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4 Summer Internships in Government and Politics–Apply Now!

For all of you PoliSci people out there, you’d better head over to MOJO and check out all of the awesome summer internship opportunities currently available for you. I’ve highlighted a few that have deadlines coming up in the next week or so, but be sure to go on MOJO to see the latest and greatest on these positions and MORE! I know I’ve got my eye on a few in DC that seem particularly exiting! Remember, if your internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury–just go to go/summerfunding to learn more!

1. Paid Office of the Secretary Fellowship at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC

Deadline to Apply: March 18

The Department of the Interior is the nation’s principal conservation agency.  In addition to protecting America’s natural and cultural resources, the Department also manages about one-fifth of the land in the United States that supply 30 percent of the nation’s energy production. This internship program provides placement for qualified college students to work in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior giving them the opportunity to work with some of the Department’s senior policy advisor in areas such as the Office of Congressional Affairs, the Office of Communications, the Office of External Affairs, the Scheduling Office, and the Office of the Executive Secretariat.


2. Summer Internships with Senator Patrick Leahy in Montpelier & Burlington, VT; Washington DC

Deadline to Apply: March 18

If you have an active interest in government, you should consider the unique experience of joining Sen. Leahy’s staff as an intern! The internship program provides an opportunity to experience the legislative process at work while becoming an integral part of the Senator’s office.  Internships are available in the Burlington, Montpelier, and Washington, DC offices. Each intern will be given a variety of tasks, including researching legislative issues, drafting letters and memoranda, attending hearings and briefings, and performing general administrative duties. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

3. City Government Internships at the NYC Mayor’s Office in NYC

Deadline to Apply: March 30

City government internships allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience. Interns participate in a special seminar series that features top City officials presenting overviews of municipal government, specific agencies, and the latest issues confronting the City, and get an insider’s look into the workings of city government and its very departments. Morgan Jones ’04 kindly alerted us to this opportunity. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

4. Editor, Research, and Publications Assistant at the US Dept. of Education in Washington, DC

Deadline to Apply: March 31

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. As an intern, you will contribute to the editing and publishing of manuscripts about education, perform research as requested by editors to help with publishing assignments, help with the lobby exhibit program by contacting arts advisers, teachers and principals and compiling exhibit information for openings. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.