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Current Internships

***Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) (Summer 2017)***

The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks paid interns for his office in Washington, DC for the summer 2017 semester. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, Capitol 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.

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample. Students should also specify days of availability. Applications received by April 15th, 2017 will be given priority. Delaware ties are required.


***Internship Opportunity for both Political Science and International Relations Majors!***

Do you enjoy politics? If so, there is a golden opportunity for you to get involved and receive credit for your college internship! John Marino, Republican State Senator candidate, is currently running to fill a State Senate Seat once held by Bethany Hall Long. The importance of this race is to provide Delawareans with a chance to bring political balance back  to the State of Delaware. This is something that Delawareans has not had in 44yrs. 

By applying to be an intern with this campaign, one will gain both conceptual knowledge and a sense of how the "Political Machine" works from a "grassroots" style campaign operation. The intern will learn from both a observational and hands on perspective in learning how to perform tasks such as door-knocking, phone calling or banking, organizing flyers, making and delivering campaign signage. Tasks such as these highlight what real life political campaigning consists of. Not only will the intern see how tedious campaigning can be, but will have the golden opportunity to be able to both interact and fine tune one's own public speaking skills.

This campaign is unpaid, but its opportunity can be a potential resume builder. Because of the short timeframe that this election cycle is running, the length of this assignment is between 1 and 2 months and would suffice for someone that is looking to fill 3cr for their internship.

Internship spots is limited to four applicants! So, first come is first served! Among signing for your internship opportunity, please bring an updated resume to present to the Campaign Director Kathleen Rutherford at the Delaware Republican Headquarters located in Newark, De. If you have any further questions after you sign up for your internship, please email the Campaign Director at

***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 JournaI, a monthly travel stipend, and other benefits.

To apply:

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

**Application deadline for Summer 2017: March 15 Send applications and questions to: Carly Puzniak:

***Internship Nepal***

Internship Nepal offers a range of Law, Human Rights and Political Science internship programs based in Kathmandu. Interns are housed with a host family for the duration of their stay and are placed in different research organizations.

For more information and to apply, email us directly at or visit our website for more information (

***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


***Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC)***

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement,communications,agricultural/environmental research, and more.

 A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website ( This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

**To apply for the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC)**

We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should visit our website ( for more information on the program and how to apply.

***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  semester of 2017. 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.

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample. Students should also specify days of availability. Applications received by November 22nd, 2016 will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. **Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.**

***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:

***Gun Free Dining Tennessee***

Gun Free Dining Tennessee (GFDT) is a non-profit organization that encourages restaurants that serve alcohol to not allow guns. This became an issue in 2010 when Tennessee passed a law allowing guns in bars and restaurants, at the behest of the NRA. This is a tactic now being used by the NRA in many states across the country (e.g., North Carolina passed a similar law in 2013). We believe that most people prefer that guns not be allowed to mix with alcohol, and have created a web site documenting which restaurants do and don't allow guns (it is a local choice, under the Tennessee law). We also work to educate restaurant owners and the public, since many do not even realize that guns are allowed.

The intern helps GFDT by calling restaurants in Tennessee to ask them about their gun policy, teach them about the new law, and encourage them to post a no-gun sign. The intern also helps manage our database and web site, and our Facebook page.

To apply for this internship

**Please e-mail Ray Friedman, President of GFDT, at**

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