact on our politics and society.

CRC’s hard-hitting, investigative journalism is grounded in the principles of individual liberty, a free-market economy, and limited, constitutional government. Capital Research Center is currently looking for entrepreneurial college students to help us fulfill our mission. An ideal candidate will be motivated, hard-working, and passionate about the areas of non-profit development, media and journalism, or investigative research. Our interns will assist CRC staff in exposing left-wing bias in the environmentalist movement, labor unions, tax-exempt foundations, and non-profit activist groups.

To apply, send your resume and essay questions to cquirk@capitalresearch.org.


*CATO Institute

$1000/month, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in every CATO department which include healthcare policy, media relations, immigration policy, fiscal and tax policy, graphic design and video production, criminal justice, Center for Constitutional Studies, conference and events, external and government affairs, and more.  

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization, a think tank, dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.  Policy areas interns assist in are some of the following: health care, entitlements reform, constitutional law, energy policy, and foreign and military policy. Students also have the option of interning in the Media Relations or Development departments.

To apply, create an online account with CATO and submit the application online.


Center for a New American Security

$1,500/month, full time (six month internship). Internships available in research, communications, and development.

 The mission of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the expertise and experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. CNA offers an External Relations Internship where student responsibilities include but are not limited to working directly with the External Relations media team on media relations and monitoring, social media outreach, and event planning.

 To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and application online.


Center for Strategic and International Studies

Paid, part-time and full time, available all semesters. Internships available in research on a wide array of topics, membership and events, and more. 

CSIS has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS scholars continue to provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world. Some of the areas students can intern in are: Transatlantic Media Network, Proliferation Prevention, US Leadership in Development Project, Chinese Economic Issues, Europe and many more.

To apply, complete the application online.


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Paid and unpaid, full-time, available in various locations and all semesters. Internships available in analysis, clandestine, stem, enterprise and support, and foreign languages.

 The CIA’s undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with full-time analysts. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering and science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues--including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies--and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. Students must apply 6-9 months before internship begins.

 To apply, first speak with Ryan Vogel (ryan.vogel@uvu.edu) then begin the process online.


Application Timeline: CIA requires you to apply at least one year in advance from start of internship

CNN (Turner Broadcasting)

Paid (DC hourly minimum wage or better), full-time, available all semesters and in various national and international locations. Internships available in new source, special events, investigative, newsgathering, digital video, crime and justice, field production, Espanol, situation room, and more.

 The Cable News Network is among the world's leaders in news and information delivery. CNN is looking for interns to work in various departments in their DC Studio/office. Some of those are: CNN Investigations, CNN Newsgathering, CNN Political Unit, CNN the Lead DC, and the Situation Room.

To apply, complete the online application.


Congressional Black Caucus

Paid ($15/hr), full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in policy analysis and research, communications and marketing, finance and administration, human resources, programs, resource development.   

 Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. This program is offered every summer. 

 To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, references, and application online.


Council on Foreign Relations-Robina Franklin Williams Internship

Paid, Part-time, available all semesters.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. The Robina Franklin Williams Internship at CFR was established for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates looking to make a career in the field of international relations. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and essay questions online.


Democratic Governors Association

Stipend, full-time, available all semesters. 

The Democratic Governors Association is committed to electing and assisting Democratic governors across the nation. DGA interns gain valuable political, policy, and fundraising experience by completing a wide variety of tasks and projects, some of which include: media monitoring, writing memos and political briefings, and assisting with fundraising events.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to internships@dga.net.


Democratic Legislative Campaign Comittee

Stipend, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in data, communications, digital, design, finance, political, operations and compliance, and research. 

The DLCC's mission is to build and maintain winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees through a continuing partnership with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters. The DLCC is looking for interns to help Democratic candidates and caucuses across the nation from the Nation’s Capital. While some of the intern's duties will be administrative, each intern will be given substantive projects based on the interests and experience of each individual and the current needs of the office.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to internapp@dlcc.org.


Department of State

Paid and unpaid internships available in DC and in embassies abroad, full-time. 

The Department's mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. Intern duties include writing reports, assisting with trade negotiations, assisting with visa work, helping Americans in distress abroad, and organizing visits/conferences of high-level officials. Applications are due 6 months in advance of internship start date.

To apply, first meet with Ryan Vogel (ryan.vogel@uvu.edu), then proceed to apply online.

Application Timeline:  Applications close in September for the following summer.


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Paid, full-time. summer only, internships available in DC and other offices nationally.

 Our 10-week paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students offers an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside FBI employees and get a head start on an exceptional career. (Honors Internship Program)

 To apply, first meet with Ryan Vogel (ryan.vogel@uvu.edu), then proceed to apply online.

Application Timeline: Applications are open September- mid October for following summer.


Federal Judicial Center

Paid, full-time, available all semesters.

 Interns will learn about trial management, international judicial affairs, and policy.  Looking for students with research and writing skills. IT, History and PR internships also available.

 To apply, email a resume and cover letter to personnel@fjc.gov.


*Fleishman Hillard

Paid, full-time, available all semesters at various national locations. Internships available in public relations, motion graphics/videography, graphic design, social and innovation, sustainability and CSR, information systems, and more.

 Fleishman Hillard is a top global communications firm that specializes in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FH is looking for interns in some of the following departments: Graphic Design, Communications, and Public Relations.

 To apply, upload a resume and cover letter with the application online.


Fox News

Paid, part-time and full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in Journalism (TV, radio, and online), Digital (web development, social media, and product development), and Corporate (business development, finance, media relations, human resources, accounting, marketing, and sales).

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. Fox is looking for ambitious college students interested in working within the departments of Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.

To apply, complete online application.


*Heritage Foundation

Paid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in policy promotion and outreach, operations, research, development and fundraising, and communications.

The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Interns work in homeland security, tax and budget, communications, religion and civil society, the rule of law, and foreign affairs doing research.

To apply, create an account and complete application online.


Hill + Knowlton

Paid, full time, available all semesters and at various national and international locations. Internships available in public relations.

This is a formal internship designed to introduce you to the day-to-day business of a strategic communications firm and to help you develop the essential written and oral communicative skills required to conduct public relations activities. The internship is merely step one toward what will become a fulfilling career for many.

To apply, complete the application online.


Ketchum PR

Paid, part- time and full-time, available all semesters and in various locations nationally and internationally. Internships available in PR.

Ketchum is a public relations and marketing agency which specializes in corporate and product positioning. Students in this full time paid program will act as fully integrated members of account teams and will be assigned a mentor for support and guidance to help them get acclimated into PR. Fellows work daily with clients and account team members. A Fellows day may consist of attending client and team meetings, participating in agency events, writing client and team materials, assisting with research for new business opportunities and client presentations, participating in brainstorms and assisting with event coordination

To apply, fill out the application online or submit your resume if you don’t see further openings.


Library of Congress

Paid and unpaid internships available, part-time. Internships available in the American Folklife Center, archaeological research, business reference, conservation, information systems, law library, metadata, diversity and inclusion, The Hispanic Division, copyright, manuscript, The European Division, young readers, poetry and literature, science, innovations and more.

There are many different internships, fellowship, and volunteer program opportunities which offer students insights into the environment and culture of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge.

To apply, complete application online or send resume and cover letter to program contact.


National Council for Behavioral Health

Paid, part/full-time, available all semesters.

The National Council for Behavioral Health works to be the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. The NCBH is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The NCBH is looking for students interested in behavioral health policy and practice to intern with their organization.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to communications@thenatioanlcouncil.org.


National Democratic Institute

Paid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in elections, governance, information technology, gender, accounting, library, office management, program coordination, development, and more.

NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

To apply, complete the application online.


National Geographic

Paid, full-time, summer semester only.

The National Geographic society is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. The National Geographic’s internship program is designed to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to practical publication procedures or other geographic outreach projects at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

To apply, compete the application online, or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ngs.org.


National Park Service: U.S. Department of Interior: Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Internships

Paid, full-time, available all semesters and in various locations nationally

The CRDIP is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to explore the cultural resources/historic preservation field. Each summer and academic year, the CRDIP offers paid internships with National Park Service park units and administrative offices, other federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local governments, and private organizations. Intern hosts provide work experiences that assist interns with building their resumes in this field.



National Security Agency (NSA)

Paid, full-time. Internships are available in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, computer science, engineering, mathematics, intelligence analysis, security and counter intelligence, language, business management, civil liberties and privacy, health promotion, human resources, industrial and organizational psychology, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessability, strategic communications and more.

Nothing looks better to future employers than real world experience. As a college undergrad, you can gain the experience you need while working toward your degree. The NSA leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances. NSA offers paid internships, a co-op program, and scholarships for a wide variety of majors

To apply, first meet with Ryan Vogel (ryan.vogel@uvu.edu) and then continue to apply online.

Application Timeline: The NSA hires roughly 10 months to a year in advance.




Paid, full-time, available all semesters and in various locations national (California, NYC, Chicago, Boston, etc.) Internships available in NPR programs and news units, digital, and corporate areas (finance, marketing, communications, human resources, IT, legal, business development, library, sponsorships, communication, multimedia, social media, communications, journalism, etc.)

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer. It is a network with a strong base of Member Stations and supporters nationwide. The NPR employees are innovators and developers - exploring new ways to serve the public via digital platforms and improved technologies. NPR is also the leading membership and representation organization for public radio. From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR.

To apply, complete the application online.


Office of Police Complaints

Paid, full-time summer internships; unpaid, part-time fall/spring internships.

The Office of Police Complaints is an independent District of Columbia government agency which reviews and resolves complaints of misconduct filed by citizens against Metropolitan Police Department officers and is staffed by civilians. College interns work alongside experienced staff on a variety of projects. The primary duties of college interns are to assist with police misconduct investigations by collecting and reviewing evidence, drafting interview questions, taking witness statements, and drafting recommendations as to how to proceed with an investigation. Duties also may include special projects being conducted by the agency.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to internship.dcpc@dc.gov.



Paid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in programming, communications, development, marketing, education, finance, technology, and etc.

PBS’ mission is to create content that educates, informs and inspires. To do this, PBS offers programming that expands the minds of children, documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keeps citizens informed on world events and cultures and programs that expose America to the worlds of music, theater, dance, and art. PBS offers paid internship for students majoring in a variety of degrees, such as: Communications, Political Science, Legal Studies and Digital Media.

To apply, complete the online application.



Paid, full time, and available all semesters (also in NYC). Internships available in communication, technology, business, healthcare, planning, social impact, digital, etc).

Powell-Tate’s internship program designed to complement and enhance academic studies through participation in different assignments and professional responsibilities. Interns are selected to work in a specific practice area (Healthcare, Social Impact, Digital, Defense, Food & Nutrition, Corporate Reputation Management, among others) for the duration of the summer. Interns may be asked to draft press releases, assist at an event, communicate with the media, or perhaps participate in a brainstorming session.

To apply, complete the online application.


*QGA Public Affairs

Paid, full time, available all semesters.

Internship duties include drafting memos based on Congressional hearings on a variety of policy issues; researching legislation and Member stance on client-related issues; compiling clips for Communications and Government Relations teams; and supporting the administrative staff in planning events.  Excellent research, writing, editing and grammar skills are required. 

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to jmanley@qga.com


Red Cross

Paid/unpaid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships are available in all areas of Red Cross as a business and an nonprofit.  

The American Red Cross offers exceptional internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country. Of their many internships available, the Disaster Services Finance internship is one of them. Interns will gain experience in financial management, internal controls, process improvement and disaster preparedness, responses and recovery.

To apply, complete the online application.


*Republican Governors Association

Paid/unpaid, part-time and full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in communications, political, policy, events, legal, fundraising.

The Republican Governors Association’s primary mission is to help elect Republicans to governorships throughout the nation; in addition they are dedicated to providing Republican governors with the resources to help them govern effectively. Interns will be assigned to work closely with one of the following departments: Communications, Political, Policy, Events, Legal or Fundraising.

To apply, submit the application online.


Republican National Committee

Paid, full-time program, available all semesters. Internships available in Chairman’s Office, Legal, Data, Digital, Finance, HR, IT/Network, Member Services, Political, Press, Research, Communications and Software Engineering.

The RNC provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. Internships are available in some of the following areas: the chairman’s office, coalitions, communications, finance, government affairs, and political strategy.

To apply, upload your resume and complete the online application.


Student Press Law Center

$7,000 stipend, full-time, available all semesters.

Journalism interns research, write and help edit the Report, the Center’s magazine that chronicles student press law cases and controversies from around the country. Interns also write breaking news and analysis pieces for the Center’s website. Those with an interest in video and multimedia are especially encouraged to apply, and help us create the images that will bring students’ censorship experiences to life.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples (news related), a letter of recommendation, and two references to the Director of Engagement Diana Mitsu Klos at dmk@splc.org


Social Impact

Paid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in HR, research, Policy and more!

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. Our mission is to help global development organizations and programs be more effective at improving people’s lives.

To apply, complete the online application.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

$700/ week, full-time, available summer semester.

The Chronicle’s internships aim to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. Applicants must show a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism with relevant coursework or prior experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing clips, and three references to internships@chronicle.com.


*The Ingram Group

Paid, part-time full-time, available all semesters.

The Ingram Group is a lobbying/consulting group that focuses on corporate strategy, government relations, communications strategy, crisis management and political consulting. The intern program provides exposure to many areas of the Group’s operations specifically those listed above. The interns work as members of the team and will gain great exposure to in inner workings of lobbying and consulting in Washington, DC.

To apply, speak with the internship coordinator.


The Student Conservative Association

Paid and unpaid, part-time and full-time, available all semesters.

SCA members work to protect, enhance, and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and urban green spaces across the United States. SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The SCA offers internships all over the country and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To apply, complete the application online.


The Truth Initiative

Paid, full-time, available summer semester. Internships available in innovations, marketing, communications, public policy, human resources, information technology, community and youth engagement.

The Truth Initiative is widely recognized as a leader in public health and uses innovative approaches to reduce tobacco use through public education, research, and community engagement, focusing their outreach efforts on youth and young adults. Internships include: Marketing the Truth Against Tobacco campaign, research and development, and government affairs.  Students interested in public health or tobacco control is a plus in the application process.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letters online.


Thomson Reuters

Paid, full time, available summer semester. Internships in finance, journalism, technology, legal, sales, and more.

Reuters offers talented students and graduates with a strong interest in journalism an opportunity to learn at the world's largest international multimedia news provider. Our paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Interns will receive formal training before they start work. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor who will be available to provide advice and guidance.

To apply, complete the application online.



Paid and unpaid, full-time, internships available all semesters.

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. U.S. AID works in over 100 countries. Interns generally work in one of USAID’s offices in Washington, D.C., supporting programs in fields such as economic growth, agriculture, education, health, environment, democracy and governance, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance. The Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel are just a few of the areas students intern in.

To apply, complete the online application.


The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

Paid, full-time, available all semesters.  

The House Committee on Natural Resources considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation.

Interns assist the Chairman and Committee staff in all areas of the office operation, including: researching legislative initiatives, preparing briefing memos, conducting background studies, assembling information, assisting lead staff in the Committee hearing rooms, attending hearings, markups, and briefings, and assisting with a variety of legislative and press projects including hearing preparation and website enhancements.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to nrdems@mail.house.gov


U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Paid, full-time, available all semesters.

With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.

To apply, fill out application on USAjobs.gov.


The Washington Center/Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Fully Funded, full-time

Application Timeline: November – Spring // January – Summer // April – Fall

If you want to spend your life serving the public good, consider a satisfying career as federal employee. Join students from a wide variety of backgrounds, exploring potential careers with select U.S. federal agencies.

Note: This is a program, not a specific job internship.  



Paid., full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in advertising, marketing and events, marketing design, fact checking and data entry,

The Washingtonian, the magazine Washington lives by, is the region's top source of information for dining, shopping, entertainment, and personalities. They offer two internships every semester, an Editorial and a Print Advertising Internship. Students will have an experience that's low on grunt work and high on opportunity.

To apply, send cover letter and resume wcminfo@washingtonian.com.


World Resources Initiative

Paid, part-time, available all semesters and in various national and international locations.

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the U.S., China, India, Brazil, and more. WRI’s work focuses on the following issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities and transport. WRI is looking for interns in the following areas: Cities & Climate, Transportation Research, Accounting, Mangement, Energy, Climate & Finance, Communications and Water Risk.

To apply, complete the online application.


World Wildlife Fund

Paid, part-time, available all semesters.  

WWF’s main mission is the conservation of nature and works to preserve the diversity and abundance of healthy ecological systems. Specifically, WWF works to protect natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, as well as promote sustainable approaches to using renewable energy and natural resources. Some of the areas WWF is looking for interns in is: Risk Management, Wildlife Crime Technology, Natural Capital Scenarios, Conservation Science, Government Relations and Digital Asset Management.

To apply, complete the online application.


* indicates a UVU student has interned, or UVU alumni has worked with this organization

Unpaid Internships

American Civil Liberties Union

Unpaid, full-time, multiple internships offered each semester nationally. Internships available in political advocacy, human resources, communications, IT, media relations, editorial communications, smart justice, national security project, racial justice, product and technology, and more.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than 4 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.

To apply, gather materials needed in the application for the specific internship on the website and apply as directed.


American Enterprise Institute

Unpaid (each internship has different benefits with some including living stipends, transportation stipends, lunches, etc.), part-time and full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in Middle East studies, workforce development, military strategy, foreign and defense policy, American citizenship, domestic policy, public opinion, early childhood education, open source policy center, Russian studies, national security, demographics and political economy, critical threats project, Asian studies, values and capitalism, events, digital strategy, academic programs, communications and marketing, editorial and research, video productions, media relations, external affairs, government relations, publications, development, accounting, and more.

AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work directly with some of America’s most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists conducting research on today’s prominent public policy questions. The Institute provides an intellectually stimulating environment, rich with critical thinking, scholarship, and lively debate. AEI internships are available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer to experienced undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required; however, most successful candidates have at least a 3.5 GPA.

To apply, complete the online application.


American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program

Fully-funded, full-time, 1-4 week program.

The American Enterprise Institute's Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. Students in the program have the chance to connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI, one of America's preeminent think tanks.

The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is discussion-based seminars that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Seminars feature 20-25 students and are led by AEI scholars or other experts, including renowned economists and foreign policy experts. Outside of the seminars, students participate in policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking events, and site visits in Washington.

To apply, submit the application, a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample online.


American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Unpaid, however, ALEC reimburses interns $10/day for their lunch and covers all daily travel expenses; full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in events, membership and development, policy and research, public affairs, finance and accounting.

The ALEC internship program is a great opportunity to work with state legislators from across the political spectrum in effort to advance proven, data-driven solutions within the states. We extend to our interns a robust program providing valuable professional and hands on experience. This program is ideal for those interested in promoting limited government, free-markets and federalism. Internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, or graduate students who have a strong commitment to Jeffersonian principles.

To apply, complete the application; attach resume, essay, and references; and email to Genneya R. Briscoe, Manager of Administration at gbriscoe@alec.org


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Unpaid, part-time/full-time, available at locations nationally every semester. (NSS applicable)

ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United State Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.  Background check required. Interns will support the field, run paperwork, complete desk job requirements, focus on current casework, and may attend court to witness Agents testifying in federal court. Students may also be able to watch a polygraph test.

To apply, submit your resume along with a message specifying the city and state to which you wish to volunteer and the semesters/time you are available to work (cover letter) to internships@atf.gov


Bureau of Industry and Security

Unpaid, full-time, available every semester.

The Bureau of Industry and Security administers nonproliferation policy and implements these policies via the Export Administration Regulations and export controls. The Chemical and Biological Controls Division is responsible for export controls on biological agents, chemicals, equipment and technology. You will work on export licensing, industrial impact analyses, and international policy of the U.S. in Australia Group preparations.

To apply, submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a letter explaining what experience you would like to gain to Frank Trevino Jr. frank.trevino@bis.doc.gov


Carnegie Endowment for Internationanl Peace

Unpaid, part-time and full-time, internships offered every semester nationally and internationally. Internships available in research, communications, and more.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. Their mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Carnegie offers both fellowships and internships for students to gain experience in global policy making and collaboration.

To apply, submit the application online.


Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Unpaid, part-time and full-time, available all semesters.

CIPE works to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE operates at the intersection of democratic and market reforms. In partnering with associations, think tanks, media groups, and other civil society organizations CIPE brings a wealth of knowledge from 30 years of experience conducting 1,300 reform programs in more than 100 countries around the world. Internships are available in regional or functional teams, such as: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Communications, Finance, Global Programs, and more.

To apply, submit the application online.


Center for Science in the Public Interest

Unpaid (travel stipend), part-time and full-time, available every semeste.

Internships available in the Nutrition Action Healthletter, Policy Department. Regulatory Policy, and Food and Color Additives.

CSPI was started in 1971 by three scientists who saw the need for an organization to evaluate the effects of science and technology on society and to promote national policies responsive to consumers' interests. CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits.

 To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to hr@cspinet.org


Council on Foreign Relations Volunteer Internships

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR has internship opportunities in both Washington, D.C. and New York City. Some of the internships they offer deal with Congress and U.S foreign policy, defense, political and economic reform in the Middle East and global communications.

 To apply, complete the online application.


*Dance Place

Unpaid (housing provided), part-time, available all semesters.

Get hands-on experience in Arts Administration through an internship at Dance Place working in technical theater, dance production, arts administration, marketing, fundraising and youth development. Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland / Edgewood neighborhood in Washington, DC. Dance Place is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in learning how a thriving dance center operates from the inside out. The experience will enhance participants’ abilities to shape sustainable, creative careers. Interns are selected for specific departments including: technical theater, production, development, arts administration, marketing and youth development.

To apply, download and submit the application along with a cover letter, resume, and a letter or recommendation to internships@danceplace.org.


Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Unpaid, full-time, available every semester.

Internships available in accounting, compliance, candidate services, communication, direct marketing, digital , executive, finance, member services, customer services, operations, policy, political, research, and targeting.

The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications, research support and management consulting. Interns will be given the opportunity to work day to day with top political operatives and receive first-hand experience on how campaigns are run.

To apply, complete the online application.


Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

An internship opportunity with the DSCC is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Nation’s Capitol that helps students learn more about the American political process as well as the Democratic Party. As an intern at the DSCC, you will have the chance to meet Democratic senators, candidates, and staff from across the country as well as familiarizing yourself with the basics of campaigns.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation, references and unofficial transcript to internships@dscc.org


*Executive Office of the President: White House Internship Program

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available with the Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, The Office of Cabinet Affairs, Office of Digital Strategy, The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, The Office of Management and Administration, White House Photo Office, White House Visitors Office, White House Management Office, White House Switchboard Office, Office of Political Affairs, Office of Presidential Advance, Office of Presidential Correspondence, White House office of Presidential Personnel, Office of Public Liaison, Office of Speechwriting, Office of the First Lady, Office of the Staff Secretary, Office of the Vice President (with 9 other sub offices), Office of White House Communication, White House Press Office, and Office of White House Counsel.

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

To apply, first speak with your internship coordinator.


Federal Communications Commission

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters

Internships available in the Office of Commissioner, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Enforcement Bureau, Office of Economic and Analytics, Office of Engineering and Technology, Office of General Counsel, Office of Inspector General, International Bureau, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of Managing Director, Media Bureau, Office of Media Relations, Office of the Secretary, Office of Workplace Diversity, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Wireline Competition Bureau

Internships for students studying Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Business, Communications, Web Development, Human Resources, Library Science, NSS, and more.

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Colombia and U.S. territories. The FCC is the U.S.’s primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation. Internships are available in over 18 offices. Some of which are the: Office of Media Relations; Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis; Office of Engineering and Technology; Office of Legislative Affairs, etc.

To apply, complete the online application instructions


Holocaust Museum

Paid and unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in cataloging, collections, equal employment opportunities, film and oral history, Holocaust Survivors Victims Resource Center, Initiative on Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism, Library, Museum Services, Strategic Initiatives and Programming, Survivor Affairs, Video Production, and more.

The Museum’s internship program enables qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Holocaust scholars and Museum professionals.

To apply, follow the application instructions on the website.


House Democratic Caucus

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in operations, digital, and press. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Caucus nominates and elects the House Democratic Leadership, approves committee assignments, makes Caucus rules, enforces party discipline, and serves as a forum to develop and communicate party policy and legislative priorities. The Democratic Caucus works with every Democratic member of the House of Representatives to help achieve consensus, bring their ideas and work to the forefront and ensure members have the tools they need to implement their goals.

To apply, follow the application instructions on the website.


Human Rights Watch

Unpaid, full-time, part-time, available all semesters. Internships located nationally and internationally.

Internships available in development, outreach, communications, digital, Asia Division, Older People’s Rights, and more.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Internship descriptions vary but may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, helping researchers prepare for missions, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, data analysis, liaising with current and prospective donors, and engaging in advocacy efforts aimed at curtailing human rights violations.

To apply, complete the application online.


Institute for Justice

Unpaid, full-time, summer internships. Internships available in litigation and strategic research.

The Institute for Justice is always looking for highly-motivated students to join our team in the Arlington, Virginia Headquarters office. Litigation interns and Strategic Research interns work alongside our clerks and gain valuable experience in the field of public interest law. Interns generally join us during the summer months and work full time hours. We hire on a rolling basis conducting interviews in late February/early March for summer internships.

To apply, follow the application instructions online.



Unpaid (travel reimbursement, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

InterAction values our interns, and we seek to provide them with unique opportunities to engage in a large variety of learning and development opportunities. Our offices hold several hundred meetings a year on various humanitarian and development topics and issues. All interns are encouraged to participate in as many events as their schedule can handle. In addition, our interns often engage with key internal and external stakeholders and can leverage the relationships they build in their future careers. InterAction also seeks to provide internal learning opportunities through informational interviews, skills building brown bags and our own staff meetings, which are often full of useful information.

To apply, complete the online application.


International Labour Organization (ILO)

Unknown pay, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships are located in the ILO Office for the United States based in Washington, D.C. The International Labour Organization (ILO) brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers from its 187 member States. It is dedicated to establishing international labour standards and promoting decent work and decent working conditions for all women and men through respect for internationally recognized human and labor rights as the basis for building a common commitment to shared economic prosperity and social progress. The objective of the ILO Office for the United States is to forge excellent relationships and collaboration with government representatives, and workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as with relevant United States based international organizations in building partnerships for a sustainable and equitable future of work and more generally to promote knowledge and awareness of the ILO and its mandate.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume to washington@ilo.org


INTERPOL: United States Department of Justice

Unpaid, full-time, six-month internship (January-June, July-December). (NSS Applicable)

Internships available in fugitive, drug, violent crime, counterterrorism, economic crimes, state and local liaison, human trafficking and child protection, Office of the Director, computer science, finance, compliance, congressional affairs, administration, and more. An internships with INTERPOL Washington offers insight into the growing nexus of transnational crime as well as law enforcement in the United States and around the world.

Application timeline: Applications for January-June internships are due roughly in September. Applications for July-December internships are due roughly in February. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample to the address on the website.


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters

Internships available in development, event planning, education, general counsel, IT, marketing, public relations, social media, NSO, production, programming, etc.

The Kennedy Center Internship Program is a holistic and rigorous professional development program designed to elevate the next generation of leaders in the arts, cultural, and non-profit fields. Kennedy Center Interns spend a significant amount of their time at the Kennedy Center in individual placements, gaining valuable work experience and technical skills in their chosen field. Additionally, Kennedy Center interns spend 5-10 hours each week participating in the various components of the Kennedy Center Internships curriculum in order to increase leadership potential and fluency in the non-profit and cultural sectors.

Application Timeline: October – Spring // February – Summer // June – Fall

To apply, complete the application online.


*LDS Public and International Affairs

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters

Interns can expect to assist with planning, execution and follow-up for events such as the Festival of Lights Celebration at the Washington, D.C. Temple, Ambassador Wives Dinner and Summer Family Picnic. Foreign language ability is a plus because most of intern work will be conducted over the phone or in person with foreign dignitaries and staff. Contact UVU Internship Services for application details.

Application timeline: October – Spring // February – Summer // June – Fall

To apply, speak with Jakell Larson (Internship Coordinator).

Millenium Challenge Corporation

Paid and unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Internships are available in several areas, such as: Administration & Finance, Congressional and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Policy and Evaluation.

To apply, search and fill out application on



Unpaid, full time and part time, available all semesters. Internships available nationally. (Washington DC location is called “headquarters” or “Goddard Space Flight Center”; NYC location is called “Goddard Institute for Space Studies)

Internships available in all STEM fields, communication, graphic design, public outreach, social media, multimedia, archives, cyber security, data collection, health unit, and more. NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for students. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes.

Application timeline: November – Spring // April– Summer // July – Fall

To apply, create an online account and complete the online application.



NASA History Program

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters. (Internship is at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC)

The History Program Office preserves NASA’s documentary record, stimulates the study of aerospace history, and communicates historical information within NASA and with the public. Student interns assist the History Program by managing our social media accounts; writing features for our website; reviewing the historical manuscripts that we produce; researching historical questions, and performing assorted other support tasks.

Application timeline: October – Spring // February– Summer // June – Fall

 To apply, email a resume, writing sample, references and cover letter to Dr. Bill Barry at bill.barry@nasa.gov.


National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI)

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

The Nation’s largest organization focused on serious mental illnesses offers internships for summer and fall in 3 departments: Policy and Legal Affairs, Communications/PR, and National Information HelpLine.

To apply, complete the application through the NAMI’s job board page.


National Archives

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in archival, History Office, Exhibitions & Educational Outreach, events, business, communications, marketing, editorial, facilities, grants, research, legislative, and more. Each department offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain a hands-on experience with responsibilities ranging from: working with primary documents and archiving them; performing research, museum studies and referencing and processing.

To apply, complete online application.


National Constitution Center

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in development, education, exhibits, facility rentals, finance, legal, marketing, public relations and museum programs and more.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to "disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people." The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition. The following are just some of the many areas internships are available: Public Relations, Legal Studies, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Exhibits.

To apply, complete application online.


*National Council for Adoption

Unpaid (travel stipend), full-time, available all semesters.

Internship available in government relations, public policy and law, event/conference planning, development and fundraising, research and publication, adoption agency services, video production, communications and public relations.

NCFA is an established adoption advocacy non-profit that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action. Internships are available in the various departments of the NFCA: Communications, Development, Government Relations, Public Policy and Social Work. Interns should be dedicated to the NCFA’s mission of helping children find loving, permanent families through adoption.

To apply, complete the application online.


National History Center (American History Association)

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

The National History Center Internship Program welcomes students to help bring history into broader public conversation about current events and the shared futures of the United States and the wider world. History students are exposed to the varied possibilities for careers in history. Interns work on the Center’s Congressional briefings program, communications, and nonprofit management. Students will also have opportunities to attend Congressional briefings and seminars given by leading historians. In addition, interns build a strong network within the community of historians in academia, the government, and public history institutions.

To apply, email Amanda Perry at aperry@historians.org


National Partnership for Women and Families

Unpaid (transportation stipend), full-time and part-time available all semesters (select internships during the summer are paid). Internships are available in communications, health policy, and workplace programs advocacy.

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality and affordable care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Internships are available in the following areas: Health Policy, Workplace Programs Advocacy, Policy Research, and Communications.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and a writing sample to internships@nationalpartnership.org


National Republican Senatorial Committee

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters. Internships available in communications, finance, digital media, legal, political, and war room/research.

The NRSC is the only national organization solely devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate Majority and electing Republicans to the United States Senate. The NRSC provides support to current and prospective Republican Senators in areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and strategy. The NRSC internship program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. The program is designed to cultivate today's young leaders, provide additional campaign experience and prepare them for future opportunities.

To apply, complete the online application.


Naval History and Heritage Command

Unpaid, full-time or part-time, available all semesters.

The NHHC offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the NHHC operates the Navy Department Library, The Navy Museum and maintains collections of naval archives, photographs, artifacts, and art. Internships are available in all of these areas.

To apply, submit the PDF form, an unofficial transcript, letter or recommendation, and writing sample to brad.m.gregory1@navy.mil


Office of the United States Trade Representative

Unpaid (transportation stipend), full-time and part-time, available all semesters

Internships available in all 26 departments including areas of communication, political science, economics, business, and international relations.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The intern program at USTR is a semester-long, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students gain knowledge and experience in conducting U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions.

To apply, complete the online application.


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Physicians Committee interns not only get to work on a daily basis with our experienced team of doctors, nutritionists, clinical researchers, and nonprofit professionals, but may have the opportunity to participate in staff education sessions, journal article discussions, Capitol Hill briefings, fundraisers, and other Physicians Committee events. All interns will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their internship and ongoing support from their staff mentor.

To apply, complete the application online.


*Save the Children

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in humanitarian policy, research, reproductive health, global aid, knowledge management, health and nutrition, graphic design, new business development, early childhood development, communications, talent relations, fundraising, innovation and more.

Save the Children is a non-profit that works to give children in the United States and around the globe what every child deserves, a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and care when a disaster strikes. The following are areas Save the Children focuses on to promote the wellness of children around the globe: Education, Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Hunger and Livelihoods, Disaster Response, and protecting children. Internships are available in each of these areas.

To apply, complete the online application.


Secret Service

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

The Student Intern Program provides unpaid academic study-related work assignments that allow students to explore career options in addition to developing personal and professional skills. Working in Washington, D.C., or in various field offices located throughout the United States, can prepare students for a career with the United States Secret Service

To apply, fill out application on USAjobs.gov. Positions are posted in February and July


*Senate Finance Committee

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in health, oversight and investigations, tax, and trade.

Each semester Senator Grassley’s office selects students to intern on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in D.C. The committee concerns itself with matters relating to: taxation and other revenue measures generally; bonded debt of the United States; customs, collection districts; ports of entry and delivery; reciprocal trade agreements; tariff and import quotas as well as the deposit of public moneys; general revenue sharing and health programs under the Social Security Act.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and two letters of recommendation to the email indicated on the website.


Society for Women's Health Research

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought-leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. The SWHR is looking for interns in the following departments: Government Affairs, Fundraising, Science and Communications

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to the email address indicated on the specific internship posting.


Studio Theatre

Unpaid, part-time.

Internships available in audience services, casting, company management, education administration, literary, marketing and communications, non-profit fundraising, stage management and more. Studio Theatre is Washington’s premier venue for contemporary theatre, "where local audiences will find today’s edgiest playwrights" (Variety). Studio produces the work of today’s greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics.

To apply, complete the online application.



Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters (international internship locations also available).

Internship available in communications, digital marketing, marketing, and more.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets.

To apply, complete the application online.


The Administrative Office of the United States Courts

Paid and Unpaid, full-time and part-time, availability is sporadic.

The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts. Student interns will perform a wide variety of administrative support duties such as: conducting research and assisting with special projects; drafting memoranda and correspondences; proofreading, editing, maintaining case files; and assisting with Judiciary committee or subcommittee liaison matters.

To apply, complete the online application.


The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Payment unknown, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in the Executive Office, Security and Defense Policy, Urban and Regional Policy and more.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) works to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. The GMF contributes research and analysis and convenes leaders on transatlantic issues relevant to policymakers. GMF offers internships in many areas, some of which are: Atlantic Dialogues, Urban and Regional Policy, Development and Partnerships, and International Relations.

To apply, submit the application online.


The Supreme Court of the United States

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters. Internships available in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Office of the Curator, Public Information Office, and Office of the Clerk

The Judicial Internship Program at the Supreme Court offers advanced undergraduates and graduating seniors who have interests in law, management, and social sciences a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the field of judicial administration through work in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Judicial interns conduct background research for briefings provided to guests of the Supreme Court; draft correspondence; collect, track, and summarize relevant news articles; and provide support throughout the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, essay about a former Justice, and two letters of recommendation to the online application.

Application Timeline: October – Spring // March – Summer // June – Fall


Truman Center

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in communications, advocacy and chapter engagement, membership, human resource, nonprofit management, fundraising and events, politics and policy, and training.

The Truman Project is a partner of the Center for National Policy, an independent policy institute, which brings together leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to develop strong, smart and principled solutions to the global challenges Americans now face.

To apply, send an email with the following: Resume, Cover Letter, Preference Order of internship placement, estimated availability with state and end dates, and additional information that is requested to internship@trumancnp.org


U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in business and administration and social science.

Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, the Commission’s mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. The Commission studies alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice.

To apply, send a letter stating your availability and your resume to careers@usccr.gov


U.S. Department of Commerce

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Business Liaison, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Digital Engagement, Executive Secretariat, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Office of White House Liaison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of General Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, International Trade Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, Bureau of Industry and Security, Economic Development Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.

To apply, send your resume and a letter of interest including your top three office preferences to intern@doc.gov


U.S. Department of Education

Unpaid (transportation stipend), full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in Policy analysis and evaluation, research, finance, public affairs and communications, community outreach, intergovernmental relations, legislative affairs, news media, legal work, and more.

The DOE works to tailor each intern’s experience to the interests, and skills of the interns against the needs of the Department offices. Students have completed projects focusing on: policy analysis and evaluation, research, finance, public affairs and communications, community outreach, governmental relations, legislative affairs, news media, and legal work. The Department works to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Application timeline: October – Spring // March – Summer // July – Fall

To apply, complete the online application starting with the application portal found here:



U.S. Department of Justice: The Office of Public Affairs

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in Media Affairs, Speechwriting, Digital Communications, Multimedia, Management and Operations

The Office of Public Affairs offers internships that provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work in a fast-paced government communications office. As the principal point of contact for the Department of Justice with the news media, the office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the department’s activities, and the priorities and policies of the Attorney General with regard to law enforcement and legal affairs.

Application timeline: October – Spring // February – Summer // June – Fall

To apply, gather the application materials listed online and send to publicaffairsinternship@usdoj.gov


U.S. Department of the Treasury

Unpaid, part-time, available all semesters.

The Department of the Treasury’s mission highlights its role as the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, and as an influential participant in the global economy. Internships are offered in various department divisions, some of these offices include: Economic Policy, Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Tax Policy, Legislative Affairs and Domestic Finance.

This internships qualifies for the pathway program

To apply, complete application on USAjobs.gov


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Paid and unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in life sciences, program or policy analysis, engineering, public affairs, Office of Water, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, and more.

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment and work with other nations to protect the global environment. The Office of Public Affairs and additional program offices hire student interns on a regular basis. In addition to their responsibilities interns take field trips to the Capitol to watch EPA staff testify before congress and are able to take professional development workshops.

These internships qualify for the Pathways Program

To apply, complete the application online or at USAjobs.gov


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships available in device evaluation, federal information privacy, policy, science, Joint Institute on Food Safety, and more.

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

These internships qualify for the Pathways Program.

To apply, complete the application instructions for the specific internship or apply at USAJobs.gov


The U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs (Republicans)

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as health care, disability compensation, GI Bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans' cemeteries. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (Minority) offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of a congressional committee. The Committee currently offers one summer session as well as two full-semester internships in both the spring and fall.

Application timeline: November – Spring // April – Summer // July – Fall

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to var.internship@mail.house.gov


U.S. House Judiciary Committee

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Inters will research policy issues, conduct legal research, attend briefings and hearings, draft memos, support committee, and conduct administrative duties.

The House Committee on the Judiciary’s staff internship program offers undergraduate students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to experience the operation of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that our Committee plays in the legislative process. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues, including oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, constitutional law, federal criminal law, voting rights, immigration and nationalization, and antitrust law.

Application timeline: August – Spring // December – Summer // April – Fall

To apply, complete the online application.


United Nations Development Program

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

There is a general internship and a communications internship. Thank you for your interest in interning with the UNDP Washington Representation Office, which serves as the primary UNDP liaison to the U.S. Congress, State Department, USAID, World Bank Group, and other multilateral and international organizations, as well as the Washington-based diplomatic community, media, and civil society. As part of our team, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical and other UNDP work.

Application timeline: October – Spring // March – Summer // June – Fall

To apply, email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, completed UNDP application form and proof of health insurance to undp.washington@undp.org (Attention: Internship Coordinator).


United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Interested Majors: economics, international trade, finance, development economics.

Interns play an important role in assisting in the execution of the substantive work of the Office. Interns engage in economic analysis with a focus on trade, international finance, and development. Duties include research, collect and analyze data, create tables and graphs, draft reports, maintain databases, assist in document distribution, produce daily news clippings, participate in conferences and seminars, prepare briefing notes, and assist in administrative tasks.

To apply, search for position on UN’s Job Posting site



United Nations Human Rights Council

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

UNHCR’s Regional Office, Washington offers unpaid internships within each of our six units - Caribbean, External Relations, Private-Sector Fundraising, Public Information, Resettlement, and U.S. Protection. These internships offer undergraduate, graduate and law students a dynamic opportunity to gain direct experience in working with UNHCR to promote and protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, stateless individuals and others of concern across the globe.

Application timeline: October – Spring // March – Summer // July – Fall

To apply, submit a curriculum vitae and writing sample to usawaint@unhcr.org (note: subject line as the individual internship interest)


United Nations Information Centre

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

Established in 1946, the UN Information Center is responsible for US/UN issues and serves as a liaison to Congress, the US government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the United States. The Center includes a small reference library that houses official UN documents as well as other materials published by the United Nations. The office also supports high-level visitors from headquarters and field offices around the world. UNIC’s internship program presents an enormous opportunity for college students and post-graduates seeking a challenging work experience in international relations.

Application timeline: October – Spring // March – Summer // July – Fall

To apply, send cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample to internship@unic.org


World Federalist Movement

Unpaid, full-time, sporadic availability. Internships also available in other locations.

Internships available in finance, programs and departments, and more.

The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law. The WFM-IGP offers internships for the Coalition for the International Court and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

To apply, complete application online.


World Wildlife Fund

Unpaid, full-time and part-time, available all semesters.

WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization that works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 6.1 members globally. Some of the areas WWF offers internships in are: Marketing, Government Relations, Communication, and Business.

To apply, complete application online.


smithsonian Internships

Paid and unpaid internships available, full-time. Interns have the opportunity to work in public relations, archival science, exhibition design, graphic production, museum management, public programs, education, and outreach. 
To apply, fill out application online.


*National Air and Space Museum

$5,500 stipend, full-time, available summer semester.  

Interns have a firsthand opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials    housed in the museum and to study the scientific and technological advances they represent. Each year positions are available in a variety of Museum areas such as Aircraft Restoration, Aviation or Space History, Planetary Science, Collections Management, Web & New Media, Exhibit & Graphic Design, Public Relations, Budget & Finance, Architecture & Engineering, and Education.

To apply, submit a resume, a statement of purpose, an unofficial transcript and two letters of

recommendation and the application online.


*National Museum of American History

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Interns will have the opportunity to work with professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. Internships are available in the areas of: Archival Science, Curatorial Projects, Exhibition Design and Graphic Production, Museum Management, Music Projects, Public Programs, Education, New Media and Digital Outreach.

To apply, complete the online application.


National Zoo Park

Unpaid, part-time, available all semesters.

Internships positions are available from a variety of groups at the Zoo including: veterinary medicine, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), research, and animal programs. Each internship may have a slightly different application process. Applications may be accepted on an ongoing basis or have a deadline, as noted below.

To apply, complete the online application.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Paid and unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Some internship duties include: archival arrangement and description, conservation and preservation of paper, photographs, audio and video recordings, and electronic records; digital preservation and curation; researching and writing institutional history; use of the web, new media, and social media for cultural heritage organizations.

To apply, complete the online application.


Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship

$6,000 stipend, full-time, available summer semester only.

The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships. Six internships are offered each summer.

To apply, complete the online application.


Application Timeline: February – Summer

National Portrait Gallery

Unpaid, full-time, available all semesters.

Internships in conservation, history, photography, new media, collections information, communication, design and production, education publications, collections management, etc.

Are you seeking a creative and exciting museum internship? The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery offers formal internships to qualified applicants. A Smithsonian internship is a prearranged, structured learning experience that takes place within a specific time period, usually fall, spring and summer each year. The experience should be relevant both to the intern's academic and professional goals and to the professional disciplines represented at the Portrait Gallery.

To apply, complete the online application.


Application Timeline: November - Spring // March – Summer // June – Fall

Housing Options

Utah Valley University offers subsidized single-student housing at Crystal Plaza for UVU students completing internships in Washington D.C.  Crystal Plaza is located in Arlington, VA and is adjacent to the metro stop, just minutes from downtown D.C. Married students looking for housing in the DC area should contact UVU Internship Services for information on available housing.