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***Please note that the internship openings listed on this page are offered through the individual employers listed below, rather than through the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science & International Relations. Students should pursue these internships at their own risk, and should speak with the Department of Political Science & International Relation's Director of Internships and/or their academic advisor before pursuing any internship for credit. ***

We're looking for Carper for Senate volunteers and Fall interns!


U.S. Senator Tom Carper's grassroots campaign team is looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers and interns for his 2018 re-election campaign. Our headquarters is located on Main Street in Newark.

Volunteers and interns will gain valuable experience with a dynamic and fast-paced campaign operation. Our campaign is working to reach every Delawarean, and we need your help! If you're interested in:

  • Walking with Team Carper at parades and marches,
  • Making phone calls or knocking on doors to talk to Delawareans, or
  • Joining us at campaign and community events,

please contact to join our team of volunteers! If you are interested in applying for a fall internship with the Carper for Senate team, please include your resume and a writing sample with your email.


****Senator Carper****

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his Delaware Offices during the upcoming summer sessions. For our summer session all offices in the state are available to apply to (Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown). For those looking for a unique experience and an insider's look into the political process, this program presents an opportunity for both. Senator Carper's internship program is a great way to receive college credits while gaining hands-on work and political experience.

Please note: Spring and Fall applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.

Our interns interact with Senator Carper, his staff and constituents daily. Delawareans are given preference.

The internship application can be found on Senator Carper's website at the following address:

The application packet requires the following:

·       Application

·       Cover letter

·       Resume

·       Letter of recommendation

·       Writing sample


The application deadline for the summer session is Friday April 20, 2018 (All state offices)


Please submit your application packet to:


Mr. Landon Bailey if you are applying for the Wilmington office:

·       By e-mail to: or

·       By mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper,301 North Walnut Street, Suite 102L-l, Wilmington, DE 19801-3974


Mrs. Amber Withrow if you are applying to the Dover office:

·       By e-mail to: or

·       By mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper, 500 West Loockerman Street, Suite 470, Dover, DE 19904

·       By fax to: (302) 674-5464

·       Telephone: (302) 674-3308


Mrs. Jymayce Wescott if you are applying to the Georgetown office:

·       By e-mail to: or

·       By mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper, 12 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947

·       By fax to: (302) 856-3001

·       Telephone: (302) 856-7690

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Bailey directly at (302) 573-6291.

Further information is available on Senator Carper's Website using the link below

****Mayor Bryan Shupe for State House of Representatives ****

The Bryan Shupe Campaign offers interns the opportunity to work with the campaign team to elect Mayor Bryan Shupe to the Delaware State House of Representatives 36th District. Interns will accompany the campaign team to events, answer phone calls, facilitate phone banking and door knocking efforts and other day to day activities.

Applicants must be willing to travel in Sussex County DE, have reliable transportation, have great social and interpersonal skills and are available for ten hours a week.

To apply for an internship, please email a resume to If you wish to mail in your application, please send it 12 W Bullrush Dr, Milford, DE 19963. For more information please visit

****2018 Campaign Internship Program****

Delaware's Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper seeks qualified, enthusiastic and energetic young people to join the 2018 campaign for re-election. Interns will gain experience in working a statewide campaign, including staffing events, recruiting volunteers, assisting with correspondence and other direct voter contact. Interns will be placed in our field, finance or communications teams.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications
  • Data management experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Strong research skills

Interns may be full- or part-time, from any major or concentration. Familiarity with Democratic politics is a plus. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Application Priority Deadlines

  • Wednesday, February 21st for Spring Internships
  • Wednesday, May 16th for Summer Internships
  • Tuesday, July 21st for Fall Internships

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to

****Chuck Boyce for U.S. Senate****

The Chuck Boyce Campaign offers interns the opportunity to work with the Communications Director, Regional Directors, and Finance Director to gain experience and knowledge on what it is like to work on a U.S. Senate campaign. Interns will accompany the campaign team to events, answering phone calls, phone banking, door knocking, marching in parades, and other day to day activities.

Applicants must be willing to travel across Delaware, have reliable transportation, have great social and interpersonal skills, and are available for ten hours a week.

To apply for an internship, please email a completed application to . If you wish to mail in your application, please send it to 2035 Sunset Lake Rd, Suite B2, Newark, DE 19702. A complete application for interns will include a resume. Please call (302) 894-7755 for more information. See for more information.

****Grassroots Democrat for U.S. Senate Campaign****

A long time activist and progressive voice of the community is seeking interns for a soon to launch campaign for U.S. Senate in Delaware. Our campaign is a primary challenge to Senator Carper, and officially launches on February 10th with a reveal of our candidate. We plan to have policy driven messaging, that focuses on substantive and compassionate solutions to problems facing our state and nation. We will utilize the skills our candidate learned from her years as an activist, and make open communication with voters the number one priority of all our work.

We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals who have a desire for real change to the status quo of not just Delaware, but the United States as a whole. Internship positions will be unpaid, and can be half-time or full-time. Interns will gain first-hand experience in many aspects of a U.S. Senate campaign. Once on the team, interns will be tasked with the creation of a variety of campaign events, as well as daily and weekly activities centered on reaching out to people throughout the state.  This campaign will give interns the opportunity to witness a national movement from the ground floor, as Americans choose new, representative leaders in 2018. 

If interested please contact our Campaign Manager, Drew Serres .

****Delaware Democratic Party (Spring 2018)****

The Delaware Democratic Party is seeking enthusiastic, ambitious, and responsible interns. This program provides interns with an opportunity to learn internal party operations, including campaign strategy and research, constituent relations, event planning, candidate support, data management, and message development. Interns would work out of State Party Headquarters alongside party staff and would have a chance to meet and work with party leaders, public officials, and candidates.

Interns will work primarily at State Party Headquarters in New Castle during normal business hours, with the exception of some night and weekend commitments. Internships are unpaid but may be taken for college credit, depending on the number of hours worked. Students may set up a flexible but regular schedule to accommodate classes and other commitments.

Priority will be given to candidates who:

• Major in Political Science, Communications and Marketing, however, all majors will be given consideration

• Have a great interest in the political process and public service, particularly in Delaware.

• Are currently in the Junior or Senior year of their studies. 

To apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

The Delaware Democratic Party

P.O. Box 2065

Wilmington, DE 19899

In your cover letter, please elaborate on why you are interested in interning with the Delaware Democratic Party, any particular areas you would like to focus on,  and highlight any special skill you feel may help you during the internship. Please indicate whether you intend to take this internship for credit and how many hours per week you would need to work.

****Summer 2018 Internship Position****

The Honorable Christopher J. Burke, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, is currently accepting applications for an unpaid, full-time internship position for the Summer of 2018. Eligible applicants will be college students with significant academic achievements, a demonstrated writing ability and strong interpersonal communication skills. A student with an interest in a future legal career may particularly benefit from the internship. The intern chosen will work under the direction of the Judge and his staff. A significant part of the intern's work will relate to the Court's High School Fellowship Program, a community outreach program which the Court has offered every summer since 2016. 

More information about the HSFP can be found on the Court's website, at 

The interim's involvement with the HSFP will include: (1) assisting Judge Burke's chambers staff with administrative tasks; (2) overseeing the day-to-day activity of the HSFP fellows; and (3) attending, along with the HSFP fellows, a series of presentations from judges and attorneys regarding the Federal and State legal systems. The intern will also assist Judge Burke with a number of other special projects relating to District Court proceedings. 

Applicants with interest should submit a cover letter and resume to: Deborah Benyo United States District Court for the District of Delaware 844 N. King Street, Unit 28 Wilmington, DE 19801 Questions may also be directed to Judge Burke's chambers staff at (302) 573-4591. 

****Delaware Program***

State office interns interact with Senator Coons, his staff and, Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They act as support to Senator Coons and the office staff through a wide variety of duties, including addressing constituent concerns, researching legislative issues, and monitoring relevant news outlets. Interns participate in job fairs, attend town hall meetings, and help organize outreach events.


  • Only college students or graduates are eligible.
  • Priority is given to Delaware residents in their junior and senior year of college.  Spanish speaking is a plus.

There are three annual internship sessions: Spring (January-May), Summer (May-August), and Fall September-December). Please contact Lynne Phifer at 302-573-6345 or apply. 

***Governor John Carney***

The Office of Governor John Carney offers full-time and part-time internships and is seeking qualified applicants for the following semesters. Internships are available at the Governor’s offices in both Wilmington, DE and Dover, DE. Interns will be asked to research legislation, answer phones, assist with constituent communications, and generally support the Governor’s staff. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please feel free to contact Alyssa McGraw at with any questions.

Application Priority Deadlines:

  • Summer Term: April 23, 2018
  • Fall Term: August 6, 2018
  • Winter Term 2019: TBA
  • Spring Term 2019: TBA

***Middle East Institute***

The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington, D.C. think tank that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with other interns from all over the world.

Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours per week. All internships are unpaid, though the Middle East Institute offers each intern one free language class, a one-year subscription to the Middle East Journal, a monthly travel stipend, and other benefits.

To apply:

Please include the following in PDF format: cover letter, resumé, five-page writing sample, college transcript (official or unofficial), and one professional and two academic references (contact information only; no recommendation letters, please).

***Part-time Intern Positions with DE*GOP***

The Delaware Republican Party is seeking College Interns to work with our staff, candidates and volunteers as we continue to Grow Our Party in 2017.  This is a very exciting year with a new Republican President, a Republican House and Senate in Washington.

In Delaware, we have a very Special Election scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, as well as preparing for our State Convention in April and other fundraising and party-building events along the way.  Voter registration will be at the top of our "to do" list.

Working as an intern for the Delaware Republican Party, you will assist and support the State Committee staff in all aspects of politics from daily office routines to helping Republicans get elected.

There are many learning opportunities available and you will work with republican leadership, elected officials and very active volunteers. 

Below are some of the opportunities and tasks for our interns:

  • Assist Office Manager with ongoing projects.
  • Participate in state and local trainings which aim to teach those involved more about Delaware's political landscape and the work being done by our staff and candidates.
  • Participating in all voter contact programs, such as door-knocking, phone-banking, and utilizing the data tools.
  • Develop and expand DE GOP's online media presence through social networking outreach.
  • Event and candidate tracking: First-hand experience with political events and candidates, and training on technical equipment used to build event archives.
  • Policy, issue and candidate research: Enhance research skills on a variety of topics and experience with various web-based and other research tools.

If interested, and for more information please contact:

Paula Manolakas, DE*GOP Office Manager, Phone: (302) 668-1954 or visit

***Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) ***

The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks unpaid interns for his office in Washington, DC for the winter and spring semesters of 2018. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. Internship positions are full or part time. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply To apply 

Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons' website at to apply . The application portal can be found under the tab “Services” and will require a completed questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, two professional references, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample related to your major. Applications received by November 3rd, 2017 will be given priority. Delaware ties are a plus, but not required.

***President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition***

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) internship position provides the opportunity to gain valuable office, communications, and partnership development experience. The intern will have the opportunity to work with both the Communications and Partnerships teams to support their work in lifting up the mission of the Council.

General intern duties include working with both teams to support the development of programs and initiatives, outreach materials, and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.

  1. Term: Spring, Summer, or Fall
  2. Length: 12-week minimum with flexible start/end dates
  3. Hours:  Minimum of 20 hours/week

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail oriented, and able to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks 
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and positive
  •  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required; Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

The internship is unpaid; however, candidates enrolled in a college/graduate program are eligible for credit hours at the discretion of their respective institution. The office is located in Rockville, Maryland, which is accessible by car, bus and the Red Line on the Washington, DC, Metro system. Please send a cover letter, detailing your availability (full or part-time).

***Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Delaware Leaders Program***

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Delaware Leaders Program offers a unique fellowship opportunity to develop vital leadership skills. During the yearlong fellowship, you and other motivated students will learn about America’s founding principles, establish connections with Delaware leaders, gain valuable work experience at top local organizations, and develop an appreciation for the history of—and opportunities in—Delaware. 

The fellowship provides a host of benefits, including: 

  • Small-group dinners with Delaware leaders, such as former governor Pete du Pont, former Senate minority leader Charles Copeland, and local business leaders  
  • Opportunities to meet national opinion leaders like New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, CNBC host Larry Kudlow, and Wall Street Journal writer Steve Moore 
  • Special invitations to conferences and seminars 
  • Internships at Delaware business and nonprofit organizations 
  • Guided tours of cultural and historic sites in the Delaware Valley
  • Scholarships and fellowships, with prizes up to $30,000
  • Stipend given at the completion of each semester for participation 

For more information and to apply see:

***White House Council on Environmental Quality***

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The Council's Chair, Christy Goldfuss, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment.

To apply visit

Please email all application materials (resume, short essay, and application form) to

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • Deadlines for applications are as follows:
  • Spring – October 1st
  • Summer – February 1st  
  • Fall – July 1st

**All internship positions are unpaid. CEQ can coordinate with students who are seeking college credit for participation upon request.**

***Grameen Foundation***

Grameen Foundation helps the world's poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need. Founded in 1997, we provide access to financial services and information on agriculture and health that respond to the specific needs of poor households and communities. We also develop tools to improve the effectiveness of poverty-focused organizations. There are a wide range of internship opportunities available within Grameen Foundation.

  1. Grameen Foundation Internships have three terms: Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (September-December). Applications open approximately two months before the term starts
  2. Internships are for a minimum of 6 weeks
  3. Opportunities may be available at either of our U.S. offices (Washington, DC and Seattle, WA)
  • Grameen Foundation's Internship Application is a two-step process
  1. Register with Bankers without Borders, if you have not done so already at:
  2.  Use the following link to complete your Internship Application online:

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