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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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