U.S. Government Opportunities

Many programs are offered; deadlines will vary.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Pathways Programs provide clear paths to federal employment for students and recent graduates. The Pathways Programs consist of three major subprograms: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program (RGP), and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program.

Deadlines: June 15 (fall placement), October 15 (spring), March 1 (summer)

Internships with:

  • The Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice

  • The Office of the Curator

  • The Public Information Office

  • The Office of the Clerk

Deadline: February 17, 2023

The House Foreign Affairs Committee, Majority Staff, offers two types of internships, a general internship and a legal internship.  


Deadlines: set by individual congressional offices

The House offers many college internship opportunities in Washington, DC, and district offices around the U.S. Opportunities are generally available in the spring, summer, and fall. Summer positions are the most popular and most competitive. Applying for an internship or fellowship is similar to applying for admission to a college or university. The application process takes time and effort, often requiring essays and interviews.

Because details of individual internships vary, it is best to contact the office in which the internship is available for information. Many representatives post internship information on their websites.

Be sure to check in with your local federal representatives for local internships. You may also find foreign affairs-related programs with members of Congress assigned to pertinent committees.

Brandeis University’s local congressperson is Katherine Clark. Your senators are Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey.