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Many of these organizations employ students not only in political science, but also economics as well. You are encouraged to check the Corporate/Non-Profit list for additional opportunities.

 

[2013] American Enterprise Institute

Deadline: April 1st./ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Economics, Political Science/ Pay: Unpaid

AEI internships provide students with an opportunity to work with some of America's most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy experts pursuing research on current public policy issues. The Institute provides an intellectually stimulating environment, rich with critical thinking, scholarship, and lively debate.

https://aeiinternships.silkroad.com/

[2013] Atlantic Council

Deadline: April 15th./ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science/ Pay: Unpaid

Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Council has been a preeminent, non-partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. The Atlantic Council offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs and divisions, including research, writing, event management and project development.

http://www.acus.org/internships

[2013] Brookings Institute

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policy.

http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment

[2013] Carter Center

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Atlanta, Georgia/ Fields: Biology, Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

For more than 20 years, the Carter Center Internship Program has provided more than 2,500 interns with a rewarding complement to classroom experience. Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.

https://cartercenter.org/involved/internship/index.html

[2013] Cascade Policy Institute

Deadline: March 1st/ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Portland, Oregon/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Not Specified

Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon. Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making.

http://cascadepolicy.org/more/internships/

[2013] Cato Institute

Deadline: February 1st/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: $700/month

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization whose publications and conferences since 1977 have presented market-liberal solutions for the full range of policy issues. Cato's objective is to reawaken interest in America's founding ideals: personal liberty, private property, free markets, free trade, limited government, and nonintervention in foreign affairs.

http://www.cato.org/intern/about

[2013] Center for American Progress

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Not Specified

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.

http://www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/

[2013] Center for International Policy

Deadline: March 16th/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy and global relations.  We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows.

http://www.ciponline.org/about-us/internships

[2013] Center for Strategic and International Studies

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

http://csis.org/about-us/internships

[2013] Competitive Enterprise Institute

Deadline: April 15th/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Various/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: $30/day

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a pro-market, public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty. Policy interns are assigned to work with one or two policy analysts for the duration of their internship.  Interns have the opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research, and analytical skills.

http://cei.org/internships

[2013] Council on Foreign Relations

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Various/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

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.

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/internships.html

[2013] Foreign Policy Research Institute

Deadline: April 1st/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

Founded in 1955, FPRI is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.

http://www.fpri.org/about/internships

[2013] Global Public Policy Institute

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Berlin, Germany/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Not Specified

GPPi is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Berlin. Our research focuses on effective and accountable governance. Our consulting practice offers services for public and private institutions. We provide a platform for debate and foster strategic communities bringing together the public sector, civil society, and business.

http://www.gppi.net/about/internships/

[2013] Goldwater Institute

Deadline: March 15th/ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Phoenix, Arizona/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Not Specified

Founded in 1988 with the blessing of the late Senator Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Institute’s mission is to advance freedom and protect the Constitution. We research and develop ideas that help states use their constitutional powers to protect their citizens’ liberties. And when governments overstep their constitutional authority, the Goldwater Institute defends citizens in court.

http://goldwaterinstitute.org/tomorrows-leaders

[2013] Heartland Institute

Deadline: Not Specified/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Chicago, Illinois/ Fields: Economics, Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Various

The Heartland Institute is always looking for talented advocates of free markets and individual liberty to join our ranks. If you are considering a career in public policy, or for new opportunities to grow personally and take on new responsibilities, we hope you will consider sending us your resume.

http://heartland.org/jobs

[2013] Heritage Foundation

Deadline: February 1st/ Requirements: Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: $7.25/hour

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—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.

http://www.heritage.org/about/internships-young-leaders/the-heritage-foundation-internship-program

[2013] Hudson Institute

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity for its interns to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas such as Campaign Reform, Economic and Employment Policy, Middle East Studies, Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, National Security Studies, and Science in Public Policy.

http://www.hudson.org/learn/index.cfm?fuseaction=internship_home

[2013] Reason Foundation

Deadline: March 26th/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Various/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Not Specified

Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically-acclaimed Reason magazine. Together, our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the values of choice, individual freedom and limited government.

http://reason.org/news/show/internships

[2013] Stimson Center

Deadline: March 1st/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that seeks pragmatic solutions for some of the most important peace and security challenges around the world. Stimson's analysts, who travel around the globe for their research, make the Center a trusted source of expert knowledge, fresh perspectives, policy evaluations and new ideas.

http://www.stimson.org/about/employment/internships/

[2013] Wilson Center

Deadline: Various/ Requirements: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors/ Location: Washington DC/ Fields: Political Science, Computer Science/ Pay: Unpaid

At The Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges.

http://wilsoncenter.org/opportunities/Internship

 

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