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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. ***

The Wilmington-Newark Chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL)

The Wilmington-Newark chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is seeking a part-time intern for the 2019-20 academic year (fall, winter, and spring semesters). CCL is an international, nonpartisan, grassroots organization focused on finding workable solutions to the climate crisis, with emphasis on a national, revenue-neutral carbon fee. The intern will work with local, regional, and national leaders in the organization to create and carry out strategies for creating political will by educating and influencing policymakers and the public, with special attention on outreach to the University of Delaware community. The intern will help plan and carry out a regional conference to be held in Wilmington in January 2020 and will have several opportunities to meet with legislators in Washington, DC. Ten to 15 hours of work per week is expected, for credit during the fall and spring semesters and a $500 honorarium for winter session. Most work will take place at home or on campus, in conjunction with the chapter leader who lives within walking distance of campus. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to by September 6.

The Office of Governor John Carney is looking for interns for our Fall 2019 term

The Office of Governor John Carney offers part-time internships throughout the fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters for college students.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about the policy making process, and assist with research and briefing memos. Interns also will be asked to monitor news outlets, assist with constituent communications, and generally support the Governor’s staff. Internships are unpaid, but may qualify for course credit, and are available at the Governor’s Wilmington & Dover office locations. Interns should plan to schedule between 10 and 20 hours per week in the office.


Applicants interested in our Fall internship program should send a cover letter and resume to  before the priority deadline of August 16th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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