The political science internship provides the opportunity for a structured learning experience in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Politics majors may seek out internships independently, but are also encouraged to enroll in POL 89A: Political Science Internship. This course is designed to combine experiences working in fields such as government, law, media, and interest advocacy with coursework that ties an internship back to the study of politics. This course is usually offered every semester. Note that students must be enrolled in POL 89A or an internship course offered by another department to receive academic credit for their internship. For questions, please contact Professor Jill Greenlee at

Brandeis can cover transportation costs for internships off campus! Starting this spring, all students registered for Politics 89a are eligible for financial coverage of their transportation costs to and from their off campus internship sites. Train fees, bus fees, tolls, and Uber/Lyft fees are all eligible for reimbursement. Receipts will be required. For more information, please contact Professor Jill Greenlee at

Current Internships

Below is a list of current internship opportunities. In addition to the information listed below, more internship opportunities can be found on the the Hiatt Career Center's Handshake page (login required).

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities

March 13, 2023

Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and field manager positions across the country this summer. With offices in selected cities across the country this summer, we are hiring full-time staff, with leadership opportunities available, to work on issues like stopping plastic pollution and getting pesticides out of our food supply. 
  • Get experience with the leadership and communication skills and connections needed to launch your career.
  • Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues.
  • Build membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups.

Fund for the public interest is also offering paid positions for students to join their summer campaign staff that will help students gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have opportunity to participate in campaign actions such running media events, coalition building and canvassing. 

They will also be hiring career positions for college graduates.

To apply online, visit 

Visit or call (737) 301-1861 

Questions? Email  

Politics Teaching Assistant

March 6, 2023

 The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking teaching assistants for our summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Positions are available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts.

 We are currently seeking individuals with expertise in a number of politics-related subjects, including:

  • United Nations and Advanced Geography
  • International Politics

A full list of courses can be found at On-campus summer programs courses | Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

 Why teach for CTY?

  •  Share your passion for politics with highly motivated and talented students.
  •  Be a part of an intellectual community.
  • Develop your teaching skills in a supportive, collegial environment.
  • Work alongside dedicated educators from around the world.
  • Limited class size, plus an instructor and assistant for each class, ensures a low student-teacher ratio.
  • Competitive salary plus room and board at our residential sites.

 2023 Program Core Dates

  •  Session 1: June 22-July 15
  •  Session 2: July 15- August 5

 *Santa Cruz runs one week later than the dates above.

 Desired Qualifications

  •  Teaching assistant candidateare generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA. 

Other positions such as Resident Assistant, Health Assistant, Instructor, and Residential Program Assistant are available.

Fill out an online application at JHU Jobs

Please contact if you have any question.

Senator Hassan summer 2023 internship opportunity

February 18, 2023

The office of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is offering opportunities of summer internship to politics students. Senator Hassan offers internships in both her Washington D.C. and New Hampshire offices. Internship with Senator Hassan’s office provides hands-on experience, allowing students to learn alongside Senator Hassan’s professional staff as they work on behalf of the people of New Hampshire. 
Preference will be given to students with ties to New Hampshire. 
Internships with Senator Hassan’s office are paid positions and the application deadline is March 15, 2023.

Please apply to one of Senator Hassan’s internship programs. Her office will not consider applicants for more than one program. 
Washington D.C.

  • Legislative internship: The legislative internship gives students the opportunity to learn how the Senate functions and how it interacts with the House of Representatives, as well as the Executive and Judicial branches of the federal government
  • Press internship: The press internship allows students to work with the communications team and assist with monitoring the news and drafting written materials, including press releases and social media. This position can be in-person or remote. 
New Hampshire
  • District Internship: The New Hampshire internships provides a local perspective on how Senator Hassan’s office engages with community stakeholders and helps constituents resolve issues involving federal agencies. 
Please contact with questions.
Paid internship opportunity at the Yleana Leadership Foundation

February 2, 2023

The Yleana Leadership Foundation is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads for a transformative SAT summer camp that is part SAT bootcamp, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp. We are looking for people who are willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for high school students from under-resourced communities.

We’re hiring for two different paid roles within our organization this summer (teaching and operations). Click the link below for more information about each position. 2023 dates of employment are June 10-August 7.

Interested in applying? Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

  • Fill out our application here: 

  • All applicants will be required to take an SAT assessment as part of the hiring process

Questions? Email

CI Internships | New Year update

January 27, 2023

1. Summer 2023 programs – New admission deadline in 5 days – Jan 30, 2023

Given the unprecedented volume of interest this year, all program locations (excluding London, New York & Los Angeles presently) will be closing to new applicants earlier than intended.

Summer 2023 programs closing soon

Interested students are invited to apply on or before Monday, January 30, 2023 via:

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. In-house CI Student Aid is awarded on both a need-blind and need-based basis (meaning all student receive some form of aid).


All CI program varieties feature an 8-week placement with a leading employer, in one of 9 career fields and one of 20 cities across the globe, paired with our proprietary Career Navigator and Future Leader training courses.

CI creates globally engaged, career-ready graduates. After college, CI alums secure graduate-level employment 3x faster and earn starting salaries 30% higher than their peers.

All programs are available to undergraduate and graduate students of all years and majors.


2. 2023 CI Student Aid Fund – Awards changing in 5 days time – Jan 30, 2023

Our in-house student aid fund provides financial assistance (of up to $2,013 USD) to participating students.

Given the heightened interest in our 2023 programs, our student aid fund, which is finite and grants awards on a first come, first served basis, is also drawing down faster than usual.

Students wishing to join a CI program in 2023 with maximum aid are encouraged to apply on or before Monday, January 30, 2023.

Students may calculate (and lock in) their student aid award now, even while their application is being considered, via:


Summer 2023: unique study opportunities in Cuba, Palestine, the Balkans, Ethiopia, and New York City/United Nations

The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs (SGPIA) at The New School has unique opportunities for Summer 2023.

The International Field Program (IFP)IFP gives students real-world experience abroad at site. For 2023, applicants select one of four sites: Cuba, the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Palestine. Students travel to these places for in-country seminars, professional internships, project work, and opportunities for independent research with faculty supervision. Each site varies in its dates and programming, but basically each is 8 weeks and is a wonderful experiential learning opportunity. Apply through the IFP website—also see the page for application deadlines. The IFP deadline for Summer 2023 is February 8.

United Nations Summer Study (UNSS)A seven-week deep exploration of the UN system in New York City, featuring a class, colloquia with UN staff and other international affairs professionals, and site visits (mostly briefings at UN Member State missions to the UN). There is an option to participate in a practicum (student team consulting projects with UN agencies or NGOs). Apply through the UNSS website—also see the page for application deadlines. The UNSS deadline for Summer 2023 is February 15.

IFP and UNSS are open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as individuals pursuing continuing education in any field. There are credit or non-credit options. 

Online information session for IFP/UNSS:

Wednesday, February 1, 3:00 pm (New York City time)
To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, please register at session

Full-time and Paid Internship Opportunities at Penta Group
Penta Group (previously Hamilton Place Strategies) is currently offering numerous full-time and internship opportunities for current undergraduate junior and senior Politics majors. 

Full-time associate job (for current seniors that are looking a public affairs/communciations role)

Full–time analyst job (for current seniors that are looking for a analytical/research/data-oriented role)

Penta Strategy internship (for current juniors that are looking a public affairs/communciations summer 2023 paid internship)

Penta Intelligence internship (for current juniors that are looking for a analytical/research/data-oriented summer 2023 paid internship)

The applications close on Sunday, January 29th at 11pm ET. For more information, please join one of the virtual info sessions Wednesday, 1/18, at 5pm ET and Wednesday, 1/25, at 5pm ET. Applicants can sign up here. For any questions please respond to the
Pauli Murray Center Paid Internship Position

The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice (PMC) engages diverse communities to lift up the life and legacy of activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest, and LGBTQ+ community member, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, in order to address enduring inequities and injustice in our nation. 

The Pauli Murray Center is a National Historic Landmark site anchored by Pauli Murray’s childhood home in Durham, North Carolina. The home stands on its original site, a one-acre plot, in the historically Black working class West End neighborhood. We are becoming a fully operational, visitor-ready site. Over the next few years, we will completely rehabilitate and create an accessible historic home and education center; build on our robust calendar of workshops, both on the ground and virtually; host community dialogues and invitations to action; and lead creative arts programming.

PMC is seeking 2 interns for our Firebrands Internship. Both the Communications Firebrand and the Education Firebrand will work closely with the Executive Director, the Communications and Programming Coordinator (CPC) and/or the Education and Curriculum Coordinator (ECC) to implement projects and support programs that are key to the growth and success of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice (PMCHSJ).The Firebrands will also work on personal development projects that will be created with guidance from the CPC or ECC.

The ideal Firebrands have experience with education, social and digital media, and graphic design, as well as strong written communication skills. They are creative, thorough, and detail-oriented. They are current undergraduate students, or recent college graduates, and have demonstrated interest in public history and social justice.

View the full description here.

For applications, the form here includes a space to attach a resume. Applications will close on March 1st.

For any accommodations or questions, you may contact me at

Campaign Jobs to Protect the Environment

Want to spend your time building skills that will help you launch your career? Want to work on urgent issues that you care about like tackling climate change all while getting paid? 

Fill out this interest form now to set up an interview and apply!

Environment Massachusetts is looking for hardworking people with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and field manager positions across the state. We are also hiring for full-time year-round career positions. 

Right now, we are talking to thousands of community members about the climate crisis and building public support to get the next Governor of Massachusetts, Maura Healey, to commit the state to the equivalent of one-million solar rooftops by 2030. 

If you take a job with us, you’ll learn important campaign and leadership skills like how to lobby elected officials, generate campaign support, work with the media, and more! You will make an impact on some of the most pressing issues of our time, all while getting paid up to $22/hr. 

Interested candidates should fill out this interest form today! Spots are filling up quickly!

Jewish Service Corps

Applications are open for the 2023-2024 Avodah's Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Spend a year serving in a full-time position at a leading nonprofit organization while living and learning in a justice-driven Jewish community. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:

  • Gain a year of hands-on experience. After matching with an organization in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, D.C., you'll contribute meaningfully to on-the-ground  efforts on crucial justice issues such as immigration, climate change, education, healthcare, criminal justice, and more. 
  • Develop skills as a social justice advocate. Avodah’s curriculum will help you critically examine the causes and effects of structural poverty, develop practical skills to make meaningful change, and gain Jewish social justice insights. It is designed to deepen and contextualize your day-to-day work as a Corps Member, while supporting you in finding your place in the broader justice movement after the Service Corps. 
  • Create lasting Jewish community. Home-cooked Shabbat dinners, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (communal home) memorable and meaningful. Corps Members co-create intentional, pluralistic communities across the country, including in our Jews of Color Bayit in NYC.
  • Have your basic needs met. Avodah takes care of the most important things. Corps Members receive housing, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and a travel allowance.  Corps Members can also tap into the economic access fund to support unmet financial needs.   
Access Jewish justice opportunities for life. Over 1,400 social justice leaders across the country serve as "Avodahniks," – active, engaged members of your future community. From apartment hunts to job references to holiday meal invitations, our alumni will have your back.
WATCH CDC Spring Internships

WATCH: Waltham Alliance for Teaching, Community Organizing, and Housing Community Development Corporation (WATCH CDC) works towards a more just community in the Waltham area. Through promoting affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development, and civic engagement opportunities we strive to empower underrepresented residents.

WATCH provides English class and citizenship class for immigrants, helps low income tenants find housing, educates tenants on their rights so they can organize for better conditions and more affordable housing, and teaches a course for first time home buyers. WATCH builds community by providing volunteer opportunities and a place where members can improve their own lives and help make a difference in Waltham.

About our internships:

●  All internships are unpaid and follow federal and state regulations for unpaid internships.

●  No experience needed.

●  Hours listed are approximate and can be adjusted.

●  The WATCH office is not open at this time, so most internships are conducted

completely remotely.

●  Spring 2023 internships will begin the week of January 16th and end the week of

May 1st.

Applying: To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Liz Smith, WATCH’s Volunteer and Internship Coordinator at Feel free to reach out with any questions as well.

American Jewish Committee's Goldman Summer Fellowship Program

American Jewish Committee's Goldman Summer Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive summer fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in AJC offices in the U.S. and throughout the world—from New York City to Brussels, Belgium.

AJC Goldman Fellows receive a minimum stipend of $4,000 (gross) for the program, plus major travel expenses.

The Summer 2023 Fellowship application is open now and will close on January 15, 2023. Please email with any questions.

Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) Internships

FIRE’s mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought — the most essential qualities of liberty. FIRE educates Americans about the importance of these inalienable rights, promotes a culture of respect for these rights, and provides the means to preserve them.

Summer Internship Program: FIRE offers a ten-week, paid summer internship as part of our efforts to educate students about their rights at colleges and universities. This internship gives current undergraduates the opportunity to assist FIRE in defending civil liberties on campuses across the country.

FIRE interns do substantive work and participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and other experts on freedom of expression, due process, and much more.

Interns will work at FIRE’s downtown Philadelphia office. The 2023 program will run from May 30–August 4 and interns will receive a stipend of $5,250.

The internship application process opens on November 1 and will close on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Campus Scholars Program: FIRE is excited to offer a semester-long, paid, remote program as part of our efforts to educate and empower students on American college and university campuses. This opportunity gives current undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with FIRE in defending civil liberties on campuses across the country, while also working with our staff to create and build a personal project to promote FIRE’s mission on their own campuses.

This experience is remote. The 2023 spring semester program will begin with an in-person training weekend from January 27-28 and then run remotely until May 5, 2023. Campus Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of the program and their project in May.

The program application process will open on November 1 and close on Friday, December 30, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Field Manager or Canvass Office Director at Fund for the Public Interest

As a Field Manager or Canvass Office Director, you can work to break America's addiction to single-use plastic, tackle climate change, and ensure we have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. Right now in Boston, we’re launching a campaign to bring one million solar roofs to Massachusetts so that we can tap into the energy from the sun instead of relying on fossil fuels. Utility companies are making it hard to switch to solar, so we need to mobilize the public to convince our next governor to go big on solar!

If you share this passion for changing the world, then you should apply today. Please submit a cover letter and resume on our website directly. Apply Here for career positions after graduation, and here for immediate campaign positions working in Boston during the school year. 

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization that runs campaigns for America’s leading environmental and public interest organizations - and we’re the most effective citizen outreach operation in the country. We’ve raised over $500 million, run hundreds of campaigns in all 50 states, and educated and mobilized millions of people on issues ranging from saving our national parks to stopping the misuse of our life-saving antibiotics by factory farming operations. 

We’re hiring Field Managers and Canvass Office Directors to build and lead teams of canvassers that will fundraise and build support for some of our country's most pressing issues - tackling climate change, moving beyond single-use plastics, banning bee-killing pesticides, and more. We are hiring for immediate positions, as well as positions starting in the summer.

Being a leader on our team requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet your office’s staffing, campaign and fieldwork goals. You’ll develop communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime, and you’ll be building the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns.

Apply to work with us if you want to:

  1. Educate and engage citizens on campaigns like tackling climate change and moving beyond single-use plastics

  2. Build support and fundraise for leading non-profit groups, like Environment America and PIRG

  3. Hire, train, and manage your own team of staff -- you’ll interview candidates, make hiring decisions, and train paid canvassers to canvass with you in the field

Things To Know When You Apply

The Fund for the Public Interest is guided by our vision of a better world, a strategic approach to social change, and our core values. Visit for things you should know about our organization when you apply.

Internship to Build Online Resources for Ukrainian Refugees
Svitlo, cofounded by a Brandeis alum, is a US-based non-profit bringing information transparency and resource coordination to the Ukrainian refugee resettlement effort across a complex landscape of government and nonprofit organizations
There are over 100K Ukrainians who have come to the US since the war in Ukraine started. They are faced with limited resources and a confusing fractured benefits and housing landscape. Svitlo's mission is to be an information hub for Ukrainian refugees and their sponsors, to bring clarity and security to their first steps in the US.
We are looking for student interns to help us create the content for the website. The responsibilities will include research and writing. You can find a more detailed description here
If interested - students should reach out to
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC, including leading think tanks and advocacy groups that focus on international security and diplomacy issues.

Scoville Fellows are supervised by senior-level staff members at their host institutions and may work on a range of issues including nuclear and conventional arms control and nonproliferation; atrocity prevention, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding; diplomacy; emerging technology threats; environmental security; and global health security. They contribute to their host organizations' goals through research, public education, advocacy, and by writing articles, blog posts, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, and/or reports. In addition, fellows often help organize talks and conferences and attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and congressional hearings. Benefits of this fellowship include salary, basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, moving costs to DC, meetings with policy experts, a modest stipend for professional development purposes, and an entrée into an increasingly influential network of alumni working for domestic and international NGOs, the federal government, academia, and media.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall 2023 Fellowship: January 7, 2023 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2023)

Campaign Jobs to Protect the Environment!

Want to spend your fall building skills that will help you launch your career? Want to work on urgent issues that you care about like tackling the plastic problem all while getting paid? 

Fill out this interest form now to set up an interview and apply!

MASSPIRG is looking for hardworking people with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and field manager positions across the state. We are also hiring for full-time year-round career positions. 

This fall, we are talking to thousands of community members about the plastic problem and building public support to pass the Better Bottle Bill to update our most effective recycling program here in Massachusetts. 

If you take a job with us, you’ll learn important campaign and leadership skills like how to lobby elected officials, generate campaign support, work with the media, and more! You will make an impact on some of the most pressing issues of our time, all while getting paid up to $26/hr.  

Interested candidates should fill out this interest form today! Spots are filling up quickly!

Research Fellowship at Stanford Law School
Several professors at Stanford Law, including economists John Donohue and Dan Kessler, are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the summer of 2023. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs.
Victory Congressional Spring Internship

The LGBTQ Victory Institute brings outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, DC, for an 8- or 10-week intensive leadership program, including an internship with an LGBTQ-friendly member of Congress or caucus. This is a paid opportunity and includes a living stipend, housing in DC, travel to/from DC, and transportation stipend.

The internship is open to current LGBTQ undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science. If you’re interested in public service, building your leadership skills, and working on advocacy, this is the internship for you!  

Government and Public Affairs Internship

Ventry Associates is offering an internship allowing a dedicated individual the opportunity to learn and work directly with the firm’s team on a wide variety of tasks. Projects and responsibilities of the intern may include:

  • Public relations support across platforms. Track media activity, draft press releases, and assist in creating content for specific client initiatives.
  • Supporting advocacy campaigns for a variety of clients. This includes research, data collection, and assisting in coordinating legislative event(s) at the State House for organization membership and legislators. Drafting summaries and memorandum. Creating and maintaining records to track grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • General research and data collection to support a variety of policy initiatives.
  • General office duties; provide other support to the team as needed. 

We anticipate selecting 1 intern to start in July, and into the fall semester, with an opportunity to continue with us throughout the year. We would be open to a student starting with us early as well. The internship will be based in our Boston office. Strong writing and communication skills, an ability to thrive in a self-directed atmosphere, and an interest in public relations are essential. Social media expertise or political campaign experience is a plus! This opening is for a minimum of 10-15 hours a week.

About Ventry:

Ventry Associates is a premier government affairs and public relations firm in New England. Ventry Associates specializes in crafting messages and business strategies that resonate and get results. Our clients are diverse and range from Fortune 500 companies, to leading industry groups, to premier nonprofits. Ventry has fought and won some of the toughest and most high profile public relations, lobbying, and development campaigns in Massachusetts over the past two decades. 

If you are interested in interning with Ventry please send your resume and a cover letter to The subject line of your email should contain the words "intern candidate".

White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Careers and Internships

WHIAANHPI offers full-time student volunteer internships year-round (spring, summer, and fall). Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered, although the Initiative prioritizes full-time applicants (32-40 hours a week). Internships will be based in Washington, DC, with the option to work remotely.

The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14031, dated May 28, 2021. Its purpose is to drive an ambitious whole-of-government agenda to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of AA and NHPI issues and priorities, including addressing anti-Asian bias and hate, COVID-19 recovery, capacity building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, language access, workforce diversity, and more. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, help coordinate and staff events, and assist with outreach to national and local AA and NHPI organizations and leaders.


MIT Research Support Associate
The MIT Political Science Department is hiring a Research Support Associate
(RSA) to assist four faculty members with research and administration. The
position is for one year, but can be extended to a second year. RSAs are
typically recent graduates of BA programs who have an interest in getting
exposure to social science research, but we are open to a diverse range of
previous experiences. In the past, RSA’s have gone on to top PhD programs
in Political Science.
CSIS Internships

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center’s 200+ full-time staff and affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change. 

For over 50 years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. As we celebrate this milestone, CSIS scholars continue to provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world.

For a list of current internships, visit


SKDK brings unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, philanthropic organizations, labor unions, and political committees and candidates. SKDK is a public affairs and political consulting firm that specializes in working for Democratic Party politicians. Interested in an internship at SKDK? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country. American Progress interns are paid at the Washington, D.C., minimum wage rate of $15.20 per hour. Applications to the internship program are accepted on a rolling basis.


Come join our team at GMMB of sharp, passionate and (sometimes) quirky activists. In our 30+ years, we’ve helped elect presidents; fought for stricter regulations on tobacco, drunk driving and carbon emissions; united foster children with their forever families; and helped bring health coverage to all Americans.

Local Internships

Below is a list of local organizations that offer internships to students in the Boston area.

Latest Internships from Handshake

March 14, 2023

Job Listing: Intern - Food and Beverage Operations @ Birmingham Jefferson Convention ComplexAre you ready to put your education in to action with on-the-job experience?The Sodexo Live! Intern Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled college students to turn their leadership potential into valuable professional experience and get a head start on their careers.Sodexo Live Information:At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you'll build a career where 'everyday' is anything but normal.Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring your personality, your background and your desire to delight others. In return, we'll give you all you need to thrive. After giving it all, you'll return home knowing that you've played your part in creating a truly unforgettable moment.2022 Forbes Best Employer for Diversity2022 Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Perfect ScoreLocation: We are seeking an Intern - Operations for the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Protective Football Stadium and the Legacy Arena.Open minds and big thinking find the ideal environment to imagine what's next in downtown Birmingham. Whatever the size or location, BJCC is a hub for inspiration. From one-room meetings to full-facility conventions, our staff ensures unequaled service and attention to detail.The Convention Center Complex includes 220,000sqft Exhibition Hall, 100,000sqft in 74 Meeting rooms, 3,000 Seat Concert Hall, 1,000 Seat Theatre, a brand new 45,000 seat Football Stadium that features 36 suites and a 1,200-person club area. This stadium is home to UAB Football as well as other sporting events and concerts. The property also contains the Legacy Arena. The estimated revenue is $10 to $12 million a year.With over $300M invested into these facilities they host Major Concerts, NCAA Basketball, and the 2022 World Games. Some stadium facts below.Protective Football Stadium: Type of Events- 5 UAB football games, Birmingham Bowl plus other Events. 36 Suites, 1,700 person club, 47,000 capacity, 17 Concession Stands.Legacy Arena: Type of Events- G-League Basketball, Concerts, College Basketball. 18,000 seat capacity. 12 suites, 2 Clubs, and 9 Concession Stands.Why Should I Apply?Gain valuable industry experience working with leaders in the hospitality fieldFlexible scheduling options that are accommodating to the student's school scheduleProfessional developmentMentoring from a Sodexo Live! ManagerPrincipal Function:The Intern - Operations is responsible for creating unique dining experiences by actively supervising and participating in execution of catered and quick serve functions. Working closely with culinary and operations staff, they are responsible for ensuring that events are executed smoothly and in accordance with client specifications. They will work with the Operations managers to ensure Sodexo Live!'s overall standards for accuracy, efficiency, quality and financial performance are met.Essential Responsibilities:Maximize Sodexo Live!'s revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to catering and quick serve events.Contributes to the efficient operation of business; ensures all aspects of operations and events are completed in an efficient and effective manner.Contribute to goal of making Sodexo Live! #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.Qualifications/Skills:Current college student with studies in hospitality/food management, communications, human resources, accounting, marketing or another industry-related college program.Ability to multi-task and prioritize and work successfully both independently and as part of a team.Excellent customer service skills.Exceptional ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.Keen ability to connect easily with others and create positive positioning within a particular context or subject matter.Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.Other Requirements:Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

March 13, 2023

Responsibilities:1.Maintain and actively expand institutional investor relationships;2. Raise capital for equity, credit, venture and real estate funds;3. Prepare fund introduction materials and monthly, quarterly and annual reports.Requirements:1.   Bachelor degree or above, major in finance or related disciplines;2.   0-1 years of relevant experiences; 3.   Experience in USD fundraising, LP resources preferred;2. Strong communication and market development abilities. 

March 13, 2023

Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for the operation and management of funds, including the transaction, accounting and accounting of credit assets; 2. Responsible for communicating with asset administration, custodian, valuation and audit institutions to regularly check net worth, transactions, valuations and audit reports; 3. Responsible for managing monthly and quarterly investor reports on assets.Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s degree or above, majors in accounting and finance, and related disciplines;2. 0-2 years of asset operation experience, Proficiency in Quickbooks, and Microsoft Excel required; 3. Understand the regulations, policies and regulatory requirements involved in the field of asset investment. 

March 13, 2023

Preschool Readers is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic Virtual Social Media and Marketing Intern. Candidates should be positive and exhibit a strong work ethic. This is an unpaid position. College credit may be available. The schedule, start date, and end date of this position are flexible.WHO WE AREAt Preschool Readers, we provide in-home and virtual reading instruction to preschoolers (3-5-year-olds).RESPONSIBILITIESManage Preschool Readers social media accounts and post contentGrow Preschool Readers online social networks by increasing fan-base and interactionsParticipate in marketing brainstorming sessionsSupport marketing campaign planning and executionOnline outreach and promotion across various community-oriented websitesPerform research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our businessREQUIREMENTSCreative self-starter who is comfortable taking initiativeDetail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skillsAvailable to work 2 – 4 hours a weekWHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS INTERNSHIPAcademic Learning: Student will apply and test knowledge learned in the classroom to a professional work environment.Career Development: Student will explore the field of Social Media and Marketing, expand his or her professional network, and gain an understanding of the qualifications and duties involved in this specific field.Skill Development: Student will gain an understanding of the transferable skills and knowledge required for success in a professional work environment and integrates those skills into their academic learning.Personal Development: Student will gain decision-making skills, self-confidence, and teamwork required for success in a professional work environment.ELIGIBILITYThis is a part-time internship and we require that you have access to a computer to complete internship projects and tasksMust be an active student from an accredited university, who is majoring in English, Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Or Advertising.HOW TO APPLYSubmit your application, HERE.

March 13, 2023

We are looking for a Data Analyst Intern to help us analyze website data using Google Analytics, BigQuery, and build a dashboard to provide insights to our business. As our Data Analyst Intern, you will work closely with our data team leader to extract and analyze data, provide insights and recommendations, and contribute to data-driven decision making.Responsibilities:Collect, analyze and interpret website data using Google Analytics and BigQueryDesign and build dashboards using data visualization tools to provide insights to our businessCollaborate with cross-functional teams to identify business problems and opportunities, and provide data-driven recommendationsDevelop and maintain data quality standards, data models, and reporting processesMonitor and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) for the businessContinuously learn and adopt new analytical techniques and tools to improve data analysis and reporting efficiencyRequirements:Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Data Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science)Relevant experience in data analytics, preferably in website data analysis using Google Analytics and BigQueryProficiency in data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Google Data Studio)Strong problem-solving skills and ability to translate business questions into data queries and analysisGood communication and collaboration skills in Mandarin and EnglishAbility to work independently and take ownership of tasks, as well as work effectively in a team

March 13, 2023

We are looking for a Social Media Marketing Intern to help us promote our brand and products on digital marketing channels. As our Social Media Marketing Intern, you will work closely with our Marketing Team Leader to grow our online community and improve our digital marketing performance.Responsibilities:Manage and maintain our social media channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.Develop and execute social media marketing strategies, including regular updates, creation of marketing materials, participation in social media events, etc.Monitor and analyze social media data to optimize our marketing strategies and performanceCommunicate and collaborate with other departments and external partners to ensure that our digital marketing activities align with our brandParticipate in other digital marketing projects and events to grow our online community and increase brand exposureRequirements:Relevant marketing or related field experience, preferably with social media marketing experienceFamiliarity with social media marketing channels and the ability to develop and execute effective social media marketing strategiesStrong communication and writing skills in Mandarin, and good reading and writing skills in EnglishUnderstanding of digital marketing analytics tools such as Google AnalyticsAbility to work effectively with other team members, strong teamwork and communication skillsStrong interest and passion for digital marketing and social media, with creativity and execution ability

March 13, 2023

We are looking for a talented Web UX/UI Intern to help us design exceptional user experiences for our WordPress-based website.Responsibilities:Collaborate with team members to design and build user interfaces and user experiences for our WordPress websiteConduct user research to gain insights into user needs and behaviorsCreate design sketches and models based on brand guidelines and design principles, and use tools to create high-fidelity prototypesWork with front-end developers to ensure that design solutions are implemented as intendedParticipate in user testing and feedback collection to optimize design and experienceRequirements:Relevant UX/UI design experience with the ability to showcase a portfolio of great design workProficient in design tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD, etc.Familiarity with WordPress and web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScriptStrong user-centered design skills and an ability to empathize with usersGood teamwork and communication skills

March 13, 2023

The AAT Project works in a “Think Tank” type of environment where we value your ideas and suggestions. We want you to bring your brilliance to our company!We are looking for a creative content creator passionate about sustainability, change making, movement building, and the environment to drive engagement across social channels. Candidates should have experience creating social media content and can translate a message into engaging content for social media channels. You will be working on a new brand in addition to an animated television series.Job description: ● Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns● Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability● Perform social media marketing research● Respond to comments and DMs on social media platforms● Brainstorm and research ideas for original content● Create compelling graphics to share across social channels● Write social media captions that speak to the company’s target audiences● Develop new strategies for increasing engagement● Ensure brand message is consistent● Demonstrate flexibility and responsivenessQualifications:● Familiarity with social media platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc● Excellent writing and verbal skills● Motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environmentPlease submit your Resume and Cover Letter to: