The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Unpaid Internships

Internship Opportunity: College to Congress Capitol Hill Internship Program

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Capitol Hill-D.C.

Sector: Congress

Start Date: June 2-August 4, 2018

Wage or benefits: Internship is fully funded (paid housing on the Hill, a food stipend, and a DC metro stipend)

Time Commitment: 9 Weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to college Juniors and Seniors receiving FAFSA Pell Grant with a GPA of at least 3.0

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: November 24, 2017

Organization website:

http://www.collegetocongress.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

Internship Opportunity: The Brookings Institution

Position Type: Internship - Unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Think Tank

Start Date: January 2018

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Full time

Desired Class Year: Junior or senior or graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: German language skills highly preferred, interest in international relations

Application Deadline: ASAP

Organization website: 

www.brookings.edu

Brief Description of the organization:

The Brookings Institution is a leading think tank on various areas of national public policy. Brookings traces its foundation back to 1916, when a group of experts founded the Institute for Government Research, the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. Since then, Brookings has developed a name for itself as a leading think tank.

Internship Opportunity: White House Council of Economic Advisors

Position Type: Unpaid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Government - Executive

Wage or benefits: Unpaid Internship

Time Commitment: Offers full and part-time

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors (however, some economic coursework to their credit is required)

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. CEA is currently accepting applications for:

Internship Opportunity: Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp

Position Type: Undergraduate one-week residential immersion program

Location: Hoover Institution at Stanford University, CA

Program Dates: August 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Sector: Public Policy

Application Deadline: Early applications for the 2017 program are due February 1, 2017 ($50 application fee)
Applications for the 2017 program are due March 1, 2017 ($100 application fee).

Wage or benefits: The program is free of charge to accepted participants (including lodging and meals).  Attendees will be responsible for travel costs and incidentals.

Eligibility: Current sophomores, juniors or seniors or recent graduates

Desired Major or Interest: Public Policy

Internship Opportunity: American Heart Association

Position: Undergraduate Internship to support the American Heart Association's Start Training program and CycleNation

Location: Oakland, California

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Eligibility: 

Candidates must be 18 years of age and work at least 10 hours per week 

Brief Description of Start Training Internship: Interns will assist with the half marathon training and fundraising program and receive training and experience in event planning, data entry and database management using Blackbaud, website up keep, administrative duties, communicate directly with program participants, fundraising management, and experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. The internship is available through the end of April. 

Website for Start Trainingwww.starttrainingbayarea.heart.org.

Internship Opportunity: Policy internship at the Office of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo

Position Type: Undergraduate and Graduate Internship

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Sector: Public Policy

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Eligibility: 

Must be 18 years or older 

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or recent college graduates 

Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours a week; hours are available outside of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday

Desired Interest: Health and Energy Policy, but no previous experience is required

Website: http://www.governor.ri.gov/programs/

Internship Opportunity: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Organization Name: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution: Project on Federal Budget Process Reform

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Non-Profit, Think Tank

Subject: Economics

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

Wage or benefits: Interns are reimbursed commuting costs up to $7 per each working day

Time Commitment: Full time, at least 20 hours a week

Desired Class Year: Undergraduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Interest in Federal Budget process

Organization website: http://www.convergencepolicy.org/

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution: Education Reimagined

Organization Name: Convergence Center for Policy Resolution: Education Reimagined

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Non-Profit, Think Tank

Subject: Education

Application Deadline: Rolling

Wage or benefits: Stipend for commuting costs

Time Commitment: Full time, at least 20 hours a week

Desired Class Year: Undergraduate

Desired Major or Interest: Interest in education policy

Organization website: http://www.convergencepolicy.org/

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Project Vote Smart

Organization Name: Project Vote Smart

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Philipsburg, MT

Sector: Research Institute

Subject: Politics

Application Deadline: Rolling application

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 10-week commitment at any time during the year

Desired Class Year: Undergraduate

Desired Major or Interest: Polling, civic engagement

Organization website: http://votesmart.org/

Internship Opportunity: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Organization Name: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Cambridge, MA

Sector: Non-Profit

Subject: Economics and Development, Social Entrepreneurship

Application Deadline: September 1, 2016

Wage or benefits: None

Time Commitment: Part or full time, starting and end dates are flexible

Desired Class Year: Undergraduate

Desired Major or Interest: Public policy, Housing policy

Organization website: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/

Brief Description of the organization: Through its housing-related work, J-PAL North America at MIT:

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