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Current Opportunities

Biden Foundation – Fellowship Program
The Fellowship will serve for twelve-month terms and will begin/end on a rolling basis, beginning in January 2018. Fellows work 20 hours a week, and receive an annual stipend of $20,000. Fellows work directly with the Foundation’s policy experts to support the goals of their programs. Specific policy areas include: Violence Against Women, LGBTQ/Equality, Military Families, Community Colleges. In addition to Foundation staff, Fellows will interact with the Foundation’s key partners, Advisory Council members, Board Members and outside stakeholders. Fellows will be based at the Foundation’s offices in Washington, DC, but may spend time on site at partner organizations. Send a completed application, and a PDF of your resume, to

POLITICO – POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI)
POLITICO is accepting applications for its fifth session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an educational initiative focused on newsroom diversity. The intensive program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 29 to June 9, 2018. It features hands-on training for up to 12 recent grads and university students interested in covering government and politics. Students also will have an opportunity to have their work published by POLITICO. All expenses are paid for the program, reflecting POLITICO’s ongoing support of journalism education, newsroom diversity and recruitment of top-notch talent. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, but no later than Jan. 15, 2018.

American Enterprise Institute – Summer Honors Program
The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities 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, through discussion-based seminars with AEI scholars and policy professionals, policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking events, and site visits in Washington.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2017 or later). International students are eligible to apply.
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: Students participate in either a single one-week course or a multi-week opportunity at the start of the summer.
Stipend: This is a fully-funded program. Housing, meals on class days, stipends and travel vouchers are all provided.
Early Decision Deadline: December 31th, 2017. Student who apply by the early decision deadline will be told if they are accepted, rejected, or waitlisted by the end of January.
Regular Decision Deadline: March 5th, 2018.

House Republican Conference – Creative & Communications Internships
The House Republican Conference’s Communications Team is looking for ambitious, creative, and accomplished college students interested in learning more about the communication strategies that drive our message to every corner of America. You’ll work hard, learn a ton, and experience what it’s like to serve at the pulse of Capitol Hill as you play a key role in the implementation of our public messaging strategies for House Republicans and Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Apply online here.

Creative Internship:
– Support the Creative Services Manager in managing the House GOP Conference recording studio as well as shooting and editing videos
– Run point on troubleshooting problems that crop up in CoWork GOP, our new shared production workspace for GOP staff and interns
– Serve as a photographer for House GOP Conference and Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Communications Internship:
– Support the Communications Team in a variety of ways, which includes: setting up and breaking down all events; logging data and information for internal reporting purposes; conducting media research; clipping daily news articles and stories; transcribing interviews and press conferences; drafting short-form copy as needed
– Run point on troubleshooting problems that crop up in CoWork GOP, our new shared production workspace for GOP staff and interns

Echelon Insights – Spring Fellow
Our Echelon Insights Fellows will work directly with our partners and analysts to uncover and mine new data sources, synthesize results, and write research reports for our growing base of clients and subscribers. As an Echelon Fellow, you’ll be at the forefront of answering some of the most interesting and burning questions in politics, media, and marketing today. Your work will focus on uncovering the factors that really matter in driving persuasion and organizational effectiveness, integrating multiple data sources to help our clients gain real-time situational awareness of their competition and the challenges ahead.

An Echelon Fellowship offers college students and recent graduates looking to explore a career in market research an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field in a fast-paced, startup environment. Full-time Fellows will earn a stipend of $1,000 per month. We are currently accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2018 fellowships.

Adam DeMarco for U.S. Congress – Multiple Opportunities (Press Intern, Policy Interns, Grassroots Coordinators, Scheduler/Office Manager)
The Adam DeMarco for U.S. Congress campaign is looking for high energy undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates to fill open positions on their team. Candidates should be leaders who are passionate about making a difference and fun people interested in gaining political experience. Hours can be flexible to best fit your schedule. Open positions include Press Intern, Policy Interns, Grassroots coordinators, and Scheduler/Office Manager. Interested candidates should send their resume to

The Heritage Foundation – Young Leaders Program
Each semester, we hire 60-70 interns to work in 29 different departments. The Young Leaders Program offers the opportunity to work with Heritage experts on foreign and domestic policy issues in areas such as energy and the environment, homeland security, and health care. We also offer the opportunity to work in communications, development, coalition building, and government relations.

In addition to the practical skills interns acquire, interns participate in weekly educational and skill enhancing seminars. Program highlights include:
– A weekly series on First Principles, discussing the founding of our nation.
– Weekly policy briefings with Heritage experts on foreign, domestic, and legal policy issues.
– Workshops designed to develop skills in public speaking, researching, and writing.
– Career exploration panels, discussing more about career paths before or after a think tank.
– One-on-one, as well as men and women’s group mentorship.

Applicants must be at least rising juniors in college, though recent college graduates, master’s students, and law students are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should apply on our website: The deadline for the Summer 2018 program (May 21 – August 10) is January 21st.

University of Chicago Office of Federal Relations – Spring Internship
Located just a block away from the White House, the Office of Federal Relations serves as the University of Chicago’s primary liaison to the federal government. The office advocates on behalf of the University on issues pertaining to higher education, in particular those affecting our students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Federal Relations offers a hands-on internship in Washington, D.C. This program provides leadership and professional development experiences for students and recent graduates. Working on a part-time basis (10-15 hours per week), the internship offers unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and the Executive Branch.

An intern is expected to assist members of the federal relations team by completing research assignments, tracking bills, compiling reports, monitoring media sources, and participating in planning conference calls, among other things. Interns are also given the opportunity to assist with event planning and to hone administrative skills. Flexibility is important as assignments can arise at the last minute, often with a short deadline. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Michelle Farmer at

Republican National Committee – Internships
The RNC is always looking for interested undergraduate students to serve as interns at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Applications for both spring and fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline. The RNC’s internship program is for undergraduate students and preference is given to juniors and seniors. To apply for an RNC internship, please submit the following: RNC Internship Application, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation. Please email completed applications to

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