CAREER BLITZ: Government and Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. CIA Info Session – Career and Internship Opportunities
  2. Public Service Fellows Program- SPRING (DC)
  3. Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, INTERNSHIP (DC )                                   
  4. Women Thrive Worldwide- SPRING INTERSHIPS (DC)
  5. HIV Law Project, Policy INTERNSHIP (NY)
  6. Sierra Club, Campaign Research INTERNSHIP (San Francisco)
  7. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FELLOWSHIP
  8. WEBINAR: Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process


1.  CIA Info Session – Career and Internship Opportunities

October 3 (WED) from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Class of 1930s Room (Rockefeller Center)  Dinner included! Register at:

2.  Public Service Fellows Program- SPRING (DC)

Position requires a commitment to public service, READ team descriptions and fellowship positions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in. PAID monthly stipend.  Deadline: Oct. 26

3.  Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, INTERNSHIP (DC )                Unpaid internships in government policy. Apply at:

4.  Women Thrive Worldwide- SPRING INTERSHIPS (DC)

Non-profit advocating for U.S. policies that empower women in developing countries. Communication & Outreach Intern and Global Development Policy Intern. Deadline: October 19

5.  HIV Law Project, Policy INTERNSHIP (NY)

Assist the legal team in providing comprehensive services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.

6.  Sierra Club, Campaign Research INTERNSHIP (San Francisco)

The Sierra Club Sierra Nevada Resilient Habitats campaign works to protect the communities, wild lands and wildlife of the Sierra Nevada region. View additional internships:


7. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FELLOWSHIP

Full-time junior staff member at the participating organization of one’s choice.  Gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Deadline: Oct. 1

8.  WEBINAR: Decoding the Presidential Management Fellows Application Process

October 16 (TUES)  4- 5PM; Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center

Targeted for graduate students- learn about the Pathways Programs and application process


Check out the government/policy webpage at

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215


Want to Winter at The White House? Apply for Internship by 9/23

While it’s unclear who will be sitting in the Executive Office in January, The White House is accepting applications for internships that run from mid-January (be there for Inauguration Day!) through late May.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 23, 2012. Visit for detailed program information about eligibility,  the application process, and the program. If you decide to apply, get started now — you’ll need two letters of recommendation! (Tip: A great way to make sure you always have supportive recommendations is to make at least one friend on the staff or faculty every semester.)

 If you can’t apply this time, check out the site. You’ll see future deadlines for Summer and Fall 2013.

Seeking an Internship for Fall? New Human Rights position in Boston…

In the event that your interested in public policy and human rights — and are going to be in Massachusetts for the fall term, there’s a great new internship listing on Dartboard.

The internship is being offered by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), an independent not-for-profit organization that mobilizes the specialized skills, rigor and passion of health professionals and scientists to investigate and stop egregious violations of human rights. PHR focuses on mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. PHR conducts research and investigations globally, and advocates for the:

  • Prevention of individual and small-scale violations from becoming mass atrocities;
  • Protection of internationally guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations;
  • Prosecution of perpetrators and accountability for violations;

Reporting to the Director of PHR’s Anti-Torture Program, the Intern for the Massachusetts Campaign Against Torture (MACAT) will assist with the development and implementation of a legislative strategy in support of a Massachusetts state bill that would address the role of health professionals in the abuse and torture of prisoners and prohibit their participation in interrogations.

For more information, and to apply login to Dartboard through the Career Services website.


Careers in Government: Alumni Panel – Monday 8/13 @ 4:30 PM

Careers in Government: Alumni Panel

Monday, August 13

4:30-6:00 pm

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Join us to learn about the variety of paths that can lead you to a career in government! Hear valuable insights from Dartmouth alums about internships, diverse paths within the field,  and advice about getting your foot in the door



Panelists Include:

  • Stuart Reed ’08, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Sasha Rogers ’05, Office of Management & Budget
  • Nik Steinberg ’02, Human Rights Watch
  • Matt McKnight ’05, Indus Growth Partners
  • Meredith Wilson-Chang ’07, Defense Intelligence Agency

Moderated by Government Professor, Brian Greenhill

EVENT IS SPONSORED BY: Dickey Center for International Understanding, Department of Government, Rockefeller Center, & Career Services

INTERNSHIP with William (The Earl of) Dartmouth – DEADLINE: 7/12/12


 Description of work:

 The internship offers a chance to experience the day-to-day operation of an MEP’s office in the European Parliament (EP), from engaging in the aspects of the legislative process, to working with EP Committees, to drafting speeches and press releases.

A central component of the position will be conducting research and engaging in other legislative activities particularly relating to the EP Committee on International Trade, of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member (in addition to being a Committee Coordinator his political Group). There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Successful applicants will have proven policy research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but not essential.

Must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.

 Place of work: European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

 Duration of internship: 1-3 months

 Start date: on or around September 17, 2012.

 Note: William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.

 Salary: Approximately 1,200 euros/month

 Deadline: July 12th, 2012

 Application instructions:

Email cover letter and resume to:

Governor’s Internship Program (Mass./DC)(Summer) – DEADLINE: 3/16/12

Governor’s Internship Program (Boston)(Summer) – DEADLINE: 3/16/12


Have an interest in public service? Want to spend time gaining a valuable experience and first hand education on the inner-workings of government?

Governor Deval Patrick’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students interested in a hands-on learning experience in the following departments:

  • Appointments
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Cabinet Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Community Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Press
  • Operations (Scheduling and Advance)
  • New Media and Online Strategy
  • Personnel
  • Constituent Services
  • Western MA office in Springfield
  • Governor’s Council
  • Washington, D.C. Office

As an intern in any of the Governor’s Offices, you will gain insight on the various paths within public service and learn valuable skills that will prepare you for your future career!
If you are interested…

Please submit:
1. A cover letter
2. A resume
3. A writing sample (2-3 pages)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (At least one from a current or former employer)

Lauren Feltch – Internship Coordinator
Office of the Governor
State House, Room 271-M
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4010
Rolling acceptance until all slots are filled.
All majors welcome; Full and part-time positions available.

Career Blitz: Government/Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. Undergraduate Fellows Program, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy ; Columbia University
  2. Public Service Fellows Program, Partnership for Public service
  3. Summer Internship, Future of Music Coalition
  4. Code for America, Fellowship Program (Post-Grad) (11mos.)
  5. Summer 2012 Political Fellow, Women’s Campaign Fund
  6. Center for Immigration Studies Internship Program
  7. Research Assistant, U.S. Climate Initiative; Washington DC


1. Undergraduate Fellows Program, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy ; Columbia University

Provides the opportunity to collaborate with ISERP-affiliated faculty members on ongoing social science research. Gain hands-on experience by working on projects within disciplines such as Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Public Health, and Statistics. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Deadline: March 5

Visit the program’s website at:

2. Public Service Fellows Program, Partnership for Public service; Washington, DC

Opportunity for undergraduate students and recent graduates. Fellows’ duties vary but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.  Fellows will receive a monthly stipend. Deadline: March 9

For more information:

3. Summer Internship, Future of Music Coalition

Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines, interprets and translates the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. Recent internships areas include: communications, events, and policy. Deadline: March 16

4. Code for America, Fellowship Program (Post-Grad) (11mos.)

Talented web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and in doing so, they become civic leaders able to realize transformational change in government with technology. Fellows work to help cities innovate, and receive the training and support to be positioned as a leader in business, public service, or both. Deadline: March 18


5. Summer 2012 Political Fellow, Women’s Campaign Fund; Washington, DC

The Women’s Campaign Fund is dedicated to advancing the political participation and leadership of women who support reproductive health choices for all. WCF, founded in 1974, is a non-partisan national network dedicated to achieving parity for women in public office. Fellows work 36 hours a week and will receive a $500 per month stipend. Deadline: April 1

6. Center for Immigration Studies Internship Program

The Center for Immigration Studies is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to the research of U.S. immigration policy and is a leading voice in the drive to inform policymakers and the public about immigration’s far-reaching impact.  Undergraduate interns are accepted for all semesters.  Interns assist the Center’s staff with a variety of research, media relations, and administrative tasks. Applications are accepted year-round.

7. Research Assistant, U.S. Climate Initiative; Washington DC

WRI’s Climate and Energy Program seeks a research assistant to provide research, analysis, and other support. The U.S. Climate team works to provide timely, accurate, and non-partisan research information to policymakers at both the state and federal level. Join a team focused on opportunities for federal agencies and states to drive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, view:

For additional resources, visit:


Government/Public Policy Careers Digest: February 6th, 2012


Thinking about working with the federal government? You may be wondering what types of opportunities exist relating to your major. To see some examples of federal jobs by college majors, check out:


USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Students interested in joining PACOM for Summer (June or July) 2012 should submit their application packet by January 31st.

For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit:

Koch Internship Program, Charles Koch Institute; Washington DC
The Koch Internship Program is an opportunity to not only work for a think tank or public policy organization in Washington, DC, but also receive valuable professional education and hands-on experience. Designed for students and recent graduates who are passionate about economic freedom, the program offers a chance to develop your knowledge and skills, while building a valuable professional network and understanding of non-profit career paths. Interns earn $10 an hour and receive $50 a month in Metro benefits. The summer program runs from June 4, 2012 to August 17, 2012. Deadline: March 1 To apply, visit:

CEI Intern Program, Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a pro-market, public policy group committed to advancing the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty. The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff.  Deadline: March 1 For more information, see:

Summer Internships, Foundation for Economic Education; Atlanta, GA
The Foundation for Economic Education is looking for passionate, dedicated, and talented college students to join our summer internship program. Each FEE intern plays an important role in helping FEE pursue the mission of inspiring, educating, and connecting future leaders with the principles of a free society. By assisting the programs department in executing our seven summer seminars, FEE interns will have a hands-on role in challenging students from around the world to carefully consider free market ideas and the principles of individual liberty. Base pay begins at $1,200 each month to assist with housing and living expenses. Deadline: March 1 Visit:

Americans For Tax Reform Internship Program; Washington, DC
Interns are assigned to work on policy issues side by side with members of our staff. As a key part of the ATR team, interns work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (both federal and state candidates pledge not to raise taxes), the American Shareholders (focusing on eliminating the Death Tax, expanding Lifetime Savings Accounts and Retirement Savings Accounts, and social security reform), and the Cost of Government Day, a report identifying and calculating government spending as a cost to taxpayers.  Deadline: March 15 Read more:


Research Assistant, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks research assistant candidates who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be available to start work in the Summer of 2012 and who are considering a one- or two-year position. (Two years preferred.) MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Deadline: February 19 Apply via Dartboard:

Consular Adjudicators for China, U.S Department of State
This role is critical to America’s national security; you will serve on the front lines of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, conducting one-on-one interviews and reviewing supporting documentation to determine if a foreign national meets the requirements for entry into the United States. This requires sound judgment and the ability to maintain your composure under stressful circumstances. Initially, these appointments are for a period of 13 months, with a renewable contract for up to five years, depending on your satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service.
For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit


U.S. Department of State’s Fall 2012 Student Internship Program

U.S Department of State are now accepting applications for Fall 2012!
Graduate/Post-Graduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers a number life-changing internships, fellowships and programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Undergraduate Opportunities: The U.S. Department of State offers six different internships, fellowships and paid programs to help you get a jump start on your career while still an undergraduate student. Deadline: March 2
For more information and to explore what program is right for you, visit:


The New U.S. Political Economy
Feb. 8, 4:00 pm- Silsby 028

Dr. Peter Orszag, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration and of the Congressional Budget Office, and currently Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc., to provide his unique insights into the new U.S. political economy. He will discuss the macroeconomic trends in the U.S, the nation’s fiscal trajectory, and how and why the nation’s policymaking has become so polarized.
For more information, visit:



Government/Public Policy Career Digest: January 20th, 2012


Freedom House, Africa Intern
Gain experience in program administration, USAID financial rules and regulations, developing grant proposals, and Freedom House methodology. Demonstrate through presentation of her/his educational and professional record and life experience that he/she has an academic background in African issues, experience on the continent, language skills applicable to our program needs, knowledge of human rights, dedication to democratic principles, and career aspirations related to the region.
Bachelor’s degree or current college or graduate student.
To apply for this internship, click:

Middle East Institute, Summer Internship: Washington, DC
Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Deadline: March 5
For more information, click:

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Summer Internship Program
The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff. Opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Deadline: March 1, 2012
For more information:

CATO Institute, Summer Internship
Assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato’s professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. Take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. For undergrads, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism. Deadline: March 1.
For more information, view:

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), Summer Internship Program: Philadelphia, PA
FIRE offers a 10-week, paid Summer Internship Program as part of our efforts to educate students about individual rights at colleges and universities. FIRE is looking for intelligent and energetic undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are interested in FIRE’s mission and work. Ideal candidates are responsible, focused, and organized, and have an interest in civil liberties. All interns are expected to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The 2012 program will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10 and interns will receive a stipend of $1,100 per month. Deadline: March 15, 2012.
For more information:

Moving Picture Institute (MPI), Summer Internship Program
The MPI Internship Program cultivates talented young filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and others who are committed to using the aesthetic power of film to promote the core American values of freedom. MPI is looking for independent, dynamic, creative, energetic, and self-motivated students or recent graduates who possess excellent research and communication abilities and who have a demonstrable interest in film production. The ideal candidate is committed to individual rights and has an informed appreciation for American liberty.
MPI reviews applications for summer and academic year internships on a rolling basis and will work with production partners and interns to set a mutually convenient schedule.

USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Sampling of internships include in following branches: Software Development, Cyber Security Branch, Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, Strategy & Architecture. Submit application packets ASAP, identify alternate positions to increase your chances of selection. For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit:

**Note: There are post-grad opportunities in the “Internship Opportunities” section as well**

The Thomas R. Pickering  Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: January 30,   2012

Foreign Affairs, Academic Year Intern
The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The ­intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous ­interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s ­programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English  language.
The Academic Year Intern works for one year, starting in July or August. Deadline: February 17, 2012.
More info:

Freedom House, Embattled NGO Assistance Program
Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. The Embattled NGO Assistance Fund (ENAF) provides civil society organizations with small grants for medical, legal, humanitarian and other emergencies.  Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager (SPM) and the ENAF team, the Intern will perform responsibilities necessary to day-to-day management of the Fund. Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
For more information, visit:


American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Summer Institute Program: Washington, DC
The 2012 American Enterprise Summer Institute is looking for college undergraduates who are passionate about public affairs, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into public policy. Fully funded four-week program will help students develop the core analytical skills required for rigorous public policy analysis while introducing them to some of the nation’s top free-enterprise leaders. Students will receive a stipend for $1,000 as well as up to $500 for travel expenses. Apply online at:


Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program, Rockefeller Center
Each fall, winter, and spring a maximum of four students can attend Keble College of Oxford University. The experience offers Dartmouth students the opportunity to live in Oxford dorms and during the program to have complete access to libraries, sports, facilities, and lectures. The program will primarily serve government and economics majors. All government and economics tutorials will be approved in advance by the departments and some will count towards the major. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5. Deadline: February 1, 2012
For more information, visit: